Beverly Hills, CA — Kicking off Oscars weekend, on Friday, February 24, the National Hispanic Media Coalition will host their star-studded 20th annual Impact Awards Gala at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, where Latinos making outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in film and TV will be honored.
The black tie affair will honor outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media. In light of the #OscarSoWhite&Black, the Impact awards is dedicated to honor deserving talent with the recognition they deserve.
This year’s NHMC’s honorees include:
Karla Souza, Outstanding Performance in a Television Series (How To Get Away With Murder)
Jaime Camil, Outstanding Performance in a Television Series (Jane the Virgin)
Roberto Orci, Visionary Impact Award (Transformers, Star Trek, The Amazing Spiderman 2)
Hate Rising, Outstanding Documentary, producer Catherine Tambini to accept the award on behalf of the team, including Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos
Norman Lear, a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director, and creator of such legendary sitcoms including, One Day at a Time, All In The Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude, and many others that defined and revolutionized American television.
The awards take place on Friday, February 24, 2017, with red carpet arrivals at 6pm and the dinner and awards ceremony beginning at 7PM. This year’s Impact awards will once again be held at the Beverly Wilshire HotelGrand Ballroom,, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills.
NHMC’s 2017 title and diamond event sponsors include The Walt Disney Company, Univision Communications Inc., and Comcast NBCUniversal.
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications. Receive real-time updates on Facebook, Twitter @NHMC and Instagram @NHMC_org.
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