'Hellboy,' 'Pancho Villa' win top honors

HOLLYWOOD — Opera tenor Placido Domingo, along with actors John Leguizamo and George Lopez, raised the star wattage at the 19th annual Imagen Awards at the Regent Beverly Wilshire on Thursday.

Domingo came onstage to accept his lifetime achievement award at the start of the show. “I’m a double Latino,” he quipped, citing his Spanish and Mexican roots.

Leguizamo accepted the Norman Lear Writers Award.

Guillermo del Toro, a no-show, received a creative achievement and best director (feature film) award for “Hellboy.”

Spain’s Antonio Banderas, a regular Imagen winner, took home best actor awards in both film and television, for Sony Pictures’ “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” and HBO’s “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself,” respectively.

Miramax release “Valentin,” by Argentina’s Alejandro Agresti, won the best picture award. Primetime comedy series award went to ABC’s “The George Lopez Show” as well as acting kudos for Lopez and his co-stars Constance Marie and Belita Moreno.

Gregory Nava’s “American Family” took home the primetime series drama award. Best documentary film went to Patricia Flynn’s “Discovering Dominga.”

Awards, founded by Imagen Foundation head Helen Hernandez in 1985, celebrate the positive portrayal of Latinos in the entertainment industry.

And the winners are…

BEST PRIMETIME SERIES – DRAMA
“American Family”
Executive producer: Gregory Nava
Producers: Robert Greenblatt, David Janollari, Barbara Martinez Jitner
Writer: Gregory Nava, Barbara Martinez Jitner, Lorenzo O’Brien
Director: Gregory Nava, Barbara Martinez Jitner, Charles Burnett
Production company: El Norte Prods. – PBS

BEST PRIMETIME SERIES – COMEDY
“George Lopez”
Executive producers: Bruce Helford, Deborah Oppenheimer, Robert Borden, Sandra Bullock
Producers: George Lopez, John Pasquin, Rick Nyholm
Writer: Dailyn Rodriguez
Director: John Pasquin
Produced by: Fortis Films and Mohawk Prods. in association with Warner Bros. Television Prods. – ABC

BEST MOVIE FOR TELEVISION
“And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself”
Executive producers: Larry Gelbart, Mark Gordon, Joshua Mauer
Producers: Tony Mark, Sue Jett, Diane Sillan Isaacs
Writer: Larry Gelbart
Director: Bruce Beresford
Production company: A Mark Gordon Co./City Entertainment/Green Moon Prods. in association with HBO Films.

BEST TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY
“The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt”
Executive producer for Cinemax Reel Life: Sheila Nevins
Executive producer: George Carey
Producers: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes
Directors: Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes
Production company: HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Freddy Rodriguez – “Six Feet Under”
HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Tia Texada – “Third Watch”
NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Belita Moreno – “George Lopez”

Warner Brothers TV ABC

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
George Lopez – “George Lopez”

Warner Bros. TV — ABC

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Antonio Banderas – “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself”
HBO

BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Constance Marie – “George Lopez”
ABC

BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Rosa Blasi – “Strong Medicine”
Lifetime Television

BEST DAYTIME DRAMA
“Passions”
Executive producer: Lisa de Cazotte
Producer: Mary-Kelly Weir
Writer: James E. Reilly
Director: Peter Brinckerhoff
Production company: NBC

BEST VARIETY SPECIAL
“LATV Live!”
Executive producer: Flavio Morales
Producer: Ozwaldo Pulido
Director: Ozwaldo Pulido
Production company: LATV Los Angeles

BEST CHILDREN’S ANIMATED PROGRAM-MING
“Dora the Explorer”
Executive producer: Chris Gifford
Producer: Valerie Walsh
Writer: Valerie Walsh
Director: George Chialtas
Production company: Nickelodeon/MTV Networks

BEST CHILDREN’S NON-ANIMATED PROGRAMMING
“The Brothers Garcia”
Executive producer: Jeff Valdez
Producer: Jeff Valdez
Writer: Jeff Valdez
Director: Jeff Valdez
Production company: Nickelodeon

BEST NATIONAL INFORMATIONAL PROGRAM-MING
Urban Latino TV
Executive producer: Robert Rose
Producer: Renzo Devia
Writer: Lisa Gonzales
Director: Renzo Devia
Production company: AIM Tell-A-Vision – Maximas Prods.

BEST LOCAL INFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Vista L.A.
Producer: Velia La Garda
Segment producer: Jessica Dominguez
Production company: ABC7

BEST ON ON-AIR ADVERTISING
Conexion Perez
Executive producer: Kim Wright
Producer: Carolyn Emanuel, Aimee de la Rosa
Writers: Al Aguilar, Ruben Lopez, Martha Martinez
Director: Tom Nador
Production company: Creative Civilization – An Aguilar/Girard Agency

BEST LIVE THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
“Rick Najera’s LATINOLOGUES”
Executive producer: Rick Najera
Producer: Rick Najera, Fernando Carrilo
Writer: Rick Najera

Director: Rick Najera
Production company: S.A.N. Presents

BEST SHORT OR STUDENT FILM
“An Assignment”
Director: John A. Rangel
Producers: Eldridge Huntington, John A. Rangel, Jesse Ball
Writer: John A. Rangel

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM
Ruben Blades – “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM
Michelle Rodriguez – “S.W.A.T. ”

Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEST PICTURE
“Valentin”
Director: Alejandro Agresti
Producer: Laurens Geels
Writer: Alejandro Agresti

BEST ACTOR IN A FILM
Antonio Banderas – “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”

Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEST ACTRESS IN A FILM
Cameron Diaz – “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”

Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEST DIRECTOR – FEATURE FILM
Guillermo del Toro – “Hellboy”

Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEST FILM DOCUMENTARY
“Discovering Dominga”
Director: Patricia Flynn
Producer: Patricia Flynn
Director of Photography: Vicente Franco
Production company: Jaguar House Films

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