U.S. TV hit UGLY BETTY was the big winner at this year's (08) ALMA awards - scooping four of the ceremony's most prestigious gongs.
The ALMA Awards, which took place on Sunday (17Aug08) at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, celebrates the artistic achievements of Latinos in the entertainment industry.
America Ferrera, who plays the title role in Ugly Betty, won the award for Outstanding Actress in a TV Series, while her on-set sister, Ana Ortiz, scooped the gong for Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role.
The popular ABC show also landed the Outstanding TV Series award, as well as a nod for the series' scriptwriter, Silvio Horta.
The Outstanding Actor Award was split, with judges failing to decide between Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos and Michael Peña for Walkout, with both receiving the honour.
In the movie category, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett's Babel was voted the Outstanding Motion Picture, with the film's supporting star, Adriana Gonzalez, taking home the Outstanding Actress award.
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture went to Jesse Garcia for his role in 2006's moving family drama Quinceañera.
The event attracted a host of hot Latino stars, including Eva Longoria Parker, Jessica Alba, and Disney sensation Selena Gomez.
The show will be broadcast in the U.S. on 12 September (08) on American network ABC.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Outstanding Motion Picture
Babel
Outstanding Actor - Motion Picture
Jesse Garcia - Quinceañera
Outstanding Actress - Motion Picture
Adriana Barraza - Babel
Outstanding Director - Motion Picture
Alejandro González Iñárritu - Babel
Outstanding Screenplay - Motion Picture
Guillermo Arriaga - Babel
Outstanding Television Series, Mini-Series, Or TV Movie
Ugly Betty
Outstanding Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series, Or TV Movie
Edward James Olmos - Battlestar Galactica
Michael Peña - Walkout
Outstanding Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series, Or TV Movie
America Ferrera - Ugly Betty
Outstanding Supporting Actor - Television Series, Mini-Series, Or TV Movie
Benito Martinez - The Shield
Outstanding Supporting Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series, Or TV Movie
Ana Ortiz - Ugly Betty
Outstanding Director - Television Series, Mini-Series, Or TV Movie
Edward James Olmos -Walkout
Kenny Ortega - High School Musical
Outstanding Writing - Television Series, Mini-Series, Or TV Movie
Silvio Horta - Ugly Betty
Outstanding Made-For-TV Documentary
From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale