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The Imagen Awards


The Imagen Awards was founded by legendary television producer Norman Lear, who was acutely aware of the near absence of positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry and understood the importance of positive images. Lear met with the leaders of the National Conference for Community and Justice (formerly the National Conference of Christians and Jews, or NCCJ), a respected non-sectarian human relations organization committed to fighting prejudice and racial tensions. Out of this meeting emerged the Imagen Awards, a competition which recognizes and encourages the entertainment industry to portray the Latino community in a positive and accurate manner.

Often referred to as the Latino Golden Globes by the Hollywood community, the Imagen Awards attract key entertainment leaders as well as celebrities. Past honorees and attendees have included Martin Sheen, Guillermo Del Toro, Salma Hayek, John Leguizamo, Roberto Orci, Gina Rodriguez, Jenni Rivera, and former CBS Entertainment Chairman, Nina Tassler, among others.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda & Family to be Honored at
32nd Annual Imagen Awards

Miranda FamilyBEVERLY HILLS (May 4, 2017) – The Imagen Foundation announced it will recognize the Miranda family including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dr. Luz

Towns-Miranda, Luis A. Miranda, Jr., and Luz Miranda-Crespo with the Imagen President’s Award at the 32nd Annual Imagen Awards to be held August 18, 2017, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

The Imagen Foundation, which hosts the premier Latino entertainment awards program, is the leading organization advocating for the advancement, positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film. Other notable figures that have received the Imagen President’s Award include Jenni Rivera and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).

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32nd Annual Imagen Awards

Friday, August 18, 2017

at the Beverly Wilshire

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Clip: Lin-Manuel Miranda Accepts President’s Award

Lin-Manuel Miranda spoke on behalf of his parents, Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and Luz Towns-Miranda, and his sister, Luz Miranda-Crespo, as they accepted the President’s Award, at the 32nd Annual Imagen Awards held on [...]

Clip: America Ferrera’s Introduction of the Miranda Family

America Ferrera introduced the Miranda Family, recipient's of Imagen's President's Award

Awards Photo Gallery

2016 Imagen Awards Photos

The 31st Annual Imagen Awards were held on Friday, September 9th at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Click here to see the list of winners.

2015 Imagen Awards Photos

The 30th Annual Imagen Awards were held on Friday, August 21st at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

2014 Imagen Awards Photos

The 29th Annual Imagen Awards were held on Friday, August 1st at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.