Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez and George Lopez Win ALMA Awards

The annual awards show honors the spirit and accomplishments of Latinos in the media.

By Jorge Rivas Sep 13, 2011

The National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) ALMA Awards show took place this weekend honoring the "spirit" (which translates to alma in Spanish) and accomplishments of Latinos "who have upheld and promoted a socially proactive image of Hispanic culture in today’s media."

Among the honorees is "Modern Family’s" Rico Rodriguez, who’s 13-years-old and going on 40. He won the favorite TV actor in a supporting role award.

George Lopez won favorite variety personality for hosting "Lopez Tonight." Lopez, who’s show was canceled earlier this year, became the first Mexican-American to host a late night talk show on an English language network when his show premiered on TBS in November 2009.

ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" also took home an award for favorite TV series. The Sunday primetime show includes one of the most diverse casts on television; its current stars include Eva Longoria, Ricardo Chavira and Vanessa Williams.

The awards show was hosted by friends Eva Longoria and George Lopez and will be televised this Friday, September 16 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on NBC

A list of the complete winners is below:

Favorite Movie

WINNER: A Better Life

Favorite Movie Actor

WINNER: Antonio Banderas – You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger

NOMINEES: Demián Bichir – A Better Life

Bobby Cannavale – Win Win

Michael Peña – Battle: Los Angeles

Danny Trejo – Machete

Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure

WINNER: Jessica Alba – Machete

NOMINEES: Penelope Cruz – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Rosario Dawson – Unstoppable

Michelle Rodriguez – Battle: Los Angeles

Zoë Saldana – Takers

Favorite Movie Actress – Comedy/Musical

WINNER: Alexa Vega – From Prada to Nada

NOMINEES: Christina Aguilera – Burlesque

Eva Mendes – The Other Guys

Cameron Diaz – Bad Teacher

Selena Gomez – Monte Carlo

Favorite TV Series

WINNER: Desperate Housewives


Modern Family

Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite TV Actor – Leading Role

WINNER: Adam Rodriguez – CSI: Miami

NOMINEES: Ricardo Chavira – Desperate Housewives

Ian Gomez – Cougar Town

Joshua Gomez – Chuck

James Roday – Psych

Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Drama

WINNER: Cote de Pablo – NCIS

NOMINEES: Eva LaRue – CSI: Miami

Francia Raisa – The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Sara Ramirez – Grey’s Anatomy

Sarah Shahi – Fairly Legal

Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Comedy

WINNER: Demi Lovato – Sonny With a Chance

NOMINEES: Selena Gomez – Wizards of Waverly Place

Victoria Justice – Victorious

Naya Rivera – Glee

Sofía Vergara – Modern Family

Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role

WINNER: Maria Canals-Barrera – Wizards of Waverly Place

NOMINEES: Constance Marie – Switched At Birth

Aubrey Plaza – Parks and Recreation

Sarah Ramos – Parenthood

Lauren Vélez – Dexter

Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role

WINNER: Rico Rodriguez – Modern Family

NOMINEES: Oscar Nuñez – The Office

Michael Trevino – The Vampire Diaries

Tristan Wilds – 90210

David Zayas – Dexter

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act

WINNER: George Lopez – Lopez Tonight

NOMINEES: Christina Aguilera – The Voice

Jennifer Lopez – American Idol

Mario Lopez – Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby

Cesar Millan – Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan

Favorite Male Music Artist

WINNER: Pitbull


Enrique Iglesias

Bruno Mars

Ricky Martin

Favorite Female Music Artist

WINNER: Naya Rivera

NOMINEES: Christina Aguilera

Selena Gomez

Jennifer Lopez