Alden, Vice Ganda, Julia Barretto share intriguing revelations at Guillermo 2017 awards night

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Alden Richards (left) teased fans about his future project with Maine Mendoza during the 48th Box Office Entertainment Awards. Vice Ganda pointed out that he waited for nearly two decades before getting recognition for his work.



Some of the biggest stars were honored at the 48th Box Office Entertainment Awards of the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation last night, May 14, for their achievements.

They gathered at the Ateneo de Manila Henry Lee Irwin Theater for the star-studded awards night.

Here are 5 intriguing revelations made during the 2017 Box Office Entertainment Awards:

Alden Richards teases upcoming project with Maine Mendoza.

"Thank you so much po sa lahat ng sumuporta sa pelikula na Imagine You And Me.

"On behalf of Maine, sobrang saya po namin to achieve this award.

"This year, meron na naman po kayong aabangan," promised Alden, drawing cheers from the crowd.

Alden was named Prince of Philippine Movies while Maine was named Princess of Philippine Movies for the movie Imagine You And Me.





Vice Ganda recalls difficulties of starting out in showbiz

"Maraming salamat sa Guillermo para sa award na tinanggap ko na naman sa taong ito.

"I'd like to congratulate my best friend, Coco Martin," said Vice as he enumerated the people who helped him achieve this milestone. They accepted the trophies as Phenomenal Stars of Philippine Cinema.

"Sine-share ko ang award na ito kay Wenn V. Deramas. Maraming salamat sa pag-inspire mo sa amin na gumawa ng maraming nakakatawang pelikula."

Vice Ganda admitted that his last year was filled with intense pressure since he had to cope with the loss of Direk Wenn and adjust to a new director.

"Masayang-masaya ako na nandito ako tonight. With all humility, I am so honored to receive this Phenomenal Box-Office Award.

"This is my 6th award na natanggap sa inyo. Anim na dire-diretsong taon, binigay niyo po sa akin ang Phenomenal Box-Office Award. I am just so grateful.

"Mayroon akong friend na nagsabi, 'Ang dami mo nang napatunayan.'

"Sabi ko, 'Marami na rin pero mas marami akong oras na ginugol sa pag-aantay.'

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"Tinanong niya kung bakit kasi anim na taon mo nang tinatanggap ang Phenomenal Box-Office Award. Yun ang pinakamataas na Box-Office Award na binibigay sa Pilipinas at anim na taon mo nang nakukuha.'"

The It's Showtime host continued, "Sa mga hindi nakakaalam, I have started so hard to make people laugh 19 years ago.

"Nineteen years ago po nung nagsimula ako magpatawa ng mga tao.

"Six years ago lang po nung magsimulang mabigyan ng mga award."

Vice Ganda recalled the time when he was still struggling to get his big break.

"I was working hard. I was praying very hard and I was patiently waiting. Because my success did not happen overnight.

"It took me a lot of failures and disappointments bago ako napunta sa position ko ngayong gabi.

"Sana po ang award na ito, maka-inspire pa ng maraming newbies, struggling performers to just keep the faith.

"Keep on believing. If it happened to me, it could also happen to you.

"It is happening to me right now because it is my time.

"You just have to wait for your own time. Lahat tayo makakaranas ng tagumpay.

"If you are not willing to wait for it, it means that you are not deserving."


Julia Barretto admits she had a "bad fall" in the past.

"I'm speechless! Nahihiya po ako.

"This time last year, hindi ko po inisip o inakala na just a year after, I'm gonna be able to stand here in front of you guys and accept this kind of recognition.

"It did take a lot of courage for me to get up and try again after a bad fall.

"Because of that, I want to thank my Star Magic family, my Star Cinema family, and Star Creatives for that extra push."

Julia was chosen as Most Promising Movie Actress of the Year while Joshua Garcia was the Most Promising Movie Actress of the Year for their movie Vince, Kath, and James.

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Kim Chiu shares her award with Xian Lim

"Una sa lahat, gusto kong pasalamatan ang Star Creatives family. Hindi ko po ito makukuha kung hindi nila binigay ang The Story Of Us at gampanan ang story ni Tin Manalo.

"Thank you sa Star Creatives, unang teleserye ko po ito sa kanila at nakakuha ako ng ilang nominasyon under The Story Of Us.

"Siye,pre, hindi po ito magiging The Story Of Us kung wala po ang partner ko: si Xian Lim.

"Share kami dito sa award na ito."

Kim was named as TV Actress of the Year while the TV Actor of the Year award went to Jericho Rosales.





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