ADVISORY: FRIDAY, FEB. 23: NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION TO HOLD 21ST ANNUAL IMPACT AWARDS GALA RECOGNIZING LATINOS IN FILM AND TELEVISION AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE LATINO COMMUNITY

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: February 23, 2018

CONTACT: Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 communications@nhmc.org

FRIDAY, FEB. 23: NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION TO HOLD 21ST ANNUAL IMPACT AWARDS GALA RECOGNIZING LATINOS IN FILM AND TELEVISION AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE LATINO COMMUNITY

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) will recognize top Latinos artists and other advocacy entities for their positive contributions to the portrayal of Latinos in film and television during its 21st annual Impact Awards Gala. WHEN: Feb. 23, 2018, Friday 5:30 p.m. – Media check-in 6 p.m. – Red-carpet arrivals, reception 7-10 p.m. – Awards dinner and ceremony 10-12 a.m. – After Party HONOREES: Disney Pixar’s Coco – Outstanding Motion Picture of 2017 Nicholas Gonzalez – Outstanding Performance in a Television Series (The Good Doctor, How to Get Away with Murder) Diane Guerrero – Lupe Ontiveros Indomitable Spirit Award (Orange Is the New Black, Jane the Virgin, Superior Donuts) Randy Falco, president/CEO, Univision Communications, Inc. – Outstanding Service and Commitment to the Latino community Tony Revolori – Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture (Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Grand Budapest Hotel) Aubrey Plaza – Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture (Ingrid Goes West, The Little Hours, Parks & Recreation) EMCEES: Aimee Garcia – A SAG award nominee (Dexter) and series regular on Fox’s Lucifer, her break-out roles include American Family, Greetings from Tucson, Trauma, and The George Lopez Show. Vladimir Caamaño – Named one of Variety’s 2016 Top 10 Comics to Watch, the comedian, writer and actor from the Bronx, New York, co-wrote and starred in NBC’s A Bronx Life and is featured in Hulu’s Marvel’s Runaways and NBC’s Superstore. SPECIAL PRESENTER: Jaime Camil – The 2017 NHMC Impact Awards honoree will be presenting to Disney Pixar’s Coco, in which he voices the character of Papá in the film. He currently stars as Rogelio De La Vega in Jane the Virgin. WHERE: Beverly Wilshire Hotel 9500 Wilshire Blvd. Grand Ballroom Beverly Hills, CA 90212 SPONSORS: Title sponsors: The Walt Disney Company, Univision Communications Inc. Diamond sponsor: Comcast NBCUniversal. Silver sponsors: CBS Corporation and Southwest Airlines. RSVP/MEDIA INFORMATION: Questions, interviews: Clarissa Corona at communications@nhmc.org, 213-718-0732 RSVP for red-carpet coverage: AEM at americanentertainmentmarketing@gmail.com

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The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino community, ensuring that we are fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the airwaves and on the internet. We exist to challenge executives and influencers throughout the entertainment and news industry to eliminate barriers for Latinos to express themselves and be heard through every type of medium. NHMC works to bring decision-makers to the table to open new opportunities for Latinos to create, contribute and consume programming that is inclusive, free from bias and hate rhetoric, affordable and culturally relevant. Receive real-time updates on Facebook, Twitter @NHMC and Instagram @NHMC_org.]]>