Jennifer Lopez is finally being recognized for her hustle…
The Imagen Foundation has revealed the winners of this year’s Imagen Awards, crowning the past year’s best Latino stars and television, film titles, with the 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar earning a prize.
The annual awards show, which went virtual this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seeks to award Hollywood titles that highlight stories that reflect the Latino community and Latino stars who have shined on screen. The Imagen Awards also seeks to promote, diversity, equity and inclusion in storytelling.
J.Lo., who many believe was snubbed when Oscar nominations were announced for this year’s Academy Awards, was named Best Actress – Feature Film for her critically acclaimed work on Hustlers. She tied Dora and the Lost City of Gold’s Isabela Merced for the win. It’s Lopez’s and Merced’s third Imagen Awards victories.
Wagner Moura was named Best Actor – Feature Film for his work on Netflix’s Sergio.
Diego Luna won Best Actor – Television for his work on Netflix’s Narcos: Mexico; Jearnest Corchado won Best Actress – Television for her work on Apple TV+’sLittle America.
John Ortiz was named Best Supporting Actor – Television for his work on Apple TV+’sLittle America, while Manni Perez was named Best Supporting Actress – Television for her workon Law & Order: SVU. And, Best Young Actor – Television went to Izabella Alvarez for her work on Collisions.
This year’s awards show was hosted by Aida Rodriguez.
Here’s complete list of Imagen Award winners:
Best Feature Film
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount Pictures)
Best Director – Feature Film
James Bobin, Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount Pictures)
Best Actor – Feature Film
Wagner Moura, Sergio (Netflix; Black Rabbit Media, Anima Pictures and Itapoan Productions for Netflix)
Best Actress – Feature Film
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers (STXfilms, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Nuyorican Productions)
Isabela Merced, Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Paramount Pictures)
Best Primetime Program: Drama
Law & Order: SVU (NBC; Wolf Entertainment & Universal Television)
Best Primetime Program: Comedy
Mr. Iglesias (Netflix; Netflix)
Best Primetime Program: Special, Movie or Limited Series
Into the Dark: Culture Shock (Hulu; Hulu / Blumhouse Television)
Best Director – Television
Norberto Barba, Better Call Saul (AMC; High Bridge Productions; AMC)
Best Actor – Television
Diego Luna, Narcos: Mexico (Netflix; Gaumont International Television for Netflix)
Best Actress – Television
Jearnest Corchado, Little America (Apple TV+; Apple / Universal Television)
Best Supporting Actor – Television
John Ortiz, Little America (Apple TV+; Apple / Universal Television)
Best Supporting Actress – Television
Manni Perez, Law & Order: SVU (NBC; Wolf Entertainment & Universal Television)
Best Young Actor – Television
Izabella Alvarez, Collisions (Fuse; Widdershins Film, Mitchell Street Pictures, Don’t Foam)
Best Variety or Reality Show
Pati’s Mexican Table (WETA Washington, DC / Distributed nationally by American Public Television; Mexican Table, WETA Washington, DC, and FRANK.)
Best Children’s Programming
Elena of Avalor (Disney Junior; Disney Television Animation)
Best Informational Program
VOCES: Raul Julia: The World’s a Stage (PBS; Latino Public Broadcasting, PBS SoCal)
Sea of Shadows (National Geographic; Terra Mater Factual Studios in association with Appian Way, Malaika Pictures, The Wild Lens Collective for National Geographic Best Documentary Films)
Best Commercial Advertisement or Social Awareness Campaign
Chain of Heroes (Orci Studios)
Best Music Composition for Film or TV
Angélica Negrón, Independent Lens (PBS series Independent Lens; Nantes Media, LLC)
Best Music Supervision for Film or TV
Javier Índice Nuño and Joe Rodriguez, Los Espookys (HBO, HBO in association with Mas Mejor, Antigravico and Broadway Video)
Best Short Film
Acuitzeramo (Miguel Angel Caballero; Cabaldana Alchemy)
Best Web Series
Thanks a Million (Quibi; Nuyorican Productions, B17 Entertainment, Universal Television Alternative)
Best Student Film
Milk Teeth (Felipe Vargas, Nick Lopez, Brendan Bennett, and Jamie McNeill; University of Southern California)