Philippines bags 12 nominations at the 2011 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards; 8 from ABS-CBN, 4 from GMA-7

Magkaribal, starring Bea Alonzo and Gretchen Barretto (top frame), and Dahil May Isang Ikaw, starring Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales (bottom frame), are nominated in the Telenovela category of the 2011 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards.

The Philippines got a total of 12 nominations at the 2011 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. ABS-CBN has eight entries while GMA-7 has four entries in the 54th edition of this annual event.

The International Television & Film Awards Show will take place in Las Vegas from April 9-14, 2011.

Two telenovelas from the Kapamilya Network are competing against the soap opera El Clon from the United States. These are Dahil May Isang Ikaw (topbilled by Jericho Rosales, Kristine Hermosa, Gabby Concepcion, and Lorna Tolentino) and Magkaribal (starring Gretchen Barretto and Bea Alonzo).

TV Patrol’s coverage of the August 23 hostage-taking titled "Bloodbath in Manila" earned a slot in the category, Coverage of Breaking News.

Ces Drilon’s late-night program, I Survived, is nominated in the Docudrama category. Meanwhile, Patricia Evangelista and Paolo Villaluna’s Storyline is nominated in three categories: 1) Biography/Profiles, 2) Community Portraits and 3) Social Issues/Current Events.

GMA-7’s I-Witness episode titled "Paraisong Uhaw" (A Parched Land) is also nominated in the Social Issues/Current Events category.


The Kapuso network’s version of "Lupang Hinirang" (The Philippine National Anthem), featuring GMA-7 stars as national heroes, is nominated in the Music Video category of the New York Festivals.

The two other entries from GMA-7 are Born To Be Wild: The Born Expeditions Finale for the Nature & Wildlife category and Biyaheng Totoo (Real Journeys) for the Special Report category.

Aside from its shows, ABS-CBN was also recognized in the Copywriting: Promotion Spot category for its entry titled "Altar." This was created by the station’s Creative Communications Management for the fire prevention month.

The shortlisted entries for the 2011 New York Festivals Television & Film Awards will be judged by a grand jury coming from 35 countries worldwide.


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