LOS ANGELES, CA -- The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) - the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. - will present the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards featuring many of the entertainment industry's hottest stars on Tuesday, June 5 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Television and film superstar Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) will reprise her roles as host and producer of the event.
"It is an honor to return as host of the ALMA Awards and to also be working with NCLR to contribute creatively to the production of the show," said Longoria. "This year we are going to have an action-packed telecast filled with surprises as we celebrate the achievements of the Latino community."
"We are thrilled to be back on ABC and have Eva - one of the most respected, talented, and acclaimed women in the entertainment industry - as our host," said NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía. "With our stellar production team and support from the Latino community, we are confident that this year's telecast will be one of the most memorable television events of the year."
The 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards, which will tape on June 1 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, celebrates the outstanding artistic achievements of Latinos in motion pictures, television, and music. Nominees will be announced at a live press conference in April. In addition to the nominated awards, a series of special achievement honors will also be presented.
The executive producers of the 2007 NCLR ALMA Awards are Michael B. Seligman, Janet Murguía, and David Chavez. Eva Longoria returns as producer, joined by director Louis J. Horvitz,
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