Stars of hit TV shows Ugly Betty
, Without A Trace
and Wizards Of Waverly Place
are leading the nominations for the 2008 American Latino Media Arts (Alma) Awards with three nods each.
The cast of Ugly Betty
is to be honoured with the Outstanding Performance of a Latino/Latina-Led Ensemble in a Television Series special achievement prize, while writer Silvio Horta
is nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a Television Series category for the episode entitled Jump. Director Linda Mendoza
is also up for contention in the Outstanding Director of a Television Series gong, for her work on the Betty's Baby Bump segment.Without A Trace
star Enrique Murciano
is up for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series, and his co-star Roselyn Sanchez
is nominated in the female equivalent. Scriptwriter Jose Molina
has been recognised in the Outstanding Writing for a Television Series for the Without You episode.
Meanwhile, the stars of Disney show Wizards of Waverly Place
have also scored nominations - Jake T. Austin
and co-stars Selena Gomez
and Maria Canals-Barrera
will fight it out in the male and female categories for Outstanding Performance in a Comedy Television Series.
Other nominees include Desperate Housewives
actor Ricardo Chavira
's Jorge Garcia
for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Television Series; Grey's Anatomy
's star Sara Ramirez
for Outstanding Actress In A Drama Television Series; and Two and A Half Men
's Charlie Sheen
for Outstanding Male Performance In A Comedy Television Series.
The nominations were announced on Monday and the winners will be unveiled at a ceremony hosted by Eva Longoria Parker
on 17 August. The show will air on U.S. TV on 12 September.