Celebrate Hispanic Heritage With Diversity On Demand! #DiversityOnDemand #Giveaway

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored campaign with Diversity on Demand. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

    It’s no secret that we are busy celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in my home as I’m sure most of you who are loyal readers have been keeping up with our recent posts outlining all of the festivities.  Films and entertainment are an important part of this month’s celebrations because they shine a spotlight on compelling Hispanic figures and their contributions to the arts.

    This month, Diversity on Demand has partnered with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to celebrate Hispanic Heritage by paying homage to the powerful and positive contributions that Hispanics have made in America.  It is undeniable the impact that Latinos have had within the film industry.  DOD will be highlighting these films this month on Cable’s On Demand Service.

    Their goal is to provide Hispanic themed programming to digital cable customers in the form of Hispanic and Latino television shows and movies throughout the entire month.  Viewers can hope to find relevant, factual and entertaining Hispanic programming for the whole family through their local cable provider.

    You can even test your own knowledge of Hispanic influenced entertainment by taking advantage of the Diversity and Demand’s Nada or Aficionado Facebook app and taking their entertainment quiz.  It will tell you whether you rate as a Nada (Novice) or an Aficionado (Expert.)  I’m sure many of you think that you know a lot about Hispanic films but you might be surprised!

    I personally love quizzes and had a great time testing my Hispanic film knowledge on the app over and over.  The best part is that, when you take the quiz daily, you are entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win an Entertainment On Demand Kit and a smart 32″ HDTV Grand Prize!  Imagine being able to watch your favorite Hispanic programming on a new HDTV!

    Although, celebrating Hispanic Heritage should take place all year long, it’s important to take advantage of this month long celebration to recognize the diversity and contributions of Latinos.  Make sure you check out the Hispanic-themed programming that will be available on Diversity on Demand all month long.  Remember, this month everyone is an honorary Latino!


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Let’s Discuss:  Who is your favorite Hispanic actor or actress and what movie did you love them in?

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  1. denise donaldson says

    Jimmy Smits. I love him in anything he is in.

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  2. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I ADORE America Ferrera! I Love Every Movie I See Her In. My Favorite Movies Are “The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants”, ” Our Family Wedding”, “Under The Same Moon”, And The Thriller ” Hacia La Oscuridad”

  3. tannawings says

    I like Edward James Olmos.He has been in some great films like Stand & Deliver and in BladeRunner and he has been around for so long and is so versatile. I just like his acting!

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  4. Karen Hewitt says

    There are so many to choose from, one of my favorites though would be Salma Hayek, I loved her in Dogma and have been a fan since

  5. Eva Mendes is one of my favorites, I loved her in Training Day, The Other Guys and Hitch. I have watched some interviews done with her and she is so humble and down to earth. Her family is important to her, she doesn’t care for the celebrity world and she is proud of her Latin heritage.

  6. Chavonne H says

    I’ve never thought about who my favorite hispanic actor/actress is. Good question. I’d have to say Jennifer Lopez.

  7. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    How nice that Diversity On Demand is providing Hispanic themed programming all month long. As for my favorite actress,… Eva Longoria from the Desperate Housewives. I miss that show.

  8. I like Antonio Banderas. One movie I really liked him in was Evita.

  9. Janet Watson says

    I have so many favorites, but I’ll choose Penelope Cruz. She was great in Pirates of the Caribbean!

  10. Jimmy Smits is one of my favorite Latino actors. Oh, and West Side Story is one of my all time favorite movies 🙂

  11. Stephanie Phelps says

    My favorite Hispanic actresses is Jennifer Lopez. She is fabulous in “The Back-up Plan”. I loved that movie!

  12. I have always, and will always, have a soft spot for Jimmy Smits. He’s just classy and a great actor!

  13. I like Antonio Banderas. One of my favorite movies with him is The Skin I Live In

  14. BohemianBabushka says

    My favorite Hispanic actress/actor is Rita Moreno. She’s a classic as well as being classy. The varied roles she has played over her long career is impressive. My fav role of her was Anita in West Side Story,but I loved her rendition of “Fever” on The Muppet Show too. ; ) BB2U

  15. There are many good ones. One of my favorites is Zoe Saldana.

  16. From years past, I would have to say my favorite is my grandfather, Spanish actor Jorge Mistral. He was an international star in the 1950s and 1960s. He starred in many Spanish language films but I like him best in a film where he was able to speak English….he starred as Sophia Loren’s boyfriend in her English language film debut, “Boy on a Dolphin”.

    Out of today’s crop of actors, I would say Gael Garcia Bernal. He’s incredible.

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  17. Shasta Spivey says

    This looks great! I will have to check it out ASAP.

  18. My husband’s side are spanish. We should check this out-thanks!

  19. I would have to pick Salma Hayek as my favorite on this one. I love her in 2002 Frida.

  20. Lisa Brown says

    I like Jessica Alba, like most things she has stared in

  21. Katherine Bartlett says

    My mom is spanish so I know I’ll be checking this out! Thanks!

  22. My favorite is Emilio Estevez and I loved him in the Young Guns movies.

  23. AmandaSakovitz says

    I like Penelope Cruz. I think she is beautiful and very talented. She can do anything!

  24. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen says

    West Side Story is one of my favorite movies! It is hard to pick a favorite actor, I love so many of the Hispanic actors that everyone is talking about here.

  25. Thomas Murphy says

    I like Penelope Cruz. My favorite movie she is in is blow.

  26. Debra Hall says

    Jimmy Smits has always been one of my favorites ,I use to watch him every week

  27. I enjoyed Alexa Vega in From Prada to Nada. It was a fun movie, a fun spin on Sense and Sensibility.

  28. I love Jennifer Lopez in Selena!

  29. steve weber says

    Jennifer Lopez in Out of Sight.

  30. I really like Penélope Cruz in an old romantic movie woman on top

  31. Christine M says

    I love Adam Rodriguez in Ugly Betty and CSI Miami.

  32. Jimmy Smits is a long time favorite, started watching him in L.A. Law (awesome show) and have followed his career since. Favorite movie? Probably the new Star Wars series, mainly because I’m a huge Star Wars fan and it was fun to see him have a role in the movies!

  33. JadeLouise Designs says

    OH I absolutely adore the from Prada to nada! such a cute show! I loved it!

  34. Tiffany Hathorn says

    I’ve seen Our Family Wedding. It was a nice movie!

  35. lisa gonzalez says

    Like Water for chocolate has got to be one of my favorite movies of all time. i remember the first time i waw it. i was very not old enough to be watch that movie. lol. it was beautiful. i always wished i could cook like her. lol.

  36. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of those movies! It seems I live under a rock, haa

  37. You know I’m going to say Ricky Ricardo because he was one of the firsts ones that made it to the screen and television. I do love Shakira as a singer.

  38. I am so far behind on watching movies. The last one I saw was Lone Ranger and before that…I don’t remember.

  39. Andy Garcia in “Dead Again”. FYI, this is such an awesome prize pack, thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  40. I love Rita Moreno in Happily Divorced

  41. I love Jennifer Lopez and think my favorite has been Enough. Loved that she finally stood up for herself. Wish all women in that situation would do the same.

  42. Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver!

  43. buckyandtux says

    I like Jennifer Lopez. Maid in Manhattan is one of my favorites with her as well as The Wedding Planner.

  44. Sandy VanHoey says

    Jessica Alba in Sleeping Dictionary

  45. I love Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz! One of my favorite movies is *Vanilla Sky*, largely because of Penelope.

  46. I love Jennifer Lopez @ The Wedding PLanner

  47. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    I really like Benicio del Toro in most everything he does!

  48. I love J Lo and especially love her in the Wedding Planner.

  49. I am feeling backwards but I only knew here that J.Lo is Hispanic . I love her so much though.

  50. Melanie Roberts says

    I also like J Lo… and she is an inspiration that’s for sure.. thanks for sharing some great movies

  51. I have seen many of those movies. I will say that I read the book Bless Me Ultima with my daughter when we she was homeschooled. We just loved it! We spent many years in the Southwest, so we were familiar with much of what they were talking about. Such a well written book. I will have to see if I can find the movie. As for my favorite actor, I can’t really say, I don’t see color when I watch a movie and I would never try to pick out the ethnicity of an actor. What matters to me is the acting ability and the story.

  52. CiaoBellaMama says

    La pelicula de Eugenio Derbez “No se aceptan devoluciones” me gusto me hizo reir, llorar y sobre todo me enorgullese el gran esfuerzo, el empuje y las ganas que le echo Eugenio para sacar esta pelicula aqui en USA Admirable!!!

  53. Tammi Velez says

    When you say Love I say Andy Garcia – which film? Who can remember? I know I loved him in Steal Big Steal Little, a film he did with Meg Ryan… Oh, there’s a whole bunch of them and I wont use up all your comments about it. Suffice it to say, I would let him eat soup off my head. Or whatever. 😉

  54. BabsProjects says

    I love Gael Garcia and make it a point to watch his movies. As for movies, I have watched tons of Spanish movies, but can’t cannot remember the names of anyone right now.

  55. Oh poor me, I actually don’t know how many celebrities are Hispanic but J.Lo! She’s awesome!

  56. Isabel Garcia says

    One of my all time favorite Hispanic actors is Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver!

  57. Never seen any of these. They aren’t really my thing though either. I like horror and scifi 😛

  58. Nataly Carbonell says

    The motor cycle diaries is one of my favorite hispanic movies, it was very interesting and love seeing one of my favorite actors in it, Gael Garcia Bernal♥

  59. I have always liked Benicio Del Toro. My favorite movie of his – Traffic.

  60. nancyscorner says

    Benicio del Toro he is the man my favorite movies are The way of the gun & Wolfman.

  61. Kyle Wiley says

    Growing up I was always a fan of John Leguzamo. He hasnt been in too much lately though

  62. Javier Bardem – The Sea Inside

  63. I love Mario Lopez and his dimples. Always have since Saved by the Bell…what can I say, my love is nostalgic…

    I also admit to be a closet-case lover of Victoria Justice.

  64. Ginoy Caro Ramos says

    I love jenifer lopez

  65. I love Diego Luna in remake movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and the movie Criminal, but I also enjoyed Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men, Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Salma Hayek in Dogma and Gael Garcia Bernal in Y Tu Mama Tambien!

  66. I love Jennifer Lopez and my favorite movie that she was in is Selena. She played such a good part!

  67. Jennifer Lopez in Selena. That was the very first movie I saw her in and I thought she was so amazing! I still love her today.

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  69. Healy harpster says

    I want to try the quiz and hopefully win something!

  70. I like Kate De Castillo. I loved the movie Under the Same Moon,

  71. J.Lo Loved her in many movies Enough and Monster-in-Law were my favorite.

  72. jessica alba in honey

  73. stephanieann says

    I love Jennifer Lopez in Selena!

  74. my fave is J Lo in Selena my fave movie

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  75. Blanca Leon says

    West side story, a classic, with the great Puertorican actress Rita Moreno.

  76. jeccica simpson says

    I love Jennifer Lopez, especially the movie Selena

  77. Birdie Skolfield says

    I adore Edward James Olmos my fav movie he was in BLADERUNNER

  78. angelabailey says

    I LOVE Carlos Mencia and I loved him in Our Family Wedding. (Angie PreciselyMine)

  79. amy williams says

    My favorite is J.Lo and love her in monster n law I always said that would be me as the mean old mother in law

  80. My favorite is Penelope Cruz in Pirates of a Caribbean! I definitely love her in them all of the films.

  81. I like Jennifer Lopez @ The Wedding PLanner

  82. Javier Bardem for No country for old men and in Skyfall (great acting in both films) and I loved Edward James Olmos when he starred in scifi show Battlestar Galatica

  83. I love Selma Hayek, she is a great actress. I have loved most movies she has played in

  84. I’d say my favorite actress would be Eva Longoria in “Harsh Times”. Not a lot of people seem to have seen that movie (anyone?)….but I liked it.

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  85. Anthony Quinn, who became an American, did some great films of his time. Too bad he is no more.

  86. I like Penelope Cruz in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

  87. usnamom2014 says

    I like Jennifer Lopez. My favorite movies with her in them are Monster in law and Maid in Manhattan.

  88. Janet Watson says

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  89. I entered the State Farm giveaway.

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  90. I love Sofia Vergara in Modern Family, her personality is just so bubbly and she has such a sparkle about her.

  91. Claudia C. Davis says

    I absolutely love andy garcia especially in when a man loves a women with meg ryan. not only was he adorable but he was such believable and relatable.

  92. I like Jennifer Lopez. I liked her as a singer and then I liked her as an actress. My favorite show of hers is Monster in Law. I bet I have watched it 2 dozen times.

  93. I’m a big fan of Sofia Vergara in Modern Family! I think she’s hilarious and smart, and I have to say I really like what I’ve seen of her in interviews (and she’s an intelligent businesswoman) which probably adds to how much I enjoy her on the show!

  94. Lisa Brown says

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  95. Courtney Bella says

    I like jlo in selena!

  96. Christine M says

    I entered the state farm giveaway.

  97. amy pugmire says

    sofia vigara is my favorite she is so funny in Modern family!

  98. I like Benicio Del Toro. He is good in just about everything but one of my favorite films he is in is Savages.

  99. Denise Taylor-Dennis says

    One of my favorite Hispanic actors is Antonio Banderas.

  100. Denise Taylor-Dennis says

    I entered the Philips Giveaway

  101. I entered Celebrate My Drive

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  103. I like Jennifer Lopez in the Wedding Planner

  104. entered the Philips giveaway

  105. My favorite hispanic actress is Halma Hayek, I like all of her movies specially Fools Rush In, favorite actor Gael Garcia, I like most of his movies A little bit of Heaven was pretty good and although I love Letters to Juliet I didn’t really like the role he played but the acting was great
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  107. Cassandra Eastman says

    I like Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan!

  108. Jennifer Lopez is my favorite Hispanic actresses. I loved watching her in Selena. I think it is her best movie.

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  109. Jlo is my favorite and I like watching her on the music reality show she is judge of

  110. Kathy Cavanagh Dalton says

    i love Antonio Banderas. I especially loved his voice as the cat in Shrek and i loved him in Zorro

  111. Kathy Cavanagh Dalton says

    i entered state farm giveaway

  112. I entered the $25 gift card.

  113. margaretsmith says

    I love Jennifer Lopez. She’s such a talented actress and singer. I loved her in Parker.

  114. I think Javier Bardem was great in No Country for Old Men.

  115. Steven Bauer born Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson, and is married to Melanie Griffith. I fell in love with him in scare face, but he also appeared in breaking bad.

  116. Elayna Spruill says

    Jennifer Lopez. I loved watching her movies growing up… so insipering and talented. I loved the movie “The Wedding Planner”.

  117. My favorite is Sofia Vergara from Modern Family. She is beautiful and so, so funny.

  118. Kimberly Deallovingrandma Stcl says

    Jennifer Lopez

  119. maleficent mcneff says

    sofia vergara is my favorite. because she is hot and funny. i love her in modern family

  120. Eva Mendes. Thought she was so funny in Hitch.

  121. entered celebrate my drive giveaway

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  122. I like Antonio Banderas and he was very good in so many films but I loved him in Shrek.

  123. Thomas Murphy says

    I entered the Celebrate My Drive giveaway.

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  124. Stephanie Gossett says

    I love Jennifer Lopez. I loved the wedding planner movie. I also loved Monster in Law. Thanks for the chance!

  125. Antonio Banderas – um super hot… Zoro anyone?

  126. Katie Roch says

    My favorite Hispanic actress is Salma Hayek and I loved her in the movie Fools Rush In.

  127. Jessica M. says

    My favorite Hispanic actress is Jennifer Lopez, I loved her in the movies: The Wedding Planner and Maid In Manhattan. I will watch any Jennifer Lopez movies! I think she is an excellent actress.

  128. Celebrate My Drive State Farm is the other giveaway I entered!

  129. jalapenomama says

    My favorite is Salma Hayek.
    She played Teresa in a soap opera quite a while ago.
    It was the first thing I’d ever seen her in.
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  130. Salma Hayek is my fav, she always throws some humor in her characters

  131. Scott Martin says

    I loved Antonio Banderas in Mambo Kings

  132. Blessie Nelson says

    I like the quality and versatility of acting Javier Bardem brings to Hollywood. His acting in Skyfall was remarkable!

  133. I loved Eva Mendes in Hitch. I even remember my first time watching it. They day I graduated high school

  134. Allison Downes says

    My favorite Hispanic actress would have to be Sofia Vergara. She was great in Madea Goes to jail. Most people though know her from Modern family which she is also great in. Thank you for the chance to win!

  135. Sandy VanHoey says

    I entered The Little Mermaid

  136. Desiree Dunbar says

    I love Salma Hayek and I liked her in Desperado.

  137. Desiree Dunbar says

    My favorite Hispanic actress is Salma Hayek. I loved her in the movie Desperado which came out in the mid 90’s. I also love Cameran Diaz. She is hysterical in Something about Mary! I think she is good is every movie she is in.

  138. Desiree Dunbar says

    I entered the McCormick giveaway.

  139. My favorite hispanic actress is Jennifer Lopez. I appreciate that she can be a very talented singer, and still have it in her to be a great actress

  140. kelly Nicholson says

    Who is your favorite Hispanic actor or actress and what film did you love them in?

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  141. Jennifer Lopez is one of my favorites. I really liked her in Jersey Girl.

  142. entered the Philips giveaway

  143. Jennifer Lopez. loved her in enough

  144. I love Eva Longoria in Over Her Dead Body.
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  145. Betsy Barnes says

    My favorite is Selma Hayek. I loved all the roles, however she was great in Desparado and From Dusk Til Dawn. She was very funny in Grown Ups, a role she proved she can act in a variety of ranges 🙂

  146. Stephanie Larison says

    I love Antonio Banderas in Original Sin. Anything he’s in I would definitely watch. 😉

  147. I love Sofia Veraga in Modern Family. She doesn’t take herself to seriously. She is funny and pretty. I have seen her in Diet Pepsi commercials and has a fashion line at KMart (I believe)

  148. Shemp DeYoung says

    Jorge Garcia. I loved him on Lost. He was also really funny on How I Met Your Mother and very sweet on Once Upon a Time.

  149. I like Jennifer Lopez. She has a great knack for romantic comedies. My fave I think was The Wedding Planner.

  150. Angela Cash says

    Benecio del Toro is my favorite Hispanic actor. I first saw him in The Usual Suspects (one of my favorite movies of all time) and his performance in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was brilliant.

  151. I like Benicio Del Toro as I think he is the most talented. He is like a chameleon which is true acting where you become the other person

  152. Joni Dolniak says

    I loved Cheech Marin in “Up in Smoke.” One of the funniest movies I ever saw.

  153. I have always loved Lou Diamond Phillips. La Bamba, Young Guns, and now Longmire are my favorite roles of his.

  154. I really liked Jennifer Lopez in Selena and Lou diamond Phillips in La bamba.

  155. Cheech!!!

  156. Jill Myrick says

    My favorite Hispanic actress is Salma Hayek. I love watching her in the movies Grown Ups and Fools Rush In. And am so glad that she is being recast in Grown Ups 2.


  157. Alicia Bridenbaugh says

    I love Jennifer Lopez as a singer and an actress.

  158. Melinda Stephens says

    My favorite is Sofia Vergara from Modern Family. I love how she plays Gloria.

  159. I’ve always loved Jennifer Lopez, especially as Selena, pobracita! What a performance – not easy to get all of Selena’s moves down, but she nailed it!

  160. I like Jennifer Lopez. My fave movie she was in that I liked was Selena.

  161. sarah hirsch says

    i love salma hayek. i don’t have a favorite movie with her in it, i liked her in desperado

  162. Abfantom Fantom says

    Rosie Perez is one of my favorite Hispanic actors. I loved her in Fearless

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  163. Abfantom Fantom says

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  164. AngelaCisco says

    Jessica Alba/ fantastic four

  165. I liked Jennifer Lopez in Selena and I llike Sofia Veraga in Modern Family

  166. Sarah Hall says

    I love Sofia Vergara. She cracks me up in Modern Family. I also love her in the Pepsi commercials. She is a very versatile actress.

  167. Rebecca Peters says

    I loved Jennifer Lopez in Enough.. that is a great and suspenseful movie!

  168. Richard Hicks says

    Robert Rodriguez in Escape from New York

  169. Michelle Tucker says

    I really liked Jennifer Lopez in the movie Selena. It was such a touching movie.

  170. Tanya White says

    I Like Salma Hayek in From dusk til dawn

  171. Not a film but I loveeddddd Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad. That man should get more recognition. He is not only a nice looking man but his acting is great. I would love to see him get more work.

  172. Vikki Billings says

    Jessica Alba in, Into the Blue!!

  173. I have always loved Ivana Baquero in Pan’s Labyrinth. She played such an emotionally touching character. I would love to see her in more movies.

    Lisa Garner

  174. Rita Moreno in West Side Story. One of the biggest roles in cinema.

    Thanks for the contest.

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  175. I liked Jennifer Lopez in Selena. I also liked her in a few of her other movies

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