SPECIAL HONORS PRESENTED TO SHAKIRA AT ALMA AWARDS 2008
THE 2008 ALMA AWARDS® HOST EVA LONGORIA PARKER AND NCLR PRESIDENT AND CEO JANET MURGUÍA ANNOUNCE NOMINATIONS AND SHOW HIGHLIGHTS, INCLUDING SPECIAL HONORS TOSHAKIRA
, LINDA RONSTADT, AND NARCISO RODRIGUEZ.MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIESOutstanding Performance of a Lead Latino /
a Cast in a Motion Picture
• El Cantante
• Illegal Tender
• Love in the Time of Cholera
• Tortilla Heaven
Awards Show Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month September 12 on ABC with an All-Star Showcase Celebrating Latino Contributions to the Entertainment Industry.
Universal City, CA – This morning on Wisteria Lane located on the Universal Studios back lot, NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía, Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives), and Cristián de la Fuente (USA Network’s In Plain Sight and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars) announced nominees, performers, and special honorees for the 2008 NCLR ALMA Awards.The 2008 NCLR ALMA Awards will tape August 17 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
. The all-star event, which celebrates the outstanding artistic achievements of Latinos in motion pictures, television and music, will air Friday
, September 12 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET)
,on the ABC Television Network.
Television and film actress, Eva Longoria Parker, returns once again as executive producer and host of the telecast. To date, confirmed performers and presenters include Black Eyed Peas, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Jessica Alba, Adam Rodriguez, Enrique Murciano, Sofia Vergara, Cristián de la Fuente, Kate del Castillo, Pitbull, and Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Special honors will be presented to
Linda Ronstadt, Shakira
, and Narciso Rodriguez whose work has impacted the entertainment industry and influenced American culture.
The two-hour special is presented by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) – the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. The annual ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards recognizes and celebrates the outstanding artistic achievement of Latinos in film, television, and music. The ALMA Awards was created by NCLR in 1995 as part of its strategy to promote the diverse, accurate, and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the media and the enhancement of the Latino image in the entertainment industry. The show is an example of how inclusion strengthens the entertainment industry, just as diversity strengthens our country.
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