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‘Pinero’ biopic, Bratt top Latino Alma kudos

'Resurrection,' Harring, Anthony, Shakira nab awards

See winners“Pinero” triumphed Saturday at the 2002 American Latino Media Arts Awards, nabbing three Almas, including motion picture.

Other winners from Miramax’s “Pinero” camp were Benjamin Bratt, feted for his portrayal of poet-playwright Miguel Pinero, and scribe-helmer Leon Ichaso, who took home the screenplay nod.

Kudocast, presented by the National Council of La Raza, honors artistic achievement and the enhancement of the Latino image in entertainment.

Show was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Actor-comedian Paul Rodriguez emceed the evening.

Forty awards were passed out in the areas of film, TV and music, 20 of which were presented during the telecast — skedded to air June 1 on ABC. The non-televised categories were announced Friday at the NCLR Pre-ALMA Gala held at the Biltmore Hotel.

Joining “Pinero” in the winner’s circle was Marc Anthony, who garnered Almas for male performer, performance in a music, variety or comedy special (“Christmas at Rockefeller Center”) and Spanish-lingo album of the year (“Libre”). Shakira won for album of the year (“Laundry Service”) and female performer categories.

Other Alma victors included “Mulholland Drive” thesp Laura Elena Harring (actress in a motion picture); “Spy Kids” helmer Robert Rodriguez (director of a motion picture); “Amores Perros” (foreign-lingo film); “Resurrection Blvd.” (TV series); and “No Turning Back” and “The Blue Diner” tied for independent motion picture.

And the 2002 Alma Awards winner are…

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Benjamin Bratt
“Piñero”

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES
Rita Moreno
“Oz”

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES
Esai Morales
“NYPD Blue”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Elpidia Carrillo
“Bread and Roses”
and
Elizabeth Pena
“Tortilla Soup”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Andy Garcia
“Ocean’s Eleven”

THE ANTHONY QUINN AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN MOTION PICTURES
Honoree – Antonio Banderas

OUTSTANDING MALE PERFORMER
Marc Anthony

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN A MUSIC, VARIETY OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Marc Anthony
“Christmas at Rockefeller Center”

SPANISH LANGUAGE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Marc Anthony
“Libre”

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DAYTIME DRAMA
A. Martinez
“General Hospital”

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Laura Elena Harring
“Mulholland Drive”

THE RITCHIE VALENS PIONEER AWARD
Honoree – Freddy Fender

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA VANGUARD AWARD
Honoree – Ricky Martin

OUTSTANDING LATIN GROUP
Ozomatli

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR
Ozomatli

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION SERIES
“Resurrection Blvd.”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A MOTION PICTURE
Robert Rodriguez
“Spy Kids”

OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
“Piñero”

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Honoree – John Leguizamo

OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT MOTION PICTURE
“The Blue Diner” and “No Turning Back”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES
Luis Avalos
“Resurrection Blvd.”

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES
Maria Canals
“The Brothers Garcia”

OUTSTANDING CORRESPONDENT OR ANCHOR OF NATIONAL NEWS PROGRAM
Elizabeth Vargas
“20/20”

OUTSTANDING FOREIGN FILM
Amores Perros

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY
“Calle 54”
Fernando Trueba

OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY (ORIGINAL OR ADAPTED)
“Piñero”

EXCELLENCE IN MAKE-UP IN TELEVISION AND FILM
Ken Diaz
“Training Day”

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR OF A TELEVISION DRAMA OR COMEDY
Jesus Trevino
“Third Watch”

OUTSTANDING SCRIPT FOR A TELEVISION DRAMA OR COMEDY
Adam Fierro
“Resurrection Blvd.”

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
“In The Time of the Butterflies”

OUTSTANDING ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Salma Hayek
“In the Time of the Butterflies”
Eva Longoria
“The Young and the Restless”

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN’S TELEVISION PROGRAMMING
Taina

EXCELLENCE IN DIVERSITY
Honoree – Miramax

EMERGING FILMMAKER AWARD
Honoree – Franc Reyes

OUTSTANDING SONG IN A MOTION PICUTRE SOUNDTRACK
Lady Marmalade – “Moulin Rouge” (Christina Aguilera)

OUTSTANDING SPANISH LANGUAGE PERFORMANCE IN A TELEVISION SPECIAL
Alejandro Fernandez/Julio Iglesias – “Billboard Latin Music Awards 2001”

OUTSTANDING FEMALE PERFORMER
Shakira

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Laundry Service” – SHAKIRA

2002 ALMA PEOPLE’S OUTSTANDING MUSIC VIDEO AWARD
Jennifer Lopez

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