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Nominees for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Announced

Nominees for the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Announced

The nominees for the 2012 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® have been announced, and fans can now vote for their favorite stars online at  There, they can also enter for the chance to attend the show as an ALMA Awards VIP during the taping of the one-hour prime-time special to air Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. EDT on NBC.

The NCLR ALMA Awards will kick off Hispanic Heritage Month as a celebration of the entertainers who have upheld and promoted a socially proactive image of Hispanic culture in today’s media.  The telecast will showcase the spirit and accomplishments of some of the most prolific Latinos in the entertainment industry, spanning music, television, and film.

With the 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, 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; voting ends on September 7, 2012.

Winners of the NCLR ALMA Awards will be determined by evaluating votes cast as well as box office, Nielsen, and Billboard rankings, and in consultation with the NCLR ALMA Awards Production Leadership Team.  Selection rules and eligibility are posted at  Not all awards will be presented on-air during the NBC special.

This year the show will be produced by Dick Clark Productions’ executive producers Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman along with Eva Longoria and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.  NBC will air the initial broadcast; mun2 will present the ALMA Awards Red Carpet special and rebroadcast the show; Telemundo will host the official ALMA Awards website at; and Comcast will leverage its cable outlets to both promote and provide the show to viewers via video on demand.

“Along with our partners NBCU/Comcast, PepsiCo, and of course, Eva Longoria, NCLR is revving up for what will surely be a fabulous show.  With their partnership and with our strong and varied slate of nominees this year, we’re looking forward to presenting an amazing show for our viewers and fans,” stated Janet Murguía.

“We’re excited to partner once again with the NCLR ALMA Awards to showcase the outstanding contributions and achievements of Latino performers,” said Doug Vaughan, NBC’s Senior Vice President, Specials and Late Night Programming.

Stated Orly Adelson, “We strongly believe in the message surrounding the ALMA Awards and are looking forward to working with Eva, Janet, and NBC to produce an exciting, meaningful, and prestigious show.”

PepsiCo joins NBCU in renewing its partnership with the ALMA Awards, returning as the show’s Presenting Sponsor.

For additional information, including announcements about the presenters and performers at this year’s ceremony, please visit or follow the show on Twitter at @almaawards.  Information is also available

2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Categories and Nominees

Favorite Movie

Act of Valor

For Greater Glory

Girl in Progress

Puss in Boots

The Way

Favorite Movie Actor

Diego Boneta, Rock of Ages

Benicio Del Toro, Savages

Andy Garcia, For Greater Glory

Rodrigo Santoro, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Martin Sheen, The Way

Favorite Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure

Salma Hayek, Savages

Eva Longoria, For Greater Glory

Eva Mendes, Girl in Progress

Roselyn Sanchez, Act of Valor

Zoe Saldana, Colombiana

Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

Penelope Cruz, To Rome With Love

Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed

Favorite Movie Actor—Supporting Role

Demián Bichir, Savages

Rubén Blades, For Greater Glory

Emilio Estevez, The Way

Oscar Isaac, For Greater Glory

Édgar Ramírez, Wrath of the Titans

Favorite Movie Actress—Supporting Role

Mia Maestro, Savages

Cierra Ramirez, Girl in Progress

Genesis Rodriguez, Man on the Ledge

Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road

Sofía Vergara, The Three Stooges

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act

Christina Aguilera, The Voice (NBC)

Gabriel Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (Comedy Central)

George Lopez, Take Me Out (FOX)

Jennifer Lopez, American Idol (FOX)

William Levy, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Favorite TV Actor

Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice (ABC)

Danny Pino, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf (MTV)

James Roday, Psych (USA)

Charlie Sheen, Anger Management (FX)

Favorite TV Actress—Drama

Jordana Brewster, Dallas (TNT)

Julie Gonzalo, Dallas (TNT)

Cote de Pablo, NCIS (CBS)

Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Madeleine Stowe, Revenge (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress—Comedy

Victoria Justice, Victorious (Nickelodeon)

Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Naya Rivera, Glee (FOX)

Bella Thorne, Shake It Up (Disney Channel)

Sofía Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Drama

Guillermo Diaz, Scandal (ABC)

Carlos Gomez, The Glades (A&E)

Jon Huertas, Castle (ABC)

Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries (CW)

David Zayas, Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Comedy

Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing (ABC)

Ian Gomez, Cougar Town (TBS)

Adam Irigoyen, Shake It Up (Disney Channel)

Oscar Nuñez, The Office (NBC)

Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role

Constance Marie, Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Sarah Ramos, Parenthood (NBC)

Gina Torres, Suits (USA Network)

Lauren Vélez, Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite Male Music Artist

Bruno Mars


Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos


Favorite Female Music Artist

Gloria Estefan

Jennifer Lopez

Demi Lovato

Naya Rivera

Esperanza Spalding

Photos from 2011 Alma Awards

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