“Premios Juventud,” Univision’s youth awards show, marked its ninth anniversary last night. The show was broadcast live from the BankUnited Center at the University of Miami, at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. Central).
The awards show included 25 singular categories that celebrate Hispanic youth’s tastes on everything from music, film and sports, to fashion, novelas, pop culture and more.
Prince Royce was the evening’s top winner, picking up 8 awards in categories including “Red Hot Artist,” “Catchiest Tune,” “My Favorite Video,” and “My Ringtone.”
The show was hosted by a line-up of stars that included telenovela star Ana Brenda Contreras, actress-singer-composer Eiza, tropical fusion music duo Chino y Nacho and television actress and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, among others.
The show kicked off with a futuristic performance by Chino y Nacho, featuring British singer-songwriter Jay Sean, with the duo descending on stage in Tron-inspired air motorcycles to present their hit “Bebé Bonita.”
Prince Royce also debuted his new song “Close To You,” Pitbull presented his recent single “Back in Time,” and Juanes performed some of his chart-topping hits, including “Nada Valgo Sin Tu Amor” and “A Dios Le Pido.”
Fernando Colunga received the “Supernova” award, in recognition of his work as one Hispanic America’s most revered actors. Past recipients of the “Supernova” award include Shakira, Maná, Ricardo Arjona, Chayanne, and most recently, Antonio Banderas.
The winners were chosen by fans voting at PremiosJuventud.com, online and on their mobile phones. Users also decided which song Juanes played during this performance. This year’s show included live backstage streaming during the broadcast.
Here’s the complete list of the 2012 “PREMIOS JUVENTUD” winners:
Síganme los Buenos (Follow Me): Prince Royce
¡Qué Actorazo! (Best Actor!): Antonio Banderas
Actriz Que se Roba la Pantalla (She Steals the Show): Sofía Vergara
Película Más Padre (Favorite Flick): “Puss in Boots”
La Combinación Perfecta (The Perfect Combo): “Promise” (Romeo Santos & Usher)
¡Qué Rico Que Se Mueve! (Best Moves): Shakira
Voz del Momento (Red Hot Artist): Prince Royce
La Más Pegajosa (Catchiest Tune): “Las Cosas Pequeñas” (Prince Royce)
Lo Toco Todo (Just Play It All): “Formula Vol. 1” (Romeo Santos)
Mi Video Favorito (My Favorite Video): “Las Cosas Pequeñas” (Prince Royce)
El Súper Tour (The Super Tour): “Euphoria” (Enrique Inglesias, Pitbull & Prince Royce)
Canción Corta-Venas (Heart-Wrenching Song): “Las Cosas Pequeñas” (Prince Royce)
Mi Ringtone (My Ringtone): “Las Cosas Pequeñas” (Prince Royce)
Mi Artista Pop (My Pop Artist): Camila
Mi Artista Regional Mexicano (My Regional Mexican Artist): Espinosa Paz
Mi Artista de Rock (My Rock Artist): Maná
Mi Artista Tropical (My Tropical Artist): Prince Royce
Mi Artista Urbano (My Urban Artist): Pitbull
Deportista de Alto Voltaje (Most Electrifying Athlete): Javier “Chicharito” Hernández
La Nueva Promesa (Promising New Player): Canelo Álvarez
SOAP OPERA CATEGORY:
¡Está Buenísimo! (He’s so HOT!): David Zepeda (Abismo de Pasión & Triunfo del Amor)
Chica Que Me Quita El Sueño (Girl of My Dreams): Ana Brenda Contreras (La Que No Podía Amar)
Mejor Tema Novelero (Best “Novela” Theme Song): “Día de Suerte” (Alejandra Guzmán, Una Familia con Suerte)