Hayek, Longoria, Sheen among ALMA nominees

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(CNS) – Benicio del Toro, Andy Garcia, Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria and Martin Sheen were among the nominees announced today for the 2012 ALMA Awards, which are presented to entertainers who have “upheld and promoted a socially proactive image of Hispanic culture in today’s media.”

Del Toro (“Savages”), Garcia (“For Greater Glory”) and Sheen (“The Way”) were nominated for favorite movie actor, along with Diego Boneta of “Rock of Ages” and Rodrigo Santoro of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Hayek and Longoria were nominated for favorite movie actress in a drama/adventure for their respective roles in “Savages” and “For Greater Glory.” They will compete with Eva Mendes for “Girl in Progress,” Roselyn Sanchez for “Act of Valor” and Zoe Saldana for “Colombiana.”

The awards show, presented by the National Council of La Raza, also includes a category for favorite actress in a comedy/musical, with nominations going to Berenice Bejo for “The Artist,” Penelope Cruz for “To Rome with Love,” Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez for “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and Aubrey Plaza for “Safety Not Guaranteed.”

Fans can vote for the winners online at www.almaawards.com, and voting will end Sept. 7. The ceremony will be held Sept. 16 and broadcast on NBC on Sept. 21. Click “more” for the complete list of nominees: 

Favorite Movie

– “Act of Valor”
— “For Greater Glory”
— “Girl in Progress”
— “Puss in Boots”
— “The Way”

Favorite Movie Actor

– Diego Boneta, “Rock of Ages”
— Benicio Del Toro, “Savages”
— Andy Garcia, “For Greater Glory”
— Rodrigo Santoro, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
— Martin Sheen, “The Way”

Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure

– Salma Hayek, “Savages”
— Eva Longoria, “For Greater Glory”
— Eva Mendes, “Girl in Progress”
— Roselyn Sanchez, “Act of Valor”
— Zoe Saldana, “Colombiana”

Favorite Movie Actress – Comedy/Musical

– Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
— Penelope Cruz, “To Rome With Love”
— Cameron Diaz, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
— Jennifer Lopez, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”
— Aubrey Plaza, “Safety Not Guaranteed”

Favorite Movie Actor – Supporting Role

– Demian Bichir, “Savages”
— Ruben Blades, “For Greater Glory”
— Emilio Estevez, “The Way”
— Oscar Isaac, “For Greater Glory”
— Edgar Ramirez, “Wrath of the Titans”

Favorite Movie Actress – Supporting Role

– Mia Maestro, “Savages”
— Cierra Ramirez, “Girl in Progress”
— Genesis Rodriguez, “Man on the Ledge”
— Harmony Santana, “Gun Hill Road”
— Sofia Vergara, “The Three Stooges”

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act

– Christina Aguilera, “The Voice” (NBC)
— Gabriel Iglesias, “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” (Comedy Central)
— George Lopez, “Take Me Out” (FOX)
— Jennifer Lopez, “American Idol” (FOX)
— William Levy, “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)

Favorite TV Actor

– Benjamin Bratt, “Private Practice” (ABC)
— Danny Pino, “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
— Tyler Posey, “Teen Wolf” (MTV)
— James Roday, “Psych” (USA)
— Charlie Sheen, “Anger Management” (FX)

Favorite TV Actress – Drama

– Jordana Brewster, “Dallas” (TNT)
— Julie Gonzalo, “Dallas” (TNT)
— Cote de Pablo, “NCIS” (CBS)
— Lana Parrilla, “Once Upon a Time” (ABC)
— Madeleine Stowe, “Revenge” (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress – Comedy

– Victoria Justice, “Victorious” (Nickelodeon)
— Aubrey Plaza, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
— Naya Rivera, “Glee” (FOX)
— Belle Thorne, “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)
— Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role in a Drama

– Guillermo Diaz, “Scandal” (ABC)
— Carlos Gomez, “The Glades” (A&E)
— Jon Huertas, “Castle” (ABC)
— Michael Trevino, “The Vampire Diaries” (CW)
— David Zayas, ” Dexter” (Showtime)

Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role in a Comedy

– Hector Elizondo, “Last Man Standing” (ABC)
— Ian Gomez, “Cougar Town” (TBS)
— Adam Irigoyen, “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)
— Oscar Nunez, “The Office” (NBC)
— Rico Rodriguez, “Modern Family” (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role

– Constance Marie, “Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)
— Sara Ramirez, “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
— Sarah Ramos, “Parenthood” (NBC)
— Gina Torres, “Suits” (USA Network)
— Lauren Velez, “Dexter” (Showtime)

Favorite Male Music Artist

– Bruno Mars
— Pitbull
— Ricky Martin
— Romeo Santos
— Santana

Favorite Female Music Artist

– Gloria Estefan
— Jennifer Lopez
— Demi Lovato
— Naya Rivera
— Esperanza Spalding

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