ABS-CBN Corporation earned another International Emmy Awards nomination for its drama series “Precious Hearts Romances presents Impostor,” a story about a provincial lass who was forced to take the persona of a well known model.
According to the website of the prestigious awards-giving body, ABS-CBN’s “Impostor” will be competing in the Best Telenovela category against Argentina’s “Contra las Cuerdas,” Brazil’s “Destiny River,” and Portugal’s “Lacos de Sangue.”
“We are very thrilled. The nomination is an honor and a validation of our team’s efforts,” said Laurenti Dyogi, business unit head responsible for the TV series aired last year.
ABS-CBN is the only Philippine media company that bagged an International Emmy nomination. Its primetime newscast “TV Patrol” earned an International Emmy nomination this year in the Best News category for its coverage of the Manila hostage crisis in August 2010.
“PHR: Impostor” starred Maja Salvador, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, and Sam Milby. It was directed by Jerome Pabocan and Neal del Rosario.
Apart from the global recognition, Dyogi said the series has been picked up in other countries such as Russia and Ghana because of its appeal and concept that appeals to the international market.
Previously, ABS-CBN earned several International Emmy nominations for its shows and actors such as “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Telenovela, 2010), Sid Lucero for “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Actor, 2010), “Kahit Isang Saglit” (Best Telenovela, 2009), Angel Locsin for “Lobo” (Best Actress, 2009), and “Bandila” for its coverage of the Subic Rape Case (Best News, 2007).
The International Emmy Awards is given by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS). The awards will be held from 18-21 November 2011.