Eva Longoria has taken her name out of the running for this year’s Alma Awards.
At the announcement of this year’s 2008 nominees, the actress explained how she wanted to shine the light on some fresh blood: “Everybody knows Desperate Housewives, let’s recognise the people that you may not know are on certain shows.”
She was excited for her Desperate Housewives co-star Ricardo Chavira (who play’s Carlos) and his nomination for Best Supporting Actor: “Oh yes!” but she hurridly added “I had nothing to do with that, it was all him.”
Eva may not pick up a gong, but she’s executive producer and hosting this year’s ceremony. The actress explained why the event is so personally important to her: “I think the only person that I knew who was Latino when I was growing up was Rita Moreno on West Side Story. There weren’t a lot of Latino role models.
“That’s why the Alma Awards are so important because we celebrate and recognise and honour the contribution of Latinos.”