Alden Richards and Maja Salvador earned the top drama acting honors during the 29th Star Awards for TV.
The ABS-CBN actress was recognized for playing a woman torn between two lovers in Bridges of Love. Meanwhile, the GMA-7 actor was honored for his portrayal of Jose Rizal in Ilustrado.
In addition, Alden's historical TV series, Ilustrado, also bagged the award for Best Drama Mini-series.
Bridges of Love, was hailed as the Best Primetime TV Series. The ABS-CBN show was able to beat GMA-7's The Rich Man's Daughter and Pari ‘Koy. Other nominees were the Kapamilya shows Bagito, Forevermore, Hawak Kamay, and Nathaniel.
Alden shared the stage with the ABS-CBN love team LizQuen during this awarding organized by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC).
Alden, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil personally received German Moreno's Power Tandem Award during the awards night held last night, December 3, at the KIA Theater in Cubao.
The GMA-7 actor said that his AlDub love team partner, Maine Mendoza, wanted to personally receive the award but she couldn't do so because of a prior commitment.
Maine, who is best known as Yaya Dub in Eat Bulaga's Kalyeserye, lost to Jana Agoncillo of Dream Dad in the Best New Female TV Personality category.
The other nominees were Ali Forbes (Pinay Beauty Queen Academy), Loisa Andalio (Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita?), Maris Racal (“Lobo” of Maalaala Mo Kaya), MJ Lastimosa (“Takure” of Maalaala Mo Kaya), and Stephanie Yamut (Yagit).
Alonzo Muhlach (Inday Bote) emerged as the Best New Male TV Personality, beating six other nominees.
The other contenders were Jemwell Ventinilla (Yagit), Joshua Garcia (Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita?), Kurt Ong Wansapanataym Presents My Kung Fu Chinito), Kyle Blanco (Bridges of Love), JV Cruz (Iskoolmates), and Sancho Vito (Let The Love Begin).
Willie Revillame, who made a TV comeback via the GMA-7 game show Wowowin, was recognized in this year's Star Awards for Television.
He tied with Luis Manzano (Deal Or No Deal) in the Best Game Show Host category.
They were able to beat Eugene Domingo, Judy Ann Santos, Ogie Alcasid, Vic Sotto and the hosting tandem of Richard Gomez & K Brosas.
Willie's show, Wowowin, also earned the Best Game Show Award.
PBB 737 alumni Bailey Thomas May and Ylona Garcia were chosen as the Faces of the Night.
(To view the complete list of nominees, read: AlDub and LizQuen to receive German Moreno Power Tandem Award at 29th Star Awards for TV)
Here are the winners for the 29th Star Awards for Television:
BEST TV STATION: ABS-CBN
BEST PRIMETIME TV SERIES
Bridges of Love (ABS-CBN)
BEST DAYTIME DRAMA SERIES
The Half Sisters (GMA-7)
BEST DRAMA MINI-SERIES
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Maja Salvador (Bridges of Love / ABS-CBN)
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Alden Richards (Ilustrado / GMA-7)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sheryl Cruz (Strawberry Lane / GMA-7)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Baron Geisler (Nathaniel / ABS-CBN)
BEST CHILD PERFORMER (tie)
Harvey Bautista (Wansapanataym Presents Remote Ni Eric /ABS-CBN)
Marco Masa (Nathaniel / ABS-CBN)
BEST NEW MALE TV PERSONALITY
Alonzo Muhlach (Inday Bote / ABS-CBN)
BEST NEW FEMALE TV PERSONALITY
Jana Agoncillo (Dream Dad /ABS-CBN)
BEST DRAMA ANTHOLOGY
BEST SINGLE PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Judy Ann Santos (“Ilog” Maalaala Mo Kaya / ABS-CBN)
Sunshine Cruz ("Barko" Maalaala Mo Kaya / ABS-CBN)
BEST SINGLE PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
John Lloyd Cruz (“Hat” Maalaala Mo Kaya / ABS-CBN)
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM
T3: Enforced (TV5)
BEST PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAM HOST
Vicky Morales (Wish Ko Lang / GMA-7)
BEST GAG SHOW
Banana Split: Extra Scoop (ABS-CBN)
BEST COMEDY PROGRAM
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay Na Kuwento (GMA-7)
BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Jayson Gainza (Banana Split: Extra Scoop / ABS-CBN)
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Rufa Mae Quinto (Bubble Gang / GMA-7)
BEST MUSICAL VARIETY SHOW
ASAP 20 (ABS-CBN)
BEST MALE TV HOST
Vice Ganda (It's Showtime / ABS-CBN)
BEST FEMALE TV HOST
Anne Curtis (It's Showtime / ABS-CBN)
BEST REALITY SHOW
I Do (ABS-CBN)
BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Toni Gonzaga, Enchong Dee, Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo (PBB 737 / ABS-CBN)
BEST GAME SHOW
BEST GAME SHOW HOST (tie)
Luis Manzano (Deal Or No Deal / ABS-CBN)
Willie Revillame (Wowowin / GMA-7)
BEST TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM
ASOP Music Festival Year 4 (A Song Of Praise) (UNTV 37)
BEST TALENT SEARCH PROGRAM HOST
Billy Crawford (Your Face Sounds Familiar / ABS-CBN)
BEST EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (tie)
Del Monte Kitchenomics (GMA-7)
BEST EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM HOST
Kim Atienza (Matanglawin / ABS-CBN)
BEST CELEBRITY TALK SHOW
Aquino And Abunda Tonight (ABS-CBN)
BEST CELEBRITY TALK SHOW HOST
Boy Abunda, Kris Aquino (Aquino And Abunda Tonight / ABS-CBN)
BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM
BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAM HOST
Sandra Aguinaldo, Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc (I-Witness / GMA-7)
BEST DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL
Spratlys: Mga Isla Ng Kalayaan (ABS-CBN)
BEST MAGAZINE SHOW
Rated K (ABS-CBN)
BEST MAGAZINE SHOW HOST
Korina Sanchez (Rated K / ABS-CBN)
BEST NEWS PROGRAM
State of the Nation (GMA News TV)
BEST MALE NEWSCASTER
Erwin Tulfo (Aksyon / TV5)
BEST FEMALE NEWSCASTER
Jessica Soho (State of the Nation / GMA News TV)
BEST MORNING SHOW
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN)
BEST MORNING SHOW HOST
Arnold Clavio, Rhea Santos-De Guzman, Ivan Mayrina, Connie Sison, Susan Enriquez, Tani Cruz, Lyn Ching-Pascual, Lhar Santiago, Suzi Abrera, Luane Dy, Love Anover, Tonipet Gaba, Prof. Solita ‘Mareng Winnie’ Monsod, Regine Tolentino, Atty. Gaby Concepcion (Unang Hirit / GMA-7)
BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM
The Bottomline (ABS-CBN)
BEST PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM HOST
Boy Abunda (The Bottomline / ABS-CBN)
BEST CHILDREN SHOW
KNC (Kawan ng Cordero) (UNTV 37)
BEST CHILDREN SHOW HOST
Eric Cabobos, Bency Vallo, Moonlight Alarcon, Cid Capulong, Cedie Isip, Kim Enriquez, Tim Argallon, Angelica Tejana, Leanne Manalanzan, Kyla Manarang (KNC / UNTV 37)
BEST SHOWBIZ-ORIENTED TALK SHOW
The Buzz (ABS-CBN)
BEST MALE SHOWBIZ-ORIENTED TALK SHOW HOST
Ricky Lo (Startalk / GMA-7)
BEST FEMALE SHOWBIZ-ORIENTED TALK SHOW HOST
Toni Gonzaga (The Buzz / ABS-CBN)
BEST TRAVEL SHOW
Biyahe Ni Drew (GMA News TV)
BEST TRAVEL SHOW HOST
Drew Arellano (Biyahe Ni Drew / GMA News TV)
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW
Gandang Ricky Reyes (GMA News TV)
BEST LIFESTYLE SHOW HOST
Kris Aquino (Kris TV / ABS-CBN)
Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement: Ms. Coney Reyes
Excellence In Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement: Ms. Maria A. Ressa
German Moreno's Power Tandem Award: Alden Richards & Maine Mendoza (AlDub) / Liza Soberano & Enrique Gil (LizQuen)
Face of the Night: Bailey Thomas May and Ylona Garcia