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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The 2008 ALMA Awards Low-Down

Many of us remember those back-in-the-day moments, when we barely witnessed any diversity on our favorite television shows or movies, which is why American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) receives props for honoring our presence and importance in entertainment. We may love to hate on a couple of estrellas, but the fact is that they are here to trash talk for many years to come!
This year’s awards will be hosted by Eva Longoria, who is also a part of the selection committee. The “Desperate Housewives”
actress spoke about erasing her name from the ballot and her take on Latinos in the limelight.

“Everybody knows Desperate Housewives, let’s recognize the people that you may not know on certain shows. I’m involved in the balloting and the selection process and the committee. So for me it was a conflict of interest.”

“I think the only person that I knew who was Latino when I was growing up was Rita Moreno on West Side Story. There weren’t a lot of Latino role models.”

Even Eva realizes that she is over-rated! Not a bad call.

Make sure to check out the ALMA Awards on Friday, September 12 at 8PM ET on ABC.

Check out a complete list of the nominees and more… aqui!

Outstanding Motion Picture
El Cantante
Illegal Tender
Love in the Time of Cholera
Tortilla Heaven

Outstanding Actor in a Television Drama Series
Enrique Murciano, Without a Trace
Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica
Danny Pino, Cold Case
James Roday, Psych
Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Drama Series
Ricardo Chavira, Desperate Housewives
Jorge Garcia, Lost
Benito Martinez, The Shield
Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break
Miguel Sandoval, Medium

Outstanding Actress in a Television Drama Series
Valerie Cruz, The Dresden Files
Cote de Pablo, NCIS
Lana Parrilla, Swingtown
Sara Ramirez , Grey’s Anatomy
Roselyn Sanchez, Without a Trace

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Drama Series
Alana De La Garza, Law & Order
Marisol Nichols, 24
Paula Garces, The Shield
Julie Gonzalo, Eli Stone
Dania Ramirez, Heroes
Lauren Velez, Dexter

Outstanding Actor in a Television Comedy Series
Jake T. Austin, Wizards of Waverly Place
Joshua Gomez, Chuck
Carlos Mencia, Mind of Mencia
Oscar Nuñez, The Office
Johnny A. Sanchez, MADtv
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Actress in a Television Comedy Series
Maria Canals-Barrera, Wizards of Waverly Place
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Anjelah Johnson, MADtvJudy Reyes, Scrubs
Nadine Velasquez, My Name Is Earl
Persia White, Girlfriends

Outstanding Comedy Special
Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced
George Lopez: America’s MexicanHick-Spanic
The Original Latin Divas of Comedy
The Payaso Comedy Slam

Outstanding Director of a Television Series
Norberto Barba, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, “Depths”
Rodrigo Garcia, In Treatment, “Paul and Gina, Week One”
Linda Mendoza, Ugly Betty, “Betty’s Baby Bump”Miguel Sandoval, Medium, “Aftertaste”
Jay Torres, Desperate Housewives, “Distant Past”Outstanding Writing for a Television Series
Mick Betancourt, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, “Fight”Silvio Horta, Ugly Betty, “Jump”
Gloria Calderon Kellet, How I Met Your Mother, “How I Met Everyone Else”
Jose Molina, Without a Trace, “Without You”

Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama Series
Maurice Bernard, General Hospital
Kamar de los Reyes, One Life to Live
David Fumero, One Life to Live
Galen Gering, Passions
Jessica Leccia, Guiding

1 comment:

Napoleon Park said...

Cool article, good link. But if you're going to highlight performers with a "Lost" connection don't forget that Lana Parrilla of "Swingtown" was Greta down in the Looking Glass Station before Mikhail shot her and Bonnie and killed Charlie.