Through the years, Kapamilya actresses have not only astonished us with their captivating beauty and glittering star quality, they also have gripped us with their outstanding performances in teleseryes. Because of these exceptional dramatic stints, prestigious award-giving bodies recognized them for their impressive talent. In this episode of Kapamilya Snaps, we feature the noteworthy Kapamilya actresses who have garnered much acclaim and received coveted Best Actress plums for their riveting teleserye appearances.
Angel has already proven how great of an actress she is and two of the most remarkable roles that she portrayed were Monica in The Legal Wife (2014) and Rhian in The General’s Daughter (2019). She garnered many awards for her role in The Legal Wife including Best Actress in a Drama Series from the Gawad Tanglaw Awards and Best TV Drama Actress from the Edukcircle Awards.
For The General’s Daughter, Angel won several awards such as Best Acting Ensemble in a
Drama Series in the Box Office Entertainment Awards, Best Actress in a Television Series in the Edukcircle Awards, and Best Drama Actress in the PMPC Star Awards for Television, to name a few.
One of the country’s most versatile actresses is Maja Salvador, who in incredibly brilliant, no matter what character she portrays, whether a bida or a kontrabida. Lily Cruz from Wildflower (2017) was one of her roles that will be most remembered by people because of her extraordinary portrayal. She was able to receive many awards for her performance in the teleserye, including Best Actress in a drama series from the Gawad Tanglaw Awards
Multi-talented actress and performer Kim Chiu always captures the hearts of audiences. Since she became the first ever Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother in 2006, until her impeccable portrayals in teleseryes, Kim has proven she is more than a star. Through the years, she was given multiple recognitions including the Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award in the 2012 Yahoo Philippines OMG! Awards, Best Drama Actress as Isabelle in the 2014 PMPC Star Award for Ikaw Lamang.
One of the most respected and illuminating artists in Philippine showbiz is The Diamond Star Maricel Soriano who, all throughout her career, has already received over 20 Best Actress awards both in film and television. Her recent additions to her collection of awards were those for her stints in Vietnam Rose (2005) and Florinda (2009).
It has been four decades since veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez started her career in showbiz, and she has definitely passed on her acting prowess to her children, Arjo Atayde and Ria Atayde who have also been following her footsteps as exceptional actors. Sylvia has been recognized many times for her outstanding portrayals in teleseryes. In fact, in 2017, she received the Best Actress Award from the Gawad Tanglaw, KBP Golden Dove, and the PMPC Star Awards for Television for her portrayal of the Alzheimer’s Disease sufferer Gloria in The Greatest Love. She also won Best Actress in the PMPC Star Awards for Television and the Gawad Pasado Awards for her performance in Hanggang Saan in 2018.
Veteran actress Lorna Tolentino currently appears on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as the antagonist Lily. But her superb acting brilliance and versatility in film and television have long been recognized by the country’s major entertainment awards. For instance, she played the dual role of the twins Lorrea and Lorrinda in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, from which she won Best Drama Actress in the PMPC Star Awards for Television in 2004.
Another pillar of Philippine entertainment, Eula Valdes, continuously graces us with her acting prowess and will soon appear on the upcoming inspirational series Huwag Kang Mangamba. One of the most remarkable characters that she portrayed was Amor from the original Pangako Sa ‘Yo series (2000), from which she received the Best Drama Actress award from the PMPC Star Awards for Television.
Jodi Sta. Maria
Jodi Sta. Maria has done almost every role that there is - from being the sweet girl as Maya in Be Careful with My Heart to playing the role of Marissa in Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin. For the 2015 remake of Pangako Sa ‘Yo, Jodi received several Best Actress Awards, including the Best Performance by an Actress from the Gawad Tanglaw Awards.
Iza Calzado, one of the household names in the showbiz industry, has proven enough how great she is an actress, especially in her current role as Ellice in Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin. Among from the many awards and recognitions she received from numerous award-winning bodies, she also took home the Best Actress Award (Drama Series) for Ngayon At Kailanman from the Gawad Tanglaw in 2019.
Julia Montes has definitely grown as an artist - from being that cute and adorable girl in Goin’ Bulilit to portraying mature roles in teleseryes. Julia won Best Actress awards from the Gawad Tanglaw for her remarkable performances in Ikaw Lamang (2014) and Doble Kara (2015). Another recognition was her Princess of Philippine Television Award for her portrayal as Katerina in Walang Hanggan.
Judy Ann Santos
Teleserye Queen Judy Ann Santos began her illustrious career since she was seven years old, and breakthrough role in Mara Clara opened doors for her, including a notable, wide-ranging streak in acting awards in film and television that began with a recognition for the movie adaptation of the series. For teleseryes, Judy Ann received the Best Drama Actress for Krystala from the PMPC Star Awards for Television in 2005 and Best Actress for Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala from Gawad Tanglaw in 2014.
Liza Soberano is certainly so much more than a stunningly gorgeous face—the actress has also been cited for her exceptional acting performances in film and television. Liza has already received several recognitions and awards for teleseryes, such as the Most Promising Female Star of the Year for Forevermore from the 46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards in 2014 and Best Television Actress award for Dolce Amore during the 4th Paragala: The Central Luzon Media Awards in 2017.
Kathryn Bernardo was truly fascinated us not only with her endearing charm and with stellar appearances in the highest grossing films or in top-rating teleseryes such as the Mara Clara remake in 2015 and La Luna Sangre in 2017, but the Queen Of Hearts also left us astounded with her exceptional acting talent, especially in her box office hit films. Kathryn was hailed as the Box Office Queen and one of the TV Queens at the Turn of the Millennium.
Bea Alonzo has always been a captivating sight onscreen, but her dramatic stints have been even more breathtaking, as proven by her winning acting awards for her performances. These include her portrayal of Andeng in A Love To Last in 2017, which made her win the Best Television Actress award in the 5th Paragala: The Central Luzon Media Awards. She also won Best TV Actress for her role as Rose Buenavista in Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon in 2014 in the KBP Golden Dove Awards.
See more of the Kapamilya award-winning actresses in this episode of Kapamilya Snaps.