2007 ALMA Awards Winners

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.


NCLR created the ALMA Awards in 1995 as part of its strategy to promote fair, accurate, and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry. The show was named “ALMA” (Spanish for “spirit” or “soul”) which represents the determined spirit of the Latino people in an effort to reflect the spirit as well as the scope of the awards program.

Motion Picture: “Babel.”

Actor in a motion picture: Jesse Garcia, “Quinceañera.”

Actress in a motion picture: Adriana Barraza, “Babel.”

Director of a motion picture: Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Babel.”

Screenplay for a motion picture: Guillermo Arriaga, “Babel.”

Television series, miniseries or TV movie: “Ugly Betty,” ABC.

Actor in a television series, miniseries or TV movie: (tie) Edward James Olmos, “Battlestar Galactica,” Sci Fi Channel; and Michael Peña, “Walkout,” HBO.

Actress in a television series, miniseries or TV movie: America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty.”

Supporting actor in a television series, miniseries or TV movie: Benito Martinez, “The Shield,” FX.

Supporting actress in a television series, miniseries or TV movie: Ana Ortiz, “Ugly Betty.”

Director of a television series, miniseries or TV movie: (tie) Edward James Olmos, “Walkout”; and Kenny Ortega, “High School Musical,” Disney Channel.

Writing for a television series, miniseries or TV movie: Silvio Horta, “Ugly Betty” pilot.

Made-for-TV documentary: “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale,” PBS.

Special achievement in television: George Lopez.

Pioneer in music: Los Lobos.