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The 32nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards Premieres Friday, October 11th at 10/9c On PBS

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

(Presented By TARGET, Broadcast Sponsored by Nationwide)

Filmed At The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts In Washington DC

Watch The First PBS Preview Here


Honorees Include: Eugenio Derbez (Film), Residente (Vision),

Alejandro Fernández (Music), Canelo Álvarez (Sports), And

The Hispanic Heritage Award For Leadership:

Sylvia Acevedo, CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA – Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA – Virginia Kase, CEO of the League of Women Voters And Mónica Ramírez, Founder of Justice for Migrant Women

Performances: Los Tigres del Norte (La Prisión De Folsom & América), Mon Laferte (“Por Qué Me Fui a Enamorar De Ti”), Amara La Negra (There’s No Way), Mauricio Martinez (National Anthem) and Nella Rojas (Volveré A Mi Tierra).

Presenters Include: Ingrid Hoffmann, John Carter Cash & Ana Cristina Cash, Pati Jinich, Elizardi Castro, Isabela Moner, Laura Gomez, JW Cortés , Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón & More. 

“…in Spanish, the word ‘heritage’ is very similar to the word ‘inheritance’, which made me realize that the moment I was born Hispanic, I automatically received the richest of inheritances. …and the best part of it all, is that we don’t keep this rich inheritance only to ourselves; we share it every day with the world.… It doesn’t matter if you got to this land yesterday or you have been here for three generations. This inheritance is yours. Be proud of it. Share it with everyone without worry, because it will never run out. I will do my part to keep sharing the gift of our people with the world: our language, our culture, our faces, our voices. Because the more we share it, the richer we get. As Hispanic actors and filmmakers, it’s vital we tell the stories of our people the way WE know them, hard working and family oriented—the laborers in the fields, the construction workers, the police officers and soldiers, but also the lawyers and doctors, the singers and actors, the senators and congresswomen, the astronauts and Supreme Court justices. I want to thank my country of Mexico for lifting me on their shoulders, I want to thank the United States for welcoming me here.. I want to thank the Hispanic Heritage Awards for celebrating our people, and finally, I want to thank the Hispanic community, for without you, I would be nothing.” – Eugenio Derbez (Partial speech)


Additional Video Preview Clips, And Advance Screener For Review Available Shortly

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 32nd HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS PRESENTED BY TARGET took place on October 1st at the iconic John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Awards, which were created by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America, are among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions that co-host the program.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards included top Latino performers and personalities paying tribute to the honorees from the stage, and will be broadcast nationally on Friday, October 11, 2019 on PBS. The Awards recognize the contributions and accomplishments of leading Latino individuals and organizations in various fields while celebrating cultural pride and the great promise to America.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards are unique in that educators, physicians, innovators, businesspersons, community leaders, and elected officials stand alongside celebrities and great artists in representing the great value Latinos provide the United States and the globe.  Past Honorees of the Hispanic Heritage Awards have included Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Oscar de la Hoya, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Renta, America Ferrera, Pedro Martinez, Luis Fonsi, Andy García, Gael Garcia Bernal, the Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and many more.

The Hispanic Heritage Awards serve as a launch of HHF’s year-round, award-winning programs which inspire, prepare and connect Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s needs in priority fields. HHF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information on the mission of HHF visit

Contacts: John Reilly, 212.878.5076 / or Sylvia


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