Cable Nets Nominated for ALMAs


At least two American Latino Media Awards this year will go to cable

That's because the nominations in two categories for annual honors, announced
Wednesday, were a cable sweep.

The competition for outstanding TV series will involve Showtime's
Resurrection Blvd., Home Box Office's Oz and Six Feet Under
and Lifetime Television's Strong Medicine.

Nickelodeon almost made the children's TV category a clean sweep unto itself,
earning nods for The Brothers Garcia, Dora the Explorer and

Lizzie McGuire from Disney Channel -- which will get an American Women in
Radio and Television award Wednesday night in New York -- rounds out the ALMA
kidvid-category nominees.

Resurrection Blvd. captured the majority of Showtime's 12 ALMA
nominations, the best outcome among cable networks. HBO earned eight
nominations, followed by Nickelodeon with six.

Actors from cable efforts nominated include Resurrection Blvd.
co-stars Tony Plana and Michael DeLorenzo, Strong Medicine co-star Rosa
Blasi, Tania star Christina Vidal and sister Lisa, who co-stars on
Lifetime's The Division.

VH1 movie The Way She Moves was one of three made-for-TV
movie/miniseries nominees, along with Showtime's In the Time of the

The National Council of La Raza, the Hispanic civil-rights organization
behind ALMA, will stage its awards ceremony next month. ABC will televise the
event June 1.