The winners of the 33rd Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television have been revealed.
The awarding ceremony was held last night, October 13, 2019, at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.
Days before the awarding ceremony, Kris Aquino announced that she would be unable to personally receive the Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award.
Through her Instagram account, Kris explained that she could not attend the awards night because she was in Singapore for some medical tests.
She wrote in the caption (published as is): "i read a book on “sisu” - it’s the Finnish trait summed up by courage, caring for yourself and others, embracing integrity and honesty, being decisive, avoiding unnecessary drama, being respectful, building perseverance and tenacity, yet going through all of life’s inevitable struggles with quiet dignity... i wanted to emulate them & keep this chapter of my life private, but the PMPC awards are coming this weekend and there can’t be “privacy” when you want to give due RESPECT to people who have chosen to give you the Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award pero hindi ka pwedeng makadalo dahil palipad kayo ng Singapore.
"i had promised all of you that this feed would only have the happy moments that kuya josh, bimb, and i experience. i’m keeping most of that promise by sparing all of us the details kung bakit kailangan kong lumipad and have my tests, 3 months early.
"To the PMPC, kuya josh & bimb shall attend on my behalf, you have my sincerest apology for not personally accepting your heartwarming award-ganun kalaki po ang respeto ko sa mga miyembro ng entertainment press na pinili kong magsabi ng kalagayan ng health ko ngayon, dahil ayokong ma offend kayo kung hindi ninyo alam ang totoo. With God’s grace i hope to be better by the time of your Christmas party at sana dun ako makabawi sa inyo.
"i have also told you i shall no longer chronicle my struggles, those are my personal battles best immortalized only after a decisive victory. So when days or weeks go by & this feed is quiet, then that’s me holding on to my “sisu” and practicing my “kintsugi” wellness, with some “hilot” included. to to and back to ."
Since Kris was unable to attend the event, her sons Josh and Bimby accepted the trophy on her behalf.
During the awarding ceremony, seven ABS-CBN actresses and five GMA-7 stars were hailed as the TV Queens at the Turn of the Millennium.
Angel Locsin, Bea Alonzo, Judy Ann Santos, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, Liza Soberano, and Maja Salvador were chosen from the Kapamilya network.
Representing the Kapuso network were Carla Abellana, Heart Evangelista, Jennylyn Mercado, Marian Rivera, and Sunshine Dizon.
However, only five of them personally accepted their awards last night: Angel, Kathryn, Kim, Carla, and Sunshine.
Edward Barber and Maymay Entrata of ABS-CBN received the Power Tandem of the Year award along with Ken Chan and Rita Daniela of GMA-7.
Arjo Atayde was teary eyed as he accepted the Best Drama Supporting Actor award for The General's Daughter.
Arjo told The General's Daughter co-stars Angel Locsin and Maricel Soriano for encouraging him when they shot the pilot episode.
The ABS-CBN actor said in his speech, "I'm shaking right now and really shy. I remain a student in this series. I thank all the cast who helped me.
"To you [Angel] and Nay Maricel, from day one, I told you, I doubted myself every day, and every day you believed in me so much and you told me, I could do it. Now, I'm standing in front of you with this [award]."
Arjo ended his speech by thanking his rumored girlfriend Maine Mendoza, "Last but not the least, thank you, Maine, for always being an inspiration to me."
Incidentally, Maine also won an award but she was unable to personally receive her trophy for being the Best Comedy Actress for Daddy's Gurl.
Angel Locsin, who was named Best Drama Actress for The General's Daughter, said simply, "Thank you to my fiance, Neil [Arce]. Salamat, mahal."
Here is the list of winners of the 33rd Star Awards for Television 2019:
Eddie Garcia - Posthumous Award as Icon of Philippine Television
Gina Lopez - Posthumous Award for Television Excellence
Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award - Kris Aquino
Lifetime Achievement Award for Broadcasting - Vicky Morales
German Moreno Power Tandem of the Year - Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber / Ken Chan and Rita Daniela
Best TV Station - ABS-CBN
Best Drama Actor-Jerico Rosales (Halik) - ABS-CBN
Best Drama Actress-Angel Locsin (The General's Daughter) - ABS-CBN
Best Drama Supporting Actor - Arjo Atayde (The General's Daughter) - ABS-CBN
Best Drama Supporting Actress - Janice de Belen (The General's Daughter) - ABS-CBN
Best Child Performer-Sophia Reola (Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit) - ABS-CBN
Best New Male Personality (tie) -Aljon Mendoza -MMK "Medal of Valor" - ABS-CBN
Klinton Start -Be Happy, Go Lucky - IBC 13
Best New Female Personality - Ivana Alawi (Mea Culpa) - ABS-CBN
Best Single Performance by an Actor (tie) - Enchong Dee - MMK "Wheelchair" - ABS-CBN AND
Jeric Gonzales - Magpakailanman "Sex Slave" - GMA-7
Best Single Performance by an Actress-Yasmien Kurdi -Tadhana "Sukdulan" - GMA 7
Best Primetime TV Series - The General's Daughter - ABS-CBN
Best Daytime Drama Series - Kadenang Ginto - ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Show - Banana Sundae-ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Actor-Bayani Agbayani (Home Sweetie Home) - ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Actress-Maine Mendoza (Daddy's Gurl) - GMA-7
Best Variety Show-Sunday Pinasaya-GMA-7
Best Horror/Fantasy Program-Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko-GMA-7
Best Musical Variety Show (tie) - Young Once Upon A Time - Net 25
AND SMAC Pinoy - IBC 13
Best Children Show-Talents Academy -IBC 13
Best Children Show Hosts- Hosts of Talents Academy - IBC 13
Best Educational Program-Matanglawin - ABS-CBN
Best Educational Program Host-Kim Atienza-Matanglawin - ABS-CBN
Best Morning Show-Unang Hirit -GMA 7
Best Morning Show Host-Umagang Kay Ganda hosts -ABS-CBN
Best Documentary Program-iWitness -GMA-7
Best Documentary Program Host-William Thio -Spotlight - UNTV 37
Best Documentary Special-The Story of the Filipinos Protecting The Environment-CNN Philippines
Best Travel Show-G Diaries -ABS-CBN
Best Travel Show Host- Landmarks hosts - Net 25
Best Lifestyle Show-Gandang Ricky Reyes
Best Lifestyle Show Host-Ricky Reyes
Best Talent Show-The Clash - GMA-7
Best Talent Search Program Host-Luis Manzano and Pia Wurtzbach (World of Dance Philippines) - ABS-CBN
Best Magazine Show-Rated K-ABS-CBN
Best Magazine Show Host-Korina Sanchez (Rated K) - ABS-CBN
Best Celebrity Talk Show-Tonight with Boy Abunda - ABS-CBN
Best Celebrity Talk Show Host-Boy Abunda (TWBA) - ABS-CBN
Best Public Affairs Program-The Bottomline - ABS-CBN
Best Public Affairs Program Host-Boy Abunda (The Bottomline) - ABS-CBN
Best Public Program-Healing Galing -TV5
Best Public Program Host - Edinell Calvario (Healing Galing) - TV5
Best News TV Program - TV Patrol - ABS-CBN
Best Male Newscaster-Raffy Tima - Balingtanghali - GMA News TV
Best Female Newscaster-Vicky Morales (24 Oras) - GMA-7
Celebrity Mom of the Night - Dimples Romana
Male and Female Skin Magical of the Night - Edward Barber and Dimples Romana
Frontrow International Male and Female Celebrity of the Night -Edward Barber and Ariela Arida