25th Aliw Awards 2012 list of theater and performing arts nominees, awarding ceremony on Nov. 26, 2012

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The Aliw Awards Foundation has announced its nominees for the 25th Aliw Awards 2012 and will hold the awarding ceremony on Nov. 26, 2012 at Manila Hotel.

The information below was culled from different news websites:
- The Aliw Awards "honors the best in Philippine live entertainment" and was founded in 1976 by Alice H. Reyes. Its current president is Jeatte Palabrica. Frank Rivera and Sonny Valencia head Aliw's screening committee.
- Aliw Awards members are not voting members except for the president.
- The Board of Judges is invited by the Aliw Awards Foundation and it deliberates and chooses the winners.

Last year, Theaterbator discussed how the Aliw Awards Foundation did not have a website. This year, it seems, it now has a website (http://aliwawards.com/), a static one-pager, and a Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/pages/ALIW-Awards-Foundation/319542288056354).

Its Facebook account lists the ff. information:
Aliw Awards' mission is to elevate the standards of Philiippine live entertainment through a system of awards and workshops and seminars. The foundation is a non-stock,non-profit private organization founded in 1976 by a group of newspersons headed by Alice H. Reyes and was created to give due recognition to entertainers who perform live in the Philippines and abroad. Annually, the AAFI presents its Applause trophy to the winners of the different categories.

The Facebook account also lists the ff. contact information for the foundation:
Cell: +63 916 292 6036
Email: aliwawardsfoundation@yahoo.com

Last year, Theaterbator was able to Google Aliw Awards' announcement to accept nominations for 2011. It seems that they did not announce the same process for this year. Googling different news sites and blogs, we found out that for this year's awards, performances held from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012 are eligible. We find this strange because for the 2011 awards, performances held from Sept. 2010 to Oct. 15, 2011 were eligible. Why was there a need to extend this year's eligibility to overlap with Oct. 1 to 15, 2011? Shouldn't the eligibility have started at Oct. 16, 2011?


The list of nominees below for the 25th Aliw Awards 2012 was compiled from different news websites and only includes theater/performing arts-related categories. :


BEST CHILD PERFORMER
Alon Severino (Totong Hilot/Virgin Labfest 8)
Atasha Muhlach (Sound of Music/Resorts World Manila)
Anton Posadas (The King and I/RWM)
Annika Allado (Sound of Music/RWM)
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BEST ACTOR (NON MUSICAL)
Edgar Allan Guzman (Bona/Philippine Educational Theater Association)
Jeremy Domingo (Woman In Black/Dulaang Kalay, Kalayaan College)
Marco Viana (Kafatiran/Virgin Labfest 8)
Paul Jake Paule (Kuneho/Virgin Labfest 8)
Leo Rialp (Forsaken House/Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, University of the Philippines)
Kalil Almonte (Sintang Dalisay/Tanghalang Ateneo, Ateneo De Manila University)

BEST ACTRESS (NON MUSICAL)
Eugene Domingo (Bona/PETA)
Menchu Lauchengco Yulo (God of Carnage/Atlantis Productions)
Sherry Lara (Isa Pang Soap Opera/Virgin Labfest 8)
Mosang (Pobreng Alindanaw/Teatrong Gala)
Frances Makil Ignacio (Ang Tagak/ Dulaang UP)
Anna Abad Santos (The Seagull/Dulaang UP)
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BEST ACTOR (MUSICAL)
Leo Valdez (The King and I/RWM)
Ariel Rivera (Sound of Music/RWM)
Ivan Nery (Noli Me Tangere: the Opera/Dulaang UP)
Bimbo Cerrudo (The King and I/RWM)
Lucky Mercado (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk/Gantimpala Theater Foundation)
Patrick Libao (Joe: Filipino Rock’sical/Philippine Stagers Foundation)

BEST ACTRESS (MUSICAL)
Joanna Ampil (Sound of Music/RWM)
Monique Wilson (King and I/RWM)
Liesl Batucan (Forbidden Broadway/Upstart Productions)
Sheila Valderama (King and I/RWM)
Myramae Meneses (Noli Me Tangere, the Opera/ Dulaang UP)
Cris Villongco (Sound of Music/RWM)
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BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE
Aiza Seguerra  (Rock of Ages/Atlantis)
Pinky Amador (Sound of Music/RWM)
Pinky Marquez (Sound of Music/RWM)
Peewee O’Hara (Isa Pang Soap Opera/Virgin Labfest 8)
Gina Respall (The King and I/RWM)
Tanya Manalang (The King and I/RWM)

BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE
Phil Noble (Bona/PETA)
Joey Paras (Bona/PETA)
Abner Delina Jr. (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk/Gantimpala Theater Foundation)
Franco Laurel (You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown/9 Works Theatrical)
Brian Sy (Sintang Dalisay/Tanghalang Ateneo)
Fred Lo (Sound of Music/RWM)
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BEST CLASSICAL DANCER
Lisa Macuja (Swan Song Series/Ballet Manila)
Carissa Adea (Songs/Ballet Philippines)
Emmanuel Guillermo (Songs/Ballet Philippines)
Cyril Fallar (Songs/Ballet Philippines)

BEST CLASSICAL PERFORMER
Dondi Ong
Arthur Espiritu
Andrew Fernando
Randy Gilongo
Clarissa Ocampo
Jonathan Badon
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BEST PRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN
Pobreng Alindanaw (Teatrong Gala)
Wizard of Oz (Repertory Philippines)
Jack and the Beanstalk (Kids Act Philippines)
Umaaraw, Umuulan, Kinakasal ang Tikbalang (UP Playwrights Theater, University of the Philippines)

BEST NON MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Bona (PETA)
Sintang Dalisay (Tanghalang Ateneo)
Totong Hilot (Virgin Labfest 8)
Kafatiran (Virgin Labfest 8 )
The Seagull/Ang Tagak (Dulaang UP)
Unang Ulan ng Mayo (Harlequin Theater Guild, De La Salle University)

BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Sound of Music (RWM)
Walang Sugat (Tanghalang Pilipino)
Jack at Mahiwagang Beanstalk (Gantimpala Theater Foundation)
Noli Me Tangere, The Opera (Dulaang UP)
The King and I (RWM)
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BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Mike Villegas/Ria Osorio (Aiza Seguerra Bente Singko)
Mel Villena (Swings Out with AMP Band)
Edru Abrahan (Sintang Dalisay)
RJ Jimenez (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk)

BEST STAGE DIRECTOR (NON-MUSICAL)
Ricardo Abad (Sintang Dalisay/Tanghalang Ateneo)
Soxie Topacio (Bona/PETA)
Bobby Garcia (God of Carnage/Atlantis)
Roeder Camanag (Alejandro/Virgin Labfest 8)
JK Anicoche (Kafatiran/Virgin Labfest 8)
Romualdo Tejada (Unang Ulan ng Mayo/Harlequin Theater Guild)

BEST STAGE DIRECTOR (MUSICAL)
Freddie Santos (The King and I/RWM)
Chari Arespacochaga (Rock of Ages/Atlantis)
Alex Cortez (Noli Me Tangere, the Opera/Dulaang UP)
Arthur Casanova (Seussical The Musical/Brent International)
Jeffrey Camanag/Allain De Leon (Jack at ang Mahiwagang Beanstalk/Gantimpala Theatre Foundation)
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BEST DANCE COMPANY
G Force
Ballet Manila
St Dominic Savio Dance Troupe
Dangoan Pangasinan
Bungkos Palay, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija
Kaloob Music and Dance Ministry

BEST CHORAL GROUP
Saint Louis University Chorale (Baguio City)
Samiweng Singers (Ilocos Norte)
SDS Chorale (Tandag City, Surigao del Sur)**
University of Santo Tomas Singers
University of the Visayas Chorale

BEST CULTURAL GROUP
Tanghalang Saint Louis University (Baguio City)
Sipat Lawin Ensemble (PHSA)*
Harlequin Theater Guild (DLSU)
RPSA Cultural Troupe, Angono Rizal**
PUP Bataan Banda Kawayan**
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LIFETIME  ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Danny Dolor
Jose Mari Chan
UP Concert Chorus
Imelda Papin

HALL OF FAME
UP Singing Ambassadors
QC Performing Arts
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*Theaterbator is confused because Sipat Lawin Ensemble is not the same group as Dulaang Sipat Lawin, which is the theater group of the Philippine High School for the Arts. Theaterbator wonders which group is the nominated group.

**What do these acronyms stand for? Theaterbator is unable to Google the groups' full names.

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3 comments :

Bruce In Iloilo said...

"**What do these acronyms stand for? Theaterbator is unable to Google the groups' full names."

UP is University of the Philippines (most likely from the University of the Philippines Diliman)

QC is likely Quezon City, a city in Metro Manila, but I am not 100% sure.

RWM is Resort World Manila, the big casino near the airport.

Bruce In Iloilo said...

Oh, nevermind. Since you are a Filipino-based blog, you probably know the basic acronyms (UP, etc.). I didn't know that. I just came to this from a post re ballet. But now that I do, I'll have to come and visit often.

Theaterbator by Walter Ang said...

hi bruce in iloilo,

yes, theaterbator blog by walter ang is based in manila. unfortunately, i am not too familiar with acronyms used for regional groups.

but thanks for helping out and, yes, hopefully you will visit more often. = ) keep on theaterbatoring!

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