2011 NCLR ALMA Awards winners (PHOTOS)
In Spanish, "alma" represents the soul. This week, AOL Latino brings you comprehensive and exclusive coverage you can only get here of the awards ceremony that captures the soul of Latin Americans in entertainment -- the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards.
Ahead of the awards show special Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m (EST) on NBC, AOL Latino has exclusive coverage of this year's winners. Our special, week-long coverage of the event features video, specials, the best interviews and images you can only get through AOL Latino.
Here are the best pictures of the night:
We don't want to keep you in suspense, so here are the winners:
Favorite Movie Actor
Favorite Movie Actress - Drama/Adventure
Favorite Movie Actress - Comedy/Musical
Favorite TV Series
Favorite TV Actor - Leading Role
Favorite TV Actress - Leading Role in a Drama
Favorite TV Actress - Leading Role in a Comedy
Favorite TV Actress - Supporting Role
Favorite TV Actor - Supporting Role
Favorite TV Reality Variety or Comedy Personality Act
Favorite Male Music Artist
Favorite Female Music Artist
Outstanding Career Achievement (Documentarian)
Outstanding Career Achievement (Writer)
Outstanding Career Achievement (Director)
PepsiCo ALMA Adelante Award
This year's biggest night on television showcasing Latinos took place Saturday, September 10th at the Santa Monica Civic Auditoriu m in California.
ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) is unlike any other awards ceremony because it embodies not only the accomplishments of top Latinos in music, television and film, but also celebrates the Latino spirit invoked in the entertainment industry.
The purpose of the awards show is to honor those entertainers in the Latino community who aren't just role models, but those who thrust Hispanics into the public's consciousness. Winners are the chosen few who represent that goal best by accurately promoting Hispanic culture in the media in a fair and positive way.