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Stand and Deliver (1988)

Edward James Olmos as "Jaime A. Escalante"

Los Angeles high school teacher Jaime Escalante (Edward James Olmos) is being hassled by tough students like Angel Guzman (Lou Diamond Phillips). But Jaime is also pressured by his bosses, who want him to control his raucous classroom. Caught in the middle, he opts to immerse his students in higher math. After intensive study, his students ace California's calculus test, only to learn that their scores are being questioned. They'll have to retake the exam in order to quiet the critics.

Academy Award (1988) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1988) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Miami Vice (1984)

Edward James Olmos as "Lt. Martin Castillo"

This series is largely remembered for the stylish clothes Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs wore, the soundtrack, and its distinct visuals. But beneath the veneer is a surprisingly dark cop show. The cocaine boom of the 1980s framed many stories about drugs and murder, with Crockett and Tubbs often resorting to violence in the course of their work.

Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (1986) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1986) Won Best Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (1985) Won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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