It seems that the battle against ratings of ABS-CBn’s Mara Clara and GMA 7’s tagalong dubbed Korean novela “Baker King” originally known as Bread Love and Dreams was taken to another level of competition. Both Mara Clara and Baker King were nominated Best Soap Opera and Telenovela in the Fiction Category of the 2011 Banff World Media Awards, more popularly known as the Rockies Award.
According to www.banffmediafestival.com The Banff World Media Winners will be announced at one of three special Rockies awards ceremonies taking place during the Festival: the Interactive Rockies, Non-Fiction Rockies, and Fiction Rockies in which the Best Soap Opera and Telenovela category falls under.
The Fiction Rockies ceremony will recognize the very best in the scripted programming from around the world.
Other nominees competing for the same title are: the long running US soap, Days of Our Lives; Coronation Street from the UK; Eva Luna from the USA; and The Queen of the South also from the US.
The ceremony will be held on June 12, 2011 at AOL Canada Theatre and hosted by Entertainment Tonight Canada Hollywood Correspondent Matte Babel.