ABS-CBN receives highest honors for TV in the 5th GEMS Awards

ABS-CBN is off to a good start in 2021 after receiving major awards in the fields of TV, radio, and film in the 5th GEMS-Hiyas ng Sining Awards.

The Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS) awarded the “Natatanging Hiyas ng Sining sa Telebisyon,” its highest honors for television, to the Kapamilya network for its “outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment to excellence in broadcast media.”

The award-giving body also hailed A Soldier’s Heart, which aired on ABS-CBN and eventually on Kapamilya Channel, as Best TV Series, while Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin stars Iza Calzado and Maricel Soriano won Best Performance by an Actress (TV Series) and Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male or Female – TV Series), respectively.

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ASAP Natin ‘To host Sarah Geronimo, on the other hand, was given the Best Female Variety Show Host award.

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For radio, GEMS recognized DZMM TeleRadyo as Radio Station of the Year while “Pasada sa TeleRadyo” won Best Radio Program (Opinion or Public Service). The show’s anchor Peter Musngi, was also named Best Male Radio Broadcaster (Opinion or Public Service).

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Coming off a successful run in the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival, the movie “Fan Girl,” a collaboration of ABS-CBN Films’ Black Sheep, Globe Studios, Project 8, Epicmedia, and Crossword Productions, clinched Best Film (Indie or Mainstream) as its director Antoinette Jadaone took home Best Film Director (Indie or Mainstream).

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GEMS, an award-giving-body that recognizes outstanding achievements in the fields of print, stage, radio, television, and film, posted the winners on its Facebook page last January 10. The group is composed of officers and members from various schools, colleges, universities, and private entities in the country.