2011 Alma Awards Are Cancelled


The Alma Awards, which according to its founders "honor the
positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment field," have been canceled
for this year, the National Council of la Raza (NCLR) confirmed.

 "We are not
announcing anything at this time," a spokesperson told Hispanic TV Update. "We have been talking with other broadcasters
who are interested in the show. Conversations have been active and we hope to
be able to announce something in the first quarter of 2011.

"We are working toward a 2011 broadcast in the Fall during
Hispanic Heritage Month."

Created by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the
awards were given during an annual ceremony generally held in the summer and
then broadcast in the fall on ABC, with actress Eva Longoria as host.