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.

31st Annual Imagen Awards

Special Honorees

President’s Award

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Norman Lear Writer’s Award

Gloria Calderon Kellet
Executive Producer, One Day at a Time

2016 Imagen Awards - We Count!

Join the Imagen Foundation for what is sure to be another star-studded event as we celebrate the 31st Annual Imagen Awards on Friday, September 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

When: Friday, September 9, 2016
Where: The International Ballroom at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Ticket Pick-Up Time: 5pm
Event Times: Cocktail Reception begins at 6pm, followed by dinner at 7pm and the awards ceremony immediately following dinner
Price: $300 per person (includes cocktail reception, dinner and the awards ceremony)

Click the link below to purchase tickets. For questions, contact the Imagen Foundation at (626) 376-9751 or email

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2014 Imagen Awards Photos

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2013 Imagen Awards Photos

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2011 Imagen Awards Photos

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