Ilustrado & Nathaniel among 14 PH nominees in New York Festivals

GMA Network got 9 nominations and ABS-CBN got three, while TV5 and CCTV News each got a nomination in the New York Festival's World's Best TV & Films competition for 2016.

The Philippines has earned 14 nominations in the prestigious New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films competition.

GMA Network earned 9 nominations, ABS-CBN got three while TV5 and CCTV News each bagged one.

The finalists were chosen by an international jury among entries submitted from 48 countries around the globe.

Over 200 producers, directors, writers, and other creative media professionals from around the globe comprised the grand jury of the New York Festivals.

Among the PH entries this year were GMA's first bayani-serye titled Ilustrado and ABS-CBN's primetime soap opera Nathaniel.

GMA's Ilustrado featured Alden Richards as Jose Rizal and Kylie Padilla and Solenn Heussaff were tapped to portray the past lovers of the national hero.

ABS-CBN's angel-themed series Nathaniel was topbilled by Gerald Anderson, Shaina Magdayao, and child actor Marco Masa.

The rest of the Pinoy nominees were mostly documentaries.

The New York Festivals awards program began in 1957 and has since been honoring creative excellence in all types of media used by communications professionals.

The awards night of the New York Festivals will take place in Las Vegas on April 19, 2016.

Here are the 14 nominations from the New York Festival's World's Best TV & Films competition for 2016:


Best InterviewBawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie (Offenders, Beware!): Yaman ng Palawan (The Wealth of Palawan)

Community Service ProgramsFront Row: Maestra Salbabida (Teacher, Lifesaver)

Community PortraitsI-Witness: Dorm 12

Community PortraitsBrigada (The Brigade): Ang Ginto ng Smokey Mountain (Gold in the Rubbish)

Entertainment Program Open & TitlesIlustrado Open

Human ConcernsReel Time: Isang Paa sa Hukay (The Price of Gold)


Social IssuesReporter’s Notebook: Hikahos sa Lungsod (The Big City Dream’s Son)

Graphic Design – Promotion/Open & IDs – Father’s Day


Biography/ProfilesRated K: Ayokong Tumanda (Never Grow Old), Rated K, Handa Na Ba Kayo?

Family ProgramsNathaniel

Human ConcernsMukha (Faces)


Environment & Ecology - Wealth of The Nation


Current Affairs - The Philippines' Gun Problem



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