Every year, the Gawad Amerika, an independent award-giving body composed of Filipino media in the United States, has been honoring the achievements of exemplary citizens who make a difference in their lives and in their communities.
The 10th edition of the Gawad Amerika Awards was held last Saturday, November 5, at the Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood, California.
Among those honored were celebrities who have excelled in their respective fields.
Beauty queen-turned-TV host Venus Raj was named as Woman of the Year and also described as the "most recognized achiever in the universe."
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Meanwhile, John Lloyd Cruz was named as Box-Office King of the Year. In 2010, the actor appeared in the movies Miss You Like Crazy (with partner Bea Alonzo) and My Amnesia Girl (where he was paired with Toni Gonzaga).
Director Wenn Deramas was cited as the Box-Office Director for the popular Tanging Ina movie series while Eugene Domingo was recognized as Best Actress.
In the recording scene, Vehnee Saturno was chosen as the Composer of the Year while Lito Camo was named as the Most Promising Composer.
ABS-CBN's talent management arm, Star Magic, was also cited as the Most Outstanding Professional Talent Management.
This year's Lifetime Achievement Award went to Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay.