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    Christina, Selena, Sofia, Demi and Cameron Spice Up the ALMAs

    Selena Gomez, Sofia Vergara, Christina Aguilera AP Photo/Dan Steinberg; Donna Ward/Getty Images; Steve Granitz/

    They're back!

    After their temporary shelving late last year, the Latino-honoring entertainment awards are back, slightly retooled and better than ever for another go this year, with nominees for the 2011 NCLR ALMA Awards announced bright and early this morning.

    Back as always to host the do is Eva Longoria, who'll be joined this year by George Lopez. And—perhaps in an attempt to make it up to fans who missed out last year—this time, the public is king. To say nothing of the Hollywood royalty that made the nomination cut…

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    Leading the spicy pack this year are Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez, each of whom scored three nods for their triple-threat work on the big, small and musical screens, getting pitted against each other for Favorite Female Music Artist and Favorite Movie Actress—Comedy/Musical, for Burlesque and Monte Carlo, respectively.

    Up against them in the former category is Jennifer Lopez, Naya Rivera and Shakira; in the latter category, they face off against The Other Guys' Eva Mendes and Bad Teacher's Cameron Diaz.

    Making the cut for Favorite Movie Actress—Drama/Adventure is Machete's Jessica Alba, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Penélope Cruz, Unstoppable's Rosario Dawson, Battle: Los Angeles' Michelle Rodriguez and Takers' Zoe Saldana.

    As for the small screen nods, it's a battle of the Lopi. In addition to Aguilera, honored for her Voice work, and dog whisperer extraordinaire Cesar Millan, nominees for the Favorite TV Reality, Variety or Comedy Personality or Act include George Lopez, Jennifer Lopez and Mario Lopez.

    As for other hot battles, the Favorite TV Actress—Leading Role in a Comedy category sees Disney besties Gomez and Demi Lovato face off, alongside Modern Family's resident hot tamale Sofia Vergara, Glee's Naya Rivera and Victorious' Victoria Justice.

    Other big name nominees include Grey's Anatomy's Sara Ramirez, Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza, The Office's Oscar Nuñez, Antonio Banderas, Enrique Iglesias, Taio Cruz, Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin and Pitbull.

    In any case, there's more changes in the works: as of now, the awards will officially be playing favorites. Literally. Starting this year, rather than value one performance over another, the organizers have finally given in to the popularity contest that these things are and decided to name all categories "Favorite" instead of "Best." It seems particularly appropriate, given that this year fan votes will help determine the winners of the annual show (incidentally, preferences can be logged through Sept. 5).

    The winners will be revealed in an hourlong special airing on NBC Sept. 16.

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    Here's the complete list of nominees:

    Favorite Movie Actor
    Antonio Banderas, You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger
    Demián Bichir, A Better Life
    Bobby Cannavale, Win Win
    Michael Peña, Battle: Los Angeles
    Danny Trejo, Machete

    Favorite Movie Actress – Drama/Adventure
    Jessica Alba, Machete
    Penélope Cruz, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    Rosario Dawson, Unstoppable
    Michelle Rodriguez, Battle: Los Angeles
    Zoë Saldana, Takers

    Favorite Movie Actress – Comedy/Musical
    Christina Aguilera, Burlesque
    Eva Mendes, The Other Guys
    Alexa Vega, From Prada to Nada
    Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher
    Selena Gomez, Monte Carlo

    Favorite TV Series
    CSI: Miami
    Desperate Housewives
    Modern Family
    Wizards of Waverly Place

    Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act
    Christina Aguilera, The Voice
    George Lopez, Lopez Tonight
    Jennifer Lopez, American Idol
    Mario Lopez, Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
    Cesar Millan, Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan

    Favorite TV Actor – Leading Role
    Ricardo Chavira, Desperate Housewives
    Ian Gomez, Cougar Town
    Joshua Gomez, Chuck
    James Roday, Psych
    Adam Rodriguez, CSI: Miami

    Favorite TV Actor – Supporting Role
    Oscar Nuñez, The Office
    Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family
    Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries
    Tristan Wilds, 90210
    David Zayas, Dexter

    Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Drama
    Cote de Pablo, NCIS
    Eva LaRue, CSI: Miami
    Francia Raisa, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
    Sara Ramirez, Grey's Anatomy
    Sara Shahi, Fairly Legal

    Favorite TV Actress – Leading Role in a Comedy
    Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
    Victoria Justice, Victorious
    Demi Lovato, Sonny With a Chance
    Naya Rivera, Glee
    Sofía Vergara, Modern Family

    Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role
    Maria Canals-Barrera, Wizards of Waverly Place
    Constance Marie, Switched At Birth
    Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation
    Sarah Ramos, Parenthood
    Lauren Vélez, Dexter

    Favorite Male Music Artist
    Taio Cruz
    Enrique Iglesias
    Bruno Mars
    Ricky Martin

    Favorite Female Music Artist
    Christina Aguilera
    Selena Gomez
    Jennifer Lopez
    Naya Rivera

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