The 29th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards 
premiered September 2016.

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Filmed at the historic Warner Theater in Washington, DC, the program will honor recipients of the 29th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. Honorees include celebrities, physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials and community and business leaders selected by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation.

The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos and recognize notable Latinos who have had a positive impact on America and the world in various fields.

The evening includes live performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists. This year's Hispanic Heritage Awards will be hosted by cast members from "Orange is the New Black." 

Take a Closer Look at the 2016 Hispanic Heritage Awards

2016 Honorees

Leadership | Justice Sonia Sotomayor 

Literature | Junot Díaz 

Arts | Fania All-Stars

Legend | Angélica María

Vision | J Balvin 

Wellness | Massy Arias

Technology | Tony Jimenez

STEM | Dr. Diana Natalicio 

Business | George Herrera

Inspira | Prince Royce


To find out more about the Hispanic Heritage Awards and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, please visit the Hispanic Heritage Foundation website.

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