Hosts Eva Longoria and George Lopez speak onstage at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

ALMA’s Winners and Losers

We told you who wore what. We shared some of the biggest highlights of the red carpet, got the biggest scoop with the reveal that Ryan Lochte is ready for love and shared the news that Eva Longoria’s secret weapon to looking fabulous as awards co-host are wigs (shocker!). And now, with the trophies distributed, it’s time to divulge the official winners’ list. There were some surprises and some obvious wins; several career upsets and more than a few awe-inspiring victories.

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The biggest loss of the evening might have been William Levy, who conceded the win for “Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act” award to Christina Aguilera, who made headlines with her leggy, form-fitting black dress as she also scooped up a special achievement award for her career and philanthropy.

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Director Robert Rodrigez presented Diego Boneta with the award for “Favorite Movie Actor” at the 2012 NCLR ALMA awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

“Puss and Boots” received a win for “Favorite Movie” while Diego Boneta made his presence known with a win for “Favorite Movie Actor,” beating Hollywood heavyweights including Benicio Del Toro, Andy Garcia and Martin Sheen.

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And while the competition was fierce (and very well dressed!) for the title of “Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure,” Zoe Saldana snagged that award while “Parks and Recreation” darling Aubrey Plaza won “Favorite Movie Actress – Comedy/Musical.”

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Jake Gyllenhaal presented actress Zoe Saldana with an award for Favorite Movie Actress in Drama Adventure at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

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Career actors Rubén Blades and Demián Bichir rounded out the nominees for “Favorite Movie Actor – Supporting Role” alongside Emilio Estevez and Oscar Isaac, but an exceedingly well-dressed Édgar Ramírez won for his performance in “Wrath of the Titans.”

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Some might have placed their bets on Sofia Vergara for a “Favorite Movie Actress – Supporting Role”win,  but baby-faced newcomer Cierra Ramirez took home the award thanks to her fierce acting chops in “Girl in Progress.” And making her win all the sweeter? Director Patricia Riggen’s special achievement award, making the film the winner of the evening.

Ramirez wasn’t the only teen darling to take home a gold statue at the 2012 ALMA Awards. Tyler Posey won for “Favorite TV Actor” for his role on MTV’s “Teen Wolf,” while triple threat Naya Rivera won “Favorite Female Music Artist” and “Favorite TV Actress – Comedy.”

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Naya Rivera accepted the award for “Favorite TV Actress – Comedy” at the ALMA Awards. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLR)

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Other big television wins included “Modern Family” star Rico Rodriguez for “Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role in a Comedy” and Constance Marie for “Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role.” Rounding out the wins for television were Lana Parilla for “Once Upon a Time” and Jon Huertas for “Castle.”

And last but not least, fan favorite Pitbull (who also composed the theme music for the award ceremony), won the award for “Favorite Male Music Artist,” beating fellow superstars Ricky Martin, Romeo Santos, Bruno Mars and Carlos Santana.

2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Recipients

Special Achievement Award – Christina Aguilera

The NCLR ALMA Ricardo Montalban Lifetime Achievement Award – Henry Darrow

Outstanding Career Achievement Award – Cheech Marin

Special Achievement – Patricia Riggen

Favorite Movie

Act of Valor

For Greater Glory

Girl in Progress

Puss in Boots

The Way

Favorite Movie Actor

Diego Boneta, Rock of Ages

Benicio Del Toro, Savages

Andy Garcia, For Greater Glory

Rodrigo Santoro, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Martin Sheen, The Way

Favorite Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure

Salma Hayek, Savages

Eva Longoria, For Greater Glory

Eva Mendes, Girl in Progress

Roselyn Sanchez, Act of Valor

Zoe Saldana, Colombiana

Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical

Bérénice Bejo, The Artist

Penelope Cruz, To Rome With Love

Cameron Diaz, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Jennifer Lopez, What to Expect When You’re Expecting

Aubrey Plaza, Safety Not Guaranteed

Favorite Movie Actor—Supporting Role

Demián Bichir, Savages

Rubén Blades, For Greater Glory

Emilio Estevez, The Way

Oscar Isaac, For Greater Glory

Édgar Ramírez, Wrath of the Titans

Favorite Movie Actress—Supporting Role

Mia Maestro, Savages

Cierra Ramirez, Girl in Progress

Genesis Rodriguez, Man on the Ledge

Harmony Santana, Gun Hill Road

Sofía Vergara, The Three Stooges

Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act

Christina Aguilera, The Voice (NBC)

Gabriel Iglesias, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution (Comedy Central)

George Lopez, Take Me Out (FOX)

Jennifer Lopez, American Idol (FOX)

William Levy, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Favorite TV Actor

Benjamin Bratt, Private Practice (ABC)

Danny Pino, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Tyler Posey, Teen Wolf (MTV)

James Roday, Psych (USA)

Charlie Sheen, Anger Management (FX)

Favorite TV Actress—Drama

Jordana Brewster, Dallas (TNT)

Julie Gonzalo, Dallas (TNT)

Cote de Pablo, NCIS (CBS)

Lana Parrilla, Once Upon a Time (ABC)

Madeleine Stowe, Revenge (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress—Comedy

Victoria Justice, Victorious (Nickelodeon)

Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Naya Rivera, Glee (FOX)

Bella Thorne, Shake It Up (Disney Channel)

Sofía Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Drama

Guillermo Diaz, Scandal (ABC)

Carlos Gomez, The Glades (A&E)

Jon Huertas, Castle (ABC)

Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries (CW)

David Zayas, Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite TV Actor—Supporting Role in a Comedy

Hector Elizondo, Last Man Standing (ABC)

Ian Gomez, Cougar Town (TBS)

Adam Irigoyen, Shake It Up (Disney Channel)

Oscar Nuñez, The Office (NBC)

Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family (ABC)

Favorite TV Actress—Supporting Role

Constance Marie, Switched at Birth (ABC Family)

Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

Sarah Ramos, Parenthood (NBC)

Gina Torres, Suits (USA Network)

Lauren Vélez, Dexter (Showtime)

Favorite Male Music Artist

Bruno Mars


Ricky Martin

Romeo Santos

Carlos Santana

Favorite Female Music Artist

Gloria Estefan

Jennifer Lopez

Demi Lovato

Naya Rivera

Esperanza Spalding

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