2024 Impact Awards Gala

Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA

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Co-hosted by Annie Gonzalez and Mayan Lopez, the annual awards gala celebrates the outstanding individuals making a difference in Latine communities

LOS ANGELES, CA – The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) today announced the co-hosts and honorees for the 2024 Impact Awards Gala taking place on Friday, June 14, 2024 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Hosted for the second year by powerhouse producer, Artivista, and actress Annie Gonzalez, and joined by actress, writer and producer Mayan Lopez, the annual celebration honors the incredible contributions of Latine individuals creating a more inclusive society. As outspoken advocates for the Latine community, this year’s honorees are paving the way for Latine artists in the entertainment industry, which closely aligns with NHMC’s mission to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward communities of color.

Uruguayan writer, director, and executive producer Fede Alvarez is being honored for his directorial work that’s brought us multiple hit horror and thriller films, including his most recent film, Alien: Romulus. NHMC Visionary Alliance Member and long-time supporter, Actor, Producer, Writer Harvey Guillén will be honored for his groundbreaking role in the FX series What We Do in the Shadows, and Mexican director, writer, and producer Issa López will be honored for her work as writer, director, and showrunner of Season 4 of HBO's True Detective: Night Country. Actress, singer, and entrepreneur, Tatyana Ali, will also be honored for her advocacy and policy work in maternal health and reproductive justice.

In addition, The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) will be honored with the Community Impact Award for their commitment to multiculturalism and creating change for marginalized communities, while streaming giant Tubi will be honored for its diverse programming providing a platform for Latine series showcasing authentic representations of our Latine communities.

“We are honored to celebrate these powerful figures who represent the present and future of the entertainment industry. This year’s honorees embody where our community is headed and are pushing their industries forward simply by taking up space and using their platforms to uplift other Latine creatives.,” said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO of the NHMC. “This year more than ever, it is imperative that we continue to celebrate our Latinidad in all aspects of our society, and NHMC is committed to ensuring that our community is recognized – not just at our gala, but in every space.”

The full list of honorees includes:
Fede Alvarez - Outstanding Film Director Impact Award
Harvey Guillén - Outstanding Performance in a Series Impact Award
Issa López - Trailblazer Impact Award
Tatyana Ali - Advocacy Impact Award
The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) - Community Impact Award
Tubi - For the People Impact Award

The annual Impact Awards Gala is a part of the NHMC’s overall mission to spotlight the importance of accurate, fair, and positive representation in media. Through the coveted Impact Awards, each year the NHMC honors individuals who are truly making an impact, shifting societal narratives, and setting an example for Latine communities.

NHMC extends gratitude to this year’s NHMC Impact Awards Gala partners: Apple TV+, T-Mobile, NBCUniversal, Google, Warner Brothers Discovery, Fernando Soler, Campanario Entertainment, Paramount Global, The Los Angeles Football Club, The Walt Disney Company, MAOF Properties, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang, Netflix, Tubi, Peter Lenkov, City National Bank, the Miranda Family Fund, Grace Castillo Johnson, Writers Guild of America West, Variety, TNT Agency, and Casa Azul.

As part of their commitment to highlighting the importance of accurate, fair, and positive representation of the Latine community in all forms of media, the NHMC recently launched a new media guide and resource providing comprehensive education about Latine Communities tailored for entertainment industry professionals this year. Entitled ‘Seeing Beyond The Stereotypes: Telling Authentic Latino/a/x/e Stories,” the guide analyzes the state of the Hollywood industry, debunks myths and stereotypes, defines popular terms, and features data on Latine culture and the power of our audience for the entertainment industry.

The 2023 Impact Awards Gala was co-hosted by Francia Raisa and MJ Acosta-Ruiz. The honorees included Aarón Sánchez, Ángel Manuel Soto, Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Gina Torres, Jharrel Jerome, Jessica Sarowitz, Julissa Prado, and Miguel.

Full bios, headshots, and graphics for the host and honorees are available HERE.

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2023 NHMC Impact Awards Gala

2023 Emcees

Francia Raisa and MJ Acosta Ruiz

2023 Honorees

Aarón Sánchez
Master Creator Impact Award
Ángel Manuel Soto
Outstanding Film Director Impact Award
Eugenio Derbez
Social Impact Award
Eva Longoria
Icon Impact Award
Gina Torres
Our Voice Impact Award
Jessica Sarowitz
Visionary Impact Award
Jharrel Jerome
Next Generation 
Impact Award
Julissa Prado
For the People Impact Award
Impact Award

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

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