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Latino entertainers award nominations set

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 yesterday, The Associated Press reports.

Aguilera and Gomez are each up for three awards. Both are nominated for favorite female music artist 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 also up for favorite female music artist. Lopez is also nominated in the reality TV category for "American Idol" and Rivera for favorite TV actress in a comedy for "Glee."

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 hourlong program on NBC hosted by George Lopez (nominated for his "Lopez Tonight" talk show) and Eva Longoria.

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