GMA dominates 35 th Star Awards for Television

Magpakailanman , hosted by multi-awarded broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco, was recognized as Best Drama Anthology

BROADCAST giant GMA Network wins big at the 35th Star Awards for Television by taking home 27 of the 45 awards given out—including the Best TV Station honor—during the awarding ceremonies held on January 28.

From entertainment to news and public affairs, various GMA shows and personalities were chosen by the members of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC)—the award-giving body behind the Star Awards for Television.

Winning Best Daytime Drama Series was Prima Donnas while the Best Drama Miniseries was awarded to Agimat ng Agila. Meanwhile, Magpakailanman, hosted by multi-awarded broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco, was recognized as Best Drama Anthology.

Jennylyn Mercado took home the Best Single Performance by an Actress award for her role in “Sa Kamay ng Fake Healer” episode of Magpakailanman. Seasoned actor John Estrada was named as Best Drama Supporting Actor for his role in the GMA drama Babawiin Ko ang Lahat. 

Top-rating family sitcom Pepito Manaloto won as Best Comedy Show and one of its lead stars, Manilyn Reynes, was named Best Comedy Actress. Paolo Contis was hailed as Best Comedy Actor for Bubble Gang.

The recognition for Best Horror/Fantasy Program was given to Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko, while All-Out Sundays was awarded as Best Variety Show. On the other hand, Paolo Ballesteros was recognized as Best Male TV Host for Eat Bulaga.

The award for Best Lifestyle Show went to Taste Buddies, which was hosted by Solenn Heussaff and Gil Cuerva.

Meanwhile, The Clash was once again awarded as Best Talent Search Program and its so-called Clash Masters, Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz, won as Best Talent Search Program Hosts. 

Sparkle artists Mikee Quintos and Kelvin Miranda were also given the German Moreno Power Tandem of the Year award. The two artists bannered the hit Public Affairs-produced series The Lost Recipe. 

GMA Integrated News and GMA Public Affairs also continue to prove its excellence and credibility with the latest recognitions at the 35th Star Awards for Television.

The network’s flagship newscast 24 Oras clinched the Best News Program award with one of its anchors Vicky Morales winning Best Female Newscaster.

Unang Hirit won the Best Morning Show award, while its hosts Arnold Clavio, Connie Sison, Susan Enriquez, Nathaniel Cruz, Lyn Ching-Pascual, Suzie Entrata-Abrera, Ivan Mayrina, Lhar Santiago and Mariz Umali were named Best Morning Show Hosts.

Highly acclaimed newsmagazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was hailed as Best Magazine Show. On the other hand, Susan Enriquez and Mark Salazar were chosen as Best Magazine Show Hosts for GTV’s iJuander.

I-Witness took home the award for Best Documentary Program, while Atom Araullo was recognized as Best Documentary Program Host for The Atom Araullo Specials.

Adding to the long list of GMA’s awards was Wish Ko Lang, which took home the Best Public Service Program award. Meanwhile, the recognition for Best Education Program was given to Born to be Wild, hosted by Doc Ferds Recio and Doc Nielsen Donato. Kara David, on the other hand, was named as Best Educational Program Host for Pinas Sarap.


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