32nd Annual Imagen Awards
About This Episode
The Imagen Awards aims to recognize and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latino celebrities and Latino-focused projects. Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Family receive the President’s Award for their contributions to the Latino community and the arts.
Established in 1985, the Imagen Awards was created based on a suggestion by television producer Norman Lear to encourage and recognize the positive portrayals of Latinos in the media. Later, as The Imagen Foundation, it expanded its programs and initiatives to further its mission to serve as a bridge between the Latino community and the entertainment industry in providing access, education, and resources for Latinos in the industry, as well as those seeking careers in entertainment.