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Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez top ALMA nominees

- Associated Press - Thursday, July 28, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez are the leading nominees for the ALMA Awards, which honor 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 favorite 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 favorite TV actress in a comedy for "Wizards of Waverly Place," which was nominated for favorite 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 favorite TV actress in a comedy for "Glee."

The nominees for favorite 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.

The ALMA Awards will be presented Sept. 16 during an hour-long special on NBC hosted by George Lopez and Eva Longoria. The complete list of nominees is available at http://www.almaawards.com.

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