The first-ever showdown of outstanding young Pinoys was a huge success with three aspiring music video directors hailed as winners in the 1st SOP Music Video Awards. The awarding ceremony was held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, and aired on GMA-7 last November 18.
Aspiring music video directors Richard Librada and Darlene Abigail
Quito, both students of Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) and
Roman Perez of University of the Philippines claimed the eight prestigious
awards given out by SOP, the noontime variety show of the Kapuso Network.
Roman Perez (UP) won the Best Production Design for the music video of Aicelle Santos' song "Ikaw Pa Rin" while Darlene Abigail Quito (PUP) bagged the Best Video Editing and Texter's Choice awards for the music video of "Candlelight Romance" performed by Yasmien Kurdi.
The team behind the music video "All Out of Love" led by Richard
Librada, an 18-year-old student of PUP, bagged most the awards, including Best
Videography, Best Concept/Story, Best Music Video, and Best Director. Dennis
Trillo, who is part of Librada's team, won the Special Citation for Best
Performance by An Artist for his remarkable performance in the music video.
The 1st SOP Music Video Awards is this year's feature of the grand
annual musical event competition SOP Music awards. For four years now, SOP
Music Awards has become the venue in recognizing exceptional talents of
Filipinos and acknowledging artists and significant performances that uplift
the quality and standards of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).
This year, SOP Music Awards, through SOP Music Video Awards, has fulfilled its goal in discovering young aspiring music video directors from different university and colleges all over the country.
Other finalists in the first-ever SOP Music Video Awards were Elaine
Melody Samonte (St. Paul College, QC), Ademar Garchitorena (University of San
Jose Recoletos, Cebu), Maan Leynes (Centro Escolar University), and Nestor
Abrogena (UP Diliman).
The awarding ceremony was hosted by SOP mainstays Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, and Jaya. Throughout the three-hour program, SOP co-hosts Karylle, Jay-R, Jolina Magdangal, Dingdong Dantes, Rufa Mae Quinto, and twins Richard and Raymond Gutierrez gave special numbers and provided trivia to entertain the audience.
Marimar star Marian Rivera led the opening number while the Pinoy
Pop Superstar winners belted out their songs as intermission numbers. StarStruck
alumni Mark Herras, Marky Cielo, LJ Reyes, and Ryza Cenon performed an
energetic dance number for the crowd composed mostly of university students and
their supporters. The cast of Kamandag came in full force, wearing their elaborate costumes as a way of promoting the fantaserye involving
mortals and half-animal creatures.
The special guest during the event was Movie and Television Review and Classification Board chairperson Consoliza Laguardia. In fact, during the portion called Sobrang OJ, the whole cast of SOP serenaded the MTRCB Chair and made light of her job as a censor.
The masterpieces of the SOP Music Video Awards finalists were judged by
three of the country's renowned directors: Bb. Joyce Bernal, Rico
Gutierrez, and Louie Ignacio. The Texter's Choice Award was
based solely on the viewers' text votes.