In an industry like showbiz, it is difficult to stand out and be noticed. There is competition and great talent everywhere.
These three VIVA stars have successfully carved their own path as artists and actresses. These three have starred in highly-acclaimed and award-winning films that were recognized not just in the country but also abroad!
Multimedia Princess Nadine Lustre is today’s Grand Slam Best Actress.
In 2019, she bagged the Best Actress award from the presitigous award-giving bodied FAMAS, Gawad Urian, and Young Critics Circle for her exceptional performance in the 2018 movie ‘Never Not Love You’ directed by Antoinette Jadaone.
She played the character ‘Joanne’ alongside on and off-screen partner James Reid.
In the same year, she also starred in the magic realism film ‘Ulan’ directed by Irene Villamor.
Her role as ‘Maya’ earned her a ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role’ award in the Regional Category from the international award-giving body Asian Academy Creative Awards and she represented the Philippines during the Final Gala held last December 2019.
Nadine Lustre proved that you an actress doesn’t have to be boxed by the industry’s existing stereotypes. The Multimedia Princess has made smart career decisions and delivered impressive performances. There is surely no role she can’t slay!
The Asia’s Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo is an award-winning artist, host, box-office queen, mentor, sold-out concert performer, top brand endorser, and a makeup line owner.
Through her 16 year journey in the entertainment industry, Sarah did not only make our jaws drop with her powerful stage performances but also with the roles she has played!
Sarah G made her mark as a film actress through her remarkable and blockbuster rom-com movies such as ‘A Very Special Love’ (2008), ‘You Changed My Life’ (2009), “It Takes a Man and a Woman’ (2013), ‘Won’t Last A Day Without You’ (2011), Finally Found Someone (2017) and more!
In 2018, Sarah Geronimo steered away from the rom-com genre and starred in the musical drama fantasy film ‘Miss Granny’ which is a remake of the 2014 Korean hit. At the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies held, Sarah G was name Movie Actress of the Year!
In 2019, Sarah G continued to star in inspiring and family-oriented movies as she starred in ‘Unforgettable’. Instead of a leading man, Sarah’s on-screen ‘partner’ was the wonder dog Milo!
The Asia’s Popstar Royalty’s portrayal of role as the very special girl ‘Jasmine’ earned praise and and positive feedback from moviegoers and critics!
Bela Padilla is one of the most-sought after movie stars of her generation. The highly-acclaimed actress has starred in heart wrenching romance films such as ‘Camp Sawi’ (2016), ‘100 Tula Para Kay Stella’ (2017), ‘Meet Me in St. Gallen’ (2018), and the ‘The Day After Valentines’ (2018) just to name a few.
She also recently starred in the Filipino remake of the South Korean hit ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’, which received intense support from moviegoers during the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival!
Bela also had the rare chance of working with the legendary Lav Diaz and Ten17p owner and director Paul Soriano in ther film ‘Mañanita’. She plays Edilberta, a sniper shooter who is on a journey of forgiveness.
Before its release in the Philippines last December 4. 2019, ‘Mañanita’ was chosen to be part of the Talinn Black Nights Festival 2019 and at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2019!
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MAÑANITA is an official selection in the competition section for the Tokyo International Film Festival 2019 which will be held between October 28-November 5, 2019. The said festival will be attended by director Paul Soriano and lead actress Bela Padilla. For more details, check the link in our bio! #MañanitaTIFF #TIFF2019
Bela will soon star in another drama-romance film with onscreen partner JC Santos in the film ‘On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets’ showing on February 5, 2020 and is written and directed by Irene Villamor.
These three talented actress have recently been recognized by Business Mirror in their list ‘2019’s outstanding leading women on films’, alongside some of the industry’s most renowned actresses!
Read what they have to say for Nadine Lustre, Sarah Geronimo, and Bela Padilla’s stellar performances here!