Philippines bags 23 national prizes at Asian Academy Creative Awards

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Philippines Asian Academy Creative Awards
Philippine productions from ABS-CBN, GMA, CNN, and HBO won 23 titles out of 40 categories from the Best of Asia Pacific. Among the national winners of the Asian Academy Creative Awards: (photos from left to right) HBO’s Food Lore and Best Actress Angeli Bayani; ABS-CBN’s Hello Love Goodbye; GMA 7’s Kapuso mo Jessica Soho and CNN’s Pinky Webb and Rico Hizon. Photo from Hello Love Goodbye, GMA, Angeli Bayani’s FB pages and Rico Hizon’s Instagram.

The Philippines’ major production networks, ABS-CBN, GMA 7, CNN Philippines, along with HBO/Warner Media-produced series, have together won a total of 23 national prizes at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards.

Filipino films, television series, and media personalities grabbed more than half of the 40 national awards given to 16 competing countries who will vie for the Grand Awards in the Singapore media festival slated for December.

The Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious awards for creative excellence announced on October 15, 2020, the awarding of 13 national prizes to ABS-CBN, 6 to GMA, 2 to CNN Philippines, and 2 to HBO/Warner Media productions.

The top-grossing 2019 film “Hello Love Goodbye” starring Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo won 3 titles including Best Feature Film, Best Direction of Cathy Garcia-Molina, and Best Original Screenplay.

Filipino actors Arjo Atayde won Best Actor in a Leading Role in “Bagman” and Angeli Bayani won Best Actress in a Leading Role for the award-wining Food Lore: Island of Dreams.

GMA network, which bagged the most awards for the Philippines in 2019, won 6 titles this year.

Here are the 23 awards won by the Philippines:

13 From ABS-CBN:

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Arjo Atayde – Bagman
ABS-CBN / iWant

BEST DIRECTION (FICTION)
Cathy Garcia-Molina -Hello Love Goodbye
ABS-CBN Film Productions

BEST FEATURE FILM
Hello Love Goodbye
ABS-CBN Film Productions

BEST DRAMA SERIES
A Soldier’s Heart
ABS-CBN

BEST NON SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT
Your Moment
ABS-CBN Corporation & Fritz Production

BEST ORIGINAL PROGRAMME BY A STREAMER/OTT
The Tapes
ABS-CBN CORPORATION – iWANT

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Carmi G. Raymundo, Cathy Garcia-Molina, Rona Co
Hello Love Goodbye
ABS-CBN Film Productions

BEST TELENOVELA
The Killer Bride
ABS-CBN / RCD Narratives

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAMME OR SERIES (2D OR 3D)
Jet and the Pet Rangers
ABS – CBN
iWant

BEST BRANDED PROGRAMME OR SERIES
Coke Studio Season 3: Family #Feels
UxS / ABS-CBN

BEST LIFESTYLE PROGRAMME
Dreamcatchers, Season 3 : Malapacao
Trifecta Collective/ Phil & Iva Productions
ABS- CBN

BEST DOCUMENTARY SERIES
The Last Manilaners
ABS – CBN
iWant

BEST MUSIC OR DANCE PROGRAMME
Coke Studio Season 3 : My Feels
UxS / ABS-CBN

6 from GMA 7:

BEST DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME (ONE-OFF)
The Atom Araullo Specials: When The World Stopped
GMA Network

BEST INFOTAINMENT PROGRAMME
One at Heart with Jessica Soho: Denmark Special
GMA Network

BEST LIFESTYLE, ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTER/HOST
Drew Arellano
Drew Hits the Road: Taiwan’s Secrets to Long Life
GMA Network

BEST NEWS OR CURRENT AFFAIRS PRESENTER/ANCHOR
Jessica Soho – 24 Hours
GMA Network / GMA 7

BEST SHORT FORM CONTENT
RTx (Reel Time Exclusives) – Marcelo’s Last Plea
GMA Network

BEST SINGLE NEWS STORY/REPORT
24 Hours : Walking in EDSA
Traversing a major thoroughfare on foot
GMA Network

2 from CNN Philippines:

BEST CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME OR SERIES
One-on-One with Pinky Webb
CNN Philippines
Nine Media Corporation

BEST NEWS PROGRAMME
The Final Word with Rico Hizon
CNN Philippines
(Nine Media Corporation)

2 from HBO/Warner Media:

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Angeli Bayani – Food Lore: Island of Dreams
HBO / WarnerMedia

BEST SINGLE DRAMA/TELEMOVIE/ANTHOLOGY EPISODE
Food Lore: Island of Dreams
HBO / WarnerMedia
Bert Pictures

The Philippines’ 23 productions will view for the Grand Awards at the ceremonies and Gala Final to be held on December 3 and 4, 2020.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to the Philippine productions from ABS-CBN, GMA, CNN Philippines and HBO/WarnerMedia for winning 23 titles at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.