Rita Moreno, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Father Gregory Boyle & Liz Imperio Receive Special Recognition
Los Angeles, CA – If you were not one of the over 600 attendees at the 30th Annual Imagen Awards, and now the premier Latino entertainment awards program, not to worry we have your winner list here and you can also watch the television special which will air on PBS SoCaL during Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Imagen 30 celebration of Latino talent in Hollywood was a star-studded special event held in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The awards, with returning host comedian and actress Aida Rodriguez.
Special honorees were the legendary actress Rita Moreno with the Imagen Legacy Award; Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis with the President’s Award; Father Gregory Boyle, Founder and Director of Homeboy Industries with the President’s Award; World Renowned Choreographer and Director, Liz Imperio with the Creative Achievement Award. Among celebrities in attendance were America Ferrera, Paula Abdul, Edward James Olmos, Roselyn Sanchez, Esai Morales, Maria Canals-Barrera, Richard Cabral, Johnny Ortiz, Jon Seda, Melissa Fumero, Diogo Morgado, Rico Rodriguez, Sofia Carson, Danny Pino, Carlos Pratts and many other Latino performers. They were joined by legendary TV Producer and Imagen Founder Norman Lear and Kenny Ortega, a collaborating producer for this year’s special anniversary show.
“The people we recognized at last night’s event are distinguished leaders who have been at the forefront of advancing our community as a whole,” said Helen Hernandez, President and Founder of the Imagen Foundation which presents the Imagen Awards. “For 30 years we have had the honor of acknowledging the amazing Latino talent in front and behind the cameras, as well as those who tirelessly work behind the scenes on behalf of all Latinos.”
Imagen Awards 2015 winners were judged and selected in twenty-four categories by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders.
The complete list of 2015 Imagen Awards winners in their respective categories follows:
Best Picture: McFarland, USA (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
Best Director: Sean McNamara, Spare Parts (Pantelion Films)
Best Actor – Feature Film: George Lopez, Spare Parts (Pantelion Films)
Best Actress – Feature Film: Zoe Saldana, The Book of Life (Reel FX/20th Century Fox)
Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film: Carlos Pratts, McFarland, USA (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
The television special will air on PBS SoCaL during Hispanic Heritage Month.Supporting Actress – Feature Film: Kate del Castillo, The Book of Life (Reel FX/20th Century Fox)
Best Primetime Television Program – Drama: Law and Order: SVU (Universal Television and Wolf Films)
Best Primetime Television Program – Comedy: Jane The Virgin (The CW)
Best Primetime Program: Special or Made-for-TV-Movie: American Crime (ABC Studios)
Best Actor – Television: Gael García Bernal, Mozart In The Jungle (Amazon Instant Video/Amazon Studios)
Best Actress – Television: Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin (The CW)
Best Supporting Actor – Television: Danny Pino, Law and Order: SVU (Universal Television and Wolf Films)
Best Supporting Actress – Television: Andrea Navedo, Jane The Virgin (The CW)
Best Young Actor – Television: Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family (ABC/20th Century Fox Television)
Best Young Actress – Television: Lilimar Hernandez, Bella and the Bulldogs (Nickelodeon)
Best Variety or Reality Show: Vice (HBO)
Best Children’s Programming: Nick News with Linda Ellerbee (Nickelodeon)
Best Documentary/Film or Television: Children of Giant (PBS/Latino Public Broadcasting)
Best National Informational Program: America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: The New Mad Men (The Futuro Media Group in association with PBS and the World Channel)
Best Local Informational Program: Life Connected: Hispanic Heritage Special (NBC4-Southern California)
Best On-Air Advertising: AARP (Alma Advertising Agency)
Best Theatrical Short or Student Film: Ni-Ni (American Film Institute)
Best Web Series: Comedy: Oh Noah! (Thirteen/WNET New York Public Media)
Best Web Series: Reality or Informational: Los Cowboys (Corral 360)
The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 from a suggestion by veteran television producer Norman Lear to encourage and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. Later, as The Imagen Foundation, it expanded its programs and initiatives to further its mission to serve as a bridge between the Latino community and the entertainment industry in providing access, education, and resources for Latinos in the industry, as well as those seeking careers in entertainment