I feel blessed to have been able to attend the 30th annual Imagen Awards 2015. My movie “Spare Parts” was nominated for four awards; Best movie: Spare Parts, Best Actor: George Lopez, Best Director: Sean McNamara, and Best Supporting Actor: Esai Morales. I am happy to announce that we won two of those coveted awards: Best Director: Sean McNamara and Best Actor: George Lopez. I am also extremely happy because this project not only opened the doors of acting and Hollywood for me, but it also introduced me to some of the most talented people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I can truly say we have become a close knit group and family.
This event also gave me the opportunity to meet icons such as Edward James Olmos, Norman Lear, Rita Moreno, Paula Abdul, Rosalyn Sanchez, America Ferrera, Jon Seda, Rico and Raini Rodriguez, and so many others. In addition, I had the opportunity of interacting and spending time with the cast of McFarland USA, American Crime, and East Los High which are mainly young up-and-coming latino actors and David Barrera and his beautiful wife Maria Canals-Barrera. David is a native of the Rio Grande Valley just like myself and I was looking forward to finally meeting him.
It was truly a memorable night full of stars and fun. I learned a great deal from everyone present and I look forward to one day being nominated for the honor of an imagen award. Until then, I will continue to look up to the many great mentors and role models I have in the industry.