UPDATE – NCLR ALMA AWARDS Nominations

THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® ANNOUNCED

UPDATED . . .

ADDITIONAL TALENT ADDED TO ALL-STAR LINEUP FOR THE 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS®

NEW PRESENTERS INCLUDE DANNY TREJO, MICHAEL TREVINO, LAUREN VELEZ AND TRISTAN WILDS

GLORIA ESTEFAN TO PERFORM SPECIAL RENDITION OF “WEPA” AND PITBULL TO PERFORM “RAIN OVER ME”, “PAUSE” & “SHAKE SENORA” 

NBC to televise prime time special, co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, airing on Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT

NEW YORK—Bolstering the packed all-star lineup, NCLR is pleased to announce that Gloria Estefan and Pitbull will perform at the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® . Danny Trejo, Michael Trevino, Lauren Velez and Tristan Wilds will also join the long list of stars that will present at the only English language Latino awards show on television.

These stars join Jessica Alba, Maria Celeste Arraras, Jake T. Austin, Benjamin Bratt, Maria Canals-Barrera, Cote de Pablo, David Henrie, Eva La Rue, Mario Lopez, Oscar Nuñez, Michael Peña, Aubrey Plaza, and Naya Rivera as presenters for the show, which also will feature a live performance by Demi Lovato. The one-hour prime time special airs Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.

 

The NCLR ALMA Awards show is dedicated to honoring the spirit and accomplishments of some of the most prolific Latinos in the entertainment industry, spanning music, television, and film.  Co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, the telecast will celebrate the entertainers who have upheld and promoted a socially proactive image of Hispanic culture in today’s media.

The Nominees

The nominees for the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® were revealed today along with details for “Vote Your Way to VIP,” a new online voting system and contest. For the first time, fans will be able to vote for their favorites and the winners will be revealed during the one-hour primetime special airing Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EDT on NBC. The nomination categories have now been repositioned as “Favorite” rather than “Best,” as a nod to the fans who will help determine who will emerge victorious at this year’s ceremony.

The NCLR ALMA Awards show is dedicated to honoring the spirit and accomplishments of some of the most prolific Latinos in the entertainment industry, spanning music, television, and film. Co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, the telecast will celebrate the entertainers who have upheld and promoted a socially proactive image of Hispanic culture in today’s media.

With the new online voting system, fans will now have the power to drive in enough votes to see their favorite stars, musical performers, and shows receive the recognition and prestige that have become hallmarks of the famed awards show. Additionally, with the “Vote Your Way to VIP” contest, fans who cast their votes will get the chance to win a VIP experience for two including airfare, hotel, VIP tickets to the show, and an invitation to the VIP Post-Party. To vote, please go to www.almaawards.com. On August 22, 2011, the Favorite Movie Category will be added to the voting form. All voting ends on September 5, 2011.

Winners of the NCLR ALMA Awards will be determined by evaluating votes cast and Box Office, Nielsen, and Billboard rankings, and in consultation with the NCLR ALMA Awards Production Leadership Team. Selection rules and eligibility are posted at www.almaawards.com.

The nominees are:

Favorite Movie Actor

    • Antonio Banderas—You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
    • Demián Bichir—A Better Life
    • Bobby Cannavale—Win Win
    • Michael Peña—Battle: Los Angeles
    • Danny Trejo—Machete

 

Favorite Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure

    • Jessica Alba—Machete
    • Penelope Cruz—Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    • Rosario Dawson—Unstoppable
    • Michelle Rodriguez—Battle: Los Angeles
    • Zoë Saldana—Takers

 

Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical

    • Christina Aguilera—Burlesque
    • Cameron Diaz—Bad Teacher
    • Selena Gomez—Monte Carlo
    • Eva Mendes—The Other Guys
    • Alexa Vega—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 Aguilera—The Voice (NBC)
    • George Lopez—Lopez Tonight (TBS)
    • Jennifer Lopez—American Idol (FOX)
    • Mario Lopez—Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby (VH1)
    • Cesar Millan—Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan (National Geographic Channel)

 

Favorite TV Actor—Leading Role

    • Ricardo Chavira—Desperate Housewives (ABC)
    • Ian Gomez—Cougar Town (ABC)
    • Joshua Gomez—Chuck (NBC)
    • James Roday—Psych (USA Network)
    • Adam Rodriguez—CSI: Miami (CBS)

 

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role

    • Oscar Nuñez—The Office (NBC)
    • Rico Rodriguez—Modern Family (ABC)
    • Michael Trevino—The Vampire Diaries (CW)
    • Tristan Wilds—90210 (CW)
    • David Zayas—Dexter (Showtime)

 

Favorite TV Actress—Leading Role in a Drama

    • Cote de Pablo—NCIS (CBS)
    • Eva La Rue—CSI: Miami (CBS)
    • Francia Raisa—The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
    • Sara Ramirez—Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
    • Sarah Shahi—Fairly Legal (USA Network)

 

Favorite TV Actress—Leading Role in a Comedy

    • Selena Gomez—Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
    • Victoria Justice—Victorious (Nickelodeon)
    • Demi Lovato—Sonny With a Chance (Disney Channel)
    • Naya Rivera—Glee (FOX)
    • Sofía Vergara—Modern Family (ABC)

 

Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role

    • Maria Canals-Barrera—Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
    • Constance Marie—Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
    • Aubrey Plaza—Parks and Recreation (NBC)
    • Sarah Ramos—Parenthood (NBC)
    • Lauren Vélez—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

NBC TO BROADCAST 2011 NCLR ALMA AWARDS® AS PRIMETIME SPECIAL ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

Telecast co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, with PepsiCo as the Premier Sponsor, to pay tribute to Latino performers promoting positive images of Hispanics 

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Comcast and NBC are pleased to announce that NBC will broadcast the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards on Friday, September 16 from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. EDT in a ceremony celebrating the nation’s Latino performers who promote accurate and positive images of Hispanics in entertainment.  Eva Longoria and George Lopez will co-host the one-hour primetime special.

Since 1995, the NCLR ALMA Awards has honored outstanding Latino artistic achievements in television, film, and music.  The show is an integral part of NCLR’s mission to open doors and create greater opportunities for Latino families in the U.S.  As a national primetime television entertainment special with a cause, the NCLR ALMA Awards demonstrates how diversity strengthens our country and inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry.

The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, and Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR.

“NBC is proud to join with the NCLR ALMA Awards so that we can recognize the outstanding achievements of Hispanic artists with this national showcase,” said Telegdy.  “As a company, NBCUniversal encourages diversity at every level of the entertainment industry, and serving as the new home for this awards show will help further realize that goal.”

“Thanks to Eva Longoria and PepsiCo, both among our long-time partners, and our new partners Comcast and NBCUniversal.  We look forward to having the biggest and best NCLR ALMA Awards yet,” Murguía said.  “We can think of no better time to put a spotlight on the many contributions that Latinos are making in the entertainment industry.  I am especially grateful that all of our partners are making unprecedented commitments to ensure the continued success of this most valuable program. ”

The executive producers of the ALMA Awards will be Bob Bain, Eva Longoria, and Janet Murguía.  NBCUniversal and its parent company, Comcast Corporation, which has had a national partnership with NCLR since 2006, will contribute to the production costs of the awards show.

“Comcast’s long-standing partnership with NCLR has been an important connection to the Hispanic community,” said David L. Cohen, Executive Vice President of Comcast Corporation.  “We’re proud to join them in bringing the ALMA Awards and the positive images they highlight to NBC.”

 

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who also produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States. editorial@Hispaniclifestyle.com

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