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BEVERLY HILLS – 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.

WHAT: Black tie affair to honor outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media, hosted by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

Graphic credit to: NHMC Impact Awards Gala


  • 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)

  • One Day at a Time, Outstanding Comedy Series, executive producers Mike Royce, Gloria Calderón Kellet, and actress Justina Machado to accept the award

  • Elena of Avalor, Outstanding Animated Series, creator and executive producer Craig Gerber, and co-producer and story editor Silvia Olivas to accept the award

  • Hate Rising, Outstanding Documentary, producer Catherine Tambini to accept the award on behalf of the team, including Fusion and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos

Special Presenter:
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.

Christina Vidal, actress known for Training Day, Freaky Friday and Welcome to the Dollhouse
Lisa Vidal, actress and producer known for Being Mary Jane, Star Trek and The Division

Friday, February 24, 2017
5:30 p.m. Media Check-In
6:00-7:00 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals, Reception
7:00-10:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Grand Ballroom
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The black tie affair gathers 500 attendees each year which includes actors, directors, writers, producers, and entertainment executives from television, cable and film.

NHMC’s 2017 title and diamond event sponsors include The Walt Disney Company, Univision Communications Inc., and Comcast NBCUniversal.

To purchase NHMC Impact Gala Awards tickets, click here.

About the NHMC Impact Gala Awards: The NHMC Impact Awards Gala recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media. Past honorees include Gina Rodriguez, Robert Rodriguez, Michelle Rodriguez, America Ferrera, James Cameron, Lana Parrilla, George Lopez, Cesar Millan, Zoe Saldana, Mario Lopez, Gina Torres, Rosario Dawson, and the late Lupe Ontiveros. For more information visit http://www.nhmc.org/ImpactAwards

Graphic/Logo credit to: National Hispanic Media Coalition

About NHMC: 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. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter @NHMCand Instagram @NHMC_org.

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