Winners of the 2008 ALMA Awards, which recognize achievements by Hispanic artists, have been announced Sunday, August 17, less than a month after the full nominees were unveiled. ABC's comedy series "Ugly Betty" was a big winner in the TV categories, winning the awards for directing and best performance by a Latino-led ensemble cast. Its star America Ferrera as well took home one additional award which was for the category of Chevy Entertainer of the Year for her on-screen work as Betty Suarez and her off-screen efforts in encouraging young people to get involved in the political process.
TV actress Eva Longoria had her hands full during the awards show, serving both as its executive producer as well as host. She was seen on Friday, August 15 attending an early celebration to mark the coming of the annual awards show held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Her basketball player husband Tony Parker was with her.
Some winners of 2008 American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) for TV categories can be seen below, whereas the full list is available at ALMA Awards' official site.
Performance by a Latino Ensemble in a Television Series: "Ugly Betty," ABC
Actor in a Television Series, Drama : Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica," SciFi Channel
Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Roselyn Sanchez, "Without A Trace," CBS
Actor in a Television Series, Comedy : Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men," CBS
Actress in a Television Series, Comedy : Judy Reyes, "Scrubs," NBC
Supporting Actor in a Television Series, Drama: Jorge Garcia, "Lost," ABC
Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Drama: Julie Gonzalo, "Eli Stone," ABC.