Alma awards: A touch of music, politics and Olympic gold
Comedian George Lopez displayed his comedic edge Sunday night as he co-hosted the show with Eva Longoria.
The show, which honors Latinos in TV, film, music and sports, was taped at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday and will air on Friday, September on NBC.
Lopez poked fun at Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Lochte, who was honored along with five other 2012 Latino Olympians.
“Your mom is Cuban? Now the swimming makes sense,” Lopez joked. He also poked fun at actor Cheech Marin who received an Outstanding Career Achievement Award, claiming the actor was going to turn his award into a bong.
The Alma Awards has been organized by the National Council of La Raza since 1995, and strives to promote the positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry.
During the show, rap sensation Flo Rida got the audience dancing with his hit song “Whistle.”
The Miami native also performed a duet with actress Roselyn Sánchez, who showed off her toned legs in a short silver dress. Other musical performances included a duet with Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and country singer Martina McBride.
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