[05/08/06 - 12:00 AM]
ABC Television Network and Touchstone Television Garner Four 2006 Alma Awards

[via press release from ABC]


The ABC Television Network and Touchstone Television garnered four American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards at the 2006 ceremony held May 7 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. The �2006 ALMA Awards� will air MONDAY, JUNE 5 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. Eva Longoria (�Desperate Housewives�) hosts.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), which sponsors the ALMA Awards, honored Judy Reyes, who stars as Carla in the Emmy Award-winning Touchstone Television series �Scrubs,� with the Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series.

Two actors from the ABC/Touchstone Television award-winning series �Lost� received awards: Jorge Garcia, who stars as Hurley, was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series, and Michelle Rodriguez, who stars as Ana Lucia, was named Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series.

Eva LaRue, who stars as Maria Santos Grey on ABC�s �All My Children,� was given the ALMA Award for Outstanding Performance in a Daytime Drama.

The ALMA Awards was created by the NCLR, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., in 1995 as part of NCLR�s strategy to promote fair, accurate and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the media and the enhancement of the Latino image in the entertainment industry. The show was named �ALMA� (Spanish for �spirit� or �soul�) to honor the determined spirit of the Latino community.

Jeff Margolis, Janet Murguia and David Chavez are executive producers of �The 2006 ALMA Awards.� The show is produced by Jeff Margolis Productions. Producers are Eva Longoria, Tisha Fein, Gloria Fujita O�Brien and Mick McCullough. The director is Ron De Moraes.

For further information, please go to www.almaawards.com.

A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

  [may 2006]  


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