The Philippine Movie Press Club will hold its 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television on November 22 (Tuesday), 6 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World of Manila, Pasay City.
Aside from the usual categories citing outstanding TV shows and personalities (aired from third quarter of 2010 to the second quarter of 2011), Star Awards will also honor the following:
Susan Roces is this year’s Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Awardee while Jessica Soho will receive the Excellence in Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement Award.
Elevated to the "Hall of Fame" are Boy Abunda (Best Male Showbiz-Oriented Show Host) and Maalaala Mo Kaya (Best Drama Anthology) for winning 15 times in their respective categories.
"Tribute to musical variety shows" (the past 25 years) is the silver anniversary theme of the Star Awards for Television.
Superstar show of Nora Aunor will receive a special award as "Longest Running Musical Variety Show in Philippine Television History (22 years)."
Ms. Aunor has confirmed her attendance to the event.
German Moreno will also receive a special award as "Master Star Builder."
Hosting the awards night are Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Piolo Pascual, and Shamcey Supsup.
Performers include international star Lea Salonga, El Gamma Penumbra, Toni Gonzaga, KC Concepcion, Erik Santos, Sam Milby, and Ai Ai delas Alas.
Produced by Airtime Marketing Phils, Inc., the show is directed by Al Quinn.
The nominees in some of the major categories are:
Best Public Service Program Host: Atty. Persida Acosta (Public Atorni), Mike Enriquez (Imbestigador), Vicky Morales (Wish Ko Lang), Ben Tulfo (Bitag), Pinky Webb, Julius Babao, Anthony Taberna (XXX: Xklusibong Xplosibong Xpose).
Best Comedy Actor: Ogie Alcasid (Bubble Gang), Jason Gainza (Banana Split), Pooh (Banana Split), Michael V (Bubble Gang), Ariel Villasanta (Mommy Elvie @ 18).
Best Comedy Actress: Ai-Ai delas Alas (M3: Malay Mo Madevelop), Angelica Panganiban (Banana Split), Pokwang (Banana Split), Rufa Mae Quinto (Bubble Gang), Mommy Elvie Villasanta (Mommy Elvie @ 18).
Best Male TV Host: Joey de Leon (Eat Bulaga!), Allan K (Eat Bulaga!), Luis Manzano (ASAP Rocks), Piolo Pascual (ASAP Rocks), Vic Sotto (Eat Bulaga!).
Best Female TV Host: Sharon Cuneta (Sharon), Eugene Domingo (Comedy Bar), Sarah Geronimo (ASAP Rocks), Toni Gonzaga (ASAP Rocks), Regine Velasquez (Party Pilipinas).
Best Drama Actor: John Lloyd Cruz (Imortal), Dingdong Dantes (Endless Love), Jhong Hilario (Mara Clara), Coco Martin (Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin), Piolo Pascual (Noah), Derek Ramsay (Magkaribal), Jericho Rosales (Green Rose).
Best Drama Actress: Bea Alonzo (Magkaribal), Angel Aquino (Magkaribal), Amy Austria-Ventura (Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin), Gretchen Barretto (Magkaribal), Anne Curtis (Green Rose), Angel Locsin (Imortal), Lorna Tolentino (Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin).
Best Male Showbiz-Oriented Show Host: Joey de Leon (Startalk), Raymond Gutierrez (Showbiz Central), Ricky Lo (Startalk), Luis Manzano (E-Live), Tim Yap (Tweetbiz).
Best Female Showbiz-Oriented Show Host: Cristy Fermin (Paparazzi), Bianca Gonzales (SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon), Charlene Gonzalez (The Buzz), Toni Gonzaga (The Buzz), Pia Guanio (Showbiz Central).
Best Male Newscaster: Julius Babao (TV Patrol), Noli de Castro (TV Patrol), Mike Enriquez (24 Oras), Ted Failon (TV Patrol), Alex Santos (TV Patrol Weekend), Anthony Taberna (Iba-Balita ni Anthony Taberna).
Best Female Newscaster: Kara David (News To Go), Karen Davila (TV Patrol), Vicky Morales (Saksi), Korina Sanchez (TV Patrol), Jessica Soho (State of the Nation with Jessica Soho), Mel Tiangco (24 Oras).