Tony Plana and Aimee Garcia to Co-MC NHMC's 16th Annual Impact Awards Gala


                                                                                                            CONTACT:   Inez Gonzalez (213) 718-0740

PASADENA, CA - The National Hispanic Media Coalition, NHMC, announces its 16th Annual Impact Awards Gala, taking place Friday, February 22, in Beverly Hills, California. The NHMC Gala is one of the premiere Latino entertainment events in the country, recognizing outstanding contributions to the positive portrayal of Latinos in media. NHMC's President and CEO, Alex Nogales, will host four hundred of the most influential persons in Hollywood when it comes to advancing Latino talent in Hollywood.
Tony Plana
Aimee Garcia
This year's Impact Awards will honor onscreen talents Michael PeñaMario LopezMorena BaccarinGina TorresLana Parrilla and Emmy Award winner John Leguizamo. NHMC will also be honoring Tony Hernandez, co-founder and executive producer of the Immigrant Archive Project, with the first ever Lupe Ontiveros Indomitable Spirit Award in remembrance of Lupe's relentless effort to always represent the Hispanic community at the highest level and standards. Previous Impact Award recipients,Tony Plana and Aimee Garcia, will join the lineup of Latino talent as Masters of Ceremony for the night.  
Tony Hernandez
John Leguizamo
Michael Pena
Mario Lopez
The multi-faceted performer John Leguizamo will receive the awardOutstanding Theatrical Performance for his return to Broadway in his solo show Ghetto Klown. Actor Michael Peña will be receiving the Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture award for his role as Officer Zavala in the critically-acclaimed film End of Watch.EXTRA and X-Factor host, Mario Lopez, will be awarded as Outstanding Media Entrepreneur for his extensive accomplishments in the media industry.
Morena Baccarin
Lana Parrilla
Lana Parrilla
Gina Torres
Gina Torres
The following actresses will be awarded for Outstanding Performance in a Television Series: Morena Baccarin for her performance in Showtime's Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series, HomelandLana Parrillafor her role as the Evil Queen / Mayor Regina Mills in ABC's Once Upon a Time; and television and film actress Gina Torres for her role as Jessica Pearson on USA's Suits.  Past honorees that are attending the event include: Alana De La Garza of NBC's Do No Harm, Benito Martinez of Bless Me Ultima, and Danny Trejo of the Machete saga. Other stars that you can expect to see include Parenthood's Xolo Madriduena, and star of Filly Brown Gina Rodriguez. The Title Sponsor for the evening is The Walt Disney Company/ABC Television Group and Diamond Sponsors are NBC Universal, Entravision and Univision Communications Inc.
More information about the 16th Annual Impact Awards Gala can be found here.
Please direct press credential requests to: Ivette Rodriguez Please direct all sponsorship inquiries to: Brenda Rivas (626) 792-6462
About NHMC

The National Hispanic Media Coalition  is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment. It augments the pool of Latino talent with its professional development programs. It challenges media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes. It scrutinizes and opines on media and telecommunications policy issues. Learn more at Receive real-time updates on Facebook and Twitter @NHMC.


National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a woman-led 501(c)(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward the Latino communities.
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