'Ugly Betty' wins at 22nd Imagen Awards

(AP)
Updated: 2007-07-29 23:21

LOS ANGELES - The TV comedy "Ugly Betty" and the film "Pan's Labyrinth" won top honors Saturday at the 22nd annual Imagen Awards. 

Actress America Ferrera arrives at the 22nd Annual Imagen Awards
in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 28, 2007. [AP]

"Babel," the critically praised movie that weaves stories set in Mexico and four other countries, lost in four categories.

The Imagen Awards honor contributions by and about Hispanics in the entertainment industry.

ABC's "Ugly Betty," which has received 11 Emmy nominations, was named best prime-time television program. Its star, America Ferrera, who is in the running for an Emmy, was named best TV actress and also received the Imagen Foundation's Creative Achievement Award.

The show's Ana Ortiz won for best supporting actress.

"Pan's Labyrinth," the surrealistic movie about a young girl who turns to fairy tales to escape the brutality of fascist Spain, was named best picture.

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro got the directing award and Ivana Baquero, the movie's 13-year-old star, was best actress.

Mel Gibson's brutal Mayan epic, "Apocalypto," lost for best picture but Gerardo Teracena and Dalia Hernandez were chosen best supporting actor and actress.

More than 2,000 people attended ceremonies at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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