2008 Imagen Awards

Presenting Sponsors

The Nielsen Company -- Diamond Sponsor

LATV Networks

The Walt Disney Company

Disney ABC Television Group

Platinum Sponsors
Fox Television

Gold Sponsors
The Daily Variety

Lear Family Foundation

The Hollywood Reporter
CBS Television
Paramount Pictures
Silver Sponsors
Warner Bros. Entetainment
Sony Pictures

Bronze Sponsors
The Gamin
Latino Public Broadcasting



Past Imagen Award Recipients

22nd Annual Imagen Awards
July 28, 2007
Winners Press  Release
Award  Pictures

21st Annual Imagen Awards
August 18, 2006
Winners Press Release
Award Pictures


20th Annual Imagen Awards
June 20, 2005
Winners Press Release
Award Pictures


19th Annual Imagen Awards
August 26, 2004
Winners Press Release
Award Pictures


18th Annual Imagen Awards
May 29, 2003
Winners Press Release
Award Pictures


More to come soon!


Imagen Foundation to Acknowledge Contributions for
Excellence in Latino Entertainment in 18 Categories at 23rd Annual Imagen Awards on Thursday, August 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel
Universal City, CA - July 18, 2008 - At the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards on Thursday, August 21 at 7 PM in Beverly Hills, The Imagen Foundation will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award to actor Tony Plana; the Creative Achievement Award to HBO's In Treatment Producer/Director Rodrigo Garcia; and the Norman Lear Writer's Award to Ligiah Villalobos, executive producer and writer of the feature film La Misma Luna. LATV's Pili Montilla of En la Zona and Humberto Guida of Wáchale hosted today's announcement of the 2008 nominees at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City, California.

"I am consistently amazed with the exponential growth in both the quantity and quality of the entries we receive each year," stated Helen Hernandez, Founder of The Imagen Foundation and creator of the pioneering Imagen Awards, which annually draws A-list stars and luminaries from the world of Latino entertainment. "The increase of Latino representation across entertainment disciplines is truly indicative of the prevalent role we play in Hollywood, mainstream America, and throughout the world."
The press conference presenters from LATV, the nation's first bilingual entertainment/music network distributed via digital multicast, also unveiled their plans to air a one-hour special on their channel featuring the Red Carpet arrival and behind-the-scenes exclusives of nominated Latinos at the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards.

A partial list of the 2008 event sponsors includes, The Nielsen Company (presenting sponsor), CBS, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Entravision, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety.

The complete list of the 2008 nominees across all 18 Imagen Foundation categories are available on the Imagen Foundation Web site www.imagen.org. The nominees include:

Best On-Air Advertising
Artist Speaking Tr3s', AB Quintanilla y Los Kumbia All Stars, MTV3
Civic es Civic, La Agencia de Orci & Asociados
Descubre and Download, Colby O'Donis, MTV
Descubre and Download, Malverde, MTV
Tu Pride, Silvestre, MTV
Tu Pride, Elan, MTV
Tu Pride, Ruben, MTV
Vivelo Aqui Campaign, HBO

Best Local Informational Programming
Ninos Inmigrantes Llegan a La Escuela, Univision 23
Fox 11 News, Alter the Melee, Producer, Pete Noyes
Vista L.A., ABC7

Best National Informational Programming
Beyond Borders: an MTV Tr3's Immigration Forum, MTV Networks
Hispanics Today, Producers Erica Ortiz & Don Kaiser
LatinEyes, Executive Producer, Andres Pruna
Maria Hinojosa One-on-One with Tony Plana, Producer, La Plaza-WGBH
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, I'm American, you're not, Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon Network

Best Theatrical Short or Student Film
Below the Fold, The Pulitzer that Defined Latino Journalism, Produced & Directed by Roberto Gudino, Executive Producer Olga Briseno
Nina Quebrada, Produced by Diana Romero and Directed by Jen Kleiner
A Day at the Theatre: Produced by Karla Ojeda and Directed by Kenneth Castillo
Proof of Birth, Produced by Sergei Krasikav, Directed by Jose Luis Orbegozo
Suripanta, Produced by David Rodriguez and Edward Cohen, Directed by David Rodriguez Estrada

Best Documentary for Television
Borinqueneers (The) El Pozo Productions
Brown is the New Green, Producer & Director, Phillip Rodriguez
Made in L.A., Producer and Director, Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo
Orozco: Man of Fire, Producer and Director, Laurie Coyle and Rick Tejada Flores
Recycled Life (Cinemax Reel Life), Iwerks-Glad Production in association with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Film
Toxic City: This is Where I Live, Producer & Director, Nori Takei, mun2

Best Children's Programming
Dora the Explorer, Nickelodeon; Nickelodeon Network
El Tigre, The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon Network
Go, Diego, Go, Nickelodeon; Nickelodeon Network
Handy Manny, Disney Channel
Maya and Miguel, PBS

Best Variety or Reality Show
Ceasar and Chuy, LATV Networks
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, National Geographic Channel
Dancing with the Stars, ABC
Mi TRL Awards, MTV Networks
Step It Up & Dance, Bravo
Randy Jackson Presents, America's Best Dance Crew, MTV and Warner Horizon Television
Vivo Presents, Juanes, Producer, Shari Scorca, Executive Producer, Gloria Medel, mun2

Best Supporting Actress - Film
Danielle Polanco, Missy, Step Up 2 The Streets, Producer, Patrick Wachsberger & Erik Feig, Director, Jon M. Chu
Leonor Varela, Where God Left His Shoes, Written and Directed, Salvatore Stabile
Roselyn Sanchez, Game Plan, Producers Gordon Gray & mark Ciardi, Director, Andy Fickman

Best Supporting Actor - Film
David Castro, Where God Left His Shoes, Written and Directed by Salvatore Stabile
Eugenio Derbez, La Misma Luna, Producer/Director, Patricia Rigen
Jacob Vargas, Sleep Dealer, Producer, Anthony Bregman
Tego Calderon, Illegal Tender, Producer, John Singleton

Best Actress - Film
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Love in the Time of Cholera, Directed by Mike Newell, Stone Village Pictures
Kate Del Castillo, La Misma Luna: Directed by Patricia Riggen, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Wanda de Jesus, Illegal Tender: Directed by Franc Reyes, New Deal Productions
Yvette Yates, Nina Quebrada: Directed by Jen Kleiner, The Collective

Best Actor - Film
Adrian Alonso, La Misma Luna: Directed by Patricia Riggen, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Javier Bardem, Love in the Time of Cholera Directed by Mike Newell, Stone Village Pictures
John Leguizamo, Where God Left His Shoes: Directed by Salvatore Stabile, Vulcan Productions
Rick Gonzalez, Illegal Tender: Directed by Franc Reyes, New Deal Productions

Best Director
Kenny Ortega, High School Musical 2, Disney Channel
Mike Newell, Love in the Time of Cholera, Stone Village Pictures
Patricia Riggen, La Misma Luna, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Best Picture
Alondra Smiles: Directed by Concha Nora Villa, Villa Media Productions
La Misma Luna: Directed by Patricia Riggen, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Love in the Time of Cholera: Directed by Mike Newell, Stone Village Pictures
Where God Left His Shoes, Directed by Salvatore Stabile, Vulcan Productions

Best Supporting Actress - Television
Cote de Pablo, NCIS: CBS, Belisarius Productions, Paramount Television
Eva La Rue, Miami CSI, CBS Television, CBS Productions
Maria Canals Barrera, Wizards of Waverly Place, Disney Channel, It's a Laugh Productions
Ana Ortiz, Ugly Betty, ABC Studios
Dana Ramirez, Heroes, NBC

Best Supporting Actor
Danny Pino, Cold Case, Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with CBS Productions and Warner Bros. Television
Esai Morales, Jericho, CBS/Paramount Network Television
Jorge Garcia, Lost, ABC Studios
Shalim Ortiz, Heros, NBC,
Tony Plana, Ugly Betty, ABC Studios

Best Actress - Television

Ferrera, Ugly Betty, ABC Studios
Christina Milian, Snowglobe, ABC and Disney Channel
Kathleen Herles, Dora the Explorer, Nickelodeon Network, Nickelodeon Studios
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place, ABC Family, It's a Laugh Production

Best Actor - Television
Carlos Mencia, Mind of Mencia, Comedy Central
Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica, The Sci-Fi Channel
James Roday, Psych CBS
Wilmer Valderamma, Handy Manny (animation), Disney Channel

Best Primetime Series
ER: NBC and Warner Bros. Television
Grey's Anatomy, ABC Studios, Mark Gordon Company
Lost, ABC, ABC Studios
Scrubs, ABC Studios, Dozer Productions
Ugly Betty, ABC Studios

Click here to view the 23rd Annual Imagen Awards Winners.

The Imagen Foundation works to enhance opportunities for Latinos in front of and behind the camera. Based in the Los Angeles area, the Imagen Foundation serves as a liaison between the industry and the Hispanic community by providing access, education and resources. Additional information regarding the Imagen Foundation, its awards program and annual job fair in January is available at www.imagen.org or by calling 626/ 836-6100
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