GMA Network leads Philippines’ nominations at Asian Television Awards 2019

October 30, 2019
Martin del Rosario & Julie Anne San Jose

GMA Network continues to earn nods from international award-giving bodies with eight nominations at this year’s Asian Television Awards (ATA).

Asia’s Pop Diva and The Clash Master Julie Anne San Jose was nominated as ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ for her role as Vicky in Synergy88 Entertainment Media's “Barangay 143” which aired on GMA 7.  

“Barangay 143”, the first Filipino anime series, also received nominations under the following categories: ‘Best 2D Animated Programme,’ ‘Best Direction (Fiction),’ and ‘Best Theme Song’ for the songs “Alanganin,” “Para Sa Isa’t Isa,” “Dito Sa Barangay 143,” and “Liga ng Buhay.”

Martin del Rosario, on the other hand, is among the finalists for ‘Best Leading Male Performance’ in the Digital category. The versatile Kapuso actor was recognized for his portrayal in the film “Born Beautiful.” Martin breathed life to the well-loved character of Barbs, a transgender who sets out on her own adventures following the death of her best friend. Currently, Martin is part of the GMA primetime series “The Gift.”

Launched in 1996, Asian Television Awards is the Asian TV industry’s most significant and celebrated event, recognizing excellence in programming, production and performance. The Awards comprise over 40 categories and represent the industry’s foremost recognition to independent production houses in Asia.