Kalyeserye stars and Eat Bulaga hosts Alden Richards and Main Mendoza received awards from the 47 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Entertainment Awards (GMMSF-BOEA) held at the Kia Theater in Araneta Center on Sunday.
The two phenomenal stars, collectively known as the AlDub love team, were awarded the Breakthrough Male and Female Stars of Philippine Movies and TV. The two also got individual awards. Alden Richards received the Breakthrough Recording/Performing Artist award, while Maine Mendoza received the Most Promising Female Star award for her role in the film “My Bebe Love.”
In her acceptance speech, Dubsmash Queen and Kalyeserye Sweetheart Maine Mendoza said: “Salamat po sa lahat ng bumubuo ng GMMSF sa pagpaparangal sa akin bilang Most Promising Star. Hindi ko alam kung karapat-dapat sa akin itong award na ito, pero nagpapasalamat ako sa lahat ng mga sumusuporta at nagmamahal.”
The longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga!, which airs the Kalyeserye, was awarded the Most Popular Noontime Show as well as the Highest Rating of a Noontime Show of All Time for its “Eat Bulaga: Sa Tamang Panahon” episode.
The AlDub craze serendipitously started in July and has amassed a sizeable following. Starting out as a split-frame TV series about the star-crossed lovers, Alden and Yaya Dub, the show progressed into a lesson-infused series that highlighted traditional Filipino values. With their followers increasing by the day, the show started breaking records and peaked with the airing of “Sa Tamang Panahon” episode held at the Philippine Arena.
That particular episode, watched live by more than 50,000 people inside the venue and millions watching thru the television, set a record of 39.5 million tweets and a 40.1% national ratings of Kantar Media. Aside from saying thank you to their fans, the EB barkada made of use of the event to help put up libraries in public elementary schools around the country thru the AlDub library project.
Meanwhile, Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo and Paolo Ballesteros who play the role of Lola Nidora, Lola Tinidora and Lola Tidora in the hit Kalyeserye, were awarded the Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here are some of the other winners of the 47 GMMSF-BOEA:
Phenomenal Box-Office Stars - Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz (A Second Chance) tied with Vice Ganda and Coco Martin (Beauty and the Bestie)
Box Office King and Queen – Vic Sotto and Ai Ai Delas Alas (My Bebe Love)
Prince and Princess of Philippine Movies – Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo (Crazy Beautiful You)
Prince and Princess of Philippine Television – James Reid and Nadine Lustre (On the Wings of Love)
Most Popular Love Team of Movies and TV – Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano (Forevermore, just the Way You Are, Everyday I Love You)
Corazon Samaniego Lifetime Achievement Award – Vilma Santos
Posthumous Award for Entertainment Excellence and Star Builder – German Moreno
The GMMSF selects the high-ranking Philippine films of 2015 based on total average rankings at box-office published results as basis for the major awards. The 47 GMMSF-BOEA will be aired on ABS-CBN on a later date.