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2012 ALMA Awards Nominees Announced

by Amanda La Gringa
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2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Nominees Announced

Where else can you see Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez, William Levy, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Cristina Aguilera, Genesis Rodriguez and Demi Lavato all nominated for premios? The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards are scheduled to air on Friday, September 21st and the the list of nominees have just been announced! The American Latino Media Arts Award is a distinction given to Latino performers who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field. For me, it also provides several “Oh! I didn’t know they were Latino!” moments.

The ALMA Awards focuses on honoring Latinos in Movie, TV, and Music mundos and as expected, we’ve got some big names mixed in with…well, some people I hadn’t even heard of before (lo siento!). I’m particularly excited about the “Reality, Comedy, TV Personality” category with Xtina going up against JLo, William Levy, and George Lopez! Check out several of the categories I’m most interested below and for the complete list of the nominees, head on over to Telemundo.

  • Favorite TV Actress- Supporting role: Lauren Velez, Sarah Ramos, Constance Marie, Gina Torres, Sara Ramirez
  • Favorite TV Actor- Supporting Role in a Comedy: Hector Elizaondo, Ian Gomez, Adam Irigoyen, Osacar Nunez, Rico Rodriguez
  • Favorite TV Actress- Supporting Role: Mia Maestro, Cierra Ramirez, Genesis Rodriguez, Harmony Santana, Sofia Vergara.
  • Favorite Movie: Act of Valor, For Greater Glory, Girl in Progress, Puss in Boots, The Way
  • Best Female Music Artist: Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Naya Rivera and Esperanza Spalding
  • Favorite Male Music Artist- Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos and Carlos Santana
  • Favorite Movie Actress- Comedy/Musical: Berenice Bejo, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Aubrey Plaza

Now that the nominees are announced, it’s time to vote! You can visit their website now to vote online and register to win a trip to the taping of the premios in Santa Monica, CA! Fans can also vote in-person at the FREE NCLR National Latino Family Expo® event in Las Vegas July 7–9 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Remember that ALMA winners are chosen with your votes in mind, so don’t forget to cast your vote for this year’s nominees!

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