or


[06/06/07 - 02:15 PM]
ABC's "Ugly Betty" and Disney Channel's "High School Musical" Win Five 2007 Alma Awards
Edward James Olmos, Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Benito Martinez, Ana Ortiz, Kenny Ortega and Silvio Horta were among the TV winners.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC'S "UGLY BETTY" AND DISNEY CHANNEL'S "HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL" WIN FIVE 2007 ALMA AWARDS

The ABC Television Network took home four awards and Disney Channel garnered one at "The 2007 ALMA Awards," taped Friday, June 1, at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. The star-studded event aired Tuesday, June 5 on the ABC Television Network. Eva Longoria ("Desperate Housewives") hosted.

The ABC winners were "Ugly Betty," a production of ABC Studios, for Outstanding Television Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie; America Ferrera ("Ugly Betty") for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie; Ana Ortiz ("Ugly Betty") for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie; and Silvio Horta ("Ugly Betty") for Outstanding Writing for a Television Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie. Disney Channel winner was Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical") for Outstanding Director in a Television Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie.

Musical performances at the awards ceremony included multi-platinum artist Beyonc� Knowles, as well as Prince, Sheila E., Calle 13, Dashboard Confessional, Billy Gibbons, Los Lonely Boys and War.

Talent included (in alphabetical order) Jessica Alba, Santiago Cabrera, Sheila E., Hector Elizondo, Daisy Fuentes, Andy Garcia, Jorge Garcia, Balthazar Getty, Grupo Fantasma, Jay Hernandez, Terrence Howard, Eva la Rue, Mario Lopez, Cheech Marin, Carlos Mencia, Amaury Nolasco, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Sara Ramirez, Judy Reyes, Alex Reymundo, Roselyn Sanchez, Rodrigo Santoro, Robert Verdi, Nadine Velazquez and Eduardo Xol.

Among the highlights was a presentation of the 2007 ALMA Award for Special Achievement in Television to comedian George Lopez. The Pioneer in Music Award was presented to the band Los Lobos.

In the opening number, Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez performed with professional dancers from ABC's popular hit show, "Dancing with the Stars." Performing a rousing salsa number were Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani and Elena Grinenko, Alec Mazo and Cheryl Burke, Christian Perry and Annette Nicole, and Genya Mazo and Maria Shibalova.

An added feature was the celebration of top Latino designers who dressed Longoria throughout the telecast in custom couture gowns, as well as designer shoes, bags and jewelry.

The two-hour special was presented by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. The annual ALMA (American Latino Media Arts) Awards special recognizes and celebrates the outstanding artistic achievement of Latinos in film, television and music. The show was named ALMA (Spanish for spirit or soul) to honor the determined spirit of the Latino community.

Executive producers are Michael B. Seligman, Janet Murgu�a, David Chavez and Eva Longoria. Danette Herman is producer, joined by director Louis J. Horvitz, co-producer Brittany Olsen and music producer Scott Igoe. The program was broadcast with Spanish audio via SAP.

The complete list of 2007 ALMA Award winners follows:

OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
"Babel"

OUTSTANDING ACTOR � MOTION PICTURE
Jesse Garcia � "Quincea�era"

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS � MOTION PICTURE
Adriana Barraza � "Babel"

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR � MOTION PICTURE
Alejandro Gonz�lez I��rritu � "Babel"

OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY � MOTION PICTURE
Guillermo Arriaga � "Babel"

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
"Ugly Betty" � ABC

OUTSTANDING ACTOR � TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE (Tie)
Edward James Olmos � "Battlestar Galactica" � Sci Fi Channel
Michael Pe�a � "Walkout" � HBO

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS � TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
America Ferrera � "Ugly Betty" � ABC

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR � TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Benito Martinez � "The Shield" � FX

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS � TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Ana Ortiz � "Ugly Betty" � ABC

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR � TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE (Tie)
Edward James Olmos � "Walkout" � HBO
Kenny Ortega �"High School Musical" � Disney Channel

OUTSTANDING WRITING � TELEVISION SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Silvio Horta � "Ugly Betty," "Pilot" � ABC

OUTSTANDING MADE-FOR-TV DOCUMENTARY
"From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale" � PBS

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

About Disney-ABC Television Group

The Disney-ABC Television Group is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel's worldwide portfolio of kids channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions ABC Studios, Walt Disney Television Animation, Disney-ABC

Domestic Television and Disney-ABC International Television. Disney-ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network in addition to the Company's equity interest in Lifetime Entertainment Services and A&E Television Networks.





  [june 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WALKOUT (HBO)









[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN NFL Programming Highlights - "Draft Academy" Debuts April 22
Projected first-round picks Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee will be part of the four-week series.

[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.