August 26, 2009 05:01:55 GMT
From the main characters and supporting acts to guest stars and behind-the-scene crew, ALMA Awards are embracing those that contribute Latino culture in television.
ALMA Awards is back for the fourth time to present honors to the Hispanic community specializing in entertainment business. National Council of La Raza's CEO Janet Murguira announced on Tuesday, August 25 with the assistance of Executive Producer Eva Longoria, the names of people crowding the honorees list.
The category in TV is divided into two according to the show's genre, comedy and drama. Showing a domination in the former category is the cast ensemble of "Ugly Betty". Meanwhile in drama, "Lost" and "Dexter" each brought in three of their actors.
Not only respecting those on screen, the awards also credit some people that work behind the scenes. These group of people, which names can be seen on the official site, include directors, writers, producers, stylists and others.
Apart from honoring the Year in Television, ALMA Awards are giving recognitions to movie, music and sports categories. One performer will be selected in each category and awarded Best Achievement. Several modifications are applied to this year's event, including the addition of George Lopez as Eva Longoria's co-host.
The event itself will be held at UCLA's Royce Hall Auditorium on September 17. ABC is to tape the occasion and air it on Friday, September 18 at 8/7c. "If you like the ALMA Awards, you will love this year's show because we're bringing you more of what you love most, unique musical pairings and the best Latino entertainment," said Murguia.