Legendary actor/producer Desi Arnaz and Oscar-winning filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu were honored at the 2nd Annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television Awards.
The event honored “standout Latino performances and work, both on-screen and off-screen,” according to the Critics Choice 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,” received the association’s Icon Award. The couple’s daughter, Lucie Arnaz, accepted the award on behalf of her late father.
Del Toro received the Career Achievement Award, while Iñárritu received the Director Award, recognizing his Netflix film “Bardo.”
Others who were also honored included:
— 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 received 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 received the Rising Star Award for Television for her performance as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s upcoming series “Wednesday;”
— Actor Brandon Perea received the Rising Star Award for Film for his work in the Universal Pictures film “Nope;”
— Director/writer/producer Santiago Mitre received the International Film Award for Amazon Studio’s film “Argentina, 1985;”
— Actress Catalina Sandino Moreno received the Breakthrough Actress Award for Television for her work in the EPIX series “FROM;”
— Late-night personality Guillermo Rodriguez received the Special Honoree Award for his 19-plus years working with Jimmy Kimmel on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live;” and,
— Actress Gina Torres received the Actress Award for Television for Fox’s series “9-1-1: Lone Star.”