NBC Airing Alma Awards on Friday, Sept. 21

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Lochte, Robert Rodriguez, Zoe 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 Friday, September 21 from 8-9 pm (7-8pm Central) on NBC.

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.

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 Pena, 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.

NALIP member Maria Escobedo will present the Outstanding Career Achievement Award for writing to Cheech Marin.

Hispanic cable network mun2 will present the ALMA Awards red carpet special, and Telemundo will host the official bilingual ALMA Awards website at 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 www.telemundo.com/almaawards and at www.nbc.com/alma-awards/