America Ferrera honored at ALMAs

Linda Rondstadt, Judy Reyes also receive awards

America Ferrera was hailed as Chevy Entertainer of the Year for her role in "Ugly Betty" at the 2008 ALMA Awards, which were taped Sunday night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

The annual ALMA Awards recognize outstanding artistic achievement of Latinos in film, television, and music.

The two-hour program, presented by the National Council of La Raza, which will air Sept. 12 on ABC, also honored Linda Rondstadt with a Trailblazer Award for her contributions to music. Singer-songwriter Shakira was presented with a Humanitarian Award for her work in early childhood education.

A Special achievement award for outstanding director of a made-for-TV movie went to Kenny Ortega for "High School Musical 2," while the special achievement in fashion honors went to designer Narciso Rodriguez.

A complete list of winners follows on the next page.



2008 ALMA Awards

Non-broadcast awards

Outstanding comedy special (tie)
"George Lopez: America's Mexican" (HBO)
"Alex Reymundo's Hick-Spanic Live in Albuquerque" (Showtime)

Outstanding made-for-TV documentary
"American Experience: Roberto Clemente" (PBS)

Outstanding career achievement award
David Wader, stage manager

Special achievement award: outstanding Spanish-language motion picture
"La Misma Luna"

Outstanding director of a television series
Linda Mendoza, "Betty's Baby Bump," "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Outstanding female performance in a comedy series
Judy Reyes, "Scrubs" (NBC)

Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
Julie Gonzalo - Eli Stone (ABC)

Outstanding writing for a television series
Gloria Calderon Kellett, "How I Met Everyone Else," "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)

Outstanding actor in a drama series
Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi Channel)

Outstanding performance of a Latino/a-led ensemble
"Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Telecast awards

Chevy Entertainer of the Year
America Ferrera

NCLR ALMA Humanitarian Award
Shakira

Trailblazer Award
Linda Ronstadt

Special Achievement in Fashion
Narciso Rodriguez

Special achievement award: outstanding director of a made-for-TV movie
Kenny Ortega, "High School Musical 2" (Disney Channel)

Outstanding performance of a Latino/a-led ensemble
"Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Outstanding actress in a drama series
Roselyn Sanchez, "Without A Trace" (CBS)

Outstanding male performance in a comedy series
Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men" (CBS)

Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
Jorge Garcia, "Lost" (ABC)
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