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Demi Lovato Is Best TV Actress at 2011 ALMA Awards

September 12, 2011 (3:48 am) GMT
The 'Skyscraper' singer wins the kudo for her role on 'Sonny with a Chance', while the coveted Favorite TV Series title goes to 'Desperate Housewives'.

was honored at the 2011 ALMA Awards which took place on September 10 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. The 19-year-old beauty was named Favorite Leading Actress in a TV Comedy for her role on "" although she had quit the Disney Channel sitcom earlier this year.

Lovato beat out the likes of , as well good friend to take home the prize. The "" star, who stunned the crowd in a nude gown by Maria Lucia Hohan, additionally took the stage at the annual award show to perform her hit single "Skyscraper".

Also honored at the ceremony was long-running ABC show "" which came out as Favorite TV Series winner. Coming to represent the drama comedy show were , and , who was serving as a host along with .

Lopez, whose show "" was recently axed by TBS, also bagged one kudo since he was chosen as Favorite TV Reality, Variety, or Comedy Personality or Act. Other winners that night included (""), (""), Maria Canals Barrera ("") and ("").

This year's ALMA Awards will air on Friday, September 16 from 8:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. EDT on NBC. and were also booked as musical guests in addition to Lovato. Presented by National Council of La Raza, the awards are given to Latino entertainers who "promote positive portrayals of Latinos" through TV, movie, music and others.

2011 ALMA Award winners in TV:



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