'Cheer' Star Monica Aldama Is Ecstatic about Her Netflix Show's 6 Emmy Nominations

Rebelander Basilan
Aug 03, 2020
09:00 A.M.
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Netflix's "Cheer" earned six Emmy Award nominations, and Monica Aldama couldn't help but share her happiness on social media.


Aldama is a cheerleading coach. Presently, she is the coach of the co-ed cheerleading team at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.

On July 28, Aldama took to Instagram to announce that "Cheer," a television docuseries airing on Netflix, earned six Emmy Award nominations.

La'Darius Marshall, Gabi Butler, Jerry Harris and Monica Aldama at BuzzFeed's "AM To DM" on January 30, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


Alongside the Navarro College cheerleading team's photo, she wrote that she was approached three years ago to film a series about her program and that never in her "wildest dream" could she have envisioned the incredible ride that was to come. 

"As a private person that doesn't like the spotlight, it was a huge leap of faith to open up my life to the world," Aldama added. "The film crew literally became our family and will always have a special place in my life."

In her post, Aldama expressed gratitude toward all those behind the successful series, especially Netflix, for making the Emmy Award nominations possible. In an interview with E News, the acclaimed coach talked about her reaction to their nominations.


"Well, obviously, I'm so excited. This is, you know, not really the world that I'm familiar with," Aldama said. "So even just the thought of having an Emmy nomination was exciting to me. And to actually get six is just crazy."

Many celebrities became fans of the team, including Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey.


When asked if there is any chance for a Season 2 of "Cheer," Aldama said she has no idea about that yet. So she is currently relishing Season 1 and the achievement that they are having. 

As reported by Decider, "Cheer" was released in January 2020, and it turned into an instant pop culture hit. The outlet also reported that "Cheer" is still the best docuseries that Netflix has served up until this point. 


"Cheer" followed the Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team for a whole school year. The show consolidated a documentary's cautious depiction of real-life with a sports-driven drama. 

According to Fox Business, "Cheer" launched the team of Aldama from humble beginnings to big-time victories with advertisement deals with some of the largest brands of the country.

Many celebrities became fans of the team, including Ellen Degeneres and Oprah Winfrey. Meanwhile, when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, Aldama needed to reconsider her routine. Her daily training sessions transformed into regular check-ins with her team on Zoom.


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