Anthony Captures A Trio Of ALMA Awards
Marc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) awards ceremony in Los Angeles with three music honors, including the outstanding male performer trophy. Colombian songMarc Anthony walked away from Saturday night's American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) awards ceremony in Los Angeles with three music honors, including the outstanding male performer trophy. Colombian songstress Shakira picked up two awards during the show at the Shrine Auditorium, as did L.A.-based jam band Ozomatli.
Staged by the National Council of La Raza, the ALMA Awards honor artistic achievement and the enhancement of the Latino image in entertainment. Hosted by actor/comedian Paul Rodriguez, the event was taped to air this Saturday (June 1) on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Among the show's presenters and performers were Anthony, Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Marisa Tomei, Nelly Furtado, Andy Garcia, and Esai Morales.
Anthony also won the Spanish language album of the year award for his Columbia set "Libre," and the outstanding performance in a music, variety, or comedy special for his appearance during NBC's "Christmas at Rockefeller Center" program.
Shakira's honors were for outstanding female performer and album of the year for her Epic release "Laundry Service," while Ozomatli picked up the outstanding Latin group and breakthrough artist/group of the year awards. A duet between Alejandro Fernandez and Julio Iglesias performed at the 2001 Billboard Latin Music Awards won the performers the Spanish language performance in a television special award.
Several special honors were presented during the ceremony, including the National Council of La Raza Vanguard Award to Ricky Martin, while legendary artist Freddy Fender received the Ritchie Valens Pioneer Award. Actor/comedian John Leguizamo and actor Antonio Banderas were also presented with special honors.
Here is the complete list of ALMA music winners:
Outstanding male performer:
Outstanding female performer:
Outstanding Latin group:
Breakthrough artist/group of the year:
Spanish language album of the year:
Marc Anthony, "Libre"
Album of the year:
"Laundry Service," Shakira
Outstanding Spanish language performance in a television special:
Alejandro Fernandez/Julio Iglesias, "Billboard Latin Music Awards 2001"
Outstanding performance in a music, variety, or comedy special:
Marc Anthony, "Christmas at Rockefeller Center"
Outstanding song in a motion picture soundtrack:
"Lady Marmalade" from "Moulin Rouge" (Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, Pink)
2002 ALMA people's outstanding music video award:
National Council of La Raza Vanguard Award:
The Ritchie Valens Pioneer Award: