Queen of All Media Kris Aquino failed to bring home the trophy for the Best Entertainment Presenter/Host from the 2013 Asian TV Awards held in Singapore on Thursday.
“Hindi sinwerte, but at least got to mount the stage. Congratulations Thailand, they won the Best Entertainment Presenter trophy,” Aquino shared via her official Instagram account.
Aside from being the only Pinoy to be nominated under the Best Entertainment Presenter/Host category, Aquino was invited to be one of the presenters.
“I presented Best News, Best Lifestyle & Best Children’s Programs w/ my new friends Sean from Korea & Pierre from Singapore,” Aquino said.
Aquino stressed there’s no reason for her to be sad for not winning the award.
“Back in the hotel. Flying home tomorrow back to my favorite newfound career, stage mother of the year according to PNoy… Flying to Cebu on Saturday, December 7 w/ Kuya, Bimby & @ryzzamaechacha… Promoting #mylittlebossings on December 8 in SM Cebu. Wanted to bring home the trophy, but God gently reminded me my 2 most precious trophies r excitedly awaiting my return so there’s absolutely no reason to not be happy & content,” Aquino said.
The week after super typhoon Yolanda hit the country, Aquino turned emotional as she announced she was nominated in the Best Entertainment Presenter/Host category of the 2013 Asian TV Awards for her morning show on ABS-CBN.
“Sa totoo lang po, sa gitna ng pinagdadaanan natin, it gives me so much pride and honor to represent our country. Of course, hindi natin alam kung si Singapore ang manalo or si Thailand, pero parang panalo na tayo,” Aquino said.
“Just the fact that you are nominated is such a big achievement. Sorry kung nagiging emosyonal ako kasi ‘yung parating sinasabi ng tao na si God nakikita talaga lahat ng ginagawa mo and all,” she said.
Aquino, the youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino III, said she dedicated her nomination to the Filipino people, especially those who are affected by super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).
“Sa gitna po ng pinagdadaanan ng Pilipinas ay inaalay ko po ito sa inyong lahat. Kasi lahat po ng tagumpay, kung may tagumpay akong makukuha, ay ibinabalik ko po ito sa inyo and, of course, to my ABS-CBN family.
“This victory is ours, let’s claim the victory. It’s a victory because tayo lang ang only personality na host. In a non-acting category, from the Philippines, nanggaling sa ABS-CBN ang ni-nominate nila at ako po ‘yon. Kaya thank you very, very much,” she said.
Other Pinoy nominees
Several Pinoy artists and television shows also received nominations in the 2013 Asian Television Awards (ATA).
Nominees for the Best Actress award include prized Kapuso star Marian Rivera for “Temptation of Wife” and veteran actress Lorna Tolentino for “Pahiram ng Sandali.”
Comedian Michael V, also a GMA-7 talent, received a nomination for Best Comedy Performance by an Actor in sketch comedy show “Bubble Gang.” The comedian came highly commended in the 2009 awards.
Last year, none of the 5 nominated Pinoy artists won in their respective categories, however, news anchor Korina Sanchez was highly commended for her news and current affairs show “Rated K – Kwento ng Buhay Ko.”
Since its launch in 2006, Philippine television has received awards for 2012 Best Lifestyle Programme (ABC’s “Chef vs Mom”) and 2011 Best Talk Show (ABS-CBN’s “Bottomline with Boy Abunda”).
This year, 4 shows from GMA network are nominated, mainly “Born Impact: When Whales Strand” for the Best Natural, History, or Wildlife program, “Saksi: Typhoon Pablo’s Trail of Death” and “24 Oras: Bagyong Pablo” for Best News Program, and “Reporter’s Notebook: Bagyong Pablo” for Best Current Affairs Program.
ABS-CBN’s “The X Factor Philippines” also received a nomination for Best Reality Show.
The Philippine entries are among other nominees from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, China, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Australia.
“ATA is positioned as the only event of its kind within the Asian region, and upholds a prestigious reputation of showcasing quality television production.”