Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mara Clara lands a nomination at Banff World Media Awards; contends with Korea's The Baker King as Best Soap Opera of 2011

'Mara Clara' is nominated in the 2011 BANFF World TV Awards or known as The Rockies.


The top-rating and still airing ABS-CBN soap, which is a successful remake of a 90's soap opera of the same title, is in the running under the Best Soap Operas and Telenovelas category, along with 5 other nominees from other countries.
 
It's competing against "Bread, Love and Dreams" of South Korea, "Coronation Street" of UK and three soaps from the US: "Days of our Lives", "Eva Luna" and "The Queen of the South."
 
"Mara Clara", which is topbilled by teen stars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, is the only nominee from the Philippines on the 2011 Banff World Television Awards or The Rockies.
 
The Philippines is also one of the only 4 Asian countries who earned a nomination in The Rockies 2011, which has nominees mostly from the US and Canada. The 3 other Asian countries who received at least 1 nomination are South Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.
 
The Banff World TV Awards has 3 divisions, THE FICTION ROCKIES, THE NON-FICTION ROCKIES and THE INTERACTIVE ROCKIES, whose awarding ceremonies will be held in 3 separate dates.

"Mara Clara" falls under "The Fiction Rockies" which recognizes the very best in scripted television programming from around the world.

The awarding ceremony for The Fiction Rockies will be held on June 12, 2011 at the AOL Canada Theatre.

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