The American television network Univision announced a couple of months ago that the 2020 edition of the Premios Juventud will be held on August 13 in Miami, despite the social isolation to contain the contagion of the coronavirus.
“We will take all necessary measures so that everyone is safe,” said the president of the Hispanic television network, Vince Sadusky.
The nominees were announced through the Premios Juventud Instagram account on July 7, and until July 21, fans voted for their favorites to win in the 24 categories of the awards.
The presentations of each category and artist performances will include virtual, augmented and next-generation reality technologies.
The awards ceremony, which will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood (Florida, USA), will be broadcast on Thursday, August 13 with five hosts, including artists Sebastián Yatra and Julissa Calderón, in addition to the presenters Ana Patricia Gámez, Borja Voces and Francisca Lachapel, who are part of the Univision staff.
What will be awarded?
As every year, the categories cover everything related to music, social networks, celebrities and the work of the so-called Agents of Change will be recognized. “For those who help build a better tomorrow for future generations, and the young heroes who have been at the forefront to combat the global crisis due to the pandemic,” the company said.
Traditionally, the Premios Juventud were awarded in July, but the crisis resulting from the pandemic caused a delay of one month. So far, this is the only Latino awards ceremony that has been rescheduled this year.
Telemundo suspended the Latin Billboards in April and, although October 21 has been handled as a possible delivery date, nothing has yet been finalized. The awards ceremony and major sporting events are the highest rated broadcasts in America. In the case of television in Spanish, these are programs that tend to lead the audience levels, even above the English channels.