6 Latinos Nominated for People’s Choice Awards and Why We Love Them

Forget the complicated Oscar voting process and the eye-rollingly out-of-touch top ten lists from criticsit’s your turn to pick who really matters in Hollywood with The People’s Choice Awards, airing tonight at 9 p.m. (EST) on CBS. Here we take a look at the five Latino stars nominated at tonight's show and tell you why we can't get enough of them!

1. PCA: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Category: Favorite TV Drama Actress

Why she’s great: Not only has Longoria nailed Gabrielle Solis’ lovable wrongness for six straight seasons, but as the show’s breakthrough star, the Texican star also opened eyes as to what a Latina actress can do and opened doors for others. We’ll miss her on TV when the show ends this year and hope she’ll be back onscreen soon.

2. PCA: Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

Category: Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

Why she’s great: In Bad Teacher, Diaz plays a character so devoid of good qualities that only someone with Diaz’s goofy comic timing and sunny California Cuban girl looks could pull it off without making us completely hate the character. Diaz’s ability to do that has made her a top box office draw.

3. PCA: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Category: Favorite Male Artist, Favorite R&B Artist

Why he’s great: Las Vegas cocaine bust notwithstanding, what’s not to love about this tiny huggy bear of a Puerto Rican pop star? He’s cute and can write and rock a song that will stick in your heads like bright pink bubble gum.   

4. PCA: Enrique Iglesias

Enrique Iglesias

Category: Favorite Male Artist

Why he’s great: Sultry, sexy, brooding, and an international star that has consistently cranked out danceable hits and heartbreaking ballads for years. That’s Iglesias, the Spanish American star who is generally ignored by magazines and awards shows but who’s worth every penny to see in concert and every minute spent eyeballing his videos. 

5. PCA: Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato

Category: Favorite Pop Artist

Why she’s great: Selena Gomez may be cute and scandal-free, but tell the truth, do you really remember her music? Lovato is still in her teens and she’s already gone through rehab. While that’s nothing to celebrate, it has given the rebounding Mexican American star’s music a depth that is surprising. Unbroken was one of the best albums of the year.

6. PCA: Pitbull


Category: Favorite Hip Hop Artist

Why he’s great: The cubanito from Miami pumped out an album full of hits and pretty much took over charts, awards shows, TV screens, club speakers, and well, just about every other inch of your whole life. For forthy fun, no one beats Mr. Worldwide.

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