A historic celebration on a unique Press Award night.
The 21st annual Press Award USA had its Award Ceremony on May 12th, 2018 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, getting rave reviews from the audience, specially the tribute to 60 years of Bossa Nova. The cast of starts of Brazilian Music included Corina Brito, Juliana Areias, Fernanda Noronha, Joanna Nova York, Kenia, Márcia Bittencourt, Debora Brum, Débora Watts and Lilian Vianna, with musical directon of Ivo de Carvalho.
The Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to fashion icon Luiza Brunet and journalist and TV personality, Fatima Bernardes were among the highlights of the event with received visitors from several US States and 11 countries.
The 21st annual Press Award USA is presented by Globo Internacional and LATAM Airlines. Sponsored by Banco do Brasil Americas, Lang Realty, Canal PFC, Bank United and Atlantic American Partnership. The event has special partnerships with BBG-Brazilian Business Group, ABI-Inter, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida and the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Consulate General of Brazil in Miami.
See below the list of winners of the 2017/2018 season:
Lifetime Achievement Award – FÁTIMA BERNADES and LUIZA BRUNET
Person of the Year – MÔNICA RIBEIRO
Board of Directors Special Awards:
– ÁLVARO LIMA & ALANNI DE CASTRO – Pesquisa e publicação do livro “Brasileiros nos Estados Unidos”
– BRASILFEST SEATTLE – 20 ANOS – Maior festival cultural brasileiro realizado no Noroeste dos EUA
– JOVANI FURLAN – Bailarinos brasileiros de grande destaque nos EUA
– CARLOS SALLES – Produtor Musical e Diretor Artístico
Dance & Folklore – BRAZILIAN BEAT (FL)
Literature – “MENINO BRASIL” – (Gilvan de Sergipe)
Theater / Production on Tour – “SELFIE” (Mateus Solano & Miguel Thiré) – Bis Entertainment
Theater / Local Production – “OS SETE GATINHOS” (Nélson Rodrigues) – Evoé Collective (NY)
Male Actor – ROBSON LEMOS (“O Doente Imaginário”) MA
Female Actor – ANDREZA MOON (“O Cordel Natalino do Cumpadi Jesuíno”) MA
Young Actor – LUNA GABRIELA (MA)
Male Singer – DIOGO DAS VIRGENS (FL)
Female Singer (Tie) – FERNANDA NORONHA (GA) and JOANNA NOVA YORK (NY)
Musical Group – FORRÓ CRAVO & CANELA (FL)
Musician – CORINA BRITO (GA)
Brazilian Music CD / Streaming – DÉBORA WATTS – “Um Samba ao Contrário”
Local Brazilian music show – JOBIM 90 ANOS AT AACC
Brazilian Music Show on Tour – VANESSA DA MATA – Braziliannites – Patricia Leão
Events Production – BIS ENTERTAINMENT
DJ – RODOLPHO PESSOA Jr.
Cutural Event – BRAZIL FASHION MIAMI – Flávia Marchesini
Community Event – BRAZILIAN DAY ORLANDO
Brazilian Cultural Institution – CCBU – Centro Cultural Brasil USA (FL)
US Institution in Support of Brazilian Culture – HARVARD UNIVERSITY