The biggest stars from different networks may have graced the recently concluded 25th Star Awards for TV, but the luster of the one and only Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor, proved to be the brightest. The exclusive Kapatid star received a standing ovation while she was being conferred the Hall of Fame by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC)-organized awards rites held last Tuesday (November 22) at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World, Pasay City.
She received the special award for the musical variety show Superstar which holds the record as the longest-running musical show on Philippine TV after lasting for 22 years on air.
Following Aunor’s highly publicized return to the Philippines and a successful TV comeback via the Kapatid Network’s first miniserye Sa Ngalan ng Ina, the local industry was quick to merit the Superstar the highest distinctions every award-giving body could give. The Superstar recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award and an Icon of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) from the PMPC Star Awards, the Honorary Originals of Philippine Cinema Award at the Cinema One Originals Independent Film Festival, and another Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Cinemanila International Film Festival.
Aside from Nora Aunor, five other Kapatid shows and personalities bagged recognitions at the Star Awards for TV on its silver year.
Mother of Philippine Showbiz Talk Cristy Fermin got the Best Female Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host trophy for showbiz talk show Juicy. Moreover, Willie Revillame’s Willing Willie got the Best Variety Show trophy. For two years in a row, Bossing Vic Sotto was recognized as the Best Game Show Host for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Talentadong Pinoy was hailed the Best Talent Search Program at the awards night. The country’s biggest talent show is also set to compete in this year’s Asian TV Awards under the Best General Entertainment Category. Talentadong Pinoy was also awarded a special citation by the Catholic Mass Media Awards recently.
Gawad Amerika 2011 Outstanding Public Service awardee and Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta bagged the Best Public Service Program Host trophy for Public Atorni. The first on-air mediation program also received a special citation in the recently concluded Catholic Mass Media Awards.
Bitag once again clinched the Best Public Service Program award. The popular crime investigative program, hosted by Ben Tulfo, recently moved back to TV5, its original home, after nearly a decade on air.
The Star Awards for TV awarding ceremony was co-hosted by Kapatid star Richard Gomez, who will soon host the international game show franchise The Biggest Game Show in the World: Asia on TV5.