GMA Network continues to show its dominance on various platforms after scoring numerous nominations at the TikTok Awards Philippines. The annual award event recognizes creators who have embraced the value of TikTok and have created a big impact on the platform in the past year.
GMA Network and YouLOL are both nominated for the Top Entertainment Award, under the Judges’ Pick Category. Some of the most-loved content in the network’s official account are “Kapuso Showbiz News” and the #GMAPaNoticeChallenge. GMA currently has 1.2 million followers and over 16.8 million likes on TikTok. YouLOL, which serves as the users’ go-to source for all things comedy, has garnered 2.2 million followers and 16.7 million likes.
In turn, three of the network’s news and public affairs accounts—Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), Unang Hirit, and 24 Oras—are nominated for Top Media Publisher. Award-winning TV program KMJS has amassed 598 million views in 2022 alone, with over 3.2 million followers and 43.4 million likes. Unang Hirit has 1.4 million followers and 27.4 million likes, while 24 Oras also has 1.4 million followers and 16.5 million likes as of writing.
Contributing to these numbers are various News and Public Affairs’ campaigns on the platform, particularly the #eLeksyonSerye and the #24OrasChallenge. The voters’ education campaign #eLeksyonSerye raked in over 28.8 million views on the platform, while the #24OrasChallenge started a major trend and racked up over 54 million views. 24 Oras was also the first live newscast on TikTok Philippines. Unang Hirit followed suit as the first morning program to be livestreamed on TikTok.
Meanwhile, in the People’s Choice Category, GMA artists Kyline Alcantara, Althea Ablan, Cassy Legaspi, and Dasuri Choi are some of the contenders for Celebrity of the Year.
GMA girl group XOXO has also been nominated for the PPOP Group of the Year. XOXO is composed of Riel Lomadilla, Dani Ozaraga, Mel Caluag and Lyra Micolob.
The TikTok Awards PHL will be streamed live on the social-media platform on August 20 at 7 pm.