screen-shot-2016-10-11-at-8-47-14-pmThe Los Angeles Times and Hoy’s 2016 Latinos de Hoy Awards took place last night at the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Jaina Lee Ortiz, actress and star of FOX’s “Rosewood,” hosted the annual achievement ceremony, which was held as the culmination of National Hispanic Heritage Month. The evening kicked-off with red carpet arrivals followed by the awards show and a post-awards party.

Presenters included Allen Maldonado, Alejandra Espinoza, Antonio Jaramillo, Bianca Marroquin, Bricia Lopez, Carmen Carrera, Chrissie Fit, Cynthia Rivas, Jonathan Fernandez, Justina Machado, Luis Coronel, Marco Antonio Regil, Martin Castro, Miguelito, Otmara Marrero, and Tracy Perez. Special performances by A.B. Quintanilla & Elektrokumbia, Ozomatli, Daniel Sobrino, Kap G and Alondra Santos were featured throughout the event.

2016 Latinos de Hoy Honorees are as follows:

Dan Guerrero – LGBT Award

Edward James Olmos – Legend Award

Cast of Disney’s “Elena of Avalor” – Programming Award

  • Craig Gerber (Creator/EP)
  • Silvia Cardenas Olivas (Writer)
  • Aimee Carrero (Voice of Princess Elena)
  • Constance Marie (Voice of Dona Paloma)
  • Yvette Nicole Brown (Voice of Luna)
  • Jenna Ortega (Voice of Princess Isabel)
  • Carlos Alazraqui (Voice of Skylar)
  • Justina Machado (Voice of Carmen)

Enrique Olvera – Culinary Award

Jose Moreno Hernandez – Inspirational Award

Julissa Arce – Emerging Leader Award

Luis Valdez – Master of the Arts Award

Patty Arvielo – Business Award

Patty Rodriguez – Cultural Influencer Award

Thomas Saenz – Dolores Huerta Civic Leadership Award

The Latinos de Hoy Awards is a bilingual/bicultural event celebrating Latino contributions to American culture. Awards in a variety of categories honor those who exemplify leadership and service, setting an example for their peers and the next generation. It is the only event celebrating Latinos and the vibrant and diverse voices in a shared culture that is produced by a major newspaper group in the U.S.

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