Pinoy nominees in 2013 Asian Television Awards
MANILA, Philippines – Several Pinoy artists and television shows received nominations in the 2013 Asian Television Awards (ATA) to be held in Singapore on December 5.
Nominees for the Best Actress award include GMA-7 artists Marian Rivera for "Temptation of Wife" and Lorna Tolentino for "Pahiram ng Sandali."
Michael V, also a GMA-7 talent, received a nomination for Best Comedy Performance by an Actor in sketch comedy show "Bubble Gang." The comedian came highly commended in the 2009 awards.
ABS-CBN's Kris Aquino was included in the nominees for Best Entertainment Presenter/Host for morning talk show "Kris TV."
Last year, none of the 5 nominated Pinoy artists won in their respective categories, however, news anchor Korina Sanchez was highly commended for her news and current affairs show "Rated K - Kwento ng Buhay Ko."
Since its launch in 2006, Philippine television has received awards for 2012 Best Lifestyle Programme (ABC's "Chef vs Mom") and 2011 Best Talk Show (ABS-CBN's "Bottomline with Boy Abunda").
This year, 4 shows from GMA network are nominated, mainly "Born Impact: When Whales Strand" for the Best Natural, History, or Wildlife program, "Saksi: Typhoon Pablo's Trail of Death" and "24 Oras: Bagyong Pablo" for Best News Program, and "Reporter's Notebook: Bagyong Pablo" for Best Current Affairs Program.
ABS-CBN's "The X Factor Philippines" received a nomination for Best Reality Show.
The Philippine entries are among other nominees from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Australia.
According to its website, an expert panel of 50 judges from across the region will determine winners for The Asian Television Awards. Awards recognize broadcasters from free-to-air television, pay-TV networks, as well as independent production houses across Asia.
"ATA is positioned as the only event of its kind within the Asian region, and upholds a prestigious reputation of showcasing quality television production." – Rappler.com