The esteemed actor, director and entrepreneur will be awarded for his numerous contributions as a global ambassador of Latin cultural heritage


MIAMI NOV. 8, 2023.The Latin Recording Academy® announced that the critically-acclaimed Spanish actor, director and entrepreneur Antonio Banderas will receive the 2023 President’s Award. 

The award honors extraordinary members of the Latin community who have worked to promote and advance arts and culture around the world. It has only been presented in exceptional cases throughout the history of The Latin Academy, most recently to Lin-Manuel Miranda in 2017.

Banderas has been a steadfast promoter of the musical arts throughout his career, and in 2019 he founded the Teatro del Soho in his native Málaga. The company has staged successful Spanish-language productions of iconic musicals like Company and A Chorus Line, reinvigorating the city’s live theater scene and making it accessible to new generations of spectators throughout the country with touring productions. Banderas will be honored during the 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® on November 16 in Sevilla. 

“We are delighted to present Antonio Banderas with the President’s Award as we celebrate our first international edition of the Latin GRAMMYs® in Andalucía,” said Manuel Abud, CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “Antonio’s outstanding and numerous contributions to the artistic community have made him a global ambassador of our cultural heritage.”

The 24th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast from the Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES) in Sevilla (Andalucía), Spain, on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT) on Univision, UniMás and Galavisión in the U.S., and at 10:30 p.m. CET on Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) in Spain. It will also air on cable channel TNT at 19:30 (MEX) / 20:30 (PAN-COL) / 21:30 (VEN) / 22:30 (ARG/CHI). The ceremony will be aired in over 80 countries worldwide. Check your local broadcasters for additional airings. 

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Since first erupting on the U.S. film scene, Antonio Banderas has become one of the outstanding international actors of his generation. His film, TV and theater roles have earned him critical acclaim, as has his work behind the camera as a director. He was a Best Actor Tony Nominee for his Broadway debut in Nine, a Roundabout Theatre Company production that also earned him the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical as well as awards from the Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Theatre World. In 2005, he made his directing debut with Crazy in Alabama, starring Melanie Griffith, and he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The second feature film he directed was El Camino De Los Ingleses. Throughout his career, he has earned many prestigious awards, as in 2019 for his role as Salvador Mayo in Pedro Almodóvar film Dolor y Gloria, which also earned the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award and best actor awards from the Hollywood Film Awards, the New York Film Critics Association, the National Society of Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, a Goya for Best Actor and a nomination for Best Actor at the Golden Globes and the Oscars. As an actor he has worked with Hollywood’s top directors and actors, including Woody Allen, Steven Soderbergh, Brian de Palma, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins and Gary Oldman. In 2019, Banderas lent his support to the Teatro del Soho CaixaBank project in his hometown of Málaga. Its opening musical, A Chorus Line, was the theater’s first production alongside John Breglio and with Banderas himself as an actor, co-director and producer, and was a box office smash. In 2020, he created the Teatro Soho Television Division for audiovisual projects as well as directing and hosting the musical Escena en Blanco & Negro for Amazon Prime Video, and the 35th Annual Goya Awards. In 2021, he directed and starred in the Spanish-language version of Company. The Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical was his second theater production, winning the Max Award for Best Musical in 2023. Banderas, alongside Concord Theatricals/Craft Recordings, has produced Spanish-language albums for A Chorus Line with the original Spanish cast. In 2021, as part of his efforts to include live music in his shows, he spearheaded the Larios Pop del Soho Symphony Orchestra. The group has held more than 15 concerts to date, built around themes that include classical music, film music, overtures from great musicals and sacred music. 

The Latin Recording Academy® is an international nonprofit dedicated to nurturing, celebrating, honoring and elevating Latin music and its creators. Established as the global authority on Latin music, the membership-based organization composed of music professionals, produces the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, The Biggest Night in Latin Music®, which honors excellence in the recording arts and sciences, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for the music community through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®. For more information, please visit

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