Univision Deportes has revealed the 25 categories that will be considered during its inaugural Premios Univision Deportes (Univision Sports Awards), set to air Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. on UniMás and UDN.
The two-hour presentation is recognized by the network as "the ultimate sports award show for U.S. Hispanics honoring top athletes and teams from the leagues and sports that Hispanics care about most."
All told, 65 sports figures have been nominated for their roles in soccer, basketball, baseball, boxing, auto racing and more. Some of the nominees include, Landon Donovan, Miguel Herrera, Albert Pujols and James Rodríguez.
Fans will be able to vote as well for Goal of the Year, Extreme Sports Athlete of the Year, Best Athlete Post on Social Media and Best Artistic Performance by an Athlete. Sports personalities, such as journalists, broadcasters, and retired world class athletes will also select winners at Premios Univision Deportes.
Categories and Special Recognition Awards include:
Best Soccer Game of the Year
Best Boxer of the Year
Best MLS Player of the Year
Best Sports Moment of the Year
Best Baseball Player of the Year
Best Liga MX Player of the Year
Breakthrough of the Year
Best Save of the Year
Best Car Racing Performance
Best Basketball Player of the Year
Best World Cup Record
Best Hispanic Performance in Europe
For the Love of Sports Award
Sport Achievement of the Year
Humanitarian Work Award
World Champion Award
Paralympics Athlete of the Year Award
Tennis Performance Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Liga MX Champions Award
Hispanic Sports Hall of Fame
Goal of the Year
Extreme Sports Athlete of the Year
Best Athlete Post on Social Media
Best Artistic Performance by an Athlete
Univision Deportes is also hosting a nationwide search for everyday heroes called For the Love of the Game, where the winner will receive a $25,000 cash prize, as well as a paid trip to attend the Premios Univision Deportes gala in Miami. The gala will include an hour-long red carpet pre-show, complete with musical performaces by Latin music acts.
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