BROADCAST company GMA Network scores nine nominations at the 2020 New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition, once again having the most number of short-listed entries from the Philippines.
Pioneering mobile journalism newscast “Stand for Truth,” which is also seen on TV via GMA News TV, earns its first-ever awards nomination as it made it to the finalists in the Coverage of Continuing News Story category for its reportage on the Hong Kong protests.
Meanwhile, the “Luzon Earthquake” coverage of GMA News TV’s flagship newscast “State of the Nation (SONA) with Jessica Soho” is in the running for Best Newscast category. Documentary program “The Atom Araullo Specials” added two nominations for the country, one for “Babies4Sale.PH” and another for “The Patient is Out.”
Earning another nomination is the country’s pioneer environmental program “Born To Be Wild” for its “Big Catch” feature. The two-part special by Doc Nielsen Donato and Doc Ferds Recio was short-listed in the Climate Change & Sustainability category.
Nominated in the History & Society category is news magazine program “Brigada” for its “Aeta Squadron/Female Spies” episode. “Investigative Documentaries” is also short-listed in the Social Issues category for its “Tulaylay” episode featuring bridges that instead of providing convenience, put the lives of Filipinos at risk.
Meanwhile, eight-time New York Festival World Medalist “Reporter’s Notebook” is nominated for its “Project Pilipinas: Medical Facility” episode in the Social Issues category. Completing the list of Kapuso finalists is GMA Program Support Department’s TV spot for Bonifacio Day which is nominated for Best Graphic Design under the Promotion/Open and IDs category. (PR)