ABS-CBN Bags Five Nominations in 2012 New York Festivals

ABS-CBN Corporation brings honor to the country by bagging five nominations at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards for its news and current affairs programs and specials, chosen among all entries coming from 40 countries worldwide.

ABS-CBN’s cinematic style documentary “Storyline,” is once again nominated in the Biography/Profiles category after earning three recognitions from the NYF last year, namely Silver World Medal in the Biography/Profiles category, Bronze World Medal in the Community Portraits category, and a finalist certificate in the Social Issues/Current Events category.

ABS-CBN’s “TV Patrol,” which is the Philippine’s highest rating primetime TV newscast, is nominated for the second consecutive year in the Best Newscast category for its extensive coverage of Storm Juaning. Last year, “TV Patrol” received a finalist certificate in the same category for its coverage of the Manila bus siege titled “Bloodbath in Manila.”

Two ABS-CBN current affairs show also made it as finalists in two different categories. “Krusada,” a weekly documentary that espouses advocacy journalism, made it in the Social Issues/Current Events category, while magazine program “Rated K,” which is ABS-CBN’s number one current affairs show anchored by Korina Sanchez, is nominated in the Magazine Format category.

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs special documentary about the 25th anniversary of the 1986 People Power revolution dubbed as “EDSA25: Sulyap sa Kasaysayan” received a nomination for the History and Society category.

Finalists will be awarded and entries which will be promoted to Gold, Silver, or Bronze awardees will be announced during the awarding ceremony to be held on April 17, in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas from April 14-19, 2011

The New York Festivals® World’s Best Television & Films™ recognize the “World’s Best Work™” in news, sports, documentary, information and entertainment program as well as in music videos, infomercials, promotion spots, openings and ID’s. Now entering its 54th year, the total number of entries continues to grow, now representing over 35 different countries, making the NYF™ Television & Film Awards one of the most well known and widely respected competitions on the globe.

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