Feedback
News

Latino Celebrities Gather to Honor Hispanic Achievement in TV

Latino celebrities from around the world gathered for The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television.

“I’m so proud to be here tonight to talk about how television gave Latin music a platform like no other," Prince Royce said on stage. "You can’t really separate Latinos from music. It’s part of our essence, part of our soul. And whether you grew up with mambo, ranchera, merengue, salsa, or bachata like me—music has connected all of us across generations.”

RELATED: Latino Stars Gather for Launch of Largest Hispanic TV, Media Archive

Latino actors from dramas, telenovelas, comedies, news programs, talk shows, reality program, sports and musicians convened at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel Monday night to commemorate past Latino trailblazers in television, current standout stars and the future actors.

“Many other talented people were making strides in television when Mom and Dad started," said Lucie Arnaz, daughter of legendary Cuban actor Desi Arnaz. "But mixed with my mother’s divinely inspired comedic know-how and the best writers around, Dad’s heritage — his Latin-ness — was actually, one of the magic bullets that set this show apart.”

Left to right: Wilmer Valderrama, Mark Consuelos, William Levy and Jaime Camil
Left to right: Wilmer Valderrama, Mark Consuelos, William Levy and Jaime Camil. Imeh Bryant
Left to right: Daisy Fuentes, Andrea Navedo, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado and Lucia Arnaz
Left to right: Daisy Fuentes, Andrea Navedo, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado and Lucie Arnaz. Imeh Bryant
Image: The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television
Jorge Ramos (R) attends the The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television. Araya Diaz / Getty Images
Image: The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television
Left to right: Jaime Camil, Natasha Rubin and Cheech Marin. Araya Diaz / Getty Images
Image: The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television
Eva Longoria attends the The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Araya Diaz / Getty Images
The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television
Jimmy Smits and Wilmer Valderrama attend the The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Araya Diaz / Getty Images for The Paley Cente
The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television
Eugenio Derbez and Gina Rodriguez attend the The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Araya Diaz / Getty Images for The Paley Cente
The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television
Hector Elizondo and Horatio Sanz attend the The Paley Center for Media's Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Araya Diaz / Getty Images for The Paley Cente

Follow NBC News Latino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.