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.