Recent News: HOLA Honors Benicio Del Toro & Andy Garcia @ HOLA Annual Awards 2015 !
SMI Entertainment / October 12, 2015
NEW YORK (SMI-WIRE,10.12.15)'The Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors (HOLA),
a non-profit organization known for being great supporters of the Latino Actors in the entertainment & media industry, held it's annual Award Gala event honoring Benicio Del Toro,Andy Garcia,Alexander Dinelaris,Marisa Ramirez,Andrea Navedo & Selenis Leyva with the 2015 HOLA Awards categories in the Big Apple.
All awards recipients walked the red carpet with numerous media outlets present covering this annual events except for Andy Garcia who was at no-show at the Award.
Benicio del Toro (Raúl Juliá HOLAFounders Award Recipient )won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA Award for his role as Javier Rodríguez inTraffic (2000). He is also known for his roles The Usual Suspects (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Franky Snatch (2000), 21 Grams (2003) Sin City(2005) and Che Guevara in Che (2008), a performance which garnered him the Best Actor Award both at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and at the Goya Awards in Spain. He portrayed The Collector in the Marvel Studios filmGuardians of the Galaxy. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, becoming the fourth living Oscar winner whose winning role was a character who speaks predominantly in a foreign language. He is also the third Puerto Rican actor to win an Oscar, after José Ferrer and Rita Moreno. In addition to the Oscar, he also won the Golden Globe Award and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. This year, he can be seen in the films The Little Prince, Sicario, A Perfect Day, and Weightless. He is scheduled to play the main villain in Star Wars VIII, scheduled for release in 2017.
Alexander Dinelaris (HOLA and R.Evolución Latina Dare To Go Beyond Award Recipient)
is an Academy Award and Golden Globe winner for the screenplay ofBirdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).He is the co-creator and executive producer of the upcoming series “The One Percent” for the Starz network, starring Ed Helms, Hilary Swank and Ed Harris. His film The Year of the Monarchs is currently in development with Mandalay Entertainment and he is co-writing an upcoming untitled feature film with director Guillermo Del Toro. He is also the book writer of Gloria and Emilio Estefan's musical On Your Feet!,currently playing on Broadway. Other recent work includes The Bodyguard musical on the West End and his plays Red Dog Howls (New York Theater Workshop), Still Life(Manhattan Class Company), The Chaos Theories (Shotgun Theater) and In This, Our Time (59E59). He is a proud member of the Writer's Guild and the Dramatists Guild. He is also Co-Artistic Director of the Oberon Theatre Ensemble, an off-off-Broadway theater ensemble founded in 1997.
Marisa Ramírez (HOLA Excellence in Television Award Recipient) is entering her second season as regular Det. Maria Báez on the CBS cop drama “Blue Bloods”. Other recent TV projects include recurring as Officer Riley Dunn on ABC's “Body of Proof”. In 2011, she starred as Internal Affairs Det. Lina Flores on the Lifetime original series “Against The Wall” as well as creating an international sensation as the sizzling Melitta on the wildly popular Starz series “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena”. “Blue Bloods” is her fifth lead or series regular role on a primetime series. She also starred as Evelyn Santos on ABC's critically acclaimed but short-lived series “Miracles” opposite Skeet Ulrich as well as Dr. Chloe Artis on the Fox 2009 summer series “Mental”. Daytime fans know her well from CBS' “Young and the Restless” as Carmen Mesta, and of course, her award-winning breakthrough role as Gia Campbell on ABC's “General Hospital”.
Andrea Navedo (Elizabeth Peña HOLA Breakthrough Award Recipient) is enjoying a thriving career. The Puerto Rican beauty is currently starring on the Golden Globe-nominated CW series “Jane The Virgin”. The show will be premiering its second season on October 12, 2015. She recently accepted the 2015 Imagen Award for Best Supporting TV Actress for her role as Xiomara Villanueva, Jane's loving and outgoing mother.
She is no stranger to popular television. She portrayed Debbie Domínguez on the hit HBO series “How To Make It In America” and recurred heavily on the various “Law & Order” franchises. She has also starred in films such as Superfast, Once Upon A Time in Queens (alongside Paul Sorvino), and the romantic drama Remember Me(opposite Robert Pattinson).