History of the awards

Recognizing the Latinx talent of New York

The vision of the HOLA Awards where to recognize our top Hispanic talent in order to boost their career. Back in 1975, HOLA was created in order to generate a fluid channel with top casting directors all around United States that were looking to include Hispanic talent in their roster. 

The first edition of the awards lasted for three years due to financial circumstances but in 1999 the HOLA Awards came back, this time to become a 20 years long tradition every single year.The First Annual Gala HOLA Awards was held in the Gramercy Arts District.

Among our awardees we have Raul Julia, Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thalìa, Rubén Blades, Sarita Montiel, Antonio Banderas, John Leguizamo, Lupita Ferrer, Bobby Cannavale, David Zayas, Benicio del Toro, Pedro Pascal, Tony Plana, Danny Burstein, Ricardo Montalban, Robin de Jesus. And among our world known HOLA awarded members we have: Miriam Colon, Moises Kaufman, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Roselyn Sanchez, Jimmy Smits, Elizabeth Pena and David Zayas.

Videos

Lin Manuel Miranda receives 2007 HOLA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Male Actor for “In The Heights”

Raúl Esparza Accepts the HOLA 2005 José Ferrer Tespis Award

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Nilo Cruz & Quiara Alegria Hudes receives 2007 HOLA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting

2014 & 2015 Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors’ Awards interview with Benicio Del Toro, Andy Garcia, Marisa Ramirez, Andrea Navedo, Ana Ortiz, Hector Elizondo and Lupita Ferrer

2012 HOLA Awards Gala

2013 HOLA Awards Gala