Thursday, November 19, 2009

[Article] A Closer Look at iEmmys Best Actress Nominees

Nomination of Angel Locsin in International Emmy (iEmmy) Award’s "Best Performance by an Actress" and “Kahit Isang Saglit” in iEmmy Award’s Best Telenovela categories is a sign of ABS-CBN’s increasing attainment in quality TV.

Would Angel be able to fight off the stiff competition from acting talent in the UK, France, and Mexico? Tell us by participating in our week long poll at the top right of this blog.

Let's take a closer look at iEmmy Awards "Best Performance by an Actress" nominees. I believe Angel is a strong contender in grabbing the statuette.

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Angel Locsin

Age 24, Philippines

Actress, Model, Film Producer, Fashion Designer

Acting experience: Started acting in TV in 1999; film debut in 2000 and had first leading role in 2004 and became box office princess from 2005 in films starred with Richard Guttierrez.

Training in Acting: No formal training; only acting workshops given by her home network.


· PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Single Performance by an Actress (2008)

· Box Office Entertainment Awards Princess of Philippine Movies and Television (2005 & 2008)

· Asian Star Enteertainment 10th Global Excellence Awards Most Outstanding Actress (2008)


· iEmmy Best Performance by an Actress (2009)

· PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Actress (2008 & 2009)

· Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress (2004, 2005, 2006)

· Pasado Best Actress (2006)

Lobo (The Wolf). This is the most expensive TV show produced by ABS-CBN when shown. The plot revolves around young lovers Lyka Raymundo (Angel Locsin) and Noah Ortega. Lyka is a young woman aspiring to be a fashion designer and works as a fashion assistant in the House of Elle. Lyka's position as fashion assistant to Lady Elle is foreshadowed by the fact that she is believed to be the last hope of her fellow white wolves: "Ang Huling Bantay".

Video Credit: International Emmy Awards Facebook

Cecilia Suarez

Age 37, Mexico

Actress, Model

Acting experience: started acting in TV in 1998; film debut in 1999 and had first leading role in 2007.

Training in acting: studied theater at Illinois State University in the United States


· iEmmy Best Performance by an Actress (2009)

· Silver Ariel Award (2008)

· Mexican MTV Movie Award (2004 & 2005)

Capadocia. This fictional series is the greatest production ever carried out in Mexico, which is produced by HBO Latino American. With the powerful character of Bambi (Cecilia Suarez), who is a prisoner in love with another female inmate, this show lets viewers inside a woman's prison. It attempts to go beyond exploitation and shed light on the systemic corruption and inequity of Mexico's criminal justice network.

Video Credit: International Emmy Awards Facebook

Emma de Caunes

Age 33, France

Actress, Model

Acting experience: started acting at the age of 10 and ventued into film in 1996. Most notable leading role is in the comedy film Mr. Bean's Holiday, playing the love interest of Mr. Bean.

Training in Acting: Baccalaureate in film in 1995


· Most Promising Actress at César awards (1998)

· Best Actress at Paris Film Festival (1997)

· Prix Romy Schneider (2002), an award given annually to promising young actress.


· iEmmy Best Performance by an Actress (2009)

· Best Actress in the Acteurs à l'Écran awards (1997)

Rien dans les poches (Nightbirds). This film TV show gives an overview of 20 years of Parisian days and nights. The story follows Marie (Emma de Caunes), a young Parisian aged 19, who runs away from home. Supported by friends, she experiences Paris from one crash pad to the next. From the present to the future, in slow-motion as well as speeded up, witness among other things the outbreak of AIDS, the fascination for Coluche, the Mitterrand era, and the collapse of the Berlin wall.

Video Credit: International Emmy Awards Facebook

Julie Walters

Age 59, United Kingdom

Actress, Novelist

Acting experience: 1978 to present; popularly known as Molly Weasley in Harry Potter movies

Training in Acting: English and Drama at Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University)


· BAFTA Best Actress award (1983)

· Golden Globe Award Best Actress (1983)

· Laurence Olivier Award (2001)

· BAFTA Best Supporting Actress (2000)

· BAFTA Television Best Actress award (2002)

· Won numerous other acting awards


· iEmmy Best Performance by an Actress (2009)

· Best Actress at Annual Satellite Awards (2008)

· Olivier Award (2005)

· Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (2000)

· Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress (2000)

· Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress (2000)

· Academy Award for Best Actress (1983)

A Short Stay in Switzerland. Just after losing her husband to a similar condition, Dr Anne Turner is diagnosed with supranuclear palsy, an incurable degenerative disease. Based on a true story about a retired doctor who in 2006 decided to take her own life at Swiss euthanasia clinic Dignitas because could no longer bear to live.

Video Credit: International Emmy Awards Facebook

Click HERE for our story which includes the shorter version of video clips posted by iEmmy in its official website.

Photo credits: (walters), (caunes), periodicousa (suarez)

Sources:, wikipedia, latimes, franceinlondon,

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