Filipino celebrity Zanjoe Marudo has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in the 2017 International Emmy Awards given by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Marudo is cited for his performance in Maalala Mo Kaya (Remembering) aired over ABSCBN.

The Filipino actor is competing for the Emmys acting award against Oscar-nominated Kenneth Branagh, an international star from the United Kngdom, Julio Andrade from Brazil, and Kad Merad from France.

The local television actor’s home network, ABSCBN, released a report revealing Zarudo received the Emmys nod for his portrayal of a single father who raised his children inside a cave after a storm ravaged their home in the Kweba (Cave) episode of MMK.

The 45th Emmys nominees list includes 44 nominees in 11 categories from 18 countries.

The International Emmy Awards winners will be announced on November 20 in New York.

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