alma+awardsThe ALMA Awards are here!

Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez will host this barrier-breaking awards show and it will broadcast live on MSNBC as a one-hour prime-time special tonight – Friday, September 27, 2013, at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Fans will be able to view four on-air hours of related programming, in addition to online content that includes celebrity interviews and behind-the-scenes footage on MSNBC and mun2. CLICK HERE for more info!

The “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards” honorees include:

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Ya llegaron los Premios ALMA!

Eva Longoria y Mario Lopez conducirán este gran evento que rompe barreras en los Estados Unidos y lo cual será transmitido por la cadena MSNBC esta noche – viernes, 27 de septiembre, 2013, a las 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

Los fans también podrán ver cuatro horas de cobertura relacionados con estos premios por MSNBC y mun2.

Este año los premios “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards” honrarán a los siguientes:

2013 NCLR ALMA Awards honorees

· Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ
Credited with reshaping the cultural landscape by integrating Latino faces, stories and themes into the mainstream with groundbreaking works such as El Mariachi, From Dusk Till Dawn and the Spy Kids franchise, Robert Rodriguez will receive the Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence. The award will be presented by Jessica Alba (Sin City), who will be joined onstage by Machete’s Tito Larriva and Danny Trejo and Spy Kids’ Daryl Sabara and Alexa Vega as part of the special tribute. Lady Gaga, Cheech Marin and George Lopez will also take part in the presentation.

· Outstanding Commitment to Cause and Community Award: CARLOS SANTANA
Music legend Carlos Santana will be recognized for his tireless advocacy for increased access to the arts, education and health care for underprivileged youth, as well as the fight against child poverty. A ten-time Grammy Award® winner and three-time Latin Grammy Award® winner, Santana is an emblem of success and altruism in the Latino community and worldwide.

· Outstanding Commitment to Cause and Community Award: ROSARIO DAWSON
The popular and acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson (Men in Black II, Sin City) will be recognized for distinction in service, where she matches her talents on the big screen with an equal passion for activism in the Latino community. Dawson supports the Lower East Side Girls Club, Voto Latino and other causes and charities that make a difference in the lives of women, protect the environment and have global impact.

· Special Achievement in Film: FILLY BROWN
Executive producer Edward James Olmos and director Michael D. Olmos, along with lead cast members Gina Rodriguez and Lou Diamond Phillips, will be on hand to accept this year’s honor for Special Achievement in Film for the poignant Lionsgate film Filly Brown (2013). An inspiring and gritty portrait of a young artist striving to find her voice and seize her dreams without compromising her values, Filly Brown is propelled by the powerful Latino themes of family, integrity, honor and sacrifice that resonate universally. The award will be presented by past NCLR ALMA Award–winner Diego Boneta and Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station)

· Special Achievement in Television: Cast of DEXTER
Lauren Vélez, David Zayas and Aimee Garcia will be honored for their gripping portrayals of fan-favorite characters “Maria LaGuerta,” “Angel Batista” and “Jamie Batista,” respectively, on Showtime’s critically acclaimed drama Dexter about “America’s Favorite Serial Killer.” The phenomenally successful show, which just bid adieu to its audiences after an eight-season run, highlighted these standout Latino talents whose roles have upended the boundaries of multicultural visibility today. The award will be presented by the Latina-led cast of Lifetime’s Devious Maids (Roselyn Sanchez, Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz and Edy Ganem).

· Presenters include: Jessica Alba (Sin City, Machete), Gina Rodriguez (Filly Brown), Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family), Daisy Fuentes (Telemundo’s La Voz Kids), Diego Boneta (Fruitvale Station), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Christina Milian (NBC’s The Voice), the cast of NBC’s new comedy Welcome to the Family (Ricardo Chavira, Justina Machado, Fabrizio Zacharee Guido and Joseph Haro) and the Latina-led cast of Lifetime’s Devious Maids (Roselyn Sanchez, Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz and Edy Ganem).

Additional Airings

· Friday, September 27 at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT on MSNBC
“2013 NCLR ALMA Awards” LIVE broadcast of a one-hour awards special.

· Friday, September 27 at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT on MSNBC
Live broadcast of a one-hour news special on issues affecting the Latino community hosted by MSNBC’s Alex Wagner with featured guests Janet Murguía and MSNBC contributor Maria Teresa Kumar.

· Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. ET on mun2
The “mun2 News Special Hecho en America” featuring Latinos who are changing politics, culture and business in the U.S., including actress Jessica Alba, Janet Murguía, Sen. Marco Rubio (R–Fla.), Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, comedian George Lopez, boxer Marlene Esparza and recording artist Christina Aguilera.

· Saturday, October 5 at 4:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. CT on mun2
“2013 NCLR ALMA Awards All Access Red Carpet Special” featuring performers, presenters, hosts and honorees on the red carpet followed by mun2 rebroadcasts of the “2013 NCLR ALMA Awards.”

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