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‘Last Comic Standing’s’ Aida Rodriguez to Host Imagen Awards

The 29th annual awards show will honor Fred Armisen, Manny Coto and Daisy Fuentes, among others for positive portrayals of Latinos in the media

The 2014 Imagen Awards are set to honor a host of nominees across film and television for their positive portrayals of Latino culture on August 1, and now, they have a host.

Comedienne Aida Rodriguez will take on emcee duties for the evening. Rodriguez was previously a contestant on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and will next appear on Fox’s “Laughs.”

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This year’s awards will see Fred Armisen receive the Norman Lear Writer’s Award, “24” executive producer Manny Coto is set to accept Imagen’s Creative Achievement Award, and former MTV personality Daisy Fuentes is taking home the President’s Award.

The list of series nominees includes “The Bridge,” “Law and Order: SVU,” and “Chicago P.D.” for Best Primetime Television Program.

Among the actors and actresses nominated for TV are Aubrey Plaza, Demian Bichir, Al Madrigal, and the five leads from Lifetime’s “Devious Maids” — Edy Ganem, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes, and Roselyn Sanchez — making the Lifetime drama the awards’ most nominated television program.  Rosario Dawson, Michael Pena, America Ferrera, Gina Rodriguez and Michelle Rodriguez all gained nods for their roles in film.

Also read: Imagen Awards Nominate ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for Latino Portrayals

The 29th Annual Imagen Awards will air on PBS SoCal at a later date, yet to be announced.