2012 ALMA Awards: ‘Glee,’ ‘Vampire Diaries’ stars nominated

On Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time, the 2012 ALMA Awards are set to air on NBC — and there are a number of stars that should be more than familiar to TV audiences around the country.

Among some of the stars included on this list are comedians, actresses, and even reality stars who have helped to showcase some of the great work that Latino men and women are putting in to the industry at the moment. The other joy about this awards show is that some shows that are recognized here — including “The Vampire Diaries” and “Switched At Birth” — are often ignored by some of the other major awards shows out there.

Check out the full list of nominations below.

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)

Our one biggest surprise of this list is that somehow, Charlie Sheen received a nomination for a show in “Anger Management” that has only aired three episodes — but then again, how could the awards show pass up the opportunity to potentially have one of the most controversial actors on all TV appear at their ceremony?

Do you find some of these nominees to be surprising, and good when it comes to showcasing the variety of programming currently on television? If you want to check out some of our coverage of the Emmy Awards, be sure to follow this link.

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