The 14th annual Premios Juventud took place on Univision on Thursday night. This year’s ceremony saw a shakeup in format. Instead of awarding actors and musicians, this year’s show – themed “Apostando por el Futuro” – focused on style, music, and activism. And while the categories looked wildly different – Best Song for Dancing, Best Song for Your “Troca,” and Best Song for Loving – Premios Juventud remained the same in many ways, meaning that once again white Latinx artists remained at the forefront.
A lot went down during the three-hour ceremony, so we’ve broken it down for you. Here are eight things you may have missed at this year’s show:
Prince Royce tweeted that Premios Juventud shut him out. The Sprint spokesman insinuated that the snub is because T-Mobile is one of the award’s sponsors. Upset fans used both #Royce4Sprint and #SinRoyceNoMiroPJ to express their support for the artist and dissatisfaction with the show.
Maluma and Daddy Yankee were the night's biggest winners.
With three wins each, Maluma and Daddy Yankee were the night’s biggest winners. The Colombian singer won Best Instagram, Best Fashionista, and the Super Sonic Award. Meanwhile Daddy Yankee received the Best Song for Dancing, Best Song for Singing, and Perfect Combo awards.
Just like in past years, the show mostly awarded white Latinx artists, leaving many frustrated that the contributions of talented artists of color went ignored. The show – which also gave a platform to white mainstream artists – was a disservice to the Latino community.
Love it when white people take away the only award shows that praise Latinos#PremiosJuventud