November 4, 2018

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Take A Look Back At The History of the ALMAs

Joe Scarnici / Contributor for ALMAs
Joe Scarnici / Contributor for ALMAs

The countdown is over! Tonight is the night! The ALMAs are here! The biggest party of the year celebrating the amazing accomplishments and impact of Latinx people whether in the arts, culture, or politics has arrived, and we’re pumped.

The ALMAs were created 30 years ago by UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza), the country’s biggest Latinx civil rights and advocacy group. Then known as the BRAVO Awards, the award was created to recognize those working toward balanced representations of Latinx people in entertainment and Latinx excellence in general. The return of the awards this year also coincides with the 50th anniversary of UnidosUS!

Stars from Daisy Fuentes and Jimmy Smits to George Lopez, Eva Longoria, Selena Gomez, and Mario Lopez have had the honor of hosting the event, and past honorees include Zoe Saldana, Aubrey Plaza, Pitbull, Antonio Banderas, John Leguizamo, Penelope Cruz, Christina Aguilera, and others.

This year, the theme of the event is #ThisIsOurAmerica. America is at a critical moment in history, so it’s all the more important to celebrate the people communities that make us stronger.

Don’t forget to tune in TONIGHT at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST for the biggest party of the year.


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