And the ALMA Awards go to…

It was a heck of a party at the Pasadena Convention Center last Sunday: beautiful gowns, beautiful tuxes, and plenty of happy surprises as the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® were announced. (You can see an edited version of the show on Friday, September 21 at 8P on NBC).

Eva Longoria and George Lopez co-hosted; presenters included Robert Rodriguez, Zoë Saldaña, Michael Peña, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicole Richie, Ryan Lochte, America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Andy Garcia, Natalie Morales, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Edy Ganem, Judy Reyes, Rafael Amaya, Rodrigo Santoro and Taboo. Martina McBride performed with Luis Fonsi and rap Superstar Flo Rida performed with Roselyn Sanchez. Special Achievement Awards were given to Christina Aguilera, veteran character actor (and our friend) Henry Darrow, the legendary Cheech Marin, and director Patricia Riggen. The NCLR offered a touching tribute to Lupe Ontiveros to commemorate her passing.

And the winners were:

Favorite Movie
Girl in Progress

Favorite Movie Actor
Diego BonetaRock of Ages

Favorite Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure
Zoë SaldañaColombiana

Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical
Aubrey PlazaSafety Not Guaranteed

Favorite Movie Actor—Supporting Role
Édgar RamírezWrath of the Titans

Favorite Movie Actress—Supporting Role
Cierra RamirezGirl in Progress

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
Christina AguileraThe Voice (NBC)

Favorite TV Actor
Tyler PoseyTeen Wolf (MTV)

Favorite TV Actress—Drama
Lana ParrillaOnce Upon a Time (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress—Comedy
Naya RiveraGlee (FOX)

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Drama
Jon HuertasCastle (ABC)

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Comedy
Rico RodriguezModern Family (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role
Constance MarieSwitched at Birth (ABC Family)

Favorite Male Music Artist

Favorite Female Music Artist
Naya Rivera

Photos: ©2012 Angela María Ortíz S.