Ferrera honored at Family TV Awards

Actress wins best actress prive for 'Ugly Betty'

America Ferrera has won another honor for her portrayal of the title character on ABC’s “Ugly Betty.”

She won the best actress award at the ninth Family Television Awards for her role as the sartorially challenged Betty Suarez trying to make it in the tough New York fashion world. The series won best comedy.

Ferrera, 23, has earned Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for playing Betty.

Zac Efron, 20, won the best actor award for his role as teen idol Troy Bolton in Disney’s “High School Musical 2,” which won the best movie musical award.

Best new series went to ABC’s “Pushing Daisies.”

The awards, presented Wednesday night, are given by the Family Friendly Programming Forum and recognize what it decides is outstanding programming for family viewing.

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