LOS ANGELES – Legendary actor/producer Desi Arnaz and Oscar-winning filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu are among those who will be honored Sunday evening at the Critics Choice Association’s second annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television.
The event at the Fairmont Century Plaza, will honor “standout Latino performances and work, both on-screen and off-screen,” according to the association.
“These celebrations are not only reflective of the CCA’s ever-increasing diverse membership, but of the industry as well,” CCA CEO Joey Berlin said in a statement. “The range of Latino talent in front of and behind the camera at this year’s event is incredible.”
Arnaz, best remembered for his on-screen work with his wife Lucille Ball and his revolutionary television production innovations on “I Love Lucy,” will receive the association’s Icon Award during the event. The couple’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, will accept the award on behalf of her late father.
Del Toro will receive the Career Achievement Award, while Iñárritu will receive the Director Award, recognizing his Netflix film “Bardo.”
Also being honored during the event will be:
— Actor Laz Alonso will receive the Actor Award for Television for his work in Prime Video’s series “The Boys.”
— Writer/executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett will receive the Producer Award for Television for Prime Video’s series “With Love.”
— Actor Cristo Fernández will receive the Rising Star Award for Television for his work on Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso.”
— Actress Jenna Ortega will receive the Rising Star Award for Television for her performance as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s upcoming series “Wednesday.”
— Actor Brandon Perea will receive the Rising Star Award for Film for his work in the Universal Pictures film “Nope.”
— Director/writer/producer Santiago Mitre will receive the International Film Award for Amazon Studio’s film “Argentina, 1985.”
— Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno will receive the Breakthrough Actress Award for Television for her work in the EPIX series “FROM.”
— Late-night personality Guillermo Rodriguez will receive the Special Honoree Award for his 19-plus years working with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
— Actress Gina Torres will receive the Actress Award for Television for Fox’s series “9-1-1: Lone Star.”