|ABS-CBN leads Philippines's nominations in 2013 New York Festival|
ABS-CBN - 8
UNITEL - 2
GMA NEWS TV - 2
TV5 - 1
GMA NETWORK - 1
ABS-CBN Corporation emerged as the most nominated TV network in the Philippines in this years’ New York Festivals with eight of its entertainment and current affairs programs making it as finalists in different categories.
In the field of news and current affairs, ABS-CBN got the most nominations for four of its programs namely: “Johnny: The Juan Ponce Enrile Story” (Biography/Profiles category); “Failon Ngayon: Mine Tailings” (Current Affairs category); “Ang Simula” (History and Society category); and “Krusada: Child-Headed Homes” (Social Issues category).
ABS-CBN’s entertainment offerings proved to be world class with three programs making it to the finalist roster, namely: the hit romantic comedy “Be Careful With My Heart” (Telenovelas category) and “Budoy” (Drama category). ABS-CBN also bagged a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode. The Kapamilya network’s “A Call to Arms” was also named finalist in the Sports Program Promotion category.
Overall, ABS-CBN received eight finalist slots, beating GMA Networks’ three and TV5’s one.
New York Festival’s World’s Best Television & Films competition honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 50 countries.
All finalists will be awarded with a finalist certificate and entries, which will be promoted to Gold, Silver or Bronze awardees, will be announced during the awarding ceremony to be held on April 9 at The NAB Show in Las Vegas.