Telemundo announced today the nominees to the third annual Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards), a spectacular event featuring exciting musical performances by the hottest Latin music acts, to broadcast live on Thursday, August 21, at 8PM/7c from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Hosted this year by Gaby Espino and Aarón Díaz, “Premios Tu Mundo” is a true celebration of U.S. Latino pop culture. The annual awards show, which is preceded by the star-studded Blue carpet pre-show “La Alfombra de Premios Tu Mundo,” combines the power of television, web, mobile and social media platforms to give fans the final say in everything that moves and inspires them. Fans will honor their favorite actors, singers and TV moments, selecting from 26 competing categories. The full list of nominees and voting information can be found at www.PremiosTuMundo.com. Fans now have the opportunity to attend the star-studded awards ceremony; tickets for Premios Tu Mundo are on sale now at Ticketmaster.
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Gaby Espino is undoubtedly one of the most recognized telenovela stars around the world. Born in Venezuela, the striking actress has starred in outstanding original productions, including “Santa Diabla,” “Más Sabe el Diablo,” “Sin Vergüenza,” “Ojo por Ojo,” and many more. She has co-hosted the previous editions of Premios Tu Mundo and will be seen hosting Telemundo’s new musical reality competition “Buscando Mi Ritmo” premiering on July 19th. Gaby has graced the cover of many international magazines and has been included in the “50 Most Beautiful” list by People en Español magazine.
Renowned Mexican actor Aarón Díaz joins Gaby Espino for the second time as host of Premios Tu Mundo. A native of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Aarón jumped to stardom in 2002 with the popular series “Clase 406.” He has since starred in numerous internationally successful telenovelas “Teresa,” “Barrera de Amor “and “Lola Erase una Vez,” and participated in the TV series “Pan Am” on ABC. “Santa Diabla” marked his first starring role in Telemundo, alongside Gaby Espino and Carlos Ponce.
The eclectic list of categories of Premios Tu Mundo include: The Perfect Couple, Best Villain, I’m Sexy and I Know It, Best Reality Moment, Best Social Fan Club, and Social Sensation, among others. Music categories now include nominees in Banda, Norteño, Pop, Tropical and Urban genres with other fun categories like The Party Starting Song and Most Popular Song of the Year, among others.
Nominees, which were selected by a panel of industry professionals, include top Latino music stars such as Chayanne, Espinoza Paz, Gloria Trevi, Juanes, Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Ricky Martin and, Shakira; novela stars Rafael Amaya, Gaby Espino, Aarón Díaz, Sara Maldonado, Jorge Luis Pila and Christian Bach, among many others.
Beginning today through 12PM ET, August 12th, fans can vote online at www.PremiosTuMundo.com using a valid Facebook ID up to 10 times a day in the 26 categories. Online Voting is open to anyone in the world with a valid Facebook account. Smartphone users can also vote at www.PremiosTuMundo.com by using a Facebook ID to cast votes. Fans can also follow the excitement via Twitter and Instagram @premiostumundo and Facebook.com/PremiosTuMundo, and join the conversation using #PremiosTuMundo.
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Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and www.telemundo.com; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.