Kris Bernal was chosen as the Most Outstanding TV Actress of 2019 by the Gawad Amerika Foundation.
ABS-CBN host Korina Sanchez was also honored this year as she was the recipient of the Excellence in Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement Award.
The GMA-7 actress personally received her trophy during the 18th Annual Gawad Amerika Awards Night held on November 23, 2019 at the Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood.
Kris posted photos of her holding her trophy and wrote in her Instagram account (published as is):
"Thank you Gawad Amerika Foundation for this recognition, Most Outstanding TV Actress 2019. Never in my wildest dream would I ever think that I would be coming here in California to receive such a prestigious award. I am truly honored to be here alongside other brilliant awardees who best exemplify the talent, pride, and excellence of the Filipino people. I am deeply humbled and inspired. Sending hugs and kisses to all the Filipinos all over the world! Thank you for your undying love and support, for watching my shows, and appreciating my efforts. Maraming salamat po!"
In a 2018 interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Kris said that she had one condition before getting married to her non-showbiz boyfriend Perry Choi.
“‘Pag nanalo na ako, pwede na kami pakasal," said Kris back then.
“I want to win an award, e. For eleven years in the industry, hindi pa ako nanalo.
“My show Impostora, yeah, I did not win an award for that. I was expecting also because it’s a different character.
“Actually, dual role ako doon but I did not win any award. I was so frustrated."