Lopez Leads Pack of ALMA Award Nominees

There’s no doubt that Jennifer Lopez has plenty of Latino spirit… And, now she could have a few trophies to prove it.

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican multi-hyphenate received three nominations for the 2012 ALMA Awards, making her this year’s most nominated Latino artist.

Created by the National Council of La Raza, the ALMA Awards recognize Hispanic performers who promote positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field.

In a year that saw Lopez conquer the entertainment world in more ways than one, Lopez received a nod for Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical
for her work in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, as well as a nomination for Favorite Female Music Artist and a nod for Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act for serving as a judge on American Idol.

But Lopez isn’t the only Hispanic artist to receive more than one nod…

Aubrey Plaza scored a twofer on the ballot. The 28-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress is not only up for Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical for her work in the indie film Safety Not Guaranteed, but she’s also nominated for Favorite TV Actress—Comedy for Parks and Recreation.

Sofia Vergara also received double the love. The 40-year-old Colombian actress, who just got engaged, is nominated for her work on Modern Family and The Three Stooges.

The winners will be unveiled in an hour-long ceremony, hosted once again by nominee Eva Longoria, set to air Sept. 21 on NBC.

Fans can vote online for their favorites in all the categories through Sept. 7.

Here’s the complete list of nominations for the 2012 ALMA Awards:

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
Zoë Saldana, Colombiana

Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Penélope 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
Demián Bichir, Savages
Rubén Blades, For Greater Glory
Emilio Estevez, The Way
Oscar Isaac, For Greater Glory
Édgar Ramírez, 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
Sofía Vergara, The Three Stooges

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
Christina Aguilera, The Voice
Gabriel Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution
George Lopez, Take Me Out
Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
William Levy, Dancing with the Stars

Favorite TV Actor
Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice
Danny Pino, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf
James Roday, Psych
Charlie Sheen, Anger Management

Favorite TV Actress—Drama
Jordana Brewster, Dallas
Julie Gonzalo, Dallas
Cote de Pablo, NCIS
Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge

Favorite TV Actress—Comedy
Victoria Justice, Victorious
Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation
Naya Rivera, Glee
Belle Thorne, Shake It Up
Sofía Vergara, Modern Family

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Drama
Guillermo Diaz, Scandal
Carlos Gomez, The Glades
Jon Huertas, Castle
Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries
David Zayas, Dexter

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Comedy
Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing
Ian Gomez, Cougar Town
Adam Irigoyen, Shake It Up
Oscar Nuñez, The Office
Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family

Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role
Constance Marie, Switched at Birth
Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy
Sarah Ramos, Parenthood
Gina Torres, Suits
Lauren Vélez, Dexter

Favorite Male Music Artist
Bruno Mars
Ricky Martin
Romeo Santos

Favorite Female Music Artist

Gloria Estefan
Jennifer Lopez
Demi Lovato
Naya Rivera
Esperanza Spalding

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