Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Congrats to actors Lou Diamond Phillips and Edy Ganem! Both have received Imagen Award nominations for their portrayals in Bill Duke‘s upcoming film, “Created Equal.” The ceremony will be presented on Friday, August 18, at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.

The Imagen Awards (Spanish for “image”) is the only premier Latino entertainment awards program dedicated to honoring the positive portrayal and creative excellence of Latinos and Latino cultures in television and film.

Phillips is nominated for “Best Actor – Feature Film” for his role as “Monsignor Renzulli,” while Ganem has been nominated for “Best Actress – Feature Film” for her portrayal as “Alexandra ‘Allie’ Batista.”

“I am incredibly honored to once again be recognized by the Imagen Foundation,” shares Phillips. “The panel has always been discerning and thorough in their efforts to bring positive and impactful portrayals to the attention of the community and I am quite proud that a small film like ‘Created Equal’ has garnered their praise.” He continues, “It is always gratifying when a pure piece of work, noble in its intentions and unique in its approach, is singled out and given a platform to reach a larger audience.”

In “Created Equal,” Thomas Reilly, a cocky, up-and-coming attorney, begrudgingly takes on a case for Sister Alejandra, who’s desperate to become a priest in the Catholic Church. Against his supervisor’s wishes, Tommy files suit against the Archdiocese of New Orleans for sex discrimination without justifiable cause.  As the trial unfolds, an extremist concocts a plot to stop the heresy against the church by attacking and threatening to kill Alejandra if they don’t back off. Rounding out the cast is Aaron TveitGregAlan Williams, Yohance Myles and more!

Click here to see the trailer!

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