The ALMA Awards Are Back With George Lopez & Eva Longoria As Hosts!

After a year-long hiatus, the 2011 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) ALMA Awards is back!  The awards ceremony, which is organized by the civil rights organization, celebrates positive portrayals of Latinos in television, film, and music. 

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The one-hour primetime special will be broadcast on NBC on Friday, Sept. 16 and George Lopez and Eva Longoria (who is also an executive producer of the show) have agreed to return as hosts. 

“Eva’s been part of our core team on the production for the Alma’s, so she will be a part of the awards as she has been for the past four years,” Delia de la Vara, a producer for the awards ceremony and vice president of the NCLR California region, told last year when the show was canceled scrapped.  2010 was the first year the show did not air since its creation in 1995.

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Paul Telegdy, an executive for NBC and Universal Studios, said the network encourages diversity at every level of the entertainment industry.  “NBC is proud to join with the NCLR ALMA Awards so that we can recognize the outstanding achievements of Hispanic artists with this national showcase,” he said.

We look forward to the return of the NCLR ALMA Awards!  Will you be watching?