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Selena Gomez and Christina Aguilera top ALMA Awards nominees

Selena Gomez accepts her Year in Television Comedy Actress award for "Wizards of Waverly Place" onstage at the 2009 ALMA Awards on Sept. 17, 2009, in Los Angeles. Getty

(CBS/AP) Christina Aguilera and Selena Gomez are the leading nominees for the ALMA Awards, which honor the artistic accomplishments of Latinos in music, television and film.

The National Council of La Raza, the Hispanic civil rights organization which hosts the event, announced the nominations Thursday.

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Aguilera and Gomez are each up for three awards for their work in music and on the big and small screens. Both are nominated in the female music artist category and for favorite movie actress in a comedy or musical - Aguilera for "Burlesque" and Gomez for "Monte Carlo." Aguilera was also nominated for reality TV personality for her work as a judge on the singing competition "The Voice." Gomez is up for favorite TV actress in a comedy for "Wizards of Waverly Place," which was nominated for favorite TV series alongside "CSI: Miami," "Desperate Housewives" and "Modern Family."

These are not Gomez's first nominations for the ALMAs - in 2009, she won Year in Television Comedy Actress award for her role on "Wizards of Waverly Place."

Jennifer Lopez and "Glee" star Naya Rivera are each double nominees. Both are up for female music artist. Lopez is also nominated in the reality TV category for "American Idol" and Rivera is nominated for favorite TV actress in a comedy for "Glee."

Other nominees include Antonio Banderas, Eva Mendes, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Shakira, Bruno Mars and Enrique Iglesias.

For the first time, fans are being invited to help choose the winners by voting online. Winners will be determined by fan votes; box-office, Nielsen and Billboard rankings; and the ALMA Awards production team.

The ALMA Awards will be presented Sept. 16 during an hour-long special on NBC hosted by George Lopez and Eva Longoria.

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