It has been a stellar year for actress Gina Rodriguez. Being named the “next big thing” and one of the “top 35 Latinos under 35” by The Hollywood Reporter and now receiving one of many awards to come.
The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) presented the first annual inaugural “The Lupe Award” to Rodriguez in honor and memory of actress, community activist and NALIP’s long-time supporter Lupe Ontiveros. Ontiveros passed away last year at the age of 69 from liver cancer. The “Lupe” Award recognizes performers who break stereotypes and blaze new trails in Hollywood which is what Rodriguez has accomplished.
“It was truly a blessed experience to be honored in [Lupe’s] name and to have a room full of peers who loved her and admired her beyond belief,” said the Filly Brown star. “I am not worthy of that award, but I promise to work the rest of my life towards deserving it.”
To register for the NALIP 2013: Spotlight on the Trillion $ Latino Market today at conference2013.nalip.org