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The National Hispanic Media Coalition has set its honorees lineup for the 36th Impact Awards gala.
Set for Sept. 9 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Impact Awards will fete Lopez vs. Lopez stars George and Mayan Lopez (Impact Award for Authentic Storytelling), Wilmer Valderrama (Trailblazer Impact Award), Xolo Maridueña (Rising Star Impact Award), Emmy nominated Euphoria star Colman Domingo (Impact Award for Performance in a Drama), How I Met Your Father star Francia Raisa (Impact Award for Performance in a Sitcom), and Encanto producer Yvett Merino.
The show will be co-hosted by Annie Gonzalez and Jessica Marie Garcia with appearances by presenters Angel Manuel Soto, Debby Wolfe, Selenis Leyva, Gloria Calderon Kellett, Robin Thede and U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro.
“This year’s honorees have helped push the industry forward and have been instrumental in the movement for an increased and accurate representation of Latinos in Hollywood from the very start of their careers,” said NHMC president and CEO Brenda Victoria Castillo. “NHMC is thrilled to be returning to an in-person celebration after a year, and what better way to make our return than by honoring some of Hollywood’s most illustrious movers and shakers.”
The Impact Awards are designed to shine a spotlight on NHMC’s overall mission to highlight accurate, fair and positive representation in media. Salma Hayek, Rosie Perez, Tessa Thompson, America Ferrera, Jay Hernandez, Dany Garcia, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, James Cameron, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, Danny Trejo, Diego Luna, Benjamin Bratt and Robert Rodriguez are just a few of the boldfaced names honored in years past.
This year’s gala is supported by T-Mobile, Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, Coca-Cola, Netflix, Google, Verizon, Vme, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano Bobb Dang Law, Bilingual Educational Services Inc., Fuse Media, Walt Disney Co., City National Bank and Campanario Entertainment.
NHMC will also be holding its first-ever Women Creators: Our Words Matter panel on the same day as the awards, also at the Beverly Wilshire.
Aug. 31, 12:20 p.m: Updated to include additional honorees and presenters.
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