Tuesday, July 10, 2012

2012 NCLR/ ALMA Awards Nominees Include Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull & Selena Gomez - Fox News

Eva Longoria and George Lopez will once again be hosting one of the biggest nights for Latino celebrities.

The Mexican-American buddies will be hosting the 2012 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA awards, which honor the many milestones and accomplishments of Latino in entertainment throughout music, television, and film.

Longoria and Lopez have been co-hosting the awards for the past three years in a row. 

The Alma awards pride themselves in showcasing Latinos in the limelight who promote and value Hispanic culture in the media.

The awaited event is set to take place on Friday Sept. 16 at 8pm. NBC will be televising the broadcast. 

This year’s nominees include Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Penélope Cruz, Zoë Saldaña, Jessica Alba and Demi Lovato who both won an Alma accolade last year.

Demián Bichir, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale as well as  George and Mario Lopez are also both nominees again this year.

The winners of the ALMA Awards are chosen based on votes by the fans, Box Office figures, Nielsen and Billboard rankings and approval of the NCLR ALMA Awards production leadership team.

The entire list of nominees of the 2012 NCLR/ALMA Awards are:

Favorite Movie Actor
• Antonio Banderasâ€"You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
• Demián Bichirâ€"A Better Life
• Bobby Cannavaleâ€"Win Win
• Michael Peñaâ€"Battle: Los Angeles
• Danny Trejoâ€"Machete

Favorite Movie Actressâ€"Drama/Adventure
• Jessica Albaâ€"Machete
• Penélope Cruzâ€"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
• Rosario Dawsonâ€"Unstoppable
• Michelle Rodríguezâ€"Battle: Los Angeles
• Zoë Saldañaâ€"Takers

Favorite Movie Actressâ€"Comedy/Musical
• Christina Aguileraâ€"Burlesque
• Cameron Díazâ€"Bad Teacher
• Selena Gomezâ€"Monte Carlo
• Eva Mendesâ€"The Other Guys
• Alexa Vegaâ€"From Prada to Nada

Favorite TV Series
• CSI: Miami (CBS)
• Desperate Housewives (ABC)
• Modern Family (ABC)
• Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
• Christina Aguileraâ€"The Voice (NBC)
• George Lopezâ€"Lopez Tonight (TBS)
• Jennifer Lopezâ€"American Idol (FOX)
• Mario Lopezâ€"Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby (VH1)
• Cesar Millanâ€"Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan (National Geographic Channel)

Favorite TV Actorâ€"Leading Role
• Ricardo Chaviraâ€"Desperate Housewives (ABC)
• Ian Gomezâ€"Cougar Town (ABC)
• Joshua Gomezâ€"Chuck (NBC)
• James Rodayâ€"Psych (USA Network)
• Adam Rodríguezâ€"CSI: Miami (CBS)

Favorite TV Actorâ€"Supporting Role
• Oscar Nuñezâ€"The Office (NBC)
• Rico Rodríguezâ€"Modern Family (ABC)
• Michael Trevinoâ€"The Vampire Diaries (CW)
• Tristan Wildsâ€"90210 (CW)
• David Zayasâ€"Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite TV Actressâ€"Leading Role in a Drama
• Cote de Pabloâ€"NCIS (CBS)
• Eva La Rueâ€"CSI: Miami (CBS)
• Francia Raisaâ€"The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
• Sara Ramírezâ€"Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
• Sarah Shahiâ€"Fairly Legal (USA Network)

Favorite TV Actressâ€"Leading Role in a Comedy
• Selena Gomezâ€"Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
• Victoria Justiceâ€"Victorious (Nickelodeon)
• Demi Lovatoâ€"Sonny With a Chance (Disney Channel)
• Naya Riveraâ€"Glee (FOX)
• Sofía Vergaraâ€"Modern Family (ABC)

Favorite TV Actressâ€"Supporting Role
• Maria Canals-Barreraâ€"Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
• Constance Marieâ€"Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
• Aubrey Plazaâ€"Parks and Recreation (NBC)
• Sarah Ramosâ€"Parenthood (NBC)
• Lauren Vélezâ€"Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite Male Music Artist
• Taio Cruz
• Enrique Iglesias
• Bruno Mars
• Ricky Martin
• Pitbull

Favorite Female Music Artist
• Christina Aguilera
• Selena Gomez
• Jennifer Lopez
• Naya Rivera
• Shakira

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