WASHINGTON — Winging east, Giselle Fernandez of “Access Hollywood” and Hector Elizondo of “Chicago Hope” head here next month to co-host the 12th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.
The Sept. 21 event at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will premiere as an hour-long NBC special on its O&O stations at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17.
Honoring Hispanic Americans for their achievements in sports, arts, literature, education and leadership, this year’s awards will go to Martin Sheen, WNBA star Rebecca Lobo, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Coello Novello, author Luis Rodriguez, classical musician Abraham Chavez and Grammy-winning singer Celia Cruz.
The ceremony, a highlight of Hispanic Heritage Month, will also feature many noted entertainers and presenters, including Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Lauren Velez, Liz Torres, Nestor Carbonell, NBA star David Robinson and Tejano singer Emilio.