And the Winners Are – 2012 Imagen Awards

Look for Hispanic Lifestyle’s coverage of the Imagen Foundation Awards on PBS stations the first week in September 2012.

Winners of the 27th Annual Imagen (Spanish for “image”) Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment, were announced tonight at a star-studded dinner ceremony held in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Hispanic Lifestyle’s Exclusive event  photos

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Special recognition went to Jenni Rivera: Latin music artist and superstar; star and Executive Producer of “I Love Jenni” and Executive Producer “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis ‘n Control” who received the President’s Award. There was also special Performance by “Jessica” from The Electric Company: Priscilla “P-Star” Diaz.  Producer, Director and Community Leader Moctezuma Esparza received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners for this year’s Imagen Awards in their respective categories.

Best Director: Patricia Riggen, Girl In Progress (Pantelion Films); Best Primetime Television Program Drama or Comedy: Switched At Birth (Prodco, Inc. In association with ABC Family); Best Primetime Program: Special or Movie of the Week: The Pregnancy Project (Barbara Lieberman  Productions/Lifetime); Best Actor/Television: James Roday Psych (USA Network); Best Actress/Television: Alexa Vega The Pregnancy Project (Barbara Lieberman Productions/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: Bella Thorne Shake It Up! (Disney Channel); Best Documentary/Film/Television: Habla Texas (HBO Latino); Best Variety or Reality Show: Great Performances: Il Postino From LA Opera (LA Opera/WNET); Best Local Informational Program: Vista LA (ABC7 Los Angeles, CA); Best On-Air Advertising:  Community Champion: Rueben Martinez (PBS SoCal); Best Feature Film:  Girl In Progress (Pantelion Films) Best Actor/Feature Film: Lou Diamond Phillips Filly Brown (Cima Productions/Olmos Productions/Silent Giant Entertainment) Best Actress/Feature Film: Gina Rodriguez, Filly Brown (Cima Productions/Olmos Productions/Silent Giant Entertainment); Best Supporting Actor/Feature Film:  Diego Luna Casa De Mi Padre (NALA Films/Gary Sanchez Productions/Pantelion Films); Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film: Cierra Ramirez Girl In Progress (Pantelion Films);  Best Children’s Programming: El Perro Y El Gato (HBO Latino); Best National Informational Program: Lost In Detention  (Frontline/WGBH); Best Theatrical Short or Student Film:  Inglés (Ruben Avitia); Best Web Series: Drama: Los Americans (One Economy/V Studio LA); Best Web Series: Comedy: Noah Comprende (WNET); Best Web Series: Reality or Information: Black and Latino (mun2/mun2.tv).

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who also produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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