Lin-Manuel Miranda Wins Audie Award for Best Male Narrator for “Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World”

It’s a special recitation honor for Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican talent is among the winners for the 2022 Audie Awards, which recognize work in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

Lin-Manuel Miranda The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners in a virtual ceremony hosted by Kal Penn.

Miranda won for best male narrator for the production of Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World, which was written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz and published by Simon & Schuster Audio.    

Gloria Muñoz, Elena González, Rebeca Hernando, Carmen Mayordomo, Marta Poveda, Sol de la Barreda, Beatriz Melgares, Cristina Arias and Antonio Martínez Asensio won in the Spanish Language category for their narration of Federico García Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba.

Tony Medina won alongside Jaime Lincoln Smith in the Young Readers category for I and I Bob Marley, which he wrote.

Here’s a look at this year’s Audie Awards winners:

Project Hail Mary       
Written by Andy Weir
Narrated by Ray Porter
Published by Audible Studios

Sherlock Holmes – The Seamstress of Peckham Rye
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Performed by Nicholas Briggs, Richard Earl, Lucy Briggs-Owen, India Fisher, James Joyce, Anjella MacKintosh, Glen McCready, and Mark Elstob
Published by Big Finish Productions

Somebody’s Daughter
Written and narrated by Ashley C. Ford
Published by Macmillan Audio

Deepti Gupta
The Parted Earth
Written by Anjali Enjeti
Published by Novel Audio

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Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World
Written by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Machiavelli for Women
Written and narrated by Stacey Vanek Smith
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

La casa de Bernarda Alba
Written by Federico García Lorca
Narrated by Gloria Muñoz, Elena González, Rebeca Hernando, Carmen Mayordomo, Marta Poveda, Sol de la Barreda, Beatriz Melgares, Cristina Arias, and Antonio Martínez Asensio
Published by Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial

The Gift of Black Folk
Written by W.E.B. Du Bois
Narrated by Arnell Powell
Published by Brilliance Publishing

Rhythm of War
Written by Brandon Sanderson
Narrated by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading
Published by Macmillan Audio

The Final Revival of Opal & Nev       
Written by Dawnie Walton
Narrated by Janina Edwards, Bahni Turpin, James Langton, André De Shields, Dennis Boutsikaris, Steve West, Gabra Zackman, Robin Miles, and a full cast
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
Written and narrated by Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish (with a foreword written and narrated by Diana Gabaldon)
Published by Hodder & Stoughton

How Y’all Doing?
Written and narrated by Leslie Jordan
Published by HarperAudio

All Creatures Great and Small
Written by James Herriot
Narrated by Nicholas Ralph
Published by Macmillan Audio

Playing the Cards You’re Dealt
Written by Varian Johnson
Narrated by Dion Graham
Published by Scholastic Audio

Written by Melissa Lenhardt
Narrated by Barrie Kreinik, Bailey Carr, Ella Turenne, Nikki Massoud, Natalie Naudus, Imani Jade Powers, and James Fouhey
Published by Hachette Audio

Written by Stephen King
Narrated by Seth Numrich
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

A Promised Land
Written and narrated by Barack Obama
Published by Penguin Random House Audio

The Joy of Sweat
Written by Sarah Everts
Narrated by Sophie Amoss
Published by Penguin Random House Audio

Written and narrated by Mary Jane Wells
Published by Author’s Republic

Reel: Hollywood Renaissance, Book 1
Written by Kennedy Ryan
Narrated by Eboni Flowers, Jakobi Diem, Nicole Small, and April Christina
Published by Scribechick Media LLC, Produced by Lyric Audiobooks

Project Hail Mary
Written by Andy Weir
Narrated by Ray Porter
Published by Audible Studios

Written by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon
Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Dion Graham, Imani Parks, Jordan Cobb, Shayna Small, A.J. Beckles, and Bahni Turpin
Published by HarperAudio

Local Woman Missing
Written by Mary Kubica
Narrated by Brittany Pressley, Jennifer Jill Araya, Gary Tiedemann, and Jesse Vilinsky Published by HarperAudio

Be Dazzled
Written by Ryan La Sala
Narrated by Pete Cross
Published by Dreamscape Media

I and I Bob Marley
Written by Tony Medina
Narrated by Jaime Lincoln Smith and Tony Medina
Published by Live Oak Media

Lin-Manuel Miranda Receives Audie Awards Nomination

Lin-Manuel Miranda is in the running for an Audie

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer-songwriter, playwright, and film director is among the finalists for the 2022 Audie Awards, which recognize work in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.

Lin-Manuel MirandaMiranda is among the finalists for Best Male Narrator for his work on Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World.

Abner Ramirez and his wife Amanda Sudano, who make up the group Johnnyswim, are nominated in the Faith-Based Fiction and Non-Fiction for narrating their book Home Sweet Road.

Latina talent Ines del Castillo is nominated in the Fiction category for her being part of the narration cast of Dawnie Walton’s The Final Revival of Opal & Nev.

Salvadoran American actor, writer, visual artist and performer Herbert Sigüenza is nominated in the History/Biograpgy category for his work on A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, which he wrote and performed for L.A. Theatre Works.

Oscar-nominated actress Marina De Tavira is among the Latinx nominees in the Spanish Language category.

The 48-year-old Mexican actress is nominated for narrarating Valeria Luiselli’s novel Desierto Sonoro.

Other nominees for this year’s awards include Foo FightersDave GrohlBarack ObamaOprah Winfrey, Cynthia Erivo, John LithgowJamie FoxxOutlander star Sam Heughan and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Winners will revealed on March 4 in 25 categories by the Audio Publishers Association at a ceremony hosted by Kal Penn and livestreamed on the group’s website.

A full list of finalists can be found here.

Eva Longoria to Star in “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” a Film Adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s YA Novel

Eva Longoria is revealing some universal Secrets

The 46-year-old Mexican American actress/producer will star in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a feature film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s YA novel.

Eva Longoria

Longoria will star opposite Eugenio DerbezMax Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, Veronica Falcón, Isabella Gomez, Luna Blaise and Kevin Alejandro in the film.

Aitch Alberto wrote the script and will make her directorial debut on the film, which is being financing and produced by Limelight alongside 3Pas Studios and Big Swing Productions, in association with Boies Schiller Entertainment. The film counts Derbez, Kyra Sedgwick and Lin-Manuel Miranda among its producers.

Aristotle and Dante, originally published in 2014, centers on the friendship between Aristotle “Ari” Mendoza (to be played by Pelayo) and Dante Quintana (Gonzales), two Mexican American boys on the cusp of manhood who form a life-changing bond after a chance meeting at an El Paso pool in the summer of 1987.

Alberto’s writing credits include the HBO Max drama series Duster from J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan. She also wrote for Apple TV+’s Little America.

“At its core, Ari and Dante tells a story of self-discovery and acceptance,” Alberto said. “My own journey helped me realize there is nothing more important than standing up and fully embracing who we are and being seen for it. I’m motivated to place a lens on male vulnerability that includes a more empathic and compassionate gaze that helps redefine masculinity specifically for the Latino/a/e/x community. To say this is a dream come true is an understatement.”

Derbez most recently played Bernardo in CODA and stars in 3Pas’ upcoming comedy Acapulco both for Apple TV+.

Longoria’s recent acting credits include the films Sylvie’s Love and The Boss Baby: Family Business and just wrapped her feature directorial debut Flamin’ Hot for Searchlight.