Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cheech Nominated for Best Actor Award

The largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization today announced that this years 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.

Cheech is nominated for best film actor.

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

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 years show because were 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.

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