The stars came out for the 2011 ALMA Awards on Saturday night, with folks like Demi Lovato and "Glee" star Naya Rivera taking home prizes at the show, which honors Latino artists for their work in movies, TV and music.
E! News reports that Lovato won for Favorite Comedy Actress, TV, for "Sonny With a Chance." The star later
tweeted, "YAYYYY!!!! I can't believe it!!! Thank you guys so much!!!!! #ALMAwards."
The Disney Channel got some additional love when Selena Gomez's "Wizards of Waverly Place" co-star Maria Canals-Barrera won for Favorite Supporting Actress.
The Female Music Artist prize went to Rivera, in spite of the fact that she didn't actually release any music apart from her work on "Glee." The Male Musical Artist prize went to Pitbull, who tweeted, "@Mssauceda @Pitbull @GloriaEstefan @DemiLovato Y nosotros queremos verte en los #AlmaAwards. Gracias por el apoyo. Azucar!" All of that roughly translates to a big hey to Pit's fellow A-listers, as well as a thank-you for all of the support.
Rivera also expressed her excitement on Twitter, writing, "Beyond happy about my Alma award win! Can't thank the NCLR and everyone who voted enough!! Love you all so very much."
Other big winners included Jessica Alba (Drama/Adventure Actress, Film, for "Machete"); Rico Rodriguez (Supporting Actor, TV, for "Modern Family); Antonio Banderas (Actor, Film, for "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger"); and the "Desperate Housewives" cast, which won for Favorite TV Series.
The show, which is set to air on Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, was hosted by Eva Longoria and George Lopez (who won TV Reality, Variety or Comedy Personality or Act, for his now-defunct late-night show "Lopez Tonight"). The ALMA Awards will feature performances from Lovato, Pitbull and Gloria Estefan. Other stars appearing on the show include Benjamin Bratt, Mario Lopez, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Trevino, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman.