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Jake Gyllenhaal Among Presenters at 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards Tonight, 9/21

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Lochte, Robert Rodriguez, Zoë Saldana, Natalie Morales, Andy Garcia and Rafael Amaya will be presenters at the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, along with "Devious Maids" cast members Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes, Dania Ramirez and Edy Ganem. The star-studded special kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month airs tonight, September 21 (8-9 p.m. ET) on NBC.

Jake Gyllenhall will make his American stage debut in Roundabout Theatre Company's 'If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet.' The actor starred in Kenneth Lonergan's revival of This is Our Youth, on London's West End. For his performance he won an Evening Standard Theater Award for "Outstanding Newcomer."

The Academy Award nominee won BAFTA and National Board of Review awards for his poignant performance as "Jack Twist" in Ang Lee's timeless classic Brokeback Mountain. Gyllenhaal was last seen starring in Duncan Jones' critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller Source Code and Ed Zwick's Love And Other Drugs, for which he received a Golden Globe® nomination for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical." 

Also on the ALMA AWARDS presentation, rap sensation Flo Rida will perform with Roselyn Sanchez during the high-energy show, which will feature theme music written and performed by music powerhouse Pitbull.  In addition to serving as a presenter, Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Lochte will also be one of six Latino Olympic medal winners from this summer's London Games saluted in a special Olympic tribute. Also honored will be Brenda Villa and Jessica Steffens (water polo), Danell Leyva (men's gymnastics), Leonel Manzano (track and field) and Marlen Esparza (boxing).

As previously announced, Eva Longoria and George Lopez will return as co-hosts of the 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards®, and five-time Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera (NBC's "The Voice") will receive the 2012 NCLR Special Achievement Award for her incredible career and
exceptional work in philanthropy. America Ferrera, Michael Peña, Nicole Richie and Wilmer Valderrama will also be on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of some of the most prolific Latinos in the entertainment industry, spanning music, television and film.

Hispanic cable network mun2 will present the ALMA Awards red carpet special and Telemundo will host the official bilingual ALMA Awards website at http://www.telemundo.com/almaawards and stream the pre-show online. Comcast's Xfinity TV customers will have access to the show on demand. Viewers can also watch the entire special online after it airs via http://telemundo.com/almaawards.

The 2012 NCLR ALMA Awards® are produced by Dick Clark productions' executive producers Orly Adelson and Barry Adelman, along with Eva Longoria and Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR.


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