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

‘Tanabata’s Wife’ named best picture at 2019 ToFarm Film Festival

"Tanabatas Wife," a love story between a Japanese farmer and a Cordilleran woman, bagged the most number of awards, including best picture at the 2018 ToFarm Film Festival ceremony on Saturday night. The film also received a cash prize of P500,000. Miyuki Kamimura and Mai Fanglayan brought home the best actor and best actress trophies, respectively, for their performances. Filmmakers Charlson Ong, Lito Casaje and Choy Padilla shared the best director honor. Ong and Casaje also took home the best screenplay trophy along with Mao Talas and Juan Carlo Tarobal. The best cinematography award was given to Nap Jamir, while the best editor trophy was handed to May-i Padilla. ...Keep on reading: ‘Tanabata’s Wife’ named best picture at 2019 ToFarm Film Festival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

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

2nd Glory Awards, musical tribute highlight UP CMC Homecoming

Former students of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UPCMC) will gather for their 53rd alumni homecoming onSaturday, Oct. 6. The event features the 2nd Glory Awards for outstanding alumni and a musical show. The festivities will start 4 p.m. at Bahay ng Alumni in the UP Diliman campus. This year's highlights include a musical tribute to the late film and TV director Maryo de los Reyes---a beloved professor and two-term alumni association president---featuring singer-actress Isabelle de Leon, balladeer Steven Paysu, and a rare performance by UP Masscom alumnus Raymond Lauchengco. His fellow alumni Pia Guanio, Ramon Bautista and Willy Inong (a.k.a. Hillbil...Keep on reading: 2nd Glory Awards, musical tribute highlight UP CMC Homecoming.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

LOOK: Nadine Lustre impresses fans with her toned figure

Nadine Lustre once again wowed her fans by showing off her toned and lithe figure while wearing a white bikini. The actress shared the snapshot in an Instagram post uploaded on Sept. 20. The shot was taken in Studio City Macau based on the location tag. She also updated her Instagram Stories with a short selfie video while lying on her back. The beach lover previously impressed fans with several bikini photos taken from various tropical locations. One such photo was taken in Siargao sometime in July. Lustre will star in an upcoming film by director Irene Villamor ("Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story") under Viva Films titled "Ulan." The main cast also includes Xi...Keep on reading: LOOK: Nadine Lustre impresses fans with her toned figure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

‘Women of the Weeping River’ closes NY ‘Sinehan sa Summer’ ‘18

NEW YORK -- "Sinehan sa Summer 2018 Edition" closed the series with a powerful indie film about women caught in the middle of a clan war, struggling against cultural norms to find a solution to their brutal situation. "Women of the Weeping River" is set in a remote community in Zamboanga and Jolo, Sulu with the river serving as the demarcation line between two families caught in a generations-long blood feud. The film garnered 12 nominations in the 40th Philippine Gawad Urian, and won six awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Directed by Sheron Dayoc, the film earned praise and moved audiences ...Keep on reading: ‘Women of the Weeping River’ closes NY ‘Sinehan sa Summer’ ‘18.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

For Glaiza, singing at CCP feels like winning an award

  Not all singers are given the rare chance to perform onstage at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Quite understandably, Glaiza de Castro, lead star of the Cinemalaya film "Liway," was daunted by the prospect of gracing the same stage usually reserved for opera singers and ballet dancers. Fest organizers had asked her to render Asin's "Pagbabalik," one of the songs featured in Kip Oebanda's "Liway," at the closing/awards ceremony of the indie event last Sunday. "It was surreal," Glaiza told the Inquirer. "I felt like I had won an award that night, and it definitely made me realize that this is what I really want to do: To perform. To tell s...Keep on reading: For Glaiza, singing at CCP feels like winning an award.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Highlights, sidelights in 14th edition of Cinemalaya

  It's like celebrating your birthday on Christmas Day. You only get one present for the two occasions," quipped teen actress Therese Malvar, who bagged the best supporting actress award at the 2018 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival for her two film entries, "School Service" and "Distance." The 14th edition of the Cinemalaya concluded with an awards ceremony held at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday night. "I couldn't hold back my tears anymore when I learned that I got the award for my two movies. It meant that my toughest competition was myself," the 17-year-old actress said, adding that the fact that she made Cinemalay...Keep on reading: Highlights, sidelights in 14th edition of Cinemalaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Actress Sean Young investigated for alleged laptop theft

NEW YORK, United States --- Actress Sean Young was under investigation Monday in New York after the alleged theft of two laptops belonging to a production company that fired her from a new film she was directing. A New York Police Department spokeswoman said no charges have been filed against the 58-year-old star of the 1980s film "Blade Runner." However, detectives are still looking into the matter. NYPD Cadet Taylor Cannon said the laptops taken last Thursday from a Queens apartment came with production software for a film Young was directing called "Charlie Boy." The actress has acknowledged that she mistakenly took the production laptops instead of her personal ones whil...Keep on reading: Actress Sean Young investigated for alleged laptop theft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Metro Star Realty and Team Core to represent PH in Hoopbattle Championship in China

Metro Star Realty and Team Core booked their ticket to the HoopBattle Championship in China after finishing on top of the first ever Vivo HoopBattle Championship Philippines last Sunday (July 29) at the Market! Market! Activity Center, which aired live on ABS-CBN S+A and via livestream on ‪ Led by 6’7 Jamal Thomas, who was also named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, Metro Star Realty dominated Team Core, 21-10, in the final match to win the P200,000 grand prize of the 3x3 basketball tournament brought to the country by Ayala Malls and ABS-CBN Sports with co-presenter Vivo Philippines and in cooperation with Virtual Playground. Thomas and teammates Joseph Navarro, Reinier Quinga, and Argene Sabalza will represent the Philippines in the HoopBattle Championship in China later this year, where they will battle foreign teams for up to P3 million worth of prizes.  “It’s mission accomplished for me. I’ve always wanted to make my lola proud and make a name for myself and my family. I’m totally humbled and blessed,” said Thomas, who is currently a practice player for a local professional basketball team. Team Core, composed of Maharlika Basketball Pilipinas League players Axel Torres, John Vidal, John Cauilan, and JR Alabanza, also qualified to play in China, and took home P100,000 as the tourney’s second best team. “For me sobrang saya ng feeling, sobrang blessed, kasi hindi namin hiniling pero binigay ni God. Sobrang thankful kami. Mahirap pero sabi nga nila mag-enjoy lang,” shared Torres, whose team played undermanned with JR Alabanza getting injured prior the games. Both teams emerged on top after a single round robin elimination with six other teams that topped the Vivo HoopBattle legs held in different Ayala malls this July. The Metro Star Realty beat Team Ballers in the semifinals, while Team Core defeated Team Arellano University 2 in their own knockout game. The other teams that made it to the last eight were Just Coco led by Prince Rivero, Team Enderun bannered by former Batang Gilas Mike Dela Cruz, and Team F4 led by UP Fighting Maroon AJ Madrigal, and Team BS Susim Shipping. In an exhibition three point shootout, the tournament’s best long-range shooters Marco Sario (Team Ballers), AJ Madrigal (Team F4), and Mike Dela Cruz (Team Enderun) also bested Chinese players Jason Song, Camel Luo, and Young Sean, drawing cheers from Filipinos watching live in the venue. Song and Luo play for Chong Son Kung Fu in the ASEAN Basketball League, while Sean played in the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour. HBC president Temple Deng said he is very happy with the turnout of the first HBC event outside China during an interview with ABS-CBN Sports anchor Andrei Felix, who hosted the event with UAAP basketball analyst Bea Daez and NCAA courtside reporter Roxanne Montealegre. “Just one word, amazing. I love it. They were very entertaining. Their performances were amazing,” he said. The tournament, which aims to highlight the both upcoming and undiscovered basketball talents in the country, started with 48 teams composed of players from both amateur and professional ranks. It was played under the strict guidelines of FIBA and sanctioned by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. “This only shows how big 3x3 basketball already is here in the country. Players from all walks of life came to participate here. I know we even had a surprise team composed of security guards of an Ayala Mall. In terms of the level of play, these guys have obviously been playing a lot of 3x3,” ABS-CBN Sports head Dino Laurena shared. AMSI Inc. general manager Gabby Katigbak also said they look forward to more partnerships like the Vivo HoopBattle that gives Filipino athletes a chance to showcase their talent. Fans who watched the event yesterday also enjoyed special appearances by OPM star Inigo Pascual and athletes Ponggay and Therese Gaston, Bobby Ray Parks Jr, Chris Tiu, and Jimmy Alapag. ABS-CBN Sports anchors Martin Javier and Renren Ritualo also served as commentators for the livestream of the games. For more sports news and stories, visit and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018

Chipper Jones shines in Hall of Fame induction speech

By John Kekis, Associated Press COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Chipper Jones didn't bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper in honor of the special day. Faced with that daunting task, Jones delivered flawlessly, just as he did during a 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves. "She changed my life forever," Jones said as his wife brushed away tears. "It took me 40 years and some major imperfections in me along the way to find my true profession. Now we've taken our two families and blended them together. It has given me what I've been searching for my entire life —true happiness." A crowd estimated at about 50,000 gathered on a sun-splashed day to honor six former players. Also enshrined were Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and former Detroit Tigers teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. Jones controlled his emotions in a speech that took the crowd through his entire career, starting with his rookie season when he helped lead the Braves to the 1995 World Series title. He was one of the greatest switch-hitters in baseball history, in the mold of his dad's favorite player, Mickey Mantle, and finished with a .303 career batting average, 468 home runs, and 1,623 RBIs, credentials that earned him election on the first try. Jones also heaped praise on his mom and dad — "You're the reason I'm on this stage," he said — and ended his speech by thanking the loyal Atlanta fans. "You stuck by me," he said. "You're the reason I never want to play anywhere else. I love you guys. Thank you." Emotional during a Hall of Fame visit in February to tour the museum in preparation for this day, Thome held it together despite having to wipe away tears after his daughter Lila sang the national anthem. Like Jones, he heaped praise on his wife, Andrea. "Obviously, induction into the Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honors of my life," Thome said. "The best thing, though, that's ever happened to me is the day you agreed to marry me. You are without a doubt the best teammate I could ever have and, with the world as my witness, I love you more today than ever." The lefty-swinging Thome hit 612 home runs, eighth all-time, and had an MLB record 13 walk-off homers, mostly for the Cleveland Indians. Thome marveled that the genesis of this moment was hitting rocks on a gravel driveway with an aluminum bat as a kid. "It's been my great privilege to have played the game for as long as I did," he said. "And I can say this with certainty, the possibilities are just as important as the outcome. Living the dream that is major league baseball, the best part is not the result but taking the journey with the people whose contributions make it all possible. "I'm so honored to be part of something so special. Baseball is beautiful, and I am forever in its service." Greeted by hundreds of fans waving Dominican Republic flags, Guerrero spoke in his native Spanish in a speech that was translated from Spanish and lasted just five minutes. He thanked his father and mother, who cooked dinners for him and does the same now for his son, and the fans and the people in his hometown of Don Gregorio. His son Vladimir Jr., the top prospect in the minor leagues with the Blue Jays, was in attendance. The nine-time All-Star outfielder batted .318 with 449 homers and 1,496 RBIs and is the first player inducted wearing the cap of the Angels, the team where he enjoyed his greatest success. Just as he did in his unflappable role in the bullpen during his career as an ace reliever, Hoffman was flawless in delivering his speech, also closing it by thanking his wife, Tracy. "You shared with me this amazing journey of ups and downs from the beginning, always never letting me get too high or get too low," Hoffman said. "I love you." Hoffman played the bulk of his career with the San Diego Padres before finishing with the Milwaukee Brewers. After failing to impress the front office in three years as a shortstop, he switched to the bullpen and became a star. Using a stultifying change-up, Hoffman recorded 601 saves over 18 seasons, second all-time to former Yankees star Mariano Rivera's 652. He also credited his parents for his success. "Mom, dad, you're the biggest reason I'm on this stage," Hoffman said. "In fact, you're all of my reasons. Not a day goes by that I'm not thankful for all both of you have done. I love you both beyond words." Morris, now 63, spent 15 years on the ballot before getting the call from the Hall of Fame last December. Known for his toughness on the mound, he pitched 18 seasons for the Tigers, Twins, Blue Jays and Indians, and played on four World Series champions. The crowning achievement of his career was his 1-0, 10-inning complete-game victory in Game 7 of the 1991 World Series while pitching for his hometown Twins against the Braves. Among those he thanked were his dad and his late mother and the late Sparky Anderson, who managed the Tigers to the 1984 World Series championship. "Thank you mom and dad for everything you taught me and have done for me," Morris said, his voice cracking with emotion as he looked at his dad. "Mom, I know you're smiling down on us today. Dad, thank you for instilling in me the work ethic that was so vital to my success, but more than that you showed equal love for all your children. "I know Sparky Anderson is with us here today," Morris added. "He taught me so many things, especially to respect this great game. He taught me a valuable lesson by allowing me to fail and fight through adversity." Trammell, who played shortstop for 20 seasons — all for the Tigers — and Morris were selected together by a veterans committee, which made the day extra special for the Motor City. "We signed together in 1976, spent 13 years together in Detroit, and now 42 years later, Cooperstown. Wow!" Morris said. Trammell earned six All-Star Game selections, four Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards. His .977 fielding percentage ranks sixth among shortstops with at least 2,000 games played. During his tenure, the Tigers had one of the great double play combinations in MLB history in Trammell and second baseman Lou Whitaker, who was in the audience on a special day for the Motor City. "For 19 years Lou Whitaker and I formed the longest running double play combination in the history of baseball," Trammell said, recalling the two were called up to the Tigers on the same day. "Lou, it was an honor and a pleasure to have played alongside you all those years. I hope someday you'll be up here, too.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018