GMA-7 beat eight
local channels, including fiercest rival ABS-CBN, to clinch the Best Station
award in the 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television. The event, held annually
by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), took place last night, November 30, at the SMX
Convention Center in Pasay City.
But ABS-CBN was the “runaway” winner in the individual awards. A total of 26 categories by the Kapamilya programs and stars, and some 21 awards went to Kapuso network's banner shows and performers.
The tandem of Angel Locsin and Piolo
Pascual was a big winner for the primetime series Lobo, which won
for Piolo the Best Drama Actor award. Angel Locsin
won her very first first acting award, the Best Single Performance by an Actress, for the "Pilat" episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya?, which was voted Best Drama Anthology.
Lobo also won as Best Primetime TV Series.
"Lord, aktres na ako!"
exclaimed a stunned Angel Locsin. It was a tight contest. Angel was pitted against senior
drama heavyweights like Helen Gamboa, Cherry Pie Picache, Susan Roces, and
Gloria Romero—who were also nominated for their performances in Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Young star Joshua
Dionisio bagged the Best Single Performance by an Actor for Maalaala Mo Kaya's "Sako" episode. Like Angel's, Joshua's victory was impressive,
considering the other nominees—Gabby Concepcion, Dolphy, Eddie Garcia, and Gary
Valenciano—vying for the same honor.
Piolo's counterpart, as Best Actress for a primetime
TV series, was Sunshine Dizon, who won the
award for her lead role in GMA-7's Impostora. It was Sunshine
Dizon's nth time to win the award from the PMPC.
PMPC also gave awards to first-time winners, like New Female TV Personalities Kylie Padilla (of Joaquin Bordado),
and Patricia Gayod (of an MMK episode), and New Male TV Personality Robi Domingo (introduced to the public, via Pinoy Big Brother;
now a MYX videojock).
For the comedy series, it was Ful House of
GMA-7, and comedian Vic Sotto was voted best Male
Host of Eat Bulaga!. Again, Eat Bulaga! won in the Best
Variety Show category, but with a co-winner in ABS-CBN-2's Wowowee. For the best female
variety show host, the award went to Valerie Concepcion of Wowowee.
Ogie Alcasid won anew as Best Comedy Actor, while Rufa Mae Quinto was voted Best Comedy Actress, for
GMA-7's Bubble Gang.
Bitter rivals Eat Bulaga! and Wowowee shared the Best Variety Show award. TAPE Inc.
(Television and Production Exponents) lady boss Malou Choa-Fagar received the
award in behalf of the entire Eat Bulaga!
staff while ABS-CBN's Head of Corporate Communications Bong Osorio represented Wowowee.
For best game show, ABS-CBN's Pilipinas, Game KNB? and its host Edu
Manzano were both heavy favorites. But it was Edu's son, Luis Manzano, who won the special award as Male Star of
the Night; and Rufa Mae Quinto, the Female Star of the Night.
GMA-7's Unang Hirit beat ABS-CBN's Umagang Kay Ganda for Best Morning Show.
But the Kapamilya show's lady host, Pinky Webb,
was indeed a "winner" herself when Edu Manzano, in his speech,
acknowledged and thanked her presence. This somehow confirmed the status
of their relationship.
Ditto Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano, in one of their rare
togetherness, which proves they're really on (or, as in, "more than
The award won by Ruffa Gutierrez,
as Best Female Showbiz-Oriented Talk Show Host for The Buzz was significant, in that she won the award more than
a decade after an "infamous scam;" and in a tie with Cristy Fermin also of The Buzz, who's
currently serving a suspension from her radio and TV hosting. In her acceptance
speech, Ruffa dedicated her award to her daughters, Lorin and Venice.
Ruffa and Cristy's male counterpart is Boy Abunda, another perennial winner, for The Buzz, which also won Best
Showbiz-Oriented Talk Show, and Boy and Kris, Best Celebrity Talk
Show/Hosts. But Kris Aquino didn't show
up at the awards night.
GMA-7's other awards include: Best Children Show/Hosts (Art
Angel, with Pia Archangel, Tonipet Gaba, Krystal
Reyes); Best Travel Show (Pinoy Meets World),
Best Morning Show/Hosts (Unang Hirit); Best Youth-Oriented Program (Boys
Next Door); Best Daytime Drama Series (Sine Novela Presents: Kaputol Ng
Isang Awit); and Best Musical Variety Show (SOP Rules).
ABS-CBN, on the other hand, also won awards for the
following: Best Educational Program/Host (Kim Atienza, of Matanglawin);
Best Travel Show Hosts Katherine de Castro, Uma Khouny,
Franzen Fajardo, Kian Kazemi, and Jason Gainza (Trip
Na Trip); Best Magazine Show/Host (Korina Sanchez
of Rated K); and Best Gag
Show (Goin Bulilit).
Other shows, not aired on either Kapuso nor Kapamilya stations,
which won this year's Star Awards for TV trophies include: UNTV37's Bitag and Ben Tulfo, for Best Public Service Program and Host; ABC-5's Shall We
Dance and Lucy Torres-Gomez (escorted by husband, Richard Gomez), Arnell Ignacio and Dominic Ochoa,
for Best Talent Search Program and Host; Q11's Gandang Ricky Reyes:
Parlor Game for Best Reality Competition Program and Host; Q11's Living
It Up and hosts Raymond Gutierrez, Issa
Litton, Sam Oh, and Tim Yap, for Best Lifestyle Show; Studio 23's Y Speak (Best
Public Affairs Program); Q-11's Hot Seat, Best Host, Jessica Soho.
For the special awards, Ms. Rosa Rosal, of the Philippine
National Red Cross and best known for hosting the public
service programs, Damayan and Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko , and the
comedy show, Iyan Ang Misis Ko, received the Ading Fernando Lifetime
Achievement Award. Ms Rosal was joined by fellow veteran actresses of LVN Pictures, Ms. Delia Razon and Ms. Lilia Dizon, as they reminisced some "good old days."
Another special awardee was Sen. Loren
Legarda, who received the Excellence in Broadcasting Award, and,
together with Rosa Rosal, was serenaded onstage by singer-comedian, Ogie
Presented by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), the 22nd
Star Awards for Television is produced by M. R. Productions, in
cooperation with Airtime Marketing, Inc. Overall direction is by Al Quinn with Lito Calzado asstage director. It was hosted by Paolo Bediones, Judy
Ann Santos, Anne Curtis and Gabby Concepcion, with Dingdong
Dantes and Iza Calzado as trivia
A delayed telecast on primetime TV-5 is scheduled tomorrow, December 2, from 8 to 11 pm.
Here is the complete
list of winners and the corresponding categories:
Best Children Show - Art Angel (GMA-7)
Best Children Show Host
- Pia Arcangel, Tonipet Gaba, and Krystal Reyes (Art Angel, GMA-7)
Program - Matanglawin (ABS-CBN)
Program Host - Kim Atienza (Matanglawin,
Best Travel Show - Pinoy Meets World (GMA-7)
Best Travel Show Host -
Katherine de Castro, Uma Khouny, Franzen Fajardo, Kian Kazemi, and Jayson
Gainza (Trip Na Trip, ABS-CBN)
Competition Program - Gandang Ricky
Reyes: Parlor Game (Q11)
Competition Program Host - Ricky Reyes (Gandang
Ricky Reyes: Parlor Game, Q11)
Best Lifestyle Show - Living It Up (Q11)
Best Lifestyle Show
Host - Raymond Gutierrez, Issa Litton, Sam Oh, and Tim Yap (Living It Up, Q11)
Best Morning Show - Unang Hirit (GMA-7)
Best Morning Show Host -
Arnold Clavio, Susie Entrata-Abrera, Lyn Ching-Pascual, Rhea Santos, Jolina
Magdangal, Rhea Santos, Jolina Magdangal, Winnie Monsod, Oscar Orbos, Regine
Tolentino, Drew Arellano, Eagle Riggs, Love Anover, and Lhar Santiago (Unang Hirit, GMA-7)
Best Public Affairs
Program - Y Speak (Studio 23)
Best Public Affairs
Program Host - Jessica Soho (Hot
Best Magazine Show - Rated K (ABS-CBN)
Best Magazine Show Host
- Korina Sanchez (Rated K, ABS-CBN)
Program - I-Witness: The GMA
Program Host - Kara David, Howie Severino, Sandra Aguinaldo, and Jay Taruc (I-Witness: The GMA Documentaries, GMA-7)
Special - Signos: Ang Banta ng
Nagbabagong Klima (GMA-7)
Best Public Service
Program - Bitag (UNTV)
Best Public Service
Program Host - Ben Tulfo (Bitag, UNTV
Best News Program - TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)
Best Male Newscaster -
Julius Babao (TV Patrol World,
Best Female Newscaster -
Vicky Morales (Saksi: Liga Ng Katotohanan,
Program - Boys Nxt Door (GMA-7)
Best Horror or Fantasy
Program - Volta (ABS-CBN)
Best Talent Search
Program - Shall We Dance (TV5)
Best Talent Search
Program Host - Lucy Torres-Gomez, Arnell Ignacio, and Dominic Ochoa (Shall We Dance, TV5)
Best New Male TV
Personality - Robi Domingo (ASAP '08,
Best New Female TV
Personality - Patricia Gayod (Maalaala Mo Kaya, "Dagat" episode, ABS-CBN 2) and
Kylie Padilla (Joaquin Bordado,
Best Celebrity Talk
Show - Boy and Kris (ABS-CBN)
Best Celebrity Talk
Show Hosts - Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino (Boy
and Kris, ABS-CBN)
Best Game Show - Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN 2)
Best Game Show Host - Edu
Manzano (Pilipinas, Game KNB? ABS-CBN)
Best Gag Show - Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CB)
Talk Show - The Buzz (ABS-CBN)
Best Male Show-Oriented
Talk Show Host - Boy Abunda (The Buzz,
Best Female Showbiz-Oriented
Talk Show Host - Cristy Fermin (The Buzz,
ABS-CBN 2) and Ruffa Gutierrez (The Buzz, ABS-CBN)
Best Comedy Show - Ful Haus (GMA-7)
Best Comedy Actor -
Ogie Alcasid (Bubble Gang, GMA-7)
Best Comedy Actress -
Rufa Mae Quinto (Bubble Gang, GMA-7)
Best Daytime Drama
Series - Sine Novela Presents: Kaputol Ng Isang Awit
Best Primetime TV Series - Lobo
Best Drama Anthology - Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)
Best Variety Show - Eat Bulaga!
(GMA-7) and Wowowee (ABS-CBN)
Best Musical Variety Show - SOP
Best Male TV Host - Vic Sotto (Eat
Best Female TV Host - Valerie
Concepcion (Wowowee, ABS-CBN 2)
Best Drama Actor - Piolo Pascual (Lobo,
Best Drama Actress - Sunshine Dizon
Best Single Performance By An Actor - Joshua
Dionisio (Maalaala Mo Kaya “Sako” episode, ABS-CBN)
Best Single Performance By An Actress -
Angel Locsin (Maalaala Mo Kaya “Pilat” episode, ABS-CBN)
Best Station - GMA-7
Annual Special Awards:
Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award -
Ms. Rosa Rosal
Excellence in Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement Award- Sen. Loren Legarda