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'Bless Me, Ultima,' 'Castle' Honored At Imagen Awards

BEVERLY HILLS ( — "Bless Me, Ultima," a coming of age story about a young boy growing up in New Mexico during World War II, received awards at
Friday night's 28th annual Imagen Awards, including best feature film.

The film's Luke Ganalon was named best actor/supporting actor in a feature film and Miriam Colon, who portrayed Ultima, a mysterious healer who comes to live with Antonio's (Ganalon) family and teaches him about the power of the spiritual world, best actress/supporting actress in a feature film.

The ABC mystery "Castle" was named best prime-time television program, topping a field that also included ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice"; NBC's "Chicago Fire"; TNT's "Dallas"; and ABC Family's"Switched at Birth."

Jon Huertas, who portrays New York Police Department Detective Javier Esposito on "Castle" was named as the best actor on television.

Other television award winners at the ceremony at The Beverly Hilton honoring portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in television and film included Monica Raymund of "Chicago Fire" as best actress; Carlos Gomez of A&E's "The Glades" as best supporting actor; Constance Marie of "Switched at Birth" as best supporting actress; Raini Rodriguez of Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally" as best young actress; and Disney Channel's "Handy Manny" as best children's programming.

The winners were chosen by a panel of entertainment industry executives and Latino community leaders.

Writer/producer Jesus Salvador Trevino received a Lifetime Achievement Award, while a President's Award will be presented to philanthropist Christy Walton, the executive producer of "Bless Me, Ultima."

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Best Primetime Television Program
-- "Castle"

Best Primetime Program: Special or Movie-of-the-Week
-- "We Love Jenni Special"

Best Actor/Television
-- Jon Huertas, "Castle"

Best Actress/Television
-- Monica Raymund, "Chicago Fire"

Best Supporting Actor/Television
-- Carlos Gomez, "The Glades"

Best Supporting Actress/Television
-- Constance Marie, "Switched at Birth"

Best Young Actress/Television
-- Raini Rodriguez, "Austin & Ally"

Best Children's Programming
-- "Handy Manny"

Best Documentary/Film or Television
-- "Harvest of Empire"

Best National Informational Program
-- "Oprah's Next Chapter"

Best Local Informational Program
-- "Vista L.A."

Best On-Air Advertising
-- "Univision Educate! - De Pandilleros a Panaderos"

Best Variety or Reality Show
-- "24/7 Chavez Jr.-Martinez"

Best Feature Film
-- "Bless Me, Ultima"

Best Actor/Supporting Actor - Feature Film
-- Luke Ganalon, "Bless Me, Ultima"

Best Actress/Supporting Actress - Feature Film
-- Miriam Colon, "Bless Me, Ultima"

Best Theatrical Short or Student Film
-- "POV: Sin Pais"

Best Web Series: Drama
-- "Caribe Road"

Best Web Series: Comedy
-- "Oh Noah!"

Best Web Series: Reality or Informational
-- "Sin Verguenza"

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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