Nonprofit org awards positive Latino portrayals

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The Imagen Foundation on Wednesday announced its finalists for the 2004 Imagen Awards.

“NYPD Blue” actress Jacqueline Obradors joined Helen Hernandez, founder and prexy of the foundation, for the announcement.

Imagen, a nonprofit organization founded in 1985, presents it annual kudos to individuals who help encourage positive media portrayal of Latinos.

Winners will be announced Aug. 26 at a gala in Beverly Hills.

And the finalists are…

PICTURE (DRAMA OR COMEDY)

“Valentin” (Miramax)
“Once Upon a Time in Mexico” (Sony)

ACTOR IN A FILM

Jesus Nebot, “No Turning Back” (Zokalo Entertainment)
Antonio Banderas, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

ACTRESS IN A FILM

Cameron Diaz, “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (Sony)

DIRECTOR

Guillermo Del Toro, “Hellboy” (Sony)
Robert Rodriguez, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN FILM

Alfred Molina, “Identity” (Sony)
Cristian de la Fuente, “Basic” (Sony)
Ruben Blades, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN FILM

Michelle Rodriguez, “S.W.A.T.” (Sony)
Eva Mendes, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”
Rosalyn Sanchez, “Basic”
Salma Hayek, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

DOCUMENTARY FILM

“Discovering Dominga” (Jaguar House Films)
“Farmingsville” (Camino Bluffs Prods.)

PRIMETIME DRAMA SERIES

“NYPD Blue” (ABC)
“Strong Medicine” (Lifetime)
“American Family” (PBS)

PRIMETIME COMEDY SERIES

“The George Lopez Show” (ABC)
“Scrubs” (NBC)

MOVIE FOR TELEVISION

“And Starring Poncho Villa as Himself” (HBO)
“Undefeated” (HBO)

TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY

“In the Shadow of Laci Peterson” (ABC News)
“The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt” (HBO)
“Every Child Is Born a Poet” (When in Doubt Prods.)
“The Miracles From Mexico” (KTTV/KCOP)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Freddy Rodriguez, “Six Feet Under” (HBO)
Danny Pino, “Cold Case” (G.E.F. Entertainment)
Eddy Martin, “The Maldonado Miracle” (Arenas Entertainment)
Esai Morales, “American Family”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Adrienne Ballon, “The Cheetah Girls” (Disney Channel)
Tia Texada, “Third Watch” (NBC)
Jacqueline Obradors, “NYPD Blue”
Sonia Braga, “American Family”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION COMEDY

Diana Maria Riva, “Luis” (Fox)
Judy Reyes, “Scrubs”
Belita Moreno, “The George Lopez Show”

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION COMEDY

George Lopez, “The George Lopez Show”

ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Antonio Banderas, “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself”
Hector Elizondo, “Century City” (CBS)
A Martinez, “Killer Instinct” (Lifetime)
John Leguizamo, “Undefeated”
Edward James Olmos, “Battlestar Galactica” (Sci Fi)

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION COMEDY

Constance Marie, “The George Lopez Show”

ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA

Lisa Vidal, “The Division” (Lifetime)
Rosa Blasi, “Strong Medicine”
Constance Marie, “American Family”

DAYTIME DRAMA

“Passions” (NBC)

VARIETY SPECIAL

“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” (Bravo)
“LATV Live!” (LATV, Los Angeles)
“La Vida” (WFAA-TV, Dallas)

CHILDREN’S ANIMATED PROGRAMMING

“Chalk Zone” (MTV)
“Dora the Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
“Mucha Lucha!” (The WB)

CHILDREN’S NON-ANIMATED PROGRAMMING

“The Brothers Garcia” (Nickelodeon)
“The Cheetah Girls” (Disney Channel)

NATIONAL INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING

“La Conexion” (Perfect Image Film & Video Prods.)
“Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
“Urban Latino TV” (Urban Latino TV)

LOCAL INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING

“The Cris Franco Show” (Cris Franco Entertainment)
“The Mendez Case” (KCBS/KCAL)
“Vista L.A.” (KABC)

ON-AIR ADVERTISING

Verizon, “Jogger” (La Agencia de Orci & Associates)
Scrapbook (ZGS Communications)
SiTV (SiTV Networks)
Conexion Perez (Aguilar/Gerard Agency)

LIVE THEATRICAL PRODUCTION

“Cesar and Ruben”
“Rick Najera’s Latinologues”
“Abuelo’s Legacy”
“Culture Clash”

SHORT OR STUDENT FILM

“Anima,” writer-director Erika Grediaga
“The Ticket,” writer-director David Fuller
“An Assignment,” writer-director John A. Rangel

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