Stars of hit TV shows UGLY BETTY, WITHOUT A TRACE and WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE
are leading the nominations for the 2008 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA)
Awards with three nods each.
The cast of Ugly Betty is to be honored with the Outstanding Performance of
a Latino/Latina-Led Ensemble in a Television Series special achievement prize,
while writer Silvio Horta is nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a
Television Series category for the episode entitled Jump. Director Linda
Mendoza is also up for contention in the Outstanding Director of a Television
Series gong, for her work on the Betty’s Baby Bump segment.
Without A Trace star Enrique Murciano is up for Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Television Series, and his co-star Roselyn Sanchez is nominated in the female
equivalent. Scriptwriter Jose Molina has been recognized in the Outstanding
Writing for a Television Series for the Without You episode.
Meanwhile, the stars of Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place have also scored
nominations – Jake T. Austin and co-stars Selena Gomez and Maria Canals-Barrera
will fight it out in the male and female categories for Outstanding Performance
in a Comedy Television Series.
Other nominees include Desperate Housewives actor Ricardo Chavira and Lost’s
Jorge Garcia for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Television Series;
Grey’s Anatomy’s star Sara Ramirez for Outstanding Actress In A Drama
Television Series; and Two and A Half Men’s Charlie Sheen for Outstanding Male
Performance In A Comedy Television Series.
The nominations were announced on Monday (21Jul08) and the winners will be
unveiled at a ceremony hosted by Eva Longoria Parker on 17 August (08). The
show will air on U.S. TV on 12 September (08).