In a true celebration of U.S. Latino pop culture, Telemundo announced the nominees to the second annual Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards), a spectacular event featuring star-studded musical performances to be broadcast live on Thursday, August 15, at 8PM/7c, from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Through a fan voting and selection process that combines the power of television, web, mobile and social media platforms, and is managed by Telescope Inc., the market leader in audience participation and consumer engagement for live television (The Voice, American Idol, X-Factor), Telemundo viewers will have the final say in whats hot in novelas, music, fashion, movies and sports, selecting from 20 competing categories, and making the winners a true reflection of the peoples choice. The full list of nominees can be found at www.PremiosTuMundo.com.
The eclectic list of categories includes: The Perfect Couple, Best Villain, Im Sexy and I Know It, Best Social Fan Club, Favorite Viral Video and Sports Sensation of the Year, among others. Nominees, which were selected by a panel of industry professionals, include top Latino music stars Carlos Vives, Don Omar, Pitbull, Prince Royce, Wisin y Yandel, Gerardo Ortiz and, Jesse & Joy; novela stars Jencarlos Canela, Rafael Amaya, Aracely Arambula and, Christian Bach; top Latino stars in Hollywood such as Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Saldaña and, Gael Garcia Bernal; sport icons Lionel Leo Messi, Juan Manuel Marquez and Chicharito Hernandez, among many others.
Beginning today through 12PM ET, July 24th, fans can vote online at www.PremiosTuMundo.com using a valid Facebook ID, and clicking on Vota, where each contestant is displayed by Category. Online Voting is open to anyone with a valid Facebook account in Puerto Rico and the 50 States including Washington DC, Hawaii and Alaska. 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 @premiostumundo and www.facebook.com/premiostumundo, and follow the conversation at #PremiosTuMundo.
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, 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. Telemundos 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 14 owned stations and its broadcast and cable affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundos original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; 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.