Hispanic Lifestyle returned to the red carpet to visit with supporters and honorees of the 2019 Imagen Foundation Awards Saturday night at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The star-studded ceremony was presented to over five hundred attendees representing Hollywood’s entertainment industry and Latinx community.
Excitement arose with the winning of Best Television Drama Pose (FX) as well as Best Actress Mj Rodriguez. Imagen Awards is among the first to highlight the enormously popular series about the African-American and Latinx LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene. Additionally, Best Television Drama was tied with the energy crime driven series Magnum P.I. (CBS).
The Imagen Foundation also honored Chairman of Endemol Shine Americas and CEO of Endemol Shine North America’s Cris Abrego with the prestigious Imagen President’s Award and Luisa Leschin with the Norman Lear Writer’s Award. Celebrities in attendance were Mj Rodriguez, Kenny Ortega, Lisa Vidal, Ser Anzoategui, Danny Pino, Anthony Gonzalez, Dolores Huerta, Natalie Morales, Dirk Blocker, Joel Miller and many others.
Grammy Award winners Claudia Brant and La Marisoul (La Santa Cecilia) were among the evening’s performers. Their powerful performances featured Brant’s latest single“Una Mujer”.
Exclusive photos by Richard Sandoval
Behind the Scenes moment with One Day at a Time Executive Producer, Gloria Calderon Kellett
Winners were judged and selected in 18 categories by an independent panel of entertainment industry executives and Latinx community leaders.
2019 IMAGEN AWARDS WINNERS
Best Feature Film – Monsters and Men (NEON/Moviepass Films)
Best Director – Reinaldo Marcus Green, Monsters and Men (NEON/Moviepass Films)
Best Actor – Feature Film – Anthony Ramos, Monsters and Men (NEON/Moviepass Films)
Best Actress – Feature Film – Isabela Moner, Instant Family (Paramount Pictures)
Best Primetime Program – Drama (TIE)
- Magnum P.I. (CBS; CBS Television Studios, Universal Television, Perfect Storm Entertainment, Davis Entertainment, 101st Street Productions)
- Pose (FX Networks; Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions)
Best Primetime Program – Comedy: One Day at a Time (Netflix; Sony Pictures Television for Netflix)
Best Primetime Program – Specials, Movies & Limited Series: Icebox (HBO; HBO Films in association with Gracie Films and Endeavor Content)
Best Actor – Television – Jon Seda, Chicago P.D. (NBC; Wolf Entertainment in association with Universal Television)
Best Actress – Television – Mj Rodriguez, Pose (FX Networks; Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions)
Best Supporting Actor – Television: Wilmer Valderrama, NCIS (CBS; CBS Television Studios)
Best Supporting Actress – Television: Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time (Netflix; Sony Pictures Television for Netflix)
Best Young Actor – Television – Anthony Gonzalez, Icebox (HBO; HBO Films in association with Gracie Films and Endeavor Content)
Best Variety or Reality Show – Hip-Hop Houdini (Fuse; 7Beyond)
Best Children’s Programming – The Loud House (Nickelodeon)
Best Documentary – Great Performances: John Leguizamo’s Road to Broadway (PBS; NGL Studios & Diamante Content Production in association with THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC for WNET & Latino Public Broadcasting)
Best Informational Program – Breaking Big (PBS; Ozy Media)
Best Short-Form Non-Fiction Program – SC Featured – A Dreamer’s Path (ESPN Deportes)
Best On-Air Advertising – Sexism (Orci)