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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Bratt, De La Garza 2009 ALMA Nominees

Both Alana De La Garza (Law & Order) and Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order) have received an ALMA Awards nomination for special achievement for an actress and actor (respectively) in a television drama. Alana is being honored for her work on Law & Order, Benjamin for his work on “The Cleaner.” The ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards highlight the work of American Latinos in the entertainment industry.

Unlike the Emmy Awards which limit the nominees in a category to a very small number, the ALMA nominees listing is quite lengthy. Here’s the list of who Alana and Ben are competing with in their respective categories:

Drama Actress Nominees
Alana De La Garza, "Law & Order," NBC
Cote de Pablo, "NCIS," CBS
Dania Ramirez, Heroes, NBC
Eva La Rue, "CSI: Miami," CBS
Francia Raisa, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," ABC Family
Julie Gonzalo, "Eli Stone," ABC
Justina Machado, "ER," NBC
Laura Cerón, "ER," NBC
Lauren Vélez , "Dexter," SHO
Michelle Rodriguez, "Lost," ABC
Paola Turbay, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," ABC Family and "The Closer," TNT
Paula Garcés, "The Shield," FX
Roselyn Sanchez," Without a Trace," CBS
Sara Ramirez, "Grey's Anatomy", ABC

Drama Actor Nominees
Adam Rodriguez, "CSI Miami," CBS
Amaury Nolasco, "Prison Break," FOX
Benito Martinez, "The Shield," FX
Benjamin Bratt, "The Cleaner," A&E
Cristian de la Fuente, "In Plain Sight," USA
Danny Pino, "Cold Case," CBS
Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica," SYFY
Enrique Murciano, "Without a Trace," CBS
Esai Morales, "Jericho," CBS
Jimmy Smits, "Dexter," SHO
Jorge Garcia, "Lost," ABC
Miguel Sandoval, "Medium," NBC/CBS
Nestor Carbonell, "Lost," ABC
David Zayas, "Dexter," SHO
Carlos Bernard, "24," FOX

Congratulations to both Alana and Benjamin! The ALMA Awards will air on ABC on Friday September 18, 2009 at 8:00 PM ET.

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