Honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in entertainment, the Imagen Foundation has
announced the winners of the 24th annual Imagen Awards. At the event held at Beverly Hilton on Friday night, August 21, Walt Disney Pictures' "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" has been hailed as Best Feature Film.
The adventure comedy film also nailed a Best Supporting Actor prize for the actor who plays Sam Cortez, Manolo Cardona. Though grabbing two kudos at the awards, "Chihuahua" failed to secure the Best Actor prize despite the fact that two of its leading stars, George Lopez and Andy Garcia, were nominated for the category. The prize went to Luis Guzman of "Maldeamores".
Feature film category aside, ABC's television series "Ugly Betty" claimed back the title of Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress with America Ferrera and Ana Ortiz grabbing the prize respectively. The two actresses have won similar title back in 2007, but in 2008 they lost the nods to Christina Milian of "Snowglobe" and Dania Ramirez of "Heroes".
The Best Primetime Television Program kudo went to Lifetime's "Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story", and so did the Best Actor for Television, which was nailed by Hector Bustamante. "Little Girl Lost" beat stiff competitions from "Ugly Betty", "Lost", "Cold Case" and "Capadocia" for the top honor for television.
Here is the partial winners list of the 24th annual Imogen Awards: