ALMA award nominations announced
Surprisingly, Eva Longoria Parker didn't get a nomination for her Desperate Housewives role, but her on-screen husband, Ricardo Chavira, did (Update: she took herself out of the running). Other notable names missing from the list of nominees are America Ferrera and Ana Ortiz from Ugly Betty, who won awards last year.
Among the deserving actors who did get a nod for their outstanding work: Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos, Oscar Nuñez from The Office, and Dexter's Lauren Velez. There were a couple of head-scratchers for me, though. I always thought that Dania Ramirez's Maya was one of the most disliked new characters on Heroes; am I wrong there? Also, since when is Psych a drama? I'm glad that James Roday was nominated, but he belongs in the comedic acting category. The complete list of TV-related nominees is below. Feel free to sound off on who was overlooked, who is overrated, and who will win.
Special Achievement - Outstanding Performance of a Latino/a-led Ensemble in a Television Series
Outstanding Actor in a 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 Drama Series
Ricardo Chavira, Desperate Housewives
Jorge Garcia, Lost
Benito Martinez, The Shield
Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break
Miguel Sandoval, Medium
Outstanding Actress in a 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 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 Male Performance in a 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 Female Performance in a Comedy Series
Maria Canals-Barrera, Wizards of Waverly Place
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Anjelah Johnson, MADtv
Judy Reyes, Scrubs
Nadine Velasquez, My Name is Earl
Persia White, Girlfriends
Outstanding Comedy Special
Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced
George Lopez: America's Mexican
The Original Latin Divas of Comedy
The Payaso Comedy Slam
Outstanding Director of a Television Series
Norberto Barba, Law & 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"
Special Achievement - Outstanding Director of a Made-for-TV Movie
Kenny Ortega, High School Musical 2
Outstanding Writing for a Television Series
Mick Betancourt, Law & 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 Light
Eva Tamargo, Passions