Published at 10:07 pm EST, August 31, 2012
Photo: "Mi CorazÃ³n Insiste" stars
Telenovelas were the big winners in the first edition of the Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards), during an evening full of music celebrating popular Latino culture.
The Hispanic public voted awards for their favorite stars, music and programs during the debut, whose prize-giving ceremony was held at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.
The evening took off with an explosion of energy from reggaeton star Tito El Bambino singing his hit tune âDame la Olaâ (Give Me the Wave) as a dance team dropped from the ceiling to the stage on elastic ropes.
Tops on TV and voted Telenovela of the Year was âMi Corazon Insisteâ (My Heart Insists), which also garnered a number of prizes in other categories.
In the music competitions, âDutty Loveâ by Don Omar and Natti Natasha won in the category of Party Starting Song, âLas Cosas PequeÃ±asâ (Little Things) by Prince Royce took the prize for Song that Steals My Heart, while âFollow the Leaderâ by Wisin & Yandel singing with Jennifer Lopez was voted Best Musical Video.
Among the telenovelas, Tony Dalton in âFlor Salvajeâ (Wildflower) was everybodyâs Best Bad Boy; Aylin Mujica from âAuroraâ and âCorazon Valienteâ (Stout Heart) was voted Best Bad Girl.
Jencarlos Canela in âMi Corazon Insisteâ won Favorite Lead Actor, while Maritza Rodriguez from âLa Casa de al Ladoâ (The House Next Door) garnered the award for Favorite Lead Actress.
Best Supporting actress and actor were Wanda DâIsidoro in âMaid in Manhattanâ and Gabriel Valenzuela in âLa Casa de al Lado,â respectively.
When it came to the movies, Hispanics chose Jennifer Lopez as their Favorite Latino in Hollywood.