On Sunday, September 16, the ALMA Awards were hang out at the annual NCLR 2012 ALMA Awards tv show held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium located 300 East Green Street in the city of Pasadena, CA 91101. The special will air Friday, September 21 (8/7C) on NBC.
Since 1995, the NCLR ALMA Awards has honored outstanding Latino artistic achievements in television, film, and music. As a national prime-time television special with a cause, the NCLR ALMA Awards demonstrates how inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry and diversity strengthens our country by promoting fair, accurate, and representative portrayals of Latinos.
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On Monday, July 9, 2012 the nominees for the 2012 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) ALMA Awards® were announced, and fans can now vote for their favorite stars online at ALMAAwards.com. 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 www.almaawards.com; 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 www.almaawards.com. Not all awards will be presented on-air during the NBC special. However, viewers can watch the remaining award presentations during the preshow streamed online via telemundo.com/almaawards.
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 www.telemundo.com/almaawards; 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 www.almaawards.com or follow the show on Twitter at @almaawards. Information is also available at www.nbc.com/alma-awards/.
2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Categories and Nominees:
Act of Valor
For Greater Glory
Girl in Progress
Puss in Boots
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
Favorite Female Music Artist
About NCLR: Is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.
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