Critics Choice Awards to honor Eugenio Derbez and Rita Moreno
Eugenio Derbez, Rita Moreno, and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be honored for Vivo at the first Celebration of Latino Cinema Awards.
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On Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. PT, the first annual Celebration of Latino Cinema Awards will be held virtually. The Critics Choice Association (CCA) will celebrate the highlights of Latino cinema, honoring the work of Latino performers and creators across 10 categories.
CELEBRATION OF LATINO CINEMA ANNOUNCES FINAL SLATE OF HONOREES: Rita Moreno, Demián Bichir, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Clifton Collins Jr, Olga Merediz, Eugenio Derbez, Gloria Estefan, Alex Lacamoire, Juan de Marcos, Ynairaly Simo, Tatiana Huezo & Natalie Morales! pic.twitter.com/tkh5oK0yv6— Critics Choice (@CriticsChoice) November 29, 2021
On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Critics Choice Association announced the list of honorees and presenters for the first annual Celebration of Latino Cinema. In addition to revealing the artists to be honored at the ceremony, comedian, writer, producer and actress Cristela Alonzo was announced as the host.
The creative team behind the Netflix animated film Vivo will be honored by the CCA, and will celebrate each of the artists on the team: Eugenio Derbez, Rita Moreno, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Estefan, Alex Lacamoire, Juan de Marcos and Ynairaly Simo. All will receive the 'Film Music Award.'
"We are honored to present these awards to such a distinguished group of iconic artists and are thrilled to celebrate Latino cinema at this first-ever awards show. We applaud the Critics Choice Association for highlighting the countless contributions of these outstanding Latino performers and figures," said CCA members and co-programmers of the Celebration of Latino Cinema.
Oye mi cuerpo pide salsa How we feel after announcing our full line up of honorees including Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author, philanthropist @gloriaestefan at the 1st #CelebrationLatinoCinema Awards Dec 9th #criticschoice #gloriaestefan pic.twitter.com/Dkv7JFvDw6— Critics Choice (@CriticsChoice) November 29, 2021
Derbez will also receive the 'Supporting Actor' award from Eva Longoria. He is currently the most successful Latino actor at the box office.
Finally, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pulitzer, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning composer, actor and director, will receive the 'Visionary Award.'