21st Annual Imagen Awards - Winners

Beverly Hilton Hotel
Date Awards Held: 
Friday, August 18, 2006


  • Best Picture: The Lost City
  • Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, Take the Lead
  • Best Actress: America Ferrera, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Best Director: Andy Garcia, The Lost City
  • Best Theatrical Short or Student Film: My Backyard was a Mountain
  • Best Documentary for Television or Film: Viva Baseball


  • Best Primetime Program: The West Wing
  • Best Actor: Michael Peña, Walkout
  • Best Actress: Lisa Vidal, Odd Girl Out
  • Best Supporting Actor: Raymond Cruz, The Closer
  • Best Supporting Actress: Cote de Pablo, NCIS
  • Best Variety or Reality Show: El Reto Final Nissan
  • Best Children's Programming: High School Musical
  • Best Local Informational Programming: KCBS-TV News: Villaraigosa Interview
  • Best National Informational Programming: Alcanzando El Exito Escolar
  • Best On-Air Advertising: Hispanic Heritage Month

Outstanding Achievement

  • Creative Achievement Award: Kenny Ortega
  • Norman Lear Writer's Award: John Wells Productions
  • President's Award: Susan Whiting, Nielsen Media Research
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Gregory Nava
  • National Leadership Award: U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez