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Jodi Sta. Maria and “Bridges of Love” earn nods from 2016 International Emmy Awards

ABS-CBN Corporation once again received honors from the International Emmy® Awards as Kapamilya actress Jodi Sta. Maria and ABS-CBN teleserye “Bridges of Love” picked up nominations at this year’s prestigious competition.

Sta. Maria was recognized for her outstanding performance as Amor Powers in the 2015 remake of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” and is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category against Judi Dench (United Kingdom), Grazi Massafera (Brazil), and Christiane Paul (Germany).

The Kapamilya actress is thankful that her hard work for the show paid off and that it gained such nomination from an international award-giving body. “Each and every project kasi na dumarating sa akin, lagi kong kino-consider na dream project ko,” she said. “I make sure na kapag may ginawa akong isang proyekto talagang ‘yong oras ko, ‘yong puso ko nilalagay ko sa kanya.”

Sta. Maria also gave credit to the people behind the show who she said made her character “iconic,” despite the fact that the show is a remake.

“Bridges of Love,” meanwhile, will be competing in the Best Telenovela category alongside telenovelas from Canada and Brazil.

The series shares the tale of two brothers, Gael (Jericho Rosales) and Carlos (Paulo Avelino), who were bound by their promise to each other, separated by an unfortunate tragedy, and bridged together by love embodied by only one woman — the vivacious club dancer Mia (Maja Salvador).

“Bridges of Love” was the first Filipino series to air in the Latin American region, particularly in Peru via Pan Americana. It is followed by “Pangako Sa’yo,” which is currently airing in the said Peruvian TV channel. Aside from Peru, both series already aired in different countries in Asia and Africa.
Sta. Maria and “Bridges of Love” are the only nominees that come from the Philippines among the 40 nominees across ten categories and 15 countries in this year’s awards.

Last year, ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer Charo Santos-Concio was chosen as the Gala Chair for the 43rd International Emmy® Awards and opened the gala before the world’s best producers, creatives, and talents. She is the first Filipino Gala Chair invited to participate in the prestigious event.

ABS-CBN previously scored International Emmy® Awards nominations for “Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor” (Best Telenovela) in 2011, “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Telenovela) and Sid Lucero in “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Actor) in 2010, and “Kahit Isang Saglit” (Best Telenovela) and Angel Locsin in “Lobo” (Best Actress) in 2009.

This year’s winners will be announced at a black-tie ceremony on November 21 at the Hilton New York Hotel. The International Emmy® Awards are given by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

ABS-CBN’s content is made available across other territories through ABS-CBN International Distribution.

ABS-CBN International Distribution has been recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider. It has been a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world and has sold over 30,000 hours of content worldwide.

Living up to this recognition, ABS-CBN International Distribution commits to add to its line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures. For more information, visit ABS-CBN International Distribution’s official website at

Witness the winning performance of Sta. Maria once again in “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” and the story of “Bridges of Love” which captured the attention of the international award-giving body via or TFC IPTV. Connect with fellow globalKapamilyas by visiting or follow @KapamilyaTFC on IG and Twitter.
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