Patricia's Riggen's feature film Girl in Progress was the big winner at the 27th edition of the Imagen Awards which were given out last night at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The film released by Pantelion Films received three prizes for Best Film, Best Director and for 16-year-old Cierra Ramírez for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film.
Other winners include Lou Diamond Phillips for Best Actor in a Feature Film for his performance on Filly Brown; Gina Rodriguez for Best Actress in the same film; and Diego Luna for Best Supporting Actor in Casa de mi Padre. HBO Latino's Habla Texas won the prize for Best Documentary for Film/Television.
The Imagen Awards, which are given by the Imagen Foundation, aim to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries.