Nora, Helen tie for Best Actress at Star Awards for TV

Nora Aunor and Helen Gamboa tied in the Best Drama Actress race for "Sa Ngalan ng Ina" and "Walang Hanggan," respectively at the 26h PMPC (Philippine Movie Press Club) Star Awards last Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Irwin Theater of Ateneo de Manila University.

"Sa Ngalan ng Ina" is Nora's comeback project after staying in the US for eight years. She thanked the late director Mario O' Hara who directed the drama series even when he already in health.

“Habang nagshu-shooting kami, hindi namin alam na nagkaroon na pala siya ng atake sa puso. Pero hindi siya nagpahalata kapag nagshu-shooting. Siya ang tinuturing ko na pinakapaborito kong director. Direk Mario, kung nasaan ka man, alam kong masayang-masaya ka,” Nora said.

Helen, on the other hand, thanked the staff, fellow stars and viewers of “Walang Hanggan,” where she played the mean Doña Margarette.

“Nang tanggapin ko ang role ni Margarette, isa itong malaking hamon at nagbunga ng maganda ngayong gabi. Marami pong salamat sa tumangkilik sa “Walang Hanggan” sa sampung buwan, gabi-gabi, kaya ito tinawag na Philippine phenomenon. Dahil sa inyo, kaya kami nagging number one,” Helen said.

Jericho Rosales won Best Actor for  “Dahil sa Pag-ibig,” where he played dark, deceitful Oliver Falcon. Jericho bested Kapamilya actors Coco Martin, Piolo Pascual, Gerald Anderson, Richard Gomez and Kapuso stars Eddie Garcia and Dingdong Dantes.

“Yung show, dahilan ng pagtanggap ko sa “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” ay dahil sa tema niya, (which is) pagpapatawad. Mabigat na hindi kayang dalhin ng mga tao. Tinanggap ko po yung role na medyo may pagkakontrabida dahil mabigat,” Jericho said.
ABS-CBN bagged most of the major recognitions, including the top award of Best TV Station.

The awards night was hosted by Aga Muhlach, Kris Aquino and Toni Gonzaga.

The honor roll:

Best Drama Actor- Jericho Rosales, Dahil sa Pag-ibig, ABS-CBN
Best Drama Actress- Helen Gamboa, Walang Hanggan, ABS-CBN; Nora Aunor, Sa Ngalan ng Ina, TV5
Best TV Station- ABS-CBN
Best Drama Series- Amaya, GMA 7
Best Gag/Comedy Show- Toda Max, ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Actor- Robin Padilla, Toda Max, ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Actress- Pokwang, Toda Max, ABS-CBN; Rufa Mae Quinto, Bubble Gang, GMA 7
Best Drama Anthology- Untold Stories Mula sa Face to Face, TV5
Best Child Performer- Xyriel Manabat, ABS-CBN
Best Single Performance by an Actor- Noni Buencamino, Maalaala Mo Kaya, 'Sapatos' episode, ABS-CBN
Best Single Performance by an Actress- Sylvia Sanchez, Maalaala Mo Kaya, 'Aswang' episode, ABS-CBN
Best Musical Variety Show- ASAP 2012, ABS-CBN
Best Male TV Host- Billy Crawford, ASAP 2012, ABS-CBN
Best Female TV Host- Toni Gonzaga, ASAP 2012, ABS-CBN
Best Morning Show- Umagang Kay Ganda, ABS-CBN
Best Morning Show Hosts- Alex Santos, Bernadette Sembrano, Anthony Taberna, Winnie Cordero, Andrei Felix, Venus Raj, Iya Villania, Bianca Gonzalez, Gerry Baja, Ariel Ureta, Mj Felipe, Edmund Rosales, Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN)
Best Educational Children's Show- Matanglawin, ABS-CBN
Best Educational Children's Show Host- Kim Atienza, Matanglawin, ABS-CBN
Best Reality/Game Show- It's Showtime, ABS-CBN
Best Reality/Game Show Hosts- Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Kim Atienza, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Ryan Bang, Jhong Hilario, Coleen Garcia and Joy Rendon (It’s Showtime) – ABS-CBN

Ai-Ai Delas Alas performs a song and dance number during the 26th Star Awards for TV held at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater in Ateneo De Manila University on 18 November 2012. (Angela Galia/NPPA images)
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Best Documentary Program- i-Witness, GMA 7
Best Documentary Program Hosts- Kara David, Howie Severino, Jay Taruc, Sandra Aguinaldo, i-Witness (GMA-7)
Best Documentary Special- Cheche Lazaro Presents Edsa at Pinoy, ABS-CBN
Best Public Affairs Program- The Bottomline with Boy Abunda, ABS-CBN
Best Public Affairs Program Host- Boy Abunda, The Bottomline with Boy Abunda, ABS-CBN
Best Public Service Program- Wish Ko Lang, GMA 7
Best Public Service Program Host- Atty. Persida Acosta, Public Attorni: Asunto o Areglo, TV5
Best Talent Search Program- Talentadong Pinoy, TV5
Best Talent Search Program Host- Luis Manzano, Billy Crawford, Pilipinas Got Talent, ABS-CBN
Best Celebrity-Oriented Talk Show- The Buzz, ABS-CBN
Best Male Celebrity Oriented Talk Show Host- Vice Ganda, Gandang Gabi Vice, ABS-CBN
Best Female Celebrity Oriented Talk Show Host- Kris Aquino, Kris TV, ABS-CBN
Best Lifestyle/ Travel Program- Landmarks, Net25
Best Lifestyle/Travel Host- Richard Gutierrez, Pinoy Adventure, GMA 7
Best Magazine Show- Kapuso Mo, Jessica Sojo, GMA 7
Best Magazine Show Host- Jessica Sojo, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Sojo, GMA 7
Best News Program- TV Patrol, ABS-CBN
Best Male Newscaster- Ted Failon, TV Patrol, ABS-CBN
Best Female Newscaster, Vicky Morales, Saksi, GMA 7
Best Horror/Fantasy Program- Wansapanataym, ABS-CBN
Best Youth Oriented Show- Luv U, ABS-CBN
Best New Male TV Personality- Arjo Atayde, Maalaala Mo Kaya 'Bangka' episode, ABS-CBN
Best Female TV Personality- Divine Lee, Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines, TV5
Excellence in Broadcasting - Tina Monzon-Palma, ABS-CBN
Natatanging Alagad ng Telebisyon- German Moreno
Posthumous Award- Dolphy

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