The race to the ALMA Awards (kind of like the all-Latino Golden Globes) kicked off this week with the announcement of this year's nominees by host/executive producer Eva Longoria Parker and Dancing with the Stars finalist Cristian de la Fuente.
Though she woke up in the wee hours of the morning on Monday to announce the nominees, Eva herself didn't make the cut for her role on Desperate Housewives. Always the professional, she still managed to muster up enthusiasm to congratulate her colleagues who are in the running, including the cast of Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy's Sara Ramirez, Lost's Jorge Garcia, Scrubs' Judy Reyes, The Office's Oscar Nuñez, Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos and Eva's Housewives co-star Ricardo Chavira.
On the television side, Ugly Betty is set to take home the Special
Achievement Award for a Latino/a-led TV ensemble. Shockingly, golden
girl America Ferrera also failed to garner an individual nomination
this year (oh well, we're sure her mantle is getting too crowded with
Emmys and Golden Globes anyways), though she will appear on the show,
along with Jessica Alba, the Black Eyed Peas and Sofia Vergara.
Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony also scored a joint nomination for their film El Cantante, which is up for Outstanding Performance of a Lead Latino/a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The ALMA Awards will tape Aug. 17 and air on ABC Sept. 12. Click here for a complete list of nominees, and congrats to all!