Saturday, August 13, 2011

26th Annual Imagen Awards - winners [UPDATED]

Last night, the 26th Imagen Awards took place at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Spanish for “image,” they are the industry awards for positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in entertainment. The evening was hosted by the charismatic actress Maria Canals Barrera, who wore an elegant red dress.

Over 500 people attended the event, including representatives of the entertainment industry and the Latino community, such as Edward James Olmos, Kenny Ortega, Esai Morales, Mark Ballas, Cote de Pablo, Eva La Rue, Lupe Ontiveros, Victoria Justice and Alexa Vega, among others.  Also in attendance were U.S. Secretary of Labor and former local congresswoman, Hilda L. Solis, and PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

The film section was led by Gun Hill Road which won for Best Feature Film and for Best Actor (Esai Morales). Michelle Rodriguez won Best Actress for her work in Tropico de Sangre (Rains of Injustice).

Law & Order: Los Angeles won for Best Primetime Television Program. Freddy Rodriguez received Best Actor for CHAOS. Martha Higareda was named Best Actress for Lies in Plain Sight.

Edward James Olmos said he was happy for the celebration of the awards but also noted that much remains to be done to Hispanics have equal representation on the screen. "We are more backward than any other time in the history of this country," said Olmos.

List of nominations

[UPDATE, Aug 15] winner for Best Web Series: Chismex (mun2).


Complete list of winners for the 26th Imagen Awards

Best Feature Film
Gun Hill Road
(Mi Alma Films)

Best Actor/Feature Film
Esai Morales, Gun Hill Road (Mi Alma Films)

Best Actress/Feature Film
Michelle Rodriguez, Tropico de Sangre (Rains of Injustice) (Maya Entertainment)

Best Supporting Actor/Feature Film
Miguel Sandoval, Spoken Word (New Mexico Media Partner/Luminaria Films)

Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film
Adriana Barraza, From Prada to Nada (Pantelion Films/Lionsgate)

Best Theatrical Short or Student Film
The Big Deal
(Lucy Rodriguez)

Primetime Television Program or Movie-of-the-Week
Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC)

Best Actor/Television
Freddy Rodriguez, CHAOS (CBS)

Best Actress/Television
Martha Higareda, Lies in Plain Sight (Lifetime Television)

Best Supporting Actor/Television
Carlos Gómez, The Glades (A&E)

Best Supporting Actress/Television
Eva la Rue, CSI: Miami (CBS)

Best Young Actress/Television
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)

Best Children’s Programming
Dora The Explorer (Nickelodeon)

Best Documentary/Film or Television
The Longoria Affair (Latino Public Broadcasting)

Best National Informational Program
Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One (WGBH)

Best Local Informational Program
Eye on Our Community (KCBS-TV)

Best On-Air Advertising
Dora 10th Anniversary Campaign

Best Variety or Reality Show
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Best Web Series
Chismex (mun2)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing the information! I can't believe they have yet to release an official press note on their website yet.