Once again the Philippines proved that Filipinos excel in the field of entertainment and are at par with the best globally.
Cannes: Bob Hoskins and Filipino actor Sid Lucero are among the nominees for the 38th International Emmy Awards, it was announced yesterday by The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, while Simon Cowell will receive a special honour.
The actors are among 39 nominees in 10 categories for the television awards. The winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony hosted by actor Jason Priestley on November 22 in New York.
The nominations span 15 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The competition took place with three rounds of judging over six months, with participation from over 700 judges in 50 different countries, including the UAE.
Sid Lucero is nominated for Best Actor in his role in the telenovela 'Dahil May Isang Ikaw'. Lucero coming from a known showbiz clan in the Philippines (he is Timothy Mark Eigenmann, son of veteran actor Mark Gil) is definitely one of the best actors of his genre having won acting awards both in the international and local scene. In 2008, he and Emilio Garcia were among the first Filipinos who won the Best Actor award in Thessaloniki International Film Festival in Greece for their outstanding portrayal in the film “Selda”. Lucero won the 31st Gawad Urian Best Actor award also for the same role. His first acting award was given by Golden Screen in Donsol for Best Breakthrough Performance of an Actor.
Good luck on your nomination, you make the Philippines proud!