ALMA Award

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ALMA Award
Country United States
First awarded 1995
Official website www.almaawards.com
Television/Radio coverage
Network Fox (1995-1996)
ABC (1998-2009)
NBC (2011-2012)
MSNBC (2013-present)

The American Latino Media Arts Award, or ALMA Award is an award highlighting the best American Latino contributions to music, television, and film. The awards promote fair and accurate portrayals of Latinos. In Spanish, the word alma means spirit or soul.

History[edit]

The awards were created by the National Council of La Raza. The first ceremonies were held in 1987 under the name "BRAVO Awards" and broadcast on Univision.[1] In 1995, they were televised on Fox. The name was changed to the "American Latino Media Arts Awards" in 1997 and ABC became the network venue. However, ABC faced a boycott which forced the award ceremonies to be postponed until 1998.

From the years 2003 to 2005, the ceremonies were not held for undisclosed reasons. In 2008 the NCLR and New York firm Society Awards redesigned the trophy statuette. ABC stopped airing the ceremonies in 2009.

The ceremonies were cancelled in 2010, to "focus on a bigger and better show in 2011."[2]

The awards started up again in 2011, on a new network, NBC.

Award ceremonies[edit]

Year Date City Host(s)
1995 December 9, 1995 Los Angeles Jimmy Smits
Jennifer Lopez
1996 December 14, 1996 Cheech Marin
Giselle Fernandez
1998 April 19, 1998 Pasadena Jimmy Smits
Daisy Fuentes
1999 April 11, 1999 Benjamin Bratt
2000 April 15, 2000 Paul Rodriguez
2001 April 22, 2001 None
2002 May 18, 2002 Los Angeles Paul Rodriguez
2006 May 7, 2006 Eva Longoria
2007 June 1, 2007 Pasadena
2008 August 17, 2008 Los Angeles
2009 September 17, 2009 George Lopez
Eva Longoria
2011 September 10, 2011 Santa Monica
2012 September 16, 2012 Pasadena
2013 September 27, 2013 Eva Longoria
Mario Lopez
2014 October 10, 2014 Eva Longoria
Mario Lopez

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montane, Diana (May 15, 1987). "Miami hosts new 'Bravo' awards for international Latin awards". The Miami News (Cox Enterprises). Retrieved August 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "ALMA Awards postponed". mysanantonio.com. November 11, 2010. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 

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