Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso, who has produced some of the biggest blockbusters in recent years such as Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: No Way Home, will be presented with the 2022 Vision Award by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) this fall.
On September 30, 2022, Alonso, who is the President of Physical, Post Production, VFX, and Animation at Marvel, will receive the distinction at the 35th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The awards were founded in 1987 as part of the first Hispanic Heritage Month to honor Latine contributions in the fields of arts, education, leadership, literature, math, science and sports. The ceremony will be broadcast on PBS and stream on pbs.org and the PBS Video app.
“The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to honor Victoria Alonso’s incredible career as an executive for Marvel Studios, but, moreover, as an actionable leader in ensuring the industry’s representation looks and sounds like what the world looks and sounds like in an authentic way,” Jose Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the HHF, said in a statement. “Her elevated position as a Latina in Hollywood and corporate America cannot be overstated as our stories are told at a global level. It’s our turn to tell her story and celebrate our community’s accomplishment, cultural pride, and great promise.”
Other HHF award recipients in the past include Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno (West Side Story), legendary singer Celia Cruz, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and international reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny, among others.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Alonso started her career in the early 2000s as a visual effects producer on movies like Shrek, 50 First Dates, and Kingdom of Heaven. She began her role as an executive producer with Marvel Studios in 2012 with the first The Avengers film. Up next for her is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November, followed by the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and The Marvels in 2023.