The ABS-CBN‘s afternoon TV series, “Precious Hearts Romances presents: Impostor”, received its nomination for the Best Telenovela category of this year’s International Emmy Awards.
“Impostor” will be contending against “Contra las Cuerdas” of Argentina, “Destiny River” of Brazil and “Lacos de Sangue” of Portugal for the Best Telenovela category in accordance with the International Emmy Awards website.
The awarding ceremony is going to happen on November 18-21, 2011 in New York. The International Emmy Awards is produced by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS).
Impostor is story based from a novel written by Martha Cecilia which depicts a young provincial woman “who was forced to take the persona of a well-known model.” It is starred by Sam Milby, Maja Salvador, Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco under the direction of Jerome Pobocan and Neal del Rosario. This TV series was aired last year from May to August.
According to ABS-CBN, this TV series succeeded to win the silver medal for the Best Print Art Direction in the Promax / BDA Awards in New York.
Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN’s business unit head who is accountable for this TV series, released a statement following the nomination announcement of “Impostor”. “We are very thrilled. The nomination is an honor and a validation of our team’s efforts,” he said.
He also “Impostor” has been picked up by countries like Russia and Ghana and some European countries because of “its appeal and concept that appeals to the international market.”
Other ABS-CBN shows and actors were also nominated in this prestigious award-giving body. The following is a list of those nominations:
2011 Best News Nomination – TV Patrol for its comprehensive coverage of the Manila Hostage Crisis
2010 Best Telenovela Nomination - Dahil May Isang Ikaw
2010 Best Actor Nomination – Sid Lucero for Dahil May Isang Ikaw
2009 Best Telenovela Nomination – Kahit Isang Saglit
2009 Best Actress Nomination – Angel Locsin for Lobo
2007 Best News Nomination – Bandila for its coverage of the Subic Rape Case
For the record, ABS-CBN is the only Philippine media company that received a nomination in the Internal Emmy Awards.