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GMA Network bags most awards for the Philippines at 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards

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GMA Network’s Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho: Iceland episode won Best Infotainment Programme for the Philippines at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards. Photo credits to Bridges Travel and Tours.

Philippine television’s GMA Network bagged the most number of awards for the Philippines at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards (AAA) of the Singapore Media Festival.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards released the list of Country/Regional winners on October 15 with the Kapuso Network leading the Philippines with 16 awardees in various categories.

The winners were judged in a peer evaluation as the best entries to represent their country or region in competitions participated in by Australia & New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Here are the 16 awards won by GMA Network for the Philippines at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards:

*Best Animated Programme or Series (2D or 3D):
Barangay 143 by Synergy88 Entertainment Media for GMA

*Best Comedy Performance:
Michael V – Smart Shoes by First Elimination

*Best Comedy Programme:
Pepito Manaloto, The Ringbearer

*Best Current Affairs Programme or Series:
I-Witness: Ang Islang Walang Lupa (The Island with No Land)

*Best Documentary Programme (one-off):
The Atom Araullo Specials: Babies 4Sale.Ph

*Best Documentary Series:
Investigative Documentaries: Piitan (Confined)

*Best Theme Song or Title Track:
“Liga ng Buhay” Barangay 143 OST by Synergy88 Entertainment Media for GMA

*Best Infotainment Programme:
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (One at Heart with Jessica Soho): Iceland

*Best Lifestyle Programme:
Biyahe Ni Drew (Drew Hits the Road): Sustainable Tourism in Siargao

*Best Lifestyle, Entertainment Presenter/Host:
Drew Arellano – Biyahe Ni Drew (Drew Hits the Road): Cagayan

*Best Music or Dance Programme:
Studio 7 Musikalye

*Best News Programme:
24 Oras (24 Hours): Mid-term Elections Coverage

*Best Non-Scripted Entertainment:
Starstruck First Elimination

*Best Promo or Trailer:
Love You Two trailer

*Best Single News Story/Report:
GMA News: Microplastics in Tahong (Green Mussels)

*Best Theme Song or Title Theme:
Barangay 143 – ‘Liga ng Buhay’ by Thyro, Yumi & Shehyee for Synergy88 Entertainment

Other winning entries from the Philippines are the following:

*Best Direction (Non-Fiction):
Moshe Ladanga – Sex Talks with Dr Holmes by HOOQ

*Best Immersive (360, VR):
360 Perspective: Women of the Mountains by FYT Media – LYF

*Best Short Form Content:
Sex Talks with Dr Holmes by HOOQ

*Best Visual or Special FX in TV Series or Feature Film:
MYSTIFIED by Sanggre Productions for iflix

The grand awarding ceremony of the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards will take place on December 5 while the Gala Final is on December 6 at The Victoria Theatre, one of Singapore’s grandest and most historic buildings.

The multi-awarded Philippine TV station has been raising the country’s flag in festivals around the world, bagging awards for their video content for news and public affairs and entertainment programs.

Earlier this year, the network took home 4 medal awards from the New York Fest’s “World’s Best TV and Films” held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

GMA Network also snagged 10 major awards and recognition certificates for its news and public affairs shows at the 2019 United States International Film and Video Festival.

GMA’s Reel Time won the Gold Dolphin at the 2019 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards held in France for its episode titled “Batang Maestro” (Little Teacher).

SEND congratulations in the comments below to GMA Network winners and other AAA winners!

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Atom L. Pornel
Atom L. Pornel
Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.

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