The Hottest Latino Stars Cozy Up to Bullseye at the 2011 ALMA Awards

September 16, 2011 - Article reads in
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Host Eva Longoria cuddles up to Bullseye

What do you get when you pair funnyman George Lopez with gorgeous gal Eva Longoria? An unforgettable fiesta in celebration of the nation’s leading Latinos.

“Alma” in Spanish means “soul” – and that’s exactly what the 2011 NCLA ALMA Awards are all about. Hosted by a dynamic duo, the one-of-a-kind tribute to pioneering Latinos in television, film and music kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. While the awards show took place last week at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, the show airs tonight at 8 P.M. EDT on NBC.

Target couldn’t wait to applaud the enriching contributions that Latinos make to American culture and to celebrate Hispanic heritage.  Even Bullseye was on the carpet to cheer on his celeb friends!

click through the gallery below and check out the full nominee list after the jump

The one-hour prime time special was an all-star affair of presenters, performers and partygoers. From Red Carpet fashion and pre-show interviews to the jaw dropping live performance by Demi Lovato and the hilarious hosts, the night was muy caliente.

Even though we’re dying to tell you, we can’t reveal the winners just yet. So tune in tonight to see which nominees grabbed awards!

And the nominees are……

Favorite Movie Actor
Antonio Banderas-You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
Demian Bichir-A Better Life
Bobby Cannavale-Win Win
Michael Peña-Battle: Los Angeles
Danny Trejo-Machete

Favorite Movie Actress-Drama/Adventure
Jessica Alba-Machete
Penelope Cruz-Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Rosario Dawson-Unstoppable
Michelle Rodriguez-Battle: Los Angeles
Zoe Saldana-Takers

Favorite Movie Actress-Comedy/Musical
Christina Aguilera-Burlesque
Cameron Diaz-Bad Teacher
Selena Gomez-Monte Carlo
Eva Mendes-The Other Guys
Alexa Vega-From Prada to Nada

Favorite TV Series
CSI: Miami (CBS)
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
Christina Aguilera-The Voice (NBC)
George Lopez-Lopez Tonight (TBS)
Jennifer Lopez-American Idol (FOX)
Mario Lopez-Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby (VH1)
Cesar Millan-Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan (National Geographic Channel)

Favorite TV Actor-Leading Role
Ricardo Chavira-Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Ian Gomez-Cougar Town (ABC)
Joshua Gomez-Chuck (NBC)
James Roday-Psych (USA Network)
Adam Rodriguez-CSI: Miami (CBS)

Favorite TV Actor-Supporting Role
Oscar Nuñez-The Office (NBC)
Rico Rodriguez-Modern Family (ABC)
Michael Trevino-The Vampire Diaries (CW)
Tristan Wilds-90210 (CW)
David Zayas-Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite TV Actress-Leading Role in a Drama
Cote de Pablo-NCIS (CBS)
Eva La Rue-CSI: Miami (CBS)
Francia Raisa-The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family)
Sara Ramirez-Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Sarah Shahi-Fairly Legal (USA Network)

Favorite TV Actress-Leading Role in a Comedy
Selena Gomez-Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
Victoria Justice-Victorious (Nickelodeon)
Demi Lovato-Sonny With a Chance (Disney Channel)
Naya Rivera-Glee (FOX)
Sofía Vergara-Modern Family (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress-Supporting Role
Maria Canals-Barrera-Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
Constance Marie-Switched at Birth (ABC Family)
Aubrey Plaza-Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Sarah Ramos-Parenthood (NBC)
Lauren Velez-Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite Male Music Artist
Taio Cruz
Enrique Iglesias
Bruno Mars
Ricky Martin
Pitbull

Favorite Female Music Artist
Christina Aguilera
Selena Gomez
Jennifer Lopez
Naya Rivera
Shakira

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Target is honored to be the exclusive retail sponsor of the 2011 ALMA Awards.
Join the party on NBC tonight, Sept. 16, from 8 – 9 P.M. EDT.

Photos by Chris Weeks, WireImage

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