June 5th, 2007

Val Spring 2010

Watching the ALMAs...

As I mentioned over at the Grey's Anatomy community:

Big fan of the ALMAs here (American Latino Media Arts Awards)!

Watched them for years--and I'm not even Latina! As for Spanish, I understand what people are saying--y'know, about every eighth word or so (hey, 2 years of high school Spanish does not take you very far)!

It's just cool to see all the actors and musicians and writers and journalists and activists all together--and getting to be themselves, speak in their own voices.

I kinda hoped Sara Ramirez would win... but I'm not surprised that tonight belongs to America and "Ugly Betty"!

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George Lopez received an Achievement in Television Award for his 5-year series, "The George Lopez Show." Must be bittersweet seeing as ABC unceremoniously canceled the show--which completely shocked me! I mean, I know it was "on the bubble," but I so didn't take that seriously, I just knew that ABC would renew it for another year!



In any case, it was cool to see War! I didn't know they were still together and playing!! Good to hear, as George Lopez called it (while he played along on cowbell), the Chicano National Anthem!

If anything, the award show definitely brought the following cable movies to my attention and I'm going to try to see them:

* Walkout

* Quinceañera
Val Spring 2010

What do you mean, I just missed them??

Watching the ALMAs and thinking about the NAACP Image Awards reminded me of the Asian performers award show that I stumbled onto one night last year--and it turns out I just missed them! The 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards were on E!, actually, and then were run on the AZN cable network--which you may not have or have even heard of. I found out I had it by coming across the award show!

Hey! Dustin Nguyen lives!

ACK! I knew I missed the ALMAs opening with Eva Longoria and Mario Lopez--but I missed Sheila E and Prince?!! DANG!!