ABS-CBN rules movie press awards
Although there was a smattering of Kapuso talents, Kapamilya artists ruled the winners’ list in the Star Awards for Movies, now on its 27th year.
Handed out by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), the Star Awards has always been hotly contested by the two TV networks, the Kapuso (GMA 7) and Kapamilya (ABS-CBN 2).
This year, the awards show, held at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater on Tuesday night, unfolded smoothly-if a bit behind schedule.
Doors to the theater were opened promptly at 6 p.m. to the guests who were greeted by ABS-CBN stars Gary Valenciano, Jericho Rosales, Gab Valenciano, Enchong Dee, Erich Gonzales and Maja Salvador (among others) rehearsing their numbers onstage.
Taking the lead
PMPC’s honor roll was a repeat of last December’s Metro Manila Film Festival, which was rocked by intrigues as well.