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GMA Network wins 26 awards at the 6th Gawad Lasallianeta

February 15 ------ Media giant GMA Network has proven its excellence and superiority in the field of broadcasting and entertainment anew as it garnered a total of 26 awards in the 6th Gawad Lasallianeta held last Jan. 29 at the De La Salle Araneta University.


For winning the Most Outstanding News Show for five consecutive years, GMA Integrated News’ award-winning flagship newscast 24 Oras was elevated to the Hall of Fame. Also securing awards for GMA Network are its news personalities who tirelessly commit to their service of bringing the latest news and breaking stories to the public.  For his undeniable contribution to the industry as one of the most trusted broadcast journalists, the late veteran broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez was conferred with a Posthumous Award. GMA Integrated News’ GTV newscast State of the Nation anchor Atom Araullo received accolade as the Most Outstanding News Male Anchor. Receiving the award as the Most Outstanding Female News Correspondent was GMA Integrated News reporter Mariz Umali. The Network’s flagship AM radio station Super Radyo DZBB added more awards to its growing roster of recognitions as it was honored as the Most Outstanding Digital Radio Station. Named as the Most Outstanding Male FM DJ was Barangay LS 97.1 Forever’s Papa Dudut.


GMA Public Affairs likewise proved its excellence in storytelling as it took home various recognitions for its well-loved and highly-watched programs and personalities. Multi-platform leader and multi-awarded show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, as well as its award-winning host Jessica Soho, were honored as the Most Outstanding Magazine Show and Most Outstanding Magazine Show Host, respectively. The country’s longest-running morning show, Unang Hirit, was recognized as the Best Morning Show. Receiving the award for the Most Outstanding Morning Show Hosts were the program's hosts.


Furthermore, iWitness bested other nominees in the Most Outstanding Documentary Show category, while one of its hosts, Kara David, was recognized as the Most Outstanding Female Documentarist. Atom Araullo added another feather to his cap with the Most Outstanding Male Documentarist Award. Another GMA Public Affairs show, Born to be Wild, won the Most Outstanding Travel/Lifestyle Show Award. Meanwhile, Biyahe ni Drew host Drew Arellano brought home the award for the Most Outstanding Travel/Lifestyle Host. GMA Entertainment Group’s award-winning infotainment program Amazing Earth also brought distinction as the Most Outstanding Educational Show. The program’s host, Dingdong Dantes, was awarded as the Most Outstanding Educational Show Host. Also hosted by Dingdong, Family Feud won as the Most Outstanding Entertainment Show. Cementing its supremacy in the field of entertainment are Fast Talk with Boy Abunda and King of Talk Tito Boy Abunda as the Most Outstanding Talk Show and Most Outstanding Talk Show Host, respectively; and Pepito Manaloto Tuloy ang Kuwento and comedy genius Michael V as the Most Outstanding Comedy Show and Most Outstanding Comedian, respectively.


Several Kapuso personalities were also recognized by the De La Salle Araneta University for their contribution to the entertainment industry. Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards was named as the Most Outstanding Film Actor, while Kapuso Primetime Princess Barbie Forteza received the award for the Most Outstanding Actress in Drama. Completing the list of awardees are Pambansang Ginoo David Licauco and renowned director Mark Reyes, who were both given the Zeal for Lasallian Excellence Award. Gawad Lasallianeta aims to recognize the most outstanding, effective, and influential media and social media personalities and shows in the country.




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