Nominees For 2011 ALMA Awards® Announced
NEW YORK - July 28, 2011 – The nominees for the 2011 NCLR 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 prime time special airing Friday, September 16 from 8 to 9 p.m. ET on NBC.
Favorites Rather Than Best
The categories up for nomination have now been repositioned as “Favorite” rather than “Best,” as a nod to the capacity of fans and the popular vote to determine who will emerge victorious at this year’s ceremony.
The NCLR ALMA Awards will be a night dedicated to honoring the spirit and accomplishment of some of the most prolific Latinos in entertainment 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.
How To Vote
With this 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 award show. Additionally, with the “Vote Your Way to VIP” contest, fans who have cast their vote will get the chance to win a VIP experience for two including air, hotel, VIP tickets to show, and VIP Post Party.
To vote, 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.
Though not all awards will be presented on air during the NBC special, the remaining will be presented in the pre-television show streamed online via telemundo.com/almaawards.
Winners for the NCLR ALMA Awards will be determined by evaluating votes cast, rankings in Box Office, Nielsen, and Billboard, and consultation with the NCLR Alma Awards Production Leadership Team. Selection Rules and Eligibility are posted on the website at www.almaawards.com.
The executive producers of the ALMA Awards will be Bob Bain, Eva Longoria, and Janet Murguía. NBC Universal and its parent company, Comcast Corporation, which has had a national partnership with NCLR since 2006, will play a key role supporting the program as creative partners and investing in the production of the awards show.
PepsiCo is this year’s Presenting Sponsor – additional sponsors include Target, McDonald’s, State Farm, General Motors, and Comcast.
The Nominees are:
Favorite Movie ActorAntonio Banderas – You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
Demián Bichir – A Better LifeBobby Cannavale – Win Win
Michael Peña – Battle: Los AngelesDanny Trejo – Machete
Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/AdventureJessica Alba – Machete
Penelope Cruz – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesRosario Dawson – Unstoppable
Michelle Rodriguez – Battle: Los AngelesZoë Saldana – Takers
Favorite Movie Actress – Comedy/MusicalChristina Aguilera – Burlesque
Eva Mendes – The Other GuysAlexa Vega – From Prada to Nada
Cameron Diaz – Bad TeacherSelena Gomez – Monte Carlo
Favorite TV SeriesCSI: Miami (CBS)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)Modern Family (ABC)
Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or ActChristina 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 RoleRicardo 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 RoleOscar 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 DramaCote de Pablo – NCIS (CBS)
Eva LaRue – CSI: Miami (CBS)Francia Raisa – The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
Sara Ramirez – Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)Sara Shahi – Fairly Legal (USA Network)
Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a ComedySelena 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 RoleMaria 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 ArtistTaio Cruz
Enrique IglesiasBruno Mars
Favorite Female Music ArtistChristina Aguilera
Selena GomezJennifer Lopez
Naya RiveraShakira NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Latinos.