Entertainment

Piolo Pascual is Aliw Awards Entertainer of the Year

By Jennifer T. Santos
Movie and theater actor Piolo Pascual copped the 2023 Entertainer of the Year award at rites held at the Centennial Hall of the Manila Hotel, which was jampacked with fans of the winners of the more than 50 categories.
Alice H. Reyes, Aliw Awards Foundation Inc. president, said the Legacy awardees were Lisa Macuja Elizalde for Dance, Boots Anson Rodrigo for live entertainment, Cecile Guidote Alvarez for theater, Dante Arevalo Ang for public relations and publishing, Ramon S. Ang for entrepreneurship and philanthropy,
and Boy Abunda for broadcast media and live entertainment.

Lifetime Achievement awardees were Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera (OPM veteran), Beverly Salviejo and Fe de los Reyes (comediennes), Odette Quesada (composer) and Monino Duque (theater director and lighting designer).

Other winners and their categories were:
JD Tena – BEST CHILD PERFORMER (Male)
Natalie Grace Yanson & Amari Sotto – BEST CHILD PERFORMER (Female)
Jeri Violago – BEST NEW ARTIST (Male)
Zarina Krishna Villanueva – BEST NEW ARTIST (Female)
Super Tekla – BEST STAND UP COMEDIAN
Jon Joven Uy & Gian Magdangal – BEST CROSSOVER PERFORMER (Male)
Shiela Valderama & Nina Campos – BEST CROSSOVER PERFORMER (Female)
Reuben Lourente & Sheena Lee Palad – BEST INSPIRATIONAL/GOSPEL SINGER (Male,Female,Group)
Arti Sta Rita (Pampaga) & Ephesus Teatron group Inc. -BEST CULTURAL GROUP (Theater and Dance)
“Ayat Festival 2023 :The 173rd La Union Foundation Anniversary”, San Fernando La Union
“Mamangi Festival”, Ilagan City,Isabela
“Dugoy Festival” Occidental Mindoro -BEST FESTIVAL PRACTICES & PERFORMANCE
Gov.Raphaelle Veronica “Rafy”Ortega-David,San Fernando La Union
Mayor Jenny A.Barzaga, Dasmarinas, Cavite
Mayor Josemarie L. Dias, Ilagan City,Isabela – BEST FESTIVAL CATALYST/ORGANIZER
“Art is Calling for Me” ,RCBC – BEST SPECIAL EVENTS PRODUCTION
Manni Coloma,Asia CEO Awards – BEST SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR
Adrienne Vergara”Ang Awit Ng Dalagang Marmol” – BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Rikki Benedicto “Dominador Gonzales: National Artist” -BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Lorenz Martinez ”Carousel” – BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Carla Guevara Laforteza “ Snow White and The Prince” – BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Tanghalang Una Obra Ensamble “Ibarra” – BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL PLAY OR CONCERT
Joed Balsamo – BEST MUSICAL DIRECTION FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL
Joed Balsamo – BEST COMPOSER FOR ORIGINAL MUSIC
Bing Pascual “ Sounds of Manila Reunion Concert” – BEST CONCERT STAGE DIRECTOR
Jason Quitane & Michael Bulaong,Manila Cathedral Concert – BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR A CONCERT
Caisa Borromeo – BEST STAGE DIRECTOR FOR A PLAY
Frannie Zamora – BEST STAGE DIRECTOR FOR A MUSICAL
“Lungs” – BEST PLAY
“ Ibarra” – BEST MUSICAL
Nicole Tejedor, Guitar – BEST INSTRUMENTALIST
Lance Raymundo – BEST MALE HOST
Catriona Grey – BEST FEMALE HOST
Jade Riccio & Kathy Hipolito Mas – BEST FEMALE CLASSICAL PERFORMER
Sherwin Sozon – BEST MALE CLASSICAL PERFOMER
Nicole Laurel Asencio – BEST R&B/JAZZ ARTIST
Colby Dela Caizada Quartet – BEST JAZZ ARTIST GROUP
Gigi De Lana – BEST FEMALE POP ARTIST
Dindo Fernandez – BEST MALE POP ARTIST
Rama , Hari – BEST DANCE PRODUCTION
Kammerchor Manila – BEST CHORAL GROUP
Joel Saracho – BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
Sab Jose – BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Piolo Pascual – BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Myramae Meneses – BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Noel Cabangon – BEST SOLO PERFORMER IN HOTELS,BAR & MUSIC LOUNGES
Men of Blue Blood & 3rd Avenue – BEST GROUP PERFORMER IN HOTELS,BAR & MUSIC LOUNGES
Bo Cerrudo – BEST MALE PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT
Sheryn Regis – BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT
The Leading Ladies , “ The Art of Christmas” Oasis, Solaire Hotel & Casino
Beverly Salviejo,George Sison Tagle, Sherwin Sozon, Egay Rubiano
“The Three Tenors Plus One”Teatrino
– BEST GROUP ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE IN A CONCERT
Erik Santos – BEST MAJOR CONCERT (MALE)
Moira Dela Torre – BEST MAJOR CONCERT (FEMALE)
Gabby Concepcion & Sharon Cuneta – BEST COLLABORATION IN A CONCERT
Joseleo Logdat – BEST FILIPINO ARTIST BASED ABROAD (MALE)
Joanna Ampil – BEST FILIPINO ARTIST BASED ABROAD (FEMALE)
Lorna Cifra – BEST JAZZ ARTIST BASED ABROAD
Sounds of Manila – BEST GROUP FILIPINO ARTIST BASED ABROAD
John Sandoval – BREAK THROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
Newport Performing Arts Theater ,Newport World Resorts – BEST VENUE FOR THEATERS AND CONCERT