At this years Alma Awards, the Award ceremony will be aired on September 18th on ABC. It will be hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez, who are both nominees for their roles in “Desperate Housewives” and “Mr.Troop Mom” respectively.
Salma Hayek will be given due respect by the Anthony Quinn Award for Industry Excellence ,and De La Hoya will be honored with the Special Achievement in Sports Television.
A special posthumous tribute will be given to Ricardo Montalban who passed away in January last year, by the West Side Story star Rita Moreno.
There will be a crucial tussle for the Best Actress Award between Oscar winner Penelope Cruz, Eva Mandes ,Cameron Diaz and Sofia Vergar and a close fight between Javier Bardem, Joaquin Phoenix, Cheech Marin and Alfred Molina for the Best Actor Award.
For the musical section we will see the achievement trophies handed over to someone among Enrique Iglesias, Maxwell, Christina Aguilera and the Black Eyed Peas. For the 2009 Fashion Icon Award the contenders are Elsa Benitez, Gisele Bundchen, Fergie, Daisy Fuentes, Adriana Lima, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Alba, Alessandra Amrosia, and Eva Longoria Parker.