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The 2009 ALMA Awards will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 8 to 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC



Los Angeles, CA—NCLR (National Council of La Raza)—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization—today announced that this year’s revamped 2009 ALMA Awards® will showcase more Latino talent in more arenas than ever before. NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía and Executive Producer Eva Longoria Parker made the announcement at a news conference at Beso Restaurant, Longoria Parker’s Latin-themed restaurant in Hollywood.  Among the major changes to this acclaimed show is the addition of a co-host, the actor, comedian, and talk show host George Lopez.


The 2009 ALMA Awards” will tape September 17 at the Royce Hall Auditorium at UCLA and will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00 to 10:00 p.m., ET/PT), on the ABC Television Network. Visit www.almaawards.com for more information.


“If you like the ALMA Awards, you will love this year’s show because we’re bringing you more of what you love most, unique musical pairings and the best Latino entertainment,” said Murguía.  “The ALMA Awards is one of the few opportunities in primetime to spotlight the Latino presence in entertainment, and we want to celebrate the impact Latinos had last year not only in film and television, but also in music and sports television.”


“I am proud that we will be able to pay tribute to a record number of Latino performers and just thrilled to have one of the funniest men on the planet, George Lopez, as my co-host this year.  If you know me and you know George, anything can happen so tune in!” continued Longoria Parker.


The show will have a significant format change with specially produced packages highlighting Latinos in their entertainment field.  One of the Latino performers in each category will be honored for Special Achievement.  This year’s categories and honorees are as follows:


2009 ALMA AWARDS (as of 8/25/09)



Special Achievement Honorees





Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men, CBS

Demián Bichir, Weeds, SHO

George Lopez, Mr. Troop Mom, NICK

Horatio Sanz, In The Motherhood, ABC

Jake T. Austin, Wizards of Waverly Place, DISNEY CHANNEL

James Roday, Psych, USA

Joshua Gomez, Chuck, NBC

Mark Indelicato, Ugly Betty, ABC

Oscar Nunez, The Office, NBC

Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Desperate Housewives, ABC

Tony Plana, Ugly Betty, ABC



America Ferrera, Ugly Betty, ABC

Ana Ortiz, Ugly Betty, ABC

Eva Longoria Parker, Desperate Housewives, ABC

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Entourage, HBO

Jessica Alba, The Office, NBC

Joanna Garcia, Privileged, CW

Judy Reyes, Scrubs, ABC

Lupe Ontiveros, Reaper, CW

Maria Canals-Barrera, Wizards of Waverly PlaceDISNEY CHANNEL

Nadine Velazquez, My Name Is Earl, NBC

Rosie Perez, Lipstick Jungle, NBC

Salma Hayek, 30 Rock, NBC

Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place, DISNEY CHANNEL





Adam Rodriguez, CSI Miami, CBS

Amaury Nolasco, Prison Break, FOX

Benito Martinez, The Shield, FX

Benjamin Bratt, The Cleaner, A&E

Cristian de la Fuente, In Plain Sight, USA

Danny Pino, Cold Case, CBS

Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica, SYFY

Enrique Murciano, Without a Trace, CBS

Esai Morales, Jericho, CBS

Jimmy Smits, Dexter, SHO

Jorge Garcia, Lost, ABC

Miguel Sandoval, Medium, NBC/CBS

Nestor Carbonell, Lost, ABC

David Zayas, Dexter, SHO

Carlos Bernard, 24, FOX



Alana De La Garza, Law & Order, NBC

Cote de Pablo, NCIS, CBS

Dania Ramirez, Heroes, NBC

Eva La Rue, CSI Miami, CBS

Francia Raisa, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, ABC Family

Julie Gonzalo, Eli Stone, ABC

Justina Machado, ER, NBC

Laura Cerón, ER, NBC

Lauren Vélez, Dexter, SHO

Michelle Rodriguez, Lost, ABC

Paola Turbay, The Secret Life Of The American Teenager, ABC Family; The Closer, TNT

Paula Garcés, The Shield, FX

Roselyn Sanchez, Without a Trace, CBS

Sara Ramirez, Grey's Anatomy, ABC




Special Achievement Honorees



Alfred Molina, Pink Panther 2

Cheech Marin, Race To Witch Mountain

Freddy Rodriguez, Nothing Like the Holidays

Oscar Nunez, The Proposal

Clifton Collins Jr., Star Trek; Crank:  High Voltage

Efren Ramirez, Crank: High Voltage

Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Joaquin Phoenix, Two Lovers

John Leguizamo, Nothing Like the Holidays

 Luis Guzmán, The Taking of Pelham 123

Ramon Rodriguez, Transformers:  Revenge of The Fallen



Elisabeth Peña, Nothing Like the Holidays

Sofía Vergara, Madea Goes to Jail

Cameron Diaz, My Sister's Keeper

Eva Mendes, The Women, The Spirit

Michelle Rodriguez, Fast & Furious

Penélope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Rosario Dawson, Seven Pounds

Zoe Saldana, Star Trek



Special Achievement Honorees



David Archuleta—Male Rising Star

Enrique Iglesias


Pitbull—Hot Track

Christina Aguilera

Demi Lovato

Kat DeLuna—Female Rising Star

Lynda Carter

Black Eyed Peas




Special Achievement Honorees


David Ortiz, Producer, Fast & FuriousHellboy 2:  The Golden Army

Guillermo del Toro, Director, Hellboy 2:  The Golden Army

Kenny Ortega, Director, HSM3

Linda Mendoza, Director, various productions, including JonasScrubs

Natalie Chaidex, Co-Executive Producer, Terminator: Sarah Conner Chronicles

Peter Murrieta, Writer/Executive Producer, Wizards of Waverly Place

Rene Echevarria, Executive Producer/Writer, Medium

Roberto Orci, Writer, Star TrekTransformers 2; Executive Producer, The Proposal (TV: Fringe)

Salma Hayek, Executive Producer, Ugly Betty

Louis J. Horvitz, Director, Awards Specials

Claudio Miranda, Cinematographer, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Oscar Nominee)

Mike Elizalde, Makeup, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Oscar Nominee)

Jeanne Van Phue, Makeup, Twilight

Mary Ann Valdes, Hair Stylist, TwilightUgly Betty

Silvio Horta, Executive Producer/Writer, Ugly Betty

Edward James Olmos, Director, Battlestar Galactica

Moctesuma Esparza, Executive Producer/Executive, Independent Films

Alfredo De Villa, Director, Nothing Like the Holidays

Rick Najera, Writer, Nothing Like the Holidays




Special Achievement Honorees


Albert Pujols, Baseball, St. Louis Cardinals

Alex Rodriguez, Baseball, New York Yankees

Bobby Martinez, Surfing

Carmelo Anthony, Basketball, Denver Nuggets

Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Soccer, Chicago Fire

Emanuel David “Manu” Ginóbili, Basketball, San Antonio Spurs

Evan Longoria, Baseball, Tampa Bay Devilrays

Helio Castroneves,  Racecar Driving, IndyCar

Juan Manuel Marquez, Boxing

Juan Pablo Montoya, Racecar Driving, NASCAR

Lorena Ochoa, Golf

Luis Castillo, Football, San Diego Chargers

Mark Sanchez, Football, University of Southern California (USC)

Miguel Cotto, Boxing

Milka Duno, Racecar Driving, IndyCar

Ovidio DeLeon, Windsurfing

Pau Gasol, Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers

Paul Rodriguez Jr., Skateboarding

Rafael Nadal, Tennis

Rey Mysterio, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

Tony Gonzalez, Football, Kansas City Chiefs (recently traded to Atlanta Falcons)

Tony Romo, Football, Dallas Cowboys

Dara Torres, Swimming, Olympian


Other special tributes and honors:


Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence

Salma Hayek


Special Achievement in Sports Television

Oscar De La Hoya


Tribute to Ricardo Montalban

Presented by Rita Moreno


Fashion Icon Award

(online voting)



 “With NCLR’s goal of broadening the work they honor in mind, the show has been restructured to reflect the breadth of amazing performances we saw this past year,” said Bob Bain, the new Executive Producer.


Along with these changes, the NCLR ALMA Awards will continue its most popular segments, such as performances from the some of the top acts in music today, including David Archuelta, Luis Fonsi, Nelly Furtado, Selena Gomez, Sean Kingston and Pitbull.  In addition, Adam Rodriguez, Amaury Nolasco, Benjamin Bratt, Dania Ramirez, Enrique Murciano, Eva La Rue, James Roday, Joanna Garcia, Kat VonD, Nadine Velazquez, Roselyn Sanchez, Efren Ramirez, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Rodriguez, Oscar Nunez, and Rey Mysterio will be presenting awards. The NCLR ALMA Awards will also bestow special honors upon two Latino superstars, actor/producer Salma Hayek and boxer/philanthropist Oscar de la Hoya, as well as host a special tribute to the late Ricardo Montalban, who passed away earlier this year, led by Oscar-, Grammy-, Tony-, and Emmy Award-winning actress Rita Moreno.


Media interested in credentials should contact the Lippin group.





Jennifer Price

The Lippin Group

(323) 965-1990




For more information, visitwww.nclr.org | http://www.facebook.com/nationalcounciloflaraza | http://www.myspace.com/nclr2008 | http://twitter.com/nclr.





PARA DIFUSIÓN INMEDIATA                                                               Contacto:

25 de agosto, 2009                                                                                          Jennifer Price

                                                                                                                        The Lippin Group

                                                                                                                        (323) 965-1990



Los Premios ALMA 2009 saldrán al aire el VIERNES 18 de SEPTIEMBRE, de 8 a 10 p.m. ET/PT en ABC



Los Ángeles, CA – El Consejo Nacional de la Raza (NCLR) – la organización nacional más grande de apoyo y defensa de derechos civiles de los hispanos en Estados Unidos – anuncio hoy que los rediseñados PREMIOS ALMA del 2009 van a demostrar más talento latino en más áreas que nunca jamás. La Presidenta del NCLR Janet Murguía y la Productora Ejecutiva Eva Longoria Parker hicieron el anuncio hoy durante una conferencia de prensa en el Restaurante Beso, el restaurante con sabor latino de Longoria Parker en Hollywood. Entre los grandes cambios a este show tan aclamando esta la presencia del actor, comediante y conductor de programas George Lopez como co-presentador.


Los Premios ALMA 2009” se grabaran el 17 de septiembre en el Auditorio Royce Hall de la universidad UCLA y serán transmitidos el VIERNES, 18 DE SEPTIEMBREwww.almaawards.com para más información. (8:00 10:00 p.m., ET/PT), por la cadena ABC Television Network. Visita


“Si te gustan los Premios ALMA, te va a encantar el show de este año porque estamos trayéndote más de lo bueno, dúos musicales únicos y lo mejor en el mundo del entretenimiento latino”, dijo Murguía. “Los Premios ALMA son una de nuestras pocas oportunidades en el horario de máxima audiencia para promover la presencia latina dentro del entretenimiento, y queremos celebrar el impacto que los latinos tuvieron el año pasado no solo en el cine y la televisión pero también en la música y el mundo de televisión deportiva”.


“Estoy orgullosa de que vamos a poder dar tributo a un número record de artistas latinos y estoy completamente emocionada de tener a uno de los hombres más chistosos del planeta, George Lopez, como mi co-presentador este año. ¡Si me conoces a mí y conoces a George, cualquier cosa puede pasar, así que sintonízate”! continuo Longoria Parker.


El show de este año tiene un cambio en formato, con segmentos producidos especialmente para llamar la atención a los latinos en el ámbito de entretenimiento. Uno de los latinos en cada uno de estos segmentos será honrado por su “Logro Especial”. Las categorías de este año y el talento dentro de cada categoría son: 


PREMIOS ALMA 2009 (hasta la fecha, 8/25/09)



Honrados Logro Especial





Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men, CBS

Demián Bichir, Weeds, SHO

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