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ALMA award nominations announced

by Erin Martell, posted Jul 22nd 2008 8:26AM
Eva Longoria ParkerEva Longoria Parker and Cristiàn de la Fuente were on hand on Monday to announce the 2008 ALMA Award nominations. The National Council of La Raza presents the award annually to Latino entertainers in film and television. Longoria Parker is hosting and producing the ceremony again this year. This year's group of celebrated actors, writers, and directors will receive their awards on August 17. ABC is broadcasting the awards show on September 12.

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.

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Jorge Garcia nominated for an ALMA

by Erin Martell, posted Apr 18th 2007 2:02PM

Jorge Garcia and Yunjin KimLost's Jorge Garcia has been nominated for an ALMA award by the National Council of La Raza. The organization, which acknowledges the work of Latinos in film and television, singled out Garcia for his portrayal of Hugo "Hurley" Reyes.

The actor is nominated in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie. He is up against Yancey Arias (Walkout), Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty), Benito Martinez (The Shield), Tony Plana (Ugly Betty), and Miguel Sandoval (Medium).

Garcia won the ALMA award last year, so he is the man to beat. He also won a SAG award in 2006 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Lost. Eva Longoria will host the ALMA awards broadcast, which airs at 9pm ET on June 5 (ABC).

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