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'La Madrastra' Takes Top Honors at Latino DVD Awards

10 Apr, 2007 By: Billy Gil

Xenon Pictures' La Madrastra won best of show at the third annual Latino DVD Awards, presented April 10 in West Hollywood, Calif.

La Madrastra, a Televisa production distributed by Xenon and Vivendi Visual Entertainment, won over seven other nominees during the ceremony, presented by Home Media Magazine to honor the best Latino-themed releases of the year.

The show, about a woman wrongly incarcerated for murder who then comes back after 20 years to find the true killer, is one of the most popular telenovelas of all time. The three-disc DVD presented more than 11 hours of content, and numerous special features.

La Madrastra did not, however, win best TV DVD; that honor went to another Vivendi Visual release, the Palm Pictures production of the edgy Brazilian series “City of Men.”

A panel of entertainment journalists and critics picked judged the contest. The other winners are:

  • Best Theatrical — La Mujer de Mi Hermano, Lionsgate
  • Best Nontheatrical — La Tragedia de Macario, Laguna Productions
  • Best Classic/Catalog — Tizoc, Amor Indio, Laguna Productions
  • Best Children's — Dora the Explorer: World Adventure!, Paramount Home Entertainment
  • Best Music — Alex Lora: Esclavo del Rocanrol, Desert Mountain Media
  • Best Bonus Material/Special Features — Solo Con T· Pareja, Image Entertainment

More than 40 entries were submitted by suppliers, producers and distributors of Latino-related DVDs. All the DVDs were titles released in 2006.

The third annual Latino DVD Awards were part of the fourth annual Latino DVD Conference, produced by Home Media Magazine in cooperation with DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the Entertainment Merchants Association and The Hollywood Reporter. The awards were presented during a ceremony hosted by Home Media Magazine publisher Thomas K. Arnold and managing editor Angelique Flores at the Bel Age Hotel.

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