Telenovelas were the big winners in the first edition of the Premios Tu Mundo (Your World Awards), during an evening full of music celebrating popular Latino culture.

The Hispanic public voted awards for their favorite stars, music and programs during the debut, whose prize-giving ceremony was held at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.

The evening took off with an explosion of energy from reggaeton star Tito El Bambino singing his hit tune "Dame la Ola" (Give Me the Wave) as a dance team dropped from the ceiling to the stage on elastic ropes.

Tops on TV and voted Telenovela of the Year was "Mi Corazon Insiste" (My Heart Insists), which also garnered a number of prizes in other categories.

In the music competitions, "Dutty Love" by Don Omar and Natti Natasha won in the category of Party Starting Song, "Las Cosas Pequeñas" (Little Things) by Prince Royce took the prize for Song that Steals My Heart, while "Follow the Leader" by Wisin & Yandel singing with Jennifer Lopez was voted Best Musical Video.

Among the telenovelas, Tony Dalton in "Flor Salvaje" (Wildflower) was everybody's Best Bad Boy; Aylin Mujica from "Aurora" and "Corazon Valiente" (Stout Heart) was voted Best Bad Girl.

Jencarlos Canela in "Mi Corazon Insiste" won Favorite Lead Actor, while Maritza Rodriguez from "La Casa de al Lado" (The House Next Door) garnered the award for Favorite Lead Actress.

Best Supporting actress and actor were Wanda D'Isidoro in "Maid in Manhattan" and Gabriel Valenzuela in "La Casa de al Lado," respectively.

When it came to the movies, Hispanics chose Jennifer Lopez as their Favorite Latino in Hollywood. EFE