Critics Choice Association Announces First Slate of Honorees and Presenters for Celebration of Latino Cinema


In the recognization of Latino presence in cinema, the Critics Choice Association revealed its list of honorees and presents for its first annual celebration of Latino cinema.

The event virtually takes place on Thursday, December 9, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. PT.

The Celebration of Latino Cinema honors the following:

  • Filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green receives the Director Award for the film King Richard, which stars Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams.
  • Clifton Collins Jr. receives the Actor Award for his starring role in the Sony Pictures Classics film Jockey.
  • Olga Merediz receives the Actress Award for Jon M. Chu-directed screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights.
  • Eugenio Derbez receives the Supporting Actor Award for Apple TV+’s CODA.
  • The creative team of Gloria Estefan, Alex Lacamoire, Juan de Marcos, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ynairaly Simo received the Film Music Award for Netflix’s Vivo.
  • Filmmaker Tatiana Huezo receives the International Film Award for her feature film Prayers for the Stolen on Netflix. The film is Mexico’s international entry for the Oscars.
  • Natalie Morales receives the Special Honoree Award for directing her first two feature films this year with Hulu’s Plan B and indie feature Language Lessons.
  • During a previous announcement, Rita Moreno will receive the Icon Award; Demian Bichir will receive the Career Achievement Award, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will receive the Visionary Award.

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In the presentation of the awards, Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan will present the Icon Award; Chris Weitz to present the Career Achievement Award, and Robin de Jesus will present the Visionary Award.

“We are deeply honored to be presenting these awards to such a distinguished group of iconic artists and are thrilled to be celebrating Latino Cinema for this inaugural awards event,” said Claudia Puig and Clayton Davis, co-programmers of the Celebration of Latino Cinema in a statement. “We applaud the Critics Choice Association for showcasing the innumerable contributions of these Latino standout performances.”

Source: Critics Choice Association

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