Diversity schedules awards


The 14th annual Diversity awards, presented by the Multicultural Motion Picture Assn., will honor director Michael Mann, actresses Maria Bello, and Bai Ling and actors Michael Pena and Nick Cannon.

The organization announced its list of honorees Monday and will distribute the awards Nov. 19 at the Century Plaza Hotel.

The honorees include Mann, who will be given the group's visionary award; Bello, as best actress in a drama for "World Trade Center"; Ling, the spirit award; Saldana, the female nova award; Pena, the male nova award; and Cannon, the creative maverick award. Diversity awards also have been earmarked for the cast of TV's "Bones," which will receive the most compelling drama award; the cast of "Criminal Minds," favorite drama ensemble; the cast of "My Name Is Earl," favorite comedy ensemble; and NBC, the diverse network programming award.