March 19, 2018

CATRIONA GRAY Wins Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2018


Here is the complete list of winners in Binibining Pilipinas 2018:

Binibining Pilipinas Universe: #20 Catriona Gray
Binibining Pilipinas International: #17 Ms. Ahtisa Manalo
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational: #31 Jehza Huelar
Binibining Pilipinas Grand International: #32 Eva Patalinjug
Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental: #38 Karen Gallman
Binibining Pilipinas Globe: Binibini #19 Michele Gumabao
Binibining Pilipinas First Runner-up: #1 Vickie Marie Milagrosa Rushton
Binibining Pilipinas Second Runner-up:  Binibini #14 Samantha Bernardo



Special Awards:

Best in Swimsuit: #20 Catriona Gray
Best in Long Gown: #20 Catriona Gray
Miss Cream Silk: #19 Michele Gumabao
Miss PAL: #3 Muriel Orais
Pitoy Moreno National Costume Award: #20 Catriona Gray
Miss Ever Bilena: #20 Catriona Gray
Jag Denim Queen: #20 Catriona Gray
Manila Bulletin Winner’s Choice Award: #14 Samantha Bernardo
Miss Friendship: #8 Shane Tormes
Miss Talent: #8 Shane Tomes
Miss Photogenic: #32 Eva Patalinjug

March 18, 2018

Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Winners - TOP 15



Here are your Binibining Pilipinas Top 15 (in order of announcement):

Binibini #38 Karen Gallman
Binibini #3 Muriel Orais


Binibini #21 Anjame Magbitang
Binibini #26 Wynonah Buot
Binibini #14 Samantha Bernardo
Binibini #15 Juliana Kapeundl 
Binibini #31 Jehza Huelar

Binibini #35 Sandra Lemonon

Binibini #11 Aya Abesamis
Binibini #17 Ms. Ahtisa Manalo

Binibini #24 Edjelyn Joy Gamboa
Binibini #1 Vickie Marie Milagrosa Rushton
Binibini #19 Michele Gumabao
Binibini #20 Catriona Gray
Binibini #32 Eva Patalinjug

Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Winners - TOP 25


Here are your Binibining Pilipinas Top 25 (in order of announcement):

Binibini #3 Muriel Orais
Binibini #31 Jehza Huelar
Binibini #17 Ms. Ahtisa Manalo
Binibini #32 Eva Patalinjug
Binibini #13 Kristie Rose Cequena
Binibini #7 Sigrid Grace Flores
Binibini #35 Sandra Lemonon
Binibini #10 Kayesha Chua
Binibini #26 Wynonah Buot
Binibini #15 Juliana Kapeundl
Binibini #21 Anjame Magbitang
Binibini #4 Ana Patricia Asturias
Binibini #23 Ena Velasco
Binibini #20 Catriona Gray
Binibini #39 Trixia Marie Marana
Binibini #14 Samantha Bernardo
Binibini #1 Vickie Marie Milagrosa Rushton
Binibini #9 Agatha Romero
Binibini #24 Edjelyn Joy Gamboa
Binibini #34 Mary Joy de Castro
Binibini #11 Aya Abesamis
Binibini #38 Karen Gallman
Binibini #8 Shane Quintana Tormes
Binibini #19 Michele Gumabao
Binibini #37 Patricia Garcia

Binibining Pilipinas 2018 Winners - SPECIAL AWARDS


Best in Swimsuit: #20 Catriona Gray
Best in Long Gown: #20 Catriona Gray
Miss Cream Silk: #19 Michele Gumabao
Miss PAL: #3 Muriel Orais
Pitoy Moreno National Costume Award: #20 Catriona Gray
Miss Ever Bilena: #20 Catriona Gray
Jag Denim Queen: #20 Catriona Gray
Manila Bulletin Winner’s Choice Award: #14 Samantha Bernardo
Miss Friendship: #8 Shane Tormes
Miss Talent: #8 Shane Tomes
Miss Photogenic: #32 Eva Patalinjug

March 15, 2018

Worship the Sun this Summer with WATSON's "We Love The Sun" Campaign


It's summer! And it's probably the best time of the year to go on adventures, try new things, and create new memories. Needless to say, it is the perfect time to just go out there and literally do anything under the sun.

With all the promise of fun and good times, the one thing most of us consider as a drawback when summer comes is the sun and the potential harm that it can cause. We don't have to let this stop us though. Watsons has lined up a wide selection of featured products to allow you to just go out there and enjoy. No need to avoid the sun, because at Watsons, we "Love The Sun."

"Love The Sun" is Watsons' Summer Campaign that puts out the message that one shouldn't be afraid of the sun. With products that protect your skin and hair, Watsons definitely has got you covered!


 Watsons "Love The Sun" Summer Campaign Launch

Is it a beach trip that's on the menu? What about an epic road trip with friends to explore new getaways? Maybe you're out to get your game on and play some outdoor sports? Or just kick it back on a staycation weekend? Whatever it is, you know you've got to have the right sun protection products in tow. Then after that long day under the sun, give your skin a recovery treat with soothing after-sun products. Of course, skin isn't the only thing that gets those rays and is prone to damage. 

That's why Watsons also has a range of hair care products available. Plus, vitamins and other health supplements are also on the shelves to help get you that "summer-ready" body.


Get everything you need to Love The Sun with participating brands:

Nivea
Belo
Banana Boat
Sunplay, Biore
Dermplus
Kojie San
Neutrogena
Solstice
Beach Hut
Hawaiian Tropic
Cetaphil
Olay
Pond’s
Snow
Celeteque
Thiocell
Shiro
Gluta-C
L’oreal
Vaseline
Creamsilk
Pantene
Vitress
Veet
Lactacyd
Dentiste
Chic
Bobbie
Body Fantasies

Plus, here's something that will turn up the heat more. All SMAC members can get a chance to win a trip for 4 to any of the following destinations: Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Every P500 single-receipt purchase of participating products is equivalent to 1 e-raffle entry to join the promo.


And if you’re not yet a SMAC member, now’s a great time to join. The new SMAC Program “MEMBERS GET MORE” entitles you to earn more than ever before. Time to get MORE POINTS, MORE SAVINGS, and MORE VALUE!

See you out there this summer! Make it count, make it perfect and Love The Sun!

March 8, 2018

“Bagani” Hits High Ratings, Wows Netizens, Beats Rival Show

ABS-CBN's newest fantasy series "Bagani," which stars Liza Soberano, Matteo Guidicelli, Sofia Andres, Makisig Morales, and Enrique Gil, instantly captivated viewers nationwide with its pilot episode last night (March 5).

 

The series registered a national TV rating of 35.5% or more than double than that of its rival "Kambal, Karibal's" 15.4%, according to data from Kantar Media.

 

Aside from winning the ratings, "Bagani's" official hashtag #UnangSabakngBagani also topped Twitter's list of trending topics worldwide as netizens posted their positive comments about the pilot episode.

 

Fans lauded the series' top caliber production value and even compared the show to well-loved foreign series "Star Wars" and "Game of Thrones." 

 

Twitter user @lizquenchannel said, "The set reminds me of Tatooine. Seriously, the production details, costume, everything is incredible! It makes the story so much more powerful!#UnangSabakNgBagani"

 

"Game of Thrones + Clash/Wrath of the Titans + Vikings + Apocalypto + the usual Filipino 'inapi pero marangal' story = Bagani. #UnangSabakNgBagani," @danthology said. 

 

"From set design, cinematography, to VFX, this fantaserye really wowed me. Congrats on your pilot episode #UnangSabakNgBagani," @seunghoonized posted. 

 

"Bagani" already gave viewers a peek of the different regions of Sansinukob and showed the humble beginnings of Lakas (Enrique).

 

As the fantaserye continues, get to know the lives of other Baganis Ganda (Liza), Lakam (Matteo), Dumakulem (Makisig), and Mayari (Sofia), who, like Lakas, possess good hearts and are willing to sacrifice even themselves for their families and for their people.

 

Don't miss "Bagani,"weeknights after "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch up on the show's latest episodes on iWanTV or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For more updates, follow @starcreatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Toprating Kapuso Teleseryes to Air in Thailand

GMA Network will charm the hearts of Thai viewers as top-rating Kapuso drama series are slated to launch in Thailand.

Thai company JKN Global Media acquired over 1,000 hours of GMA dramas through GMA Worldwide including Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (The Other Mrs. Real), My Faithful Husband, and Beautiful Strangers which will air via Bright TV.

Kapuso leading men bannered by primetime king Dingdong Dantes, Mikael Daez, and Benjamin Alves graced JKN and Bright TV's event dubbed, "Have a Bright Day" held in Centralworld, Bangkok last February 20. The actors serenaded their Thai fans, who welcomed them with loud cheers, as their way of thanking them for their support.

Dingdong thanked JKN CEO Anne Jakrajutatip in an Instagram post for the warm welcome and for bringing Thailand and the Philippines closer via GMA dramas. "It was such a pleasure to be part of GMA Network's delegation and to personally witness how much our Thai neighbors appreciate the work that we've done." He also extended his gratitude to the cast and crew behind the success of his drama,The Other Mrs. Real.

"It was indeed heartwarming to meet our supporters in Thailand. I'm very much thankful to the Thai viewers for supporting our programs," said Mikael who starred in My Faithful Husband.

In an Instagram post, Benjamin also sent his gratitude to Ms. Jakrajutatip for inviting them to the grand event of Bright TV. "I am excited for the Thai fans who will be able to watch and enjoy Beautiful Strangers which is set to premiere in March," Benjamin said.

Jakrajutatip, who visited Manila prior to the promotional tour, said that they are grateful for the strong partnership they have with GMA Worldwide. "We love GMA because of the great collaboration that we have with them, their programs are well-produced with good casting and compelling stories that are relatable to the Thai audience. Most importantly, they have a good content sales team and they also have excellent after sales service," Jakrajutatip said.

Kim Chiu and Zanjoe Marudo Team Up for the First Time in “MMK” Featured Story About Marawi Soldier


Kim Chiu and Zanjoe Marudo will be paired up for the first time on television and play a couple whose relationship got tested by the Marawi siege this Saturday (March 10) on "MMK."

Ani (Kim) grew up in a military family. After seeing what her mom went through with her dad, Ani vowed not to ever fall in love with a soldier. 

Although her mind was against it, her heart fell for her brother's senior in the military, Rommel (Zanjoe), and ended up marrying him.


Their marriage went smoothly until Ani suffered a miscarriage and was diagnosed with Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). To complicate things further, Rommel was assigned to go battle in Marawi.

Would they still have the complete family they have always wanted? Did Rommel come home safely to fulfill his promise to Ani?


Joining this upcoming episode are Ahron Villena, Michael Roy Jornales, Akihiro Blanco, Boom Labrusca, Jong Cuenco, Ana Abad Santos, Niña Dolino, Denise Joaquin, Encar Benedicto, Kristel Fulgar, Aiko Climaco, and Dawn Chang.  The episode is directed by Dado Lumibao and is written by Benson Logronio. "MMK" is led by business unit head Roda C. dela Cerna.

Don't miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, "MMK," every Saturday after "Little Big Shots" on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch its latest episodesoniwantv.com.phorskyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For more updates, follow @mmkofficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Meet Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling: Warriors of Light in “A Wrinkle in Time”

Exceptional actresses Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling star as the three mystical Mrs.'s in Walt Disney Pictures' epic adventure  A Wrinkle in Time (in Philippine cinemas March 14).


Mrs. Which (Winfrey), Mrs. Whatsit (Witherspoon)and Mrs. Who (Kaling) are the three visitors born of stardust who are now pure light and have come to Earth in human form to shower Meg (Storm Reid) with wisdom and love as she searches for her father. Each is of significant importance in author Madeleine L'Engle's novel, and as brilliantly fleshed out in the screenplay brings even more to the story. Says director Ava DuVernay, "We all have Mrs.'s in our lives. The Mrs.'s represent our instincts, our imagination, our education and our experience, all of these intangibles, and if you hone in on the best of yourself and listen to that, then you give yourself permission to be on the journey you should be on."


DuVernay always envisioned Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, the oldest and most knowledgeable of the three Mrs.'s. Along with Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, they are self-proclaimed warriors who strive to protect all that is good and bright in the universe.


Says Winfrey, "Mrs. Which has been around for millennia. She is an angelic cosmic being who has complete empathy and connection to all humans and is one with the universe. She understands that love and light is all that ma ers and journeys throughout the universe to spread that message."


For the role of Mrs. Whatsit, the second ethereal guide who has journeyed to Earth, the filmmakers were looking to cast someone charming, delightfuland funny—all words that describe Reese Witherspoon. The actor and producer, whose credits range from "Legally Blonde" and "Walk the Line" to "Big Little Lies" and "Wild," was a huge fan of the book as a child and was thrilled when off ered the role of the youthful and free-spirited Mrs. Whatsit. 


In describing her character, a star who gave up her existence in order to fight the darkness, Witherspoon says, "Mrs. Whatsit is the youngest of the three Mrs.'s…she's only 2 billion years old. This is her first mission as a guide traveling the universe fighting for light and goodness in people and humanity, but she is new to Earth and not used to being in a human form and is very curious."


Comedienne-actor-writer Mindy Kaling ("The Office," "The Mindy Project," "Inside Out") plays the third astral guide, Mrs. Who, a character who represents a melting pot of the world we live in, both historically and in today's modern mes. The quietest of the group, Mrs. Who has adopted the language of some of the greatest spiritual warriors as a means of communication, speaking in proverbs and quotes from the likes of Shakespeare, Churchill and Buddha. 


Says Kaling, "Mrs. Who is a very mysterious character because she speaks through other people's words and sentiments, and for someone like me who is very expressive and always has a lot to say and a lot of opinions, it was a really challenging role to play. It also meant I wasn't able to improvise on set, which is one of the fi rst mes that has ever happened."


A Wrinkle in Time is an epic adventure that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love. Through one girl's transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one's individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one's own light.


A Wrinkle in Time is distributed by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines). For more information, check out the film's website and Mobile site at disney.com/wrinkleintime. Like us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/WrinkleinTime. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WrinkleinTimeand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wrinkleintime/ and use the Hashtag: #WrinkleinTime


Take Your First Look at “Sherlock Gnomes” Character Posters

Paramount Pictures has just launched six character posters for its new animated comedy Sherlock Gnomes with a voice cast led by Johnny Depp, James McAvoy and Emily Blunt.


Check out the one-sheets below and watch Sherlock Gnomes in Philippine cinemas March 21.


The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there's only one gnome to call… SHERLOCK GNOMES. 


The famous detective and sworn protector of London's garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city. 


This action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne, plus Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.


Sherlock Gnomes is based on Characters by Rob Sprackling & John Smith and Andy Riley & Kevin Cecil and Keely Asbury and Steve Hamilton Shaw. Story by Andy Riley-& Kevin Cecil and Emily Dee Cook & Kathy Greenberg. Screenplay by Ben Zazove and Directed by John Stevenson.


Sherlock Gnomes is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


Jona Collaborates with Jay R and REQ for the Cool, New Version of “Till The End of Time”

Jona releases not just one but two distinct versions of her hit single "Till The End Of Time" this Friday (March 9), in celebration of the first anniversary of her certified gold and platinum album under Star Music.   

 

The MYX Music Awards 2018 Female Artist of the Year nominee sings the exciting pop collaboration, "Take It To Forever" ("Till The End Of Time" pt. 2) together with R&B Royalty Jay R and international rapper Req. 

 

The Birit Queen also remakes the song solo with club remixes, depicting a different vocal style from one of today's most in-demand singers. 

 

Both the pop and club remix versions are produced by Star Music audio content head, Jonathan Manalo. 

 

The original "Till The End Of Time" single, a collaboration with BoybandPH, was released last year as part of Jona's self-titled album. 

 

Download the "Till The End Of Time" club remix and "Take It To Forever" single, available in digital stores starting Friday (March 9). For more details on Jona's music, visit starmusic.ph, like Star Music on facebook.com/starmusicph, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram @ StarMusicPH.

TFC and DZMM’s “Global Pinoy Singing Idol” in Europe Kicks Off this 2018 in Greece

After adding Canada's Shaira Garrido to the now stellar list of undiscovered but high-potential winners, and a milestone collaboration with Global Tawag ng Tanghalan of "It's Showtimein 2017, ABS-CBN's radio arm DZMM and international arm, The Filipino Channel (TFC), are on the lookout once again for this year's next "Global Pinoy Singing Idol".

 

In line with its mission to continuously provide the global platform for the Filipino talent, ABS-CBN through DZMM and The Filipino Channel (TFC) will try to create history anew as they set out 
for the finals in Europe in historical Greece. 


From last year's Global Pinoy Singing Idol (GPSI), two regional finalists from Austria set out to compete at the grand finals in Manila ---Bernardite Steiger of Austria and Louis Denciv Auman of Austria --- where Steiger emerged as second place winner. 



This year, Kirsten Mae Arada, Maria Manzano, Rissa Martinez – Pasion, Faith Andrea, Anthony Carbonel, Charo Francisco, Kleniki Perikleous, Eunice Manigbas, Katherina Palo and 
Cleopatra de Guzman will vie for the finals round on March 24 at the Gazi Music Hall, Iera Odos 7-13, Athens 118 54, Greece.  Providing inspiration are The Next Big Diva Morissette and Millennial Heartthrob Gerald Anderson, with host DZMM anchor Ahwel Paz

 

Tickets are at €15 for VIP (with photo opportunity with the celebrity guests) and €10 for General Admission.  Barkada Bundle promos are also available (buy five tickets and get two for free). 



For more information, visit 
http://emea.kapamilya.com/events/europe/dzmm-global-pinoy-singing-idol or contact Ejaz Ahmed at 6937375068; Sonia Ahmed at 6932162018; Elmina Buado at 6975028336; Eva Garcia at 6931294009; Vicon Viana at 6930442628 and RCBC Greece at 6938112316. Connect with fellow globalKapamilyas and follow Kapamilya TFC and Kapamilya Global PR on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (Photos courtesy of DZMM).

Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador’s Hit Series “The Legal Wife” and “Bridges of Love” Air on Thai TV


Two of the Philippines' top rating and most successful primetime dramas, "Bridges of Love" and "The Legal Wife," have started airing on Thailand's biggest TV network, JKN.

 

"We chose to air 'The Legal Wife' in Thailand because the content of the series resonates with Thai family and culture," said Anne Jakkraphong Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Media Public Company Limited.

 

"'Bridges of Love,' meanwhile, was chosen because of its intense storyline and the interesting dynamics of the lead roles in the series. This gives Thai viewers a new taste of entertainment," she added.

 

Anne also shared that JKN Global even produced Thai soundtracks for the Thai audience to easily connect with both dramas.

 

"I trust Jericho, Angel, Maja, Paulo, and JC for their acting and if they can conquer the hearts of Filipino audience, then it wouldn't be hard for them to also conquer the hearts of Thai viewers." 

 

"Bridges of Love," topbilled by Asia's drama prince Jericho Rosales and award winning actors Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador, tells the story of brothers Gael and Carlos who were separated by an unfortunate incident when they were young and crossed paths many years later as two different individuals competing for the love of one woman, Mia. 

 

"Bridges of Love" marked the entry of Filipino content in Latin America when it aired in Peruvian TV station, PanAmericana. 

 

Meanwhile, "The Legal Wife," topbilled again by Jericho this time with International Emmy Awards-nominated actress Angel Locsin, follows the story of couple Adrian (Jericho) and Monica (Angel) and how the former's infidelity slowly destroyed their marriage. 

 

The series was well received by viewers nationwide as it enjoyed high TV ratings and even sparked discussions on marriage and infidelity. The show's talked about catfights and dramatic scenes also went viral online, with fans creating their own parodies and memes. 

 

 

ABS-CBN's content, popular for its heartfelt Filipino stories, is made available across other territories through ABS-CBN International Distribution, recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider. It has been a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world and has sold over 30,000 hours of content worldwide. Living up to this recognition, ABS-CBN International Distribution commits to add to its line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures.

March 6, 2018

ABS-CBN Releases Statement on the Concept and Objective of “Bagani”


The concept of ABS-CBN's new fantaserye "Bagani" is to feature warriors, protectors, and heroes who espouse Filipino values and beliefs. 
The production team did intensive research to determine a distinctly Filipino term that embodies a champion who fights for the common good of his tribe or family - somebody who is brave, honorable, self-sacrificing, and good-hearted.  In the end, the team recognized that the term and concept of a "Bagani" best solidifies the traits that the program wants to highlight.
With all due respect, the use of "Bagani" is not in any way intended to malign or to disrespect beliefs of the Indigenous Peoples' communities, but instead hopes to propagate the values, morals, and ethics that are inherent in a 'Bagani' - a Filipino warrior, protector, and hero.
To be clear, the "Bagani" fantaserye does not purport itself to be a historical account of Philippine history or culture.  The program has always maintained that it has created an alternative fictional universe with elements of Filipino mythology and folklore that simply serves as an avenue to creatively deliver and highlight Filipino values, beliefs, and heroism. 

March 5, 2018

90th Oscars Winners: The Shape of Water, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman and Guillermo del Toro


As predicted, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri are the big winners in the 90th Academy Awards (as announced) held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California:

Best Picture - The Shape of Water
Best Actress - Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Actor - Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Best Director - Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Best Supporting Actress - Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Documentary Feature - Icarus, Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
Best Costume Design - Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread)
Best Makeup - Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour)
Best Sound Editing - Richard King and Alex Gibson (Dunkirk)
Best Sound Mixing - Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, and Gary A. Rizzo (Dunkirk)
Best Production Design -Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin (The Shape of Water)
Best Foreign Language Film - A Fantastic Woman, Chile
Best Animated Feature Film - Coco
Best Animated Short Film  - Dear Basketball
Best Visual Effects - John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover (Blade Runner 2049)
Best Film Editing - Lee Smith (Dunkirk) 
Best Documentary Short Subject - Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Best Live Action Short Film - The Silent Child
Best Adapted Screenplay - James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)
Best Original Screenplay - Written by Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Best Cinematography - Roger A. Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)
Best Original Score - Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
Best Original Song - "Remember Me" from Coco
Special Achievement - Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu (Flesh and Sand)

Oscars 2018 Winners - Full List


Here is the complete list of winners in the 90th Academy Awards (as announced) held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California:

Best Supporting Actor - Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Documentary Feature - Icarus, Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
Best Costume Design - Mark Bridges (Phantom Thread)
Best Makeup - Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick (Darkest Hour)
Best Sound Editing - Richard King and Alex Gibson (Dunkirk)
Best Sound Mixing - Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, and Gary A. Rizzo (Dunkirk)
Best Production Design -Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin (The Shape of Water)
Best Foreign Language Film - A Fantastic Woman, Chile
Best Supporting Actress - Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Best Animated Feature Film - Coco
Best Animated Short Film  - Dear Basketball
Best Visual Effects - John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover (Blade Runner 2049)
Best Film Editing - Lee Smith (Dunkirk) 
Best Documentary Short Subject - Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Best Live Action Short Film - The Silent Child
Best Adapted Screenplay - James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)
Best Original Screenplay - Written by Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Best Cinematography - Roger A. Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)
Best Original Score - Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
Best Original Song - "Remember Me" from Coco
Best Director - Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Best Actor - Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Best Actress - Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Best Picture - The Shape of Water
Special Achievement - Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu (Flesh and Sand)

March 4, 2018

Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, and Angel Locsin Lead Metro Society’s Most Influential on Social Media List


Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, and Angel Locsin shine brighter than other stars in Metro.Style's much-awaited reveal of Metro Society's "Most Influential on Social Media."

Anne reigns at the top spot with her chic style, adorable pets, interesting upbeat social life, and enticing travel photos shared with 8.5 million fans on Instagram and 10.4 million followers on Twitter. The "It's Showtime" host embraced social media for its abilities to bring her closer to fans and help others and bring about social change in the community.

As a comedian, actor, TV host, and now cosmetics maven, whatever Vice Ganda touches turns to gold. A self-made individual and a stalwart for the LGBT movement, the blockbuster superstar stands as an icon for everything that the Filipino who dreams and works hard enough can achieve—which all of his 10.4 million followers on Twitter all agree on.

With a look back at her roles, Angel may very well be the country's biggest female action star. But more than just physically strong, she has also weathered difficulties in life with a kind of grace that has drawn her many admirers. With a following of 10.2 million, Angel's tweets are a mix of inspirational messages and updates on her projects and charities.

Other notable celebrities who also made it to the list are Yeng Constantino, Marian Rivera, Toni Gonzaga, Kim Chiu, Kathryn Bernardo, Liza Soberano, and Erich Gonzales.

The "Most Influential on Social Media" list identifies relevant people from different fields - individuals who, with their large social media following, help shape and move the society we live in today.

Check out the full series of #MetroSocietyMostInfluential articles on metrostyle.abs-cbn.com.

ABS-CBN Brings Yoo Seung-Ho and Chae Soo-Bin’s Extraordinary Love Story with “I Am Not a Robot”

 

Feel the 'kilig' with the extraordinary love story between a man, who is allergic to humans, and a woman pretending to be a robot beginning this Monday (March 5) in ABS-CBN newest Asianovela "I am Not a Robot."

Topbilled by award winning actor Yoo Seung-Ho and versatile leading lady Chae Soo-Bin, the romantic comedy drama follows the life of Migo, a rich, handsome young man with a rare condition. Even science cannot find a way to cure his body's allergic reactions when he makes any form of skin contact with humans. That is why he has lived his whole life in isolation, alone in his palace-like mansion.

Meanwhile, Jia's life is the complete opposite of Migo's. She takes on various jobs to make ends meet and to finally achieve her ultimate goal and that is to put up her own business.

One day, however, Jia gets a business proposal that will change her life--- to pretend as Aji 3, a robot designed to become Migo's companion. Due to unfortunate events, the real Aji 3 malfunctions and it is only Jia who can pretend to be like her because Aji 3 was based from her appearance by her ex-boyfriend, who is the head of the robotic team commissioned to work on the project.

How will Jia pretend to feel nothing for Migo whom she has a crush on ever since they crossed paths? Will Migo easily find out that Jia is a real human being? How long will Jia deceive Migo? Can Migo actually fall in love with a robot?

Don't miss the premiere of "I am Not a Robot" this Monday (March 5) after "Hanggang Saan" only on the first and true home if Asianovelas, ABS-CBN. For updates, like https://www.facebook.com/abscbnkapamilyanovelas/ on Facebook or follow @KapamilyaNovela on Twitter. You can also watch past episodes of the program via www.iWanTV.com.ph.

Unleash the Inner Hero with “Bagani,” Premieres March 5 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida

Unleash the hero within and embark in an epic adventure inside a world where courage, resilience, justice, hope, and love prevail beginning this Monday (Mar 5) as ABS-CBN premieres its newest and highly anticipated fantaserye "Bagani."

Topbilled by Liza Soberano, Matteo Guidicelli, Sofia Andres, Makisig Morales, and Enrique Gil, follow the journey of Lakas from the desert region, Ganda from the farm region, Lakam from the trade region, Dumakulem from the forest region, and Mayari from the sea region, normal individuals suddenly turned heroes of Sansinukob.

Each one of them has a particular skill that makes them a cut above the rest. Apart from their skills, they also possess good hearts that are willing to sacrifice even themselves for their families and for their people. That is why Apo, the benevolent and wise deity of Sansinukob, bestowed on them powerful weapons - 'espada ni Minokawa,' 'pana ni Makiling,' 'palakol ni Bernardo Karpio,' 'arnis ni Liwliwa,' and 'kalasag ng Kataw'---  they need to become Baganis and battle the evil forces of the Sarimaw.

Will the Baganis succeed in ther mission to protect and restore peace in Sansinukob?

Joining the cast of "Bagani" are Robert Seña, Ana Abad Santos, Rayver Cruz, Lara Quigaman, Enzo Pineda, Christian Vasquez, Mikylla Ramirez, and Joj Martin. It is the directed by Richard Arellano and Lester Pimentel under the production group of Star Creatives.

Don't miss the newest fantaserye "Bagani" starting this Monday (Mar 5) after "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch up on the show's latest episodes on iWanTV or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For more updates, follow @starcreatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

February 28, 2018

Beloved Children's Book "Peter Rabbit" Now Showing in PH Theaters


When I was a kid, my dad read me the Peter Rabbit books, so I always had an emotional tie to him – and when I had kids, I read the books to them,” says Will Gluck, the co-writer/director of the famous bunny’s first big screen adventure, Peter Rabbit. “The thing I love most is that Peter is a little mischief-maker. I thought it was a great opportunity to take that little nugget, what Beatrix Potter gave Peter, expand that personality trait and make it our own contemporary story.

In the film, Peter’s war with Old Mr. McGregor, keeper of the vegetable garden, takes a turn when the old man kicks the bucket (a victory Peter is all too happy to claim for himself). But when his great-nephew, Mr. Thomas McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson), inherits the place, Peter realizes that the battle for control of the vegetable garden – and the heart of their next-door neighbor, Bea (Rose Byrne) – has only just begun. To help, Peter is enlisting his family and friends – sisters Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail, cousin Benjamin Bunny, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and other characters author and illustrator Beatrix Potter created in her original tales.

And because Peter Rabbit is so beloved, especially throughout the British Commonwealth, Gluck was able to attract an all-star cast to bring these famous characters to life: James Corden as Peter, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley as the triplets, Grammy winner Sia as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, and David Wenham as Johnny Town-Mouse.

In addition, the live-action cast did double duty behind the microphone, as Domhnall Gleeson plays the frog Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Rose Byrne voiced Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Sam Neill – on camera as Old Mr. McGregor – gives voice to Tommy Brock, the badger.

 


For the animation, Gluck and fellow producer Zareh Nalbandian partnered with Nalbandian’s animation and VFX studio Animal Logic, whose previous credits include The LEGO® Movie, Happy Feet, and other films, for a film that would combine animation with live action. “We wanted to use as many of the Beatrix Potter characters as possible to honor what she created,” continues Gluck. “We’re all familiar with the beautiful watercolor paintings – if they were to come to life in the real world, we hope this is what they would look like.”

The inspiration was Potter’s original illustrations. “Will and I went to see the original pictures at the Beatrix Potter archives in London. She literally painted them at the size that they are in the books,” Nalbandian explains. “The challenge was to start with such small works and to maintain the integrity of the characters that are so beloved in the books, while we bring Peter into the 21st Century. It was a huge opportunity for us to do something that's never been seen before.”

One way of maintaining the integrity of the original paintings was to refer to the illustrations whenever possible. “Our goal was to make the rabbits and the other animal characters look like real animals but with clothes and expressions that the books suggest,” says Gluck.

The look of the film was only one part of maintaining the integrity of the characters – just as important was ensuring that Peter behaved as Peter – a character who takes risks and enjoys a good prank, but one whose good heart shines through.

Peter is told not to go into McGregor’s garden because his father was put into a pie for going into the garden. What does he do? He goes into the garden. That’s who Peter is – there's nothing more you can tell someone who’s like that,” Gluck explains. “He has that impishness, but also a bold confidence and a self-delusion that he's always right, when he’s actually often wrong. He’s never in doubt, though, so he keeps charging forward until he realizes he's gone too far.”

In Philippine cinemas February 28, Peter Rabbit is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

ABS-CBN Awarded Best TV Station at EVSU-OCC Students' Choice Mass Media Awards for 4th Straight Year


ABS-CBN won its fourth Best TV Station Award at the Eastern Visayas State University-Ormoc City Campus (EVSU-OCC) Student’s Choice Mass Media awards since it was launched in 2015.

Of the 17 awards given, the Kapamilya network took home eleven to dominate this year’s edition of the said students mass media awards.

A number of the network’s public affairs shows won including Best News Program for “TV Patrol,” Best Morning Show for “Umagang Kay Ganda,” Most Influential Public Service host for “Failon Ngayon” host Ted Failon.

Meanwhile, the network’s top-rating entertainment programs and personalities also proved to be the campus’ top picks.

Daily noontime variety show “It’s Showtime” won Best Variety Show, while comedian, actor, and host Vice Ganda won Best Comedian. His comedy talk show “Gandang Gabi Vice” won Best Comedy Show.

The horror-fantasy series “La Luna Sangre” won Best Primetime Series.

Kapamilya actors were also named among the most influential. Coco Martin, star of action-drama series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” won Most Influential Actor, while Angel Locsin won most Influential Actress.

Like other student award-giving bodies, the EVSU-OCC Students’ Choice Mass Media Awards honors excellent programs and personalities chosen by the university’s students and faculty.

Look: "Teen Titans GO! To The Movies" Spoofs "Justice League" in Teaser Poster


Warner Bros. Pictures has just released a “Justice League” parody movie poster for “Teen Titans GO! to the Movies.” Check it out below and watch Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” in Philippine cinemas July 26.

“Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” finds our egocentric, wildly satirical Super Heroes in their first feature film extravaganza - a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers.

It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies - everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously Super-Villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line!

Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) lend their voices to the first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show, which also stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (“The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series.

The film is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Michail, from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, based on characters from DC. Michail, Will Arnett, Jed Weitzman, and Peggy Regan are producing, with Sam Register, Jelenic, and Horvath serving as executive producers. Apart from Arnett and Weitzman, all are “Teen Titans GO!” series contributors.

“Teen Titans GO! to the Movies” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Aga Muhlach Shares Why Jollibee Chickenjoy Will Always Be His Family’s Favorite Fried Chicken


For Aga Muhlach and his family, there is only one brand that comes to mind when you talk about fried chicken: Jollibee Chickenjoy.

Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food brand has always been known for its wide variety of offerings. They have delighted taste buds and captured the hearts of Filipino diners for four decades now. Of course, the most famous offering is Chickenjoy: a crispylicious, juicylicious, gravylicious favorite that continues to thrill Filipinos of all ages, across different generations.

The Muhlachs - a prominent celebrity family consisting of Aga, Charlene, and their twins Atasha and Andres - along with scores of Filipino families all over the country and the world, consider Chickenjoy as the delicious centerpiece to countless bonding moments.




The latest Chickenjoy TV commercial, which started airing in January 2018, brings another side of the Muhlach family to the fore. In this ad, Aga reminisces key moments in his life as he remembers how Chickenjoy has been a huge part of their family bonding moments through the years.




Like any other family, the Muhlachs treat mealtime as a perfect opportunity for fun family bonding; and as a way to celebrate each other’s company with a favorite they have grown to love through the years.

Mula noon, hanggang ngayon

The new Chickenjoy ad is more of a reunion for the Muhlachs’ with the 40-year-old homegrown fast-food brand. Aga - with his matinee idol looks and signature dimples - has always been closely associated with Chickenjoy through a series of fun, memorable commercials for Jollibee. This dates back from his bachelor days up to today as he has grown into an upstanding family man.

Talagang mula noon, hanggang ngayon, Chickenjoy has been a constant presence in my life,” Aga shared. “Not only because of all the projects I did with Jollibee, but because it really is my favorite fried chicken. From the crispylicious skin to the juicylicious, malinamnam meat that you dip in the gravy, Chickenjoy really hits the spot when it comes to flavor na ‘di ko malilimutan.”

This love for Chickenjoy is something that the actor has shared with his family up to now with the teenage Atasha and Andres, who also appeared in several Chickenjoy commercials as young children.

And the twins really do the ‘isa pa! isa pang Chickenjoy’ thing because they really love (the product). They grew up with Chickenjoy, and they know that when it comes to fried chicken, talaga namang best sa sarap ang Chickenjoy,” he added.

Throughout the years, Chickenjoy has always been a classic favorite for many Pinoy families because of the unparalleled flavor and dining experience it delivers,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee Marketing Director for Flagship Products. “The love for our crispylicious, juicylicious, and gravylicious offering is something that one grows up with, and is eventually passed on to the younger generation, like with Aga and his family. This tradition of heartwarming family moments made even more joyful with Chickenjoy is something that we at Jollibee hope to encourage and foster for the years to come.”

Like the Muhlachs, celebrate family bonding time with a time-tested classic from Jollibee! Savor every crispylicious and juicylicious bite of Chickenjoy today, available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide.

For more information on Jollibee’s latest products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

February 26, 2018

The Phenomenal Diva Jessa Zaragoza Launches the Remake of “Ikakasal Ka Na”


The Phenomenal Diva Jessa Zaragoza finally made the much-awaited remake of her hit song, the heartbreaking "Ikakasal Ka Na," which was recently launched digitally in a worldwide release as her first major offering under Star Music this year. 

"When I first sang 'Ikakasal Ka Na," I just sang it because it was beautiful. But now, when I sang this new version, I gave it my heart and soul," revealed Jessa. 

With fresh, new arreglo, the OPM hitmaker's "Ikakasal Ka Na" was also launched on air through MOR 101.9. Its original version was included in Jessa's 2000 album entitled "Ibigay Mo Na," with words and music by Alex Catedrilla. 

Star Music's audio content head, Jonathan Manalo, led the song's main vocal arrangement and over-all music production. He shared that since Jessa is celebrating her 20th anniversary in the industry simultaneous with the 30th showbiz anniversary of her husband Dingdong Avanzado, now is the perfect time to revisit some of her biggest OPM hits. 

"What a great time to celebrate Jessa's (and Dingdong's) legacy. We wanted to revisit their hits that made them OPM legends," he said. 

Jonathan also revealed that Jessa's experience and feelings will be more felt in the remake single. "You will hear in the latest version what Jessa is today, with more depth, artistry on her song interpretation," he added. 

The revival version of "Ikakasal Ka Na" is arranged by Paulo Zarate, mixed and mastered by Boggie Manipon, and with violins by Jerome Nuñez. 

This latest single is now available for download in leading digital stores. It is also part of Jessa's "20/30 Commemorative Anniversary Album" with Dingdong, launched recently. 

For more details on Jessa's "Ikakasal Ka Na" single and her upcoming shows, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music's official social media accounts atFacebook.com/starrecordsphilTwitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.

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