Aguilera, Gomez top ALMA nominees

Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez are the leading nominees for the ALMA Awards (American Latino Media Arts Award), which honour the artistic accomplishments of Latinos in music, television and film. The National Council of La Raza announced the nominations Thursday. Aguilera and Gomez are each up for three awards 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 - Aguilera for Burlesque and Gomez for Monte Carlo. Aguilera was also nominated for reality TV personality for her work on The Voice. Gomez 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 are each double nominees. Both are up for female music artist. Lopez is also nominated in the reality TV category for American Idol and Rivera is nominated for favourite TV actress in a comedy for Glee. The nominees for favourite movie will be announced Aug. 22. For the first time, fans are being invited to help choose the winners by voting online. Winners will be determined by fan votes; box-office, Nielsen and Billboard rankings; and the ALMA Awards production team. FC

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