Birdshot star named Best Actress in ASEAN Film Awards

Birdshot star named Best Actress in ASEAN Film Awards.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesDec 7th, 2017

‘Birdshot’ star wins in Vietnam

Mary Joy Apostol, the young lead star of Mikhail Red's acclaimed film, "Birdshot," won best actress at the Asean Film Awards in Vietnam recently. Apostol told the Inquirer that she's "overjoyed." "I didn't expect that I'd win there. I feel super blessed," she told the Inquirer. In "Birdshot," she plays Maya, a farmer's daughter who accidentally kills the endangered Philippine eagle and gets caught in a complex conspiracy involving corrupt cops. "I am dedicating this trophy to many people," she remarked. "First of all, I'm thankful to God ... and my family for always being there to support me in all my endeavors. I am also grateful to my friends and, of course, to Direk Mik and ...Keep on reading: ‘Birdshot’ star wins in Vietnam.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2017

Mary Joy Apostol of ‘Birdshot’ Wins Best Actress in ASEAN Film Awards

Birdshot,one of the most critically acclaimed films of this year, continues to make its mark all over the world. After being chosen to represent the Philippines in the Oscars' Foreign Film category, their lead actress also won big at the first ASEAN Film Awards. Mary Joy Apostol, who plays Maya, was named Best Actress in Da Nang, Vietnam. The film awards is an auxiliary event of the 20th Vietnam Film Festival whereBirdshotwas screened. The actress expressed her gratitude on her Facebook page. Friends and family also congratulated her in the comments section. Before her big break in Birdshot,Mary Joy starred in the 2012 short filmUnawa, which was also directed by Mikhail ...Keep on reading: Mary Joy Apostol of ‘Birdshot’ Wins Best Actress in ASEAN Film Awards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

 Mary Joy Apostol of “Birdshot” bags Best Actress at ASEAN Film Awards

Lead actress Mary Joy Apostol on Wednesday was named Best Actress at the ASEAN film awards in Da Nang, Vietnam. Apostol starred at the hit mystery-thriller film “Birdshot” which was directedThe post  Mary Joy Apostol of “Birdshot” bags Best Actress at ASEAN Film Awards appeared first on DZRH News......»»

Category: newsSource:  dzrhnewsRelated NewsNov 30th, 2017

Joanna’s wish after ‘Larawan’

Theater diva Joanna Ampil marked a career high with her best actress win at the recent Gawad Urian. It was Joanna's fifth acting trophy for her big-screen debut, playing the iconic spinster Candida in Loy Arcenas' "Ang Larawan." She had previously bagged top honors at the Metro Manila Film Festival, Pasado, Star and Box Office Entertainment Awards. "It came as a surprise to me because there were 11 actresses nominated in the same category," she told the Inquirer. "I've not seen all the movies, but I'm familiar with some of their previous works." That the recognition was a fulfillment of her director's wish made it even more special. "Many months back, while I was in a car...Keep on reading: Joanna’s wish after ‘Larawan’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Joanna’s hard work pays off majorly

For her big-screen debut, Loy Arcenas' "Ang Larawan," theater diva Joanna Ampil has romped away with a slew of awards and nominations for portraying the iconic spinster Candida. She bagged the best actress trophies at the Metro Manila Film Festival and Pasado, along with the best new actress honors at the Star and Box Office Entertainment awards. She is also vying for the best actress plum at the Urian, Famas and Eddys. Quite an impressive feat for a supposed movie newbie. "It's incredible that people have completely embraced the entire 'Larawan' experience," she told the Inquirer. "The awards and nominations are the bonuses. Ultimately, everything we've done has the end goa...Keep on reading: Joanna’s hard work pays off majorly.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Rhian on having fun, the indie way

  GMA 7 actress Rhian Ramos had a blast doing her latest project, the independently produced movie, David Hulbert and Kazuhiko Parungao's "Simplicity." The film allowed her to collaborate with newcomers like Mary Joy Apostol, the breakout star of Mikhail Red's acclaimed film, "Birdshot." "I love working with fresh, young talents who are excited and passionate about performing," Rhian explained. "It's infectious ... how hungry they are to express themselves, while keeping the mood on the set light and fun." She admitted, however, that she didn't need to exert extra effort to increase the excitement level at work. "It's because I was also with my friend, Solenn Heussaff. ...Keep on reading: Rhian on having fun, the indie way.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

2018 Eddy Awards official nominees released

The Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) has finally released the nominees for the 2018 Entertainment Editors' Awards -- or Eddy Awards -- which is happening this June. BEST FILM 1."Birdshot" 2."Deadma Walking" 3."Respeto" 4."Smaller And Smaller Circles" 5. "Unexpectedly Yours" BEST DIRECTOR 1. Julius Alfonso ("Deadma Walking") 2. Raya Martin ("Smaller And Smaller Circles") 3. Cathy Garcia-Molina ("Unexpectedly Yours") 4. Alberto Monteras II ("Respeto") 5. Mikhail Red ("Birdshot") BEST ACTRESS 1.Joanna Ampil ("Ang Larawan") 2.Mary Joy Apostol ("Birdshot") 3.Sharon Cuneta ("Unexpectedly Yours") 4. Bela Padilla ("100 Tula Para kay Stella") 5. Al...Keep on reading: 2018 Eddy Awards official nominees released.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Carrie Fisher wins posthumous Grammy for memoir

NEW YORK, United States --- "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher on Sunday won a Grammy for her memoir, a posthumous honor for a star whose cultural impact was broad but who earned few awards. Fisher won for Best Spoken Word Album for "The Princess Diarist," the audiobook version of her memoir which came out weeks before she died in December 2016 at age 60 of a sudden cardiac arrest. "The Princess Diarist" made headlines thanks to Fisher's revelation that she had an affair with the married Harrison Ford after they met filming the original "Star Wars" in 1977. In the cult classic film, she played Princess Leia and he was the itinerant smuggler Han Solo, who forms an unexpected r...Keep on reading: Carrie Fisher wins posthumous Grammy for memoir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Birdshot named Philippines entry to 2018 Oscars

MANILA, Philippines — It is official! Award-winning film “Birdshot” is the Philippines’ entry to the prestigious Academy Awards......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2017

‘West Wing’ star Allison Janney honored by Hollywood

Actress Allison Janney received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday in recognition of a glittering film and television career that has seen her scoop multiple awards......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 18th, 2016

Jessy wins at APAN Star Awards

Actress Jessy Mendiola has added another highlight in her career after being named Best Asia Pacific Star at the Asia Pacific Actors Network (APAN) Star Awards held in Korea over the weekend......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 3rd, 2016

3 PH films in Bangkok; Larawan wins Quill

Girlie Rodis (left) and Celeste Legaspi at the 16th Quill Awards Three Filipino films were screened at the recently concluded Bangkok Asean Film Festival in Thailand. Now on its fourth year, the As.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

‘Respeto’ bags 6 major awards at Eddys

The Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) has announced the winners of the 2nd Entertainment Editor's Awards (Eddy's) held last July 9 at the Solaire.   Abra's "Respeto" made a sweep at the Eddys when it bagged the Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Dido Dela Paz), Best Sound Design, Best Musical Score, Best Original Theme Song and Best Supporting Actress (Chai Fonacier) awards.   Meanwhile, Aga Muhlach once again proved his stellar acting chops when he bagged the Best Actor award for his performance in his movie 2017 family movie "Seven Sundays."   Two other 2017 Manila Film Festival entries made it big at the Eddy's. Coco Martin's "Ang ...Keep on reading: ‘Respeto’ bags 6 major awards at Eddys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Darren to star with Kathryn, 2 years after admitting crush on her

Canadian-Filipino singer Darren Espanto finally got his wish to star with his celebrity crush, actress Kathryn Bernardo, alongside actor Daniel Padilla in an upcoming film in September......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

‘My Girlfriend is a Gumiho’ star Shin Min-ah to return to the big screen

Famous for her role as Miho, Korean actress Shin Min-ah is set to start filming for her newest project entitled "Diva" this month, K-Pop Herald reports. Shin will be playing Lee Young in the upcoming mystery thriller movie. In the film, Lee Young, South Korea's best diver, fights to bring back her memories after losing them in an unexpected accident. Shin will be joined by actress Lee You-young, who will be playing the protagonist's best friend and colleague, and actor Lee Gyoo-hyeong, who is known for his role in "Prison Playbook", and will play the role of the diving coach. This will be Shin's grand return to the movie scene. Her last film was 2014's "My Love, My Bride", w...Keep on reading: ‘My Girlfriend is a Gumiho’ star Shin Min-ah to return to the big screen.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Elizabeth Taylor TV documentary in the works

Elizabeth "Liz" Taylor could be the subject of a forthcoming documentary series produced by J. J. Abrams' company, Bad Robot, according to Deadline. Bad Robot, the film and television production company led by J. J. Abrams, is reportedly working on an episodic TV documentary about the legendary Hollywood actress, Elizabeth Taylor. The documentary series is being made in partnership with House of Taylor and is yet to be linked to any specific network. The documentary series will explore how the Hollywood icon, Elizabeth Taylor, was one of the forebearers of the modem-day concept of celebrity. It will also look at the "Cleopatra" star's role as a pioneer for women in Hollywood, h...Keep on reading: Elizabeth Taylor TV documentary in the works.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Meet the 2018 batch of Jr. NBA PH All-Stars

Jr. NBA PH press release PASAY CITY, METRO MANILA – Eight boys and eight girls were named as Jr. NBA Philippines All-Stars from a total of 74 participants during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to become the eleventh batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars. Headlined by Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes, the National Training Camp was held at the Gatorade Hoops Center on May 18, at Don Bosco Technical Institute on May 19 and SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 20. The National Training Camp players were the top performers in Regional Selection Camps in Bacolod, Baguio, Butuan, Metro Manila and Alaska Power Camp, which were led by Jr. NBA Coaches Carlos Barroca and Rob Newson, together with Alaska coaches led by PBA Legend Jeffrey Cariaso. Jr. NBA alumni were in attendance throughout the camp with Thirdy Ravena and Ricci Rivero visiting the Gatorade Hoops Center and Kai Sotto and Rhayyan Amsali highlighting the participants of the Jr. NBA Alumni All-Star Game in SM Mall of Asia. The Jr. NBA All-Stars showcased skills on the court and exemplified the Jr. NBA core S.T.A.R. Values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude, and Respect. Prince Ray Alao, 14, of San Beda University; Ethan Rod Alian, 14, of La Salle Greenhills; John Lester Amagan, 14, of St. Robert’s International Academy of Iloilo; Seven Gagate, 14, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Nathan Jan Jundana, 14, of Bacolod Tay Tung; Christian Joi Mesias, 14, of Jose Maria College of Davao; Kim Aaron Tamayo, 13, of National University; and Rhon Khaniel Telles, 13, of St. Anthony de Carmelli Academy of Cavite topped the boys division, while Madelyn Flores, 14, of Bukidnon National High School; Gin Kayla Huelar, 13, of St. La Salle University, Bacolod; Aishe Solis, 13, of Corpus Christi School in Cagayan De Oro; Pauline Angelique Valle, 13, of Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School; Christine Nichole Venterez, 12, Baguio City National High School; Marielle Vingno, 14, of Escuela de Sophia of Caloocan Inc.; Amber Esquivel, 14, and Kyla Marie Mataga, 13, of De La Salle Zobel were the outstanding performers in the girls’ division. Pauline Angelique Valle and Prince Ray Alao were named this year’s Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players while Marielle Vingno and Ethan Rod Alian were selected as Alaska Ambassadors. Hazel Yambot of Baguio and Mark “Tata” Belangel of Bacolod were chosen as the Coaches of the Year. In addition, special awards were handed out to Kayla Marie Mataga and Javier Louis Jugo as Gatorade Hustle awardees, Merylle Cuasay and Czarlo Salvador as Panasonic Rising Stars, and Aishe Solis and Kim Aaron Tamayo, Cloudfone Awesome Players of the Game. “The Jr. NBA program gives us the opportunity to contribute to our goal of getting more kids to play the game of basketball and help them understand how working hard on their craft can open doors and unlock greater opportunities in life,” said Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes.  “I came here to inspire you but your passion and eagerness to learn inspire me and I’m so grateful for that,” shared Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein to the campers. An NBA experience trip in Shanghai, China awaits the All-Stars in October where they will be joined by other Jr. NBA All-Stars from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam in training and friendly competitions as they catch the NBA China Games 2018 featuring the Philadelphia 76ers and the Dallas Mavericks. Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, continues to promote proper nutrition and an active lifestyle, serving as an effective platform in implementing Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program that helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished children in the country. AXA, Cloudfone, Gatorade, Globe Telecom and Panasonic serve as Official Partners of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines, while Spalding is a Supporting Partner. ABS-CBN Sports + Action, Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are the Official NBA Broadcasters of the Jr. NBA in the Philippines. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA at and on Facebook. For all the latest news and updates on the NBA, visit and follow the league on Facebook and Twitter. To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit and follow PlayPH at and on Facebook and Twitter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

‘1-2-3’ bags four trophies in North Virginia fest

Carlo Obispo's "1-2-3" (Gasping for Air) scored four awards at the Northern Virginia International Film and Music Festival early this month in Fairfax, North Virginia. Obispo won best director, while lead star, Carlos Dala, bagged the best actor award. The movie, produced by TBA Studios, also collected the best cinematography (for Carlo Mendoza) and best editing (for Thop Nazareno) citations at the US fest. Also known as the Nova Fest, the event is now on its fourth year and aims to "celebrate and launch the careers of both veteran and budding artists." After securing these international honors, he hopes that his countrymen would also have the chance to appreciate the movie...Keep on reading: ‘1-2-3’ bags four trophies in North Virginia fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2018

ABL: Parks poised for back-to-back Local MVP awards

After a slow start in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League season, Bobby Ray Parks Jr. once again finds himself as the favorite to claim the Local Most Valuable Player award. The San Miguel Alab Pilipinas star averaged 15.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in his second year in the regional league, while also helping the Philippine side reach the Finals this season. Parks holds the edge over fellow candidates Lee Ki of Hong Kong Eastern and Delvin Goh of the Singapore Slingers for the plum, which is set to be awarded on Wednesday before Game 3 of the 2018 ABL Finals at Sta. Rosa Multipurpose Complex. If the former NU Bulldog does claim the hardware, he will be the second lo...Keep on reading: ABL: Parks poised for back-to-back Local MVP awards.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 24th, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker calls Cynthia Nixon’s run ‘exciting’

NEW YORK (AP) --- Cynthia Nixon's quest for the governorship of New York state has at least one high-profile fan excited --- Sarah Jessica Parker. Parker said Thursday her former "Sex and the City" co-star would be "right for New York." The actress spoke briefly about Nixon's New York gubernatorial run on the red carpet for the world premiere of her new film, "Blue Night," at the Tribeca Film Festival. "I'm excited about her candidacy. I'm proud of her. I know she loves this city. She's born and raised here, and I think a lot of people are excited and enthusiastically supporting her," Parker said. Then she added: "I think she's been great for the conversation." "Sex an...Keep on reading: Sarah Jessica Parker calls Cynthia Nixon’s run ‘exciting’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018