CHRISTINA AGUILERA RECEIVED SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presenters included: Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Richie, Robert Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Lochte, America Ferrera, Andy Garcia, Natalie Morales, Wilmer Valderrama, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes, Michael Pena, Rafael Amaya, Rodrigo Santoro and Taboo.
Rap Superstar Flo Rida Performed with Roselyn Sanchez and Martina McBride Performed with Luis Fonsi.
Pasadena, Calif. – September 16, 2012 – The winners of the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® were announced tonight at a star-studded celebration airing Friday, September 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC. Christina Aguilera received a special achievement award for her incredible career and her work in philanthropy.
Eva Longoria and George Lopez co-hosted the one-hour special, which included presenters Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Richie, Robert Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Lochte and America Ferrera, along with Andy Garcia, Natalie Morales and Wilmer Valderrama. Also on hand to celebrate the achievements of top Latino performers were Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem, , Judy Reyes, Michael Pena, Rafael Amaya, Rodrigo Santoro and Taboo.
Rap sensation Flo Rida performed with Roselyn Sanchez and Martina McBride performed with Luis Fonsi during the high-energy show, which featured theme music written and performed by music powerhouse Pitbull. In addition to serving as a presenter, Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Lochte also was one of six Latino Olympic medal winners from this summer’s London Games saluted in a special Olympic tribute. Also honored were Brenda Villa and Jessica Steffens (water polo), Danell Leyva (men’s gymnastics), Leonel Manzano (track and field) and Marlen Esparza (boxing).
The 2012 NCLR ALMA AWARDS AWARD RECIPIENTS are:
Special Achievement Award
“The Voice of a Generation”
The NCLR ALMA Ricardo Montalban
Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Career Achievement Award
Director, Girl in Progress
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The PepsiCo Adelante ALMA Award
Girl in Progress
Favorite Movie Actor
Diego Boneta, Rock of Ages
Favorite Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure
Zoe Saldana, Colombiana
Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical
Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed
Favorite Movie Actor—Supporting Role
Édgar Ramírez, Wrath of the Titans
Favorite Movie Actress—Supporting Role
Cierra Ramirez, Girl in Progress
Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
Christina Aguilera, The Voice (NBC)
Favorite TV Actor
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf (MTV)
Favorite TV Actress—Drama
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time (ABC)
Favorite TV Actress—Comedy
Naya Rivera, Glee (FOX)
Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Drama
Jon Huertas, Castle (ABC)
Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Comedy
Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family (ABC)
Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role
Constance Marie, Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
Favorite Male Music Artist
Favorite Female Music Artist
Hispanic cable network mun2 will present the ALMA Awards red carpet special and Telemundo will host the official bilingual ALMA Awards website at and stream the pre-show online. Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers will have access to the show on demand. Viewers can also watch the entire special online after it airs via http://telemundo.com/
The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® are produced by dick clark productions’ executive producers Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman, along with Eva Longoria and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.
For additional information, including announcements about the presenters and performers at this year’s show, please visit www.almaawards.com and follow the show on Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/
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Photo credit to: (C) Chris Haston/NBC
Video Courtesy of NBC/NCLR & Alma Awards 2012
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. They all deserve to be recognized for the contributions made to our Diverse community. Diversity News Magazine published by Diversity News Publications is a proud media partner of The NCLR 2012 Alma Awards. Special Thank you to our photographer Francois Palais, Reporter/Writer Stella Gomez.