B&B Receives Two Imagen Award Nominations

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Imagen Awards honor Latinos in entertainment


July 3, 2006…LOS ANGELES, CA…The Bold and the Beautiful has received nominations in two categories for the 21st Annual IMAGEN Awards:  Mario Lopez, who plays Dr. Christian Ramirez, received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor and The Bold and the Beautiful received a nomination for Best On-Air Advertising, for the PSA that featured Lorenzo Lamas, who portrays Los Angeles Firefighter Hector Ramirez, encouraging pool and hot tub safety that was produced in conjunction with the “Hope Nearly Drowns” storyline.

The Bold and the Beautiful star Lorenzo Lamas read the announcement of nominations, in its entirety, on June 29, 2006 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, California.  

The IMAGEN Awards are put on by the IMAGEN Foundation, a non-profit organization whose dedication is to increase Latino representation within the entertainment industry.  The IMAGEN Awards honors and recognizes the positive portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in film and television, and celebrates the exemplary achievements of Latino talent in the entertainment industry.

The 21st Annual IMAGEN Awards Gala will be held on Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. During the black-tie dinner, awards in 16 different categories will be handed out as well as awards in special categories such as Outstanding National Leadership Award, Inaugural Award, Creative Achievement Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. For a full list of nominees visit www.imagen.org/awards.

The Bold and the Beautiful recently celebrated its 5th Anniversary (May 28, 2006) of being the first and only U.S. daytime drama to simulcast in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) technology on the CBS Television Network.  A world-wide cult television phenomenon, The Bold and the Beautiful is the most watched daily dramatic serial in the world, viewed in more than 130 countries.  The series tapes at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California.  Bradley P. Bell is the Head Writer and Executive Producer.