August 15, 2013 (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 film and television star Nadine Velázquez (currently on TNT’s “Major Crimes” and FXX’s “The League”) and HBO Latino as Delta Air Lines presents the Fourteenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. The HOLA Awards will take place on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 6:30pm at The Battery Gardens, located on the waterfront in New York’s scenic Battery Park (opposite 17 State Street). Sponsorship opportunities are still available. A limited number of individual tickets are available at $150.
Nadine Velázquez, currently series regular character Emma Ríos on TNT’s “Major Crimes” and Sofía Ruxin on FXX’s “The League”, and who is most well known for playing Catalina Aruca in NBC’s “My Name is Earl” will receive the HOLA Excellence in Television Award. In addition to her television success, most recently, she has starred in the films Flight (opposite Denzel Washington), Snitch (opposite Dwayne Johnson) and the upcoming Aztec Warrior (opposite Luis Guzmán). For more information, click here.
HOLA will present its Excellence in Multimedia Award to Vanessa Verduga, the creator-writer-star of “Justice Woman”. For more information, click here or here. HOLA will present its Excellence in Media Award to HBO Latino. HBO Latino, founded in 2000, continues demonstrating its commitment, through its high quality programming for U.S. Latino audiences, to capture the diversity and variety of the Latino culture. For more information, click here or here.
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 thriving Latino theatrical stages.
A list of the 2012-2013 theater awardees is below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
2013 HOLA Awards for Excellence in Theater (producer[s] shown in parentheses)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR
Josean Ortiz, La última plena que bailó Luberza (Marañao Theater Company)
Felix Solis, Basilica (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR
Zulema Clares, El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Repertorio Español)
Caridad Del Valle, The Virtuous Burglar (E3Outlaws Productions/Angel Falls Productions)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED MALE ACTOR
Cedric Leiba, Jr., Caridad/Sweet Charity (New Haarlem Arts Theatre)
Pep Muñoz, El amor en los tiempos del cólera (Repertorio Español)
Alfonso Rey, Cuba: Punto X (MeLu Communications)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED FEMALE ACTOR
Liza Colón-Zayas, Water By The Spoonful (Second Stage Theater)
Cecilia Saia, Tango Fever (Teatro LATEA/Howling Moon Cab Company)
OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE
Fernán Cardama, Historias de media suela (Teatro SEA)
Loren Escandón, Montera (IATI Performing Arts Marathon)
José Roldán, Jr., Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned (United Solo Festival)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
Brenda Feliciano, Gizelxanath, Leonardo Granados, Viriginia Herrera-Crilly, Robmariel Olea, Pablo Zinger, Bésame mucho (Repertorio Español)
Francisco Fuertes, Jesús E. Martínez, Soledad López, William Saquicela, Tu arma secreta contra la celulitis rebelde/ Secret Weapons of Mass Destruction (Thalía Spanish Theatre)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN TECHNICAL PRODUCTION
América Barrera (costume design) and Liliana Barrera (scenic design), The Virtuous Burglar (E3Outlaws Productions/Angel Falls Productions)
Valeria Solomonoff, Esteban Domenichini, Mariana Parma and Teresa Anne Volgenau (choreography), Tango Fever (Teatro LATEA/Howling Moon Cab Company)
Miguel Ángel Valderrama (lighting design), Montera (IATI Theater Performing Arts Marathon)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN PLAYWRITING
Quiara Alegría Hudes, Water By The Spoonful (Second Stage Theater)
Íñigo Ramírez de Haro, Tu arma secreta contra la celulitis rebelde/Secret Weapons of Mass Destruction (Thalía Spanish Theatre)
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DIRECTION
Iván Acosta, Cuba: Punto X (MeLu Communications)
Ernesto De Villa Bejjani, El deseo de Sofía (88 Performing Arts Theatrical Company/Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU)
Juan Villarreal, for over 40 years of performing in theater, film and television
Amneris Morales, for her performance in the production La última plena que bailó Luberza (Marañao Theater Company)
Teatro Experimental Blue Amigos (TEBA), on the occasion of its 25th anniversary
Danisarte and Teatro Tocando Puertas, on the occasion of their respective 20th anniversaries
Elena Mohedano and Richard Trujillo, for their work in the production El deseo de Sofía (88 Performing Arts Theatrical Company/Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU)
Basil Rojas, for his work in the production Tango Fever (Teatro LATEA/Howling Moon Cab Company)
GILBERTO ZALDÍVAR HOLA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION
Frágil (Otro Teatro NY/Comisionado Dominicano de Cultura en EEUU)
Fuenteovejuna (Repertorio Español)