of the 2015 HOLA Awards
ADRIANA VARGAS also honored
The 2015 HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 12, 2015
The HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 6pm at The Battery Gardens, located on the waterfront overlooking New York Harbor in Battery Park (opposite 17 State Street in lower Manhattan). Sponsorship opportunities are still available. A limited number of individual tickets are available at $175.
HOLA is also pleased to announce that jetBlue Airways will serve as the official airline for the 2015 HOLA Awards. Ground transportation and hotel accommodations will be provided by Flyte Tyme Worldwide Transportation and the Millenium Hilton Hotel, respectively.
Selenis Leyva will receive the 2015 José Ferrer HOLA Tespis Award. Leyva, a former HOLA Award theater winner, is a veteran of stage and screen. She is best known for playing Gloria Mendoza on the award-winning hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”, for which she won a SAG Award. She will soon be seen opposite Academy Award nominees Viola Davis and Catalina Sandino Moreno in the James Lapine film Custody.
Andrea Navedo will receive the inaugural 2015 HOLA Elizabeth Peña Breakthrough Artist Award. The award is named after HOLA founding member Elizabeth Peña, who passed away in October 2014. Navedo, an HOLA member, is a veteran of television and film. She is currently playing Xiomara Villanueva in The CW’s critically acclaimed, award-winning hit series “Jane The Virgin”, for which she won an Imagen Award from the Imagen Foundation.
Adriana Vargas will receive the 2015 HOLA Excellence in Media Award. She is the news anchor "Noticiero Univision 41" for WXTV New York at 6pm and 11pm, alongside Jorge Viera. One of the most renowned newscasters in Colombian television, she joined WXTV in 2011. Before Univision, she worked for Productora RTVC, Caracol TV and RCN Television.
Francisco Gattorno will receive the HOLA Excellence in the Telenovela Genre Award. His telenovela credits include "La dueña", "Cañaveral de pasiones", "Laberintos de pasión", "La viuda de Blanco", "Amores verdaderos" and "Lo que la vida me robó". He can currently be seen in Univision's "Muchacha italiana viene a casarse". New York Latino theater audiences know him from the plays Ana en el trópico, Doña Flor y sus dos esposos, Las quiero a las dos, and Escrito y sellado, all produced at Repertorio Español.
Plus, for the first time in history, HOLA will present the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards. The HOLA Performer's Choice Awards will honor Outstanding Production (of a cast larger than one person) and Outstanding Solo Production. To vote for the HOLA Performer's Choice Awards, visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/NJTK9PF (or click on the Performer's Choice link on the HOLA website (www.hellohola.org). Voting closes at 6pm on Friday, September 25, 2015. Winners will be announced on the night of the awards gala.
The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) is an arts service/advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the presence of Hispanic artists in entertainment and media through the cultivation, education and recognition of emerging artists. HOLA strives for an accurate, informed and non-stereotyped portrayal of the full spectrum of Latino culture and heritage in the entertainment and media industries.
HOLA & R.EVOLUCIÓN LATINA DARE TO GO BEYOND AWARD
Francisco Fuertes, Abuse/Abuso (Thalía Hispanic Theatre)
Germán Jaramillo, Hierba mala nunca muere (Repertorio Español)
Zulema Clares, Aire frío (Repertorio Español)
Edward Azcorra, El barco ébrio (Teatro Vanguardia)
Liza Colón-Zayas, Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic Theater & Second Stage Theatre)
Pablo Andrade, Annia Bu, Zulema Clares, Idalmis García, Erick González, Sandor Juan, Ana Margarita Martínez-Casado, Mario Mattei, Frank Robles, Aire frío (Repertorio Español)
José López (puppet and scenic design), Sueño (Teatro SEA/The Clemente/Teatro LATEA)
Alex Moore (lighting design), Comida de P*ta [F#&king Lousy Food] (MultiStages)
Julie de Grandy, Genios: Lorca y Dalí (Teatro del Aire)
Beatriz Córdoba, Días eternos (Teatro LATEA)
Soledad López, for 35 years of performing in New York City
Héctor Luis Rivera, for 40 years of acting, directing and producing
To be announced on the night of the ceremony
El malentendido (ArtSpoken Performing Arts Center/Festival de Teatro Hispano Del Comisionado)
Betsy! (Pregones Theater-Puerto Rican Traveling Theater)
Abuse/Abuso (Thalía Hispanic Theatre)