MANILA (Mabuhay) — Vic Sotto, Vice Ganda, John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo will headline the honor roll at the 45th Box Office Entertainment Awards next month.
Vic and Vice tied for the top award of Phenomenal Box Office Star for the runaway success of their respective movies at the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival — “My Little Bossings” and “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy”.
Both films reportedly grossed over P400 million, although the MMFF executive committee did not release a final individual box-office tally.
This marks the third consecutive year that Vice has been named Phenomenal Box Office Star.
In 2012, the organizers saw fit to create the award to recognize the phenomenal commercial success of his 2011 launching film “Praybeyt Benjamin”, the highest-grossing Filipino film ever at that time.
He won it again last year but shared it with Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai de las Alas, his co-stars in the 38th MMFF trop grosser “Sisterakas”.
The difference this year is that Vice will bring home two awards. The other one is Male Concert Performer of the Year.
Vic’s two young co-stars in “My Little Bossings”, Ryzza Mae Dizon and James “Bimby” Yap Jr., have been named Phenomenal Box Office Child Stars.
John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo have been hailed Box Office King and Queen of the Year for their blockbuster film “It Takes a Man and a Woman”.
This is the third time their tandem has been thus honored. The first two were for the first two films that preceded “It Takes a Man and a Woman” in a trilogy — “A Very Special Love” and “You Changed My Life”.
Robin Padilla and Maricel Soriano have been declared Film Actor and Actress of the Year.
The Box Office Entertainment Awards — formerly known as the Guillermo Mendoza Awards because it is organized by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation — is the only award-giving body in the local entertainment industry that rewards commercial success regardless of artistic merit.
This year’s ceremony will be held at the Solaire Resorts & Casino on May 18.
Following is the complete list of awardees:
Phenomenal Box Office Stars: Vic Sotto (“My Little Bossings) and Vice Ganda (“Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy”)
Phenomenal Box Office Child Stars: Ryzza Mae Dizon and Bimby Aquino Yap (“My Little Bossings”)
Box Office King: John Lloyd Cruz (“It Takes a Man and a Woman”)
Box Office Queen: Sarah Geronimo (“It Takes a Man and a Woman”)
Film Actor of The Year: Robin Padilla (“10,000 Hours”)
Film Actress of the Year: Maricel Soriano (“Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy”)
Prince of Philippine Movies: Daniel Padilla
Princess of Philippine Movies: Kathryn Bernardo
Most Promising Male Star of the Year: Enrique Gil
Most Promising Female Star of the Year: Janella Salvador
Male Concert Performer of the Year: Vice Ganda
Female Concert Performer of the Year: Sarah Geronimo
Male Recording Artist of the Year: Christian Bautista
Female Recording Artist of the Year: Sarah Geronimo
Promising Male Singer/Performer: Daniel Padilla
Promising Female Singer/Performer: Bea Binene
Most Popular Recording/Performing Group: Calla Lily
Most Promising Recording/Performing Group: 1:43 (“Sa Isang Sulyap Mo”)
Most Popular Novelty Singer: Toni Gonzaga (“Kahit Na”)
Top Rating Primetime Drama: “Juan dela Cruz” (ABS-CBN)
Top Rating Daytime Drama: “Be Careful With My Heart” (ABS-CBN)
Top Rating News and Public Affairs: “Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho” (GMA-7)
Top Reality Talk/Talent Search/Game Show: “The Voice Philippines” (ABS-CBN)
Top Rating Noontime Musical/Variety Program: “Eat Bulaga!” (GMA-7)
Most Popular Loveteam on Television: Richard Yap and Jodie Sta. Maria
Most Promising Loveteam on Television: Janella Salvador and Jerome Ponce
Most Popular Male Child Performer: Raikko Mateo (“Honesto”)
Most Popular Female Child Performer” Mutya Orquia (“Be Careful With My Heart”)
Most Popular Film Producer: Star Cinema
Most Popular Screenwriter: Carmi Raymundo (“It Takes A Man and A Woman”)
Most Popular Film Directors: Marlon Rivera (“My Little Bossings”) and Wenn Deramas (“Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy”)
Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award: Pokwang
Government Service Award: Manila Mayor Joseph E. Estrada. (MNS)