Longoria's Soulful Night

5/8/2006 5:01 PM PDT

Longoria's Soulful Night

'Desperate Housewives' star Eva Longoria took a break from her hit show to host and produce last night's 2006 ALMA Awards.

The Alma Awards, which stands for American Latino Media Arts and also means "soul" in Spanish, honor outstanding achievements by Hispanic artists from the worlds of music, television and film.

"Like anything else, it's a wonderful experience to be able to unite and come together," actor Edward James Olmos said.

Other stars taking part in the celebration included Andy Garcia, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez and hubby Marc Anthony.

The 2006 ALMA Awards air June 5th on ABC.