Zanjoe Marudo is now in New York to attend the 2017 International Emmy Awards. He is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor for his role in an episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya".
He portrayed a father who raised his children inside a cave after a storm destroyed their home.
KAMI learned of this news through ABS-CBN News.
Zanjoe's competition in the category includes Julio Andrade of Brazil, Kad Merad of France, and Kenneth Branagh, who's been nominated for the Oscars.
The winners will be announced on Monday in the United States.
While in New York City, Zanjoe attended the welcome cocktails for the nominees, where he met Bruce Paisner, the president and CEO of the International Accademy of Television Arts and Sciences.