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Aubrey Plaza lands dual ALMA award nominations

Eonline.com July 9, 2012
Cameron, Christina, Demi, Sofia and Zoë Snag ALMA Award Nominations
by Gina Serpe

Is it hot in here, or is just the nominees for the 2012 ALMA Awards?

The nominations are out for the annual Latino-honoring awards show, and the nominees read like a who's who of Hollywood, with Cameron Diaz, Eva Mendes, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Charlie Sheen, Demi Lovato and Zoë Saldana leading the celebrated pack.

Spanning music, movies and TV, the ceremony—once again set to be hosted by Eva Longoria—honors the best and brightest of the caliente set.

So, who made the cut this time around?

On the movie side of things, Act of Valor, For Greater Glory, Girl in Progress, Puss in Boots and The Way are vying for top honors, while relative newcomer Diego Boneta is thrown in at the deep end of the Favorite Movie Actor category, competing against veteran talents Benicio Del Toro, Andy Garcia, Rodrigo Santoro and Martin Sheen.

As it happens, the nominations proved to be something of a family affair for the Sheen clan, as Emilio Estevez scored a Supporting Actor in a Movie nod for The Way, and brother Charlie earned himself a Favorite TV Actor, Comedy, nom for Anger Management.

Representing for the ladies in the drama category are Salma Hayek, Evas Longoria and Mendes, Zoë Saldana and Roselyn Sanchez. Their musical/comedy counterparts are equally as formidable, with Bérénice Bejo, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Aubrey Plaza all nominated.

As it happens, Plaza scored a twofer on the ballot, up not only for Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical for Safety Not Guaranteed, but nominated for Favorite TV Actress—Comedy for Parks and Recreation. Sofia Vergara also scored the coveted double, for her work on Modern Family and The Three Stooges, while J.Lo proved herself a veritable triple-threat, earning kudos for her work on the big screen, American Idol and in music.

Also up on the TV side: Glee's Naya Rivera, Victorious' Victoria Justice, Dallas' Jordana Brewster, The Office's Oscar Nuñez and Grey's Anatomy's Sara Ramirez.

As for the nominated musicians, Favorite Male Music Artist will be decided between Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos and Santana, while the Favorite Female Music Artist sees Lopez pitted against Gloria Estefan, Demi Lovato, Naya Rivera and Esperanza Spalding.