The stars of film, television and theater converge for an unforgettable evening Obie and Emmy Award Winner HÉCTOR ELIZONDO to receive 2014 Rita Moreno HOLA Award for Excellence

Also honored with 2014 HOLA Awards:
DANNY BURSTEIN (Cabaret on Broadway),
ANA ORTIZ (“Devious Maids”),
BIANCA MARROQUÍN (Chicago on Broadway),
PEDRO PASCAL (“Game of Thrones”),
CIERRA RAMÍREZ (“The Fosters”),
LUPITA FERRER (“Voltea Pa’ Que Te Enamores”),

The 2014 HOLA Awards will take place on
Monday, October 13, 2014
at the Battery Gardens in NYC’s Battery Park

August 11, 2014 (New York, New York) — The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation’s longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, is pleased to announce that it will honor Obie and Emmy winner Héctor Elizondo (“Last Man Standing”, “Chicago Hope”, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries films); five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein (currently in Cabaret on Broadway); actress Ana Ortiz (“Devious Maids”, “Ugly Betty”); triple threat Bianca Marroquín (currently in Chicago on Broadway); Pedro Pascal (“Game of Thrones”); Cierra Ramírez (“The Fosters”); “the Queen of telenovelas”, Lupita Ferrer; actor Daniel Arenas (“La Gata”), and WNBC-TV anchor Sibila Vargas at the Fifteenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. The HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:30pm 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 $150. This year’s sponsors include JetBlue Airlines, Hilton Hotels (Millenium Hilton and Conrad New York), and the performer unions SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA).

Héctor Elizondo will receive the 2014 Rita Moreno HOLA Award. The star of stage and screen can currently be seen in the ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing”. He won an Obie for the off-Broadway play Steambath and an Emmy for his role on the CBS series “Chicago Hope”. He has acted in over 80 films, including every film ever directed by Garry Marshall (17 in all, including Runaway Bride, Young Doctors in Love, The Princess Diaries movies and Pretty Woman– the last of which earned him a Golden Globe nomination).

Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein, currently treading the boards on Broadway in Cabaret; and Ana Ortiz, star of the television series “Ugly Betty” and “Devious Maids”, will receive the 2014 HOLA José Ferrer Tespis Award. Bianca Marroquín (currently on Broadway in Chicago, and a judge on Univision’s celebrity dance competition series “¡Mira Quién Baila!”) will receive the 2014 Raúl Juliá HOLA Founders Award.

Pedro Pascal (of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” and the upcoming Netflix series “Narcos”) will receive the HOLA Excellence in Television Award. Cierra Ramírez (of the ABC Family series “The Fosters”) will receive the HOLA Emerging Artist Award. Lupita Ferrer (“the Queen of the telenovelas”) and Daniel Arenas (currently in “La Gata”) will receive the HOLA Excellence in the Telenovela Genre. HOLA will present its Excellence in Media Award to WNBC-TV anchor Sibila Vargas.

In addition to the above awards HOLA will also continue its annual tradition of honoring the best of Latino theater in New York with noncompetitive awards encompassing multiple winners in each category. HOLA is at the forefront in recognizing the high caliber work being offered across New York’s growing and thriving Latino theatrical stages.

The list of the 2013-2014 theater awardees is HERE.

Individual tickets are $150 and can be purchased in advance by calling (212) 253-1015 or by going to www.hellohola.org. Sponsorships are also available and can be purchased by calling A.B. Lugo at (212) 253-1015 or via e-mail at ablugo@hellohola.org.

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.

2014 HOLA Awards
Monday, October 13, 2014
Battery Gardens, Battery Park
New York City

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