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Esai Morales, Penélope Cruz among 2011 Imagen Awards nominees

The Imagen Foundation has announced the nominees for the 26th Annual Imagen Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino cultures in entertainment.  The awards ceremony will be August 12th.

Here’s a partial list of  this year’s nominees:

Best Actor/Television

* Freddy Rodriguez, “CHAOS” (CBS)
* James Roday, “Psych” (USA)
* Jon Seda, “The Pacific” (HBO)
* Victor Rasuk, “How to Make it in America” (HBO)

Best Actress/Television
* Coté de Pablo, “NCIS” (CBS)
* Martha Higareda, “Lies in Plain Sight” (Lifetime Television)
* Alana de la Garza, “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (NBC)
* Rosie Perez, “Lies in Plain Sight” (Lifetime Television)

Best Supporting Actor/Television
* Carlos Gómez, “The Glades” (A&E)
* Raymond Cruz, “The Closer” (TNT)
* Marc Anthony, “HawthoRNe” (TNT)
* Clifton Collins Jr., “The Event” (NBC)
* Luis José Lopez, “Hallmark Hall of Fame Presents ‘Beyond the Blackboard'” (CBS)
* Jonathan Castellanos, “Off The Map” (ABC)

Best Supporting Actress/Television
* Eva la Rue, “CSI: Miami” (CBS)
* Jenny Gago, “Southland” (TNT)
* Lisa Vidal, “The Event” (NBC)
* Diana Maria Riva, “The Good Guys”(Fox)
* Maria Canals-Barrera, “Wizards of Waverly Place” (Disney Channel)

Best Actor/Feature Film

* Esai Morales, “Gun Hill Road” (Mi Alma Films)
* Ruben Blades, “Spoken Word” (New Mexico Media Partners/Luminaria Films)
* Kuno Becker, “Spoken Word” (New Mexico Media Partners/Luminaria Films)
* Eugenio Derbez, “No Eres Tu So Yo” (Pantelion Films/Rio Negro)

Best Actress/Feature Film
* Judy Reyes, “Gun Hill Road” (Mi Alma Films)
* Michelle Rodriguez, “Tropico de Sangre” (Maya Entertainment)
* Penelope Cruz, “A Matador’s Mistress” (Viva Pictures/Iberoamericana Films Produccion)
* Alexa Vega, “From Prada to Nada” (Pantelion Films/Lionsgate);

Best Supporting Actor/Feature Film
* Miguel Sandoval, “Spoken Word” (New Mexico Media Partners/Luminaria Films)
* Wilmer Valderrama, “From Prada to Nada” (Pantelion Films/Lionsgate)

Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film
* Adriana Barraza, “From Prada to Nada” (Pantelion Films/Lionsgate)
* Gina Rodriguez, “Go For It!” (Pantelion Films/Go For It!)

Best Primetime Television Program or Movie-of-the-Week
* Law & Order: Los Angeles (NBC)
* Lies in Plain Sight (Lifetime Television)
* Off The Map (ABC)
* Latin Billboards Music Awards (Telemundo)
* The Glades (A&E)

Best Feature Film
* “Gun Hill Road” (Mi Alma Films)
* “Tropico de Sangre” (Maya Entertainment)
* “Spoken Word” (New Mexico Media Partners/Luminaria Films)

Best National Informational Program

* “Black in Latin America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” (PBS)
* “Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One” (WGBH)
* “LatiNation” (LATV)
* “American Latino TV” (LATV)

Best Local Informational Program
* “Everglades Aventura y Diversion” (Univision 23)
* “SoCal Connected” (KCET)
* “Eye on Our Community” (KCBS-TV)
* “Vista L.A.” (KABC-TV)

You can find the complete list on the Imagen website.

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