The 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards taped a star-studded event on Saturday, September 10 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium delivering the biggest night on television showcasing Latinos. The awards program airs FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 at 8 pm ET on NBC. This Awards show is dedicated to honoring the spirit and accomplishments of some of the most prolific Latinos in the entertainment industry, spanning music, television, and film. The telecast celebrated the entertainers who have upheld and promoted a fair, positive, and accurate image of Hispanic culture in today’s media. (NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org )
The Awards Show will be co-hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez and will feature performances by Gloria Estefan, International Superstar Pitbull and the Zumba Dancers, and Demi Lovato. There will also be celebrity appearances by Jessica Alba, Antonio Banderas, Maria Celeste Arraras, Jake T. Austin, Benjamin Bratt, Maria Canals Barrera, Madison De La Garza, David Henrie, Eva La Rue, Mario Lopez, Oscar Nunez, Michael Pena, Aubrey Plaza, Danny Trejo, Michael Trevino, Lauren Velez, Tristan Wilds, Marcia Cross, Cote de Pablo, Felicity Huffman, Naya Rivera, Adam Rodriguez.