22 MAR 2023

GMA Network to represent the Philippines at the 2023 NYF Awards

The media giant has got nine entries, earning the most number of nominees for the country.

22 MAR 2023

"Maria Clara at Ibarra"

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GMA Network will represent the Philippines at the 2023 New York Festivals TV & Film (NYF) Awards in July, with nine entries making it to the short-listed candidates – again earning the most number of nominees for the country. GMA Public Affairs leads the Kapuso contingent with eight entries while GMA Entertainment cements its world-class programming with primetime masterpiece "Maria Clara at Ibarra."

2022 NYF Gold World Medal awardee "The Atom Araullo Specials" is gunning for another win this year with two entries. “Mata sa Dilim" ("Eye in the Dark"), Atom Araullo’s documentary on the online sexual exploitation of children, was shortlisted under Documentary: Social Issues. “Ang Nawawala" ("The Missing"), which chronicled missing persons and their loved ones' heartbreaking search, is also nominated under the Documentary: Human Concerns category.

Likewise, earning double nominations is 2022 NYF Bronze-winner Kapuso Mo, "Jessica Soho" (KMJS) hosted by GMA Public Affairs pillar Jessica Soho. KMJS is short-listed for “Onse (Eleven)” and “Sugat ng Pangungulila" ("Wounds of Woes") under the Documentary: Human Concerns and Documentary: Health/Medical Information categories, respectively.

Nine-time World Medalist Reporter’s Notebook returns to the NYF stage with its entry “Baha to School" ("Our School is Sinking") nominated under the Documentary: Community Portraits category. The episode narrated the story of students who had to trek through floods to go to school in the Philippines.

Long-running public affairs program "I-Witness" earns another short-list nod this year with Atom’s documentary “Ang Langaw na Hindi Binubugaw" ("Black Soldier Fly"). The story about the black soldier flies and their benefits is nominated under the Documentary: Science & Technology category.

Environment and wildlife show Born to be Wild is nominated for “Primate Planet” under the Documentary: Environment & Ecology category. Completing the list of GMA Public Affairs entries is "Runaway Child Brides: Ang Kuwento ng mga Tumakas sa Buya" ("Stories of Escape from the Manobos' Buya") which made it to the Documentary: Cultural Issues shortlist.

GMA Network’s historical fantasy series "Maria Clara at Ibarra" looks to raise the Philippine flag globally as it earned a short-list nomination under the Entertainment Program: Drama category. The show follows Klay Infantes, a nursing student who is transported to the world of Dr. Jose Rizal's novels "Noli Me Tangere" and "El Filibusterismo."