Official Recap: 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards (@AlmaAwards)

The winners of the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® were announced on Sunday night at a star-studded celebration airing Friday, September 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC.  Christina Aguilera received a special achievement award for her incredible career and her work in philanthropy.

Eva Longoria and George Lopez co-hosted the one-hour special, which included presenters Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Richie, Robert Rodriguez, Zoe Saldana, Ryan Lochte and America Ferrera, along with Andy Garcia, Natalie Morales and Wilmer Valderrama.  Also on hand to celebrate the achievements of top Latino performers were Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem, , Judy Reyes, Michael Pena, Rafael Amaya, Rodrigo Santoro and Taboo.

Rap sensation Flo Rida performed with Roselyn Sanchez and Martina McBride performed with Luis Fonsi during the high-energy show, which featured theme music written and performed by music powerhouse Pitbull.  In addition to serving as a presenter, Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Lochte also was one of six Latino Olympic medal winners from this summer’s London Games saluted in a special Olympic tribute.  Also honored were Brenda Villa and Jessica Steffens (water polo), Danell Leyva (men’s gymnastics), Leonel Manzano (track and field) and Marlen Esparza (boxing).

Hispanic cable network mun2 will present the ALMA Awards red carpet special and Telemundo will host the official bilingual ALMA Awards website at and stream the pre-show online. Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers will have access to the show on demand. Viewers can also watch the entire special online after it airs via

The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® are produced by dick clark productions’ executive producers Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman, along with Eva Longoria and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR

For additional information, including announcements about the presenters and performers at this year’s show, please  and follow the show on Twitter  Information is also available on





Special Achievement Award

“The Voice of a Generation”



The NCLR ALMA Ricardo Montalban

Lifetime Achievement Award



Outstanding Career Achievement Award




Special Achievement

Director, Girl in Progress



The PepsiCo Adelante ALMA Award


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

Zoe Saldana, Colombiana


Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

Penelope 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 (NBC)

Gabriel Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (Comedy Central)

George Lopez, Take Me Out (FOX)

Jennifer Lopez, American Idol (FOX)

William Levy, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)


Favorite TV Actor

Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice (ABC)

Danny Pino, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf (MTV)

James Roday, Psych (USA)

Charlie Sheen, Anger Management (FX)


Favorite TV Actress—Drama

Jordana Brewster, Dallas (TNT)

Julie Gonzalo, Dallas (TNT)

Cote de Pablo, NCIS (CBS)

Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Madeleine Stowe, Revenge (ABC)


Favorite TV Actress—Comedy

Victoria Justice, Victorious (Nickelodeon)

Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Naya Rivera, Glee (FOX)

Bella Thorne, Shake It Up (Disney Channel)

Sofía Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)


Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Drama

Guillermo Diaz, Scandal (ABC)

Carlos Gomez, The Glades (A&E)

Jon Huertas, Castle (ABC)

Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries (CW)

David Zayas, Dexter (Showtime)


Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Comedy

Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing (ABC)

Ian Gomez, Cougar Town (TBS)

Adam Irigoyen, Shake It Up (Disney Channel)

Oscar Nuñez, The Office (NBC)

Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family (ABC)


Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role

Constance Marie, Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Sarah Ramos, Parenthood (NBC)

Gina Torres, Suits (USA Network)

Lauren Vélez, Dexter (Showtime)


Favorite Male Music Artist

Bruno Mars


Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos



Favorite Female Music Artist

Gloria Estefan

Jennifer Lopez

Demi Lovato

Naya Rivera

Esperanza Spalding

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.