Variety and Variety Latino celebrated their 2nd Annual Power of Latinos issue at the 10 Latinos to Watch event held at The London West Hollywood on Wednesday, September 28. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Variety Latino brought together this year's up and coming "buzz worthy" Latino talent in film and television and also honored legendary actress, Rita Moreno with the Variety Latino Legacy Award.
Talent honored at the event included actress Melissa Fumero who currently stars on Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine and will next be starring in the drama film DriverX; actress Anabelle Acosta who currently stars on HBO's Ballers and will next be seen in Lost and Found en Cuba and Fat Camp; YouTube sensation, Eric Ochoa; actor Allen Maldonado who currently stars on ABC's Black-ish, TV One's Ringside and Starz's Survivor's Remorse; CEO of Pongalo and Executive Producer of CW's Jane the Virgin, Jorge Granier; actor Alfonso Herrera who is the lead on Fox's The Exorcist; actor Richard Cabral who currently stars in ABC's American Crime and will next be starring in Blood Father opposite Mel Gibson; actor/singer Carlos PenaVega who will be starring in Grease Live!; and actresses Eiza Gonzalez and Alicia Sanz who both star on From Dusk Till Dawn and will be next seen in Baby Driver and Shots Fired respectively.
"We are really excited to expand upon the list and event we created last year to honor some of the most promising young Latino talent in television, film and the different digital platforms. These are very exciting times for Latinos in Hollywood and we want to celebrate it," said Yoselin Acevedo, Managing Editor of Variety Latino.
Other notable guests in attendance included Justina Machado (Queen of the South), Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), Camila Banus (Days of Our Lives), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Luna Blaise (Fresh Off the Boat), Blanca Blanco (In Dubious Battle), Stephanie Bradford (Reporter, Univision), Corina Calderon(Suicide Squad), Ashley Campuzano (East Los High), Clayton Cardenas (American Crime), Katherine Castro (Subject 7), Angie Cepeda ( Jane the Virgin), Amber Coney (Dead of Summer), Ismael Cruz Cordova (Ray Donovan), Al Coronel (The Last Ship), Jorge Diaz (Eleana of Avalor), David Fumero (One Life to Live),Martina Garcia (Narcos), Eva Gutowski (YouTube Personality), Liz Hernandez (Host, Access Hollywood), Lorenza Izzo (Feed the Beast), Antonio Jaramillo (Shades of Blue), Fernanda Kelly (Univision), Marycarmen Lopez (Queen Sugar), Masiela Lucia (Sharknado 4), Kayla Maisonet (Stuck in the Middle), Allen Maldonado(Black-ish), Otmara Marrero (StartUp), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin), Jes Meza (East Los High), Bethany Mota (YouTube Personality), Elvis Nolasco (American Crime), Raymond Ochoa (The Good Dinosaur), Michelle Ortiz (MADtv), Jenna Ortega (Stuck in the Middle), Carla Ortiz (Forgotten), Jeirmarie Osorio (Celia),Reynaldo Pacheco (Our Brand is Crisis), Alexa PenaVega (Nashville), Karlee Perez (Lucha Underground), Tracy Perez (East Los High), Isaak Presley (Stuck in the Middle), Sol Rodriguez (Devious Maids), Rene Rosado (Major Crimes), Gabrielle Ruiz (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Gemita Samarra (The Infiltrator), Alicia Sixtos (East Los High), Felix Solis (The Family), Cristina Umana (Narcos), Victoria Vida (Project MC2), Danielle Vega (East Los High), Dayanara Torres (Former Miss Universe) and more!