Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Aguilera and Gomez given Alma nods

Christina Aguilera has received three nominations for the awards

Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez are the leading nominees for the Alma Awards honouring the artistic accomplishments of Latinos in music, television and film.

The Voice star Christina and Monte Carlo actress Selena are each up for three gongs for their work in music and on the big and small screens.

Both are nominated in the female music artist category and for favourite movie actress in a comedy or musical - Christina for Burlesque and Selena for Monte Carlo.

Christina was also nominated for reality TV personality for her work on The Voice and Selena is up for favourite TV actress in a comedy for Wizards of Waverly Place, which was nominated for favourite TV series alongside CSI: Miami, Desperate Housewives and Modern Family.

Jennifer Lopez and Glee star Naya Rivera have two nominations each, with both up for female music artist. J-Lo is also nominated in the reality TV category for American Idol and Naya is nominated for favourite TV actress in a comedy for Glee.

For the first time, fans are being invited to help choose the recipients by voting online. Winners will then be determined by fan votes, box-office, Nielsen and Billboard rankings, and the Alma Awards production team.

The Almas will be presented on September 16 during an hour-long special on NBC hosted by George Lopez and Eva Longoria.

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