THERE’S nothing sweeter than a well-deserved and much-awaited victory.
Such was the case for KathNiel fans when phenomenal box office queen Kathryn Bernardo finally bagged her first ever Movie Actress of the Year trophy at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies, recently.
Kathryn accepted the trophy with an inspiring speech that talked about doubts, dreams and direction.
“Ang dami kong whys last year before we shot ‘The Hows of Us.’ And then ‘yung pinakabaon na natutunan ko siguro while making this film and ‘yung (itinuro) sa akin ng universe, is that life is not perfect. It doesn’t always go the way we want it to be. Itong award na ito, this is a validation that true dedication really does pay off,” she said.
She underscored how failures are part of “the journey” and how important it is to continuously try despite facing huge stumbling blocks along the way.
In the end she shared the trophy to the dreamers and reminded them “it’s okay to dream big, walang problema ang important is you try, and try again kahit na mag-fail ka. Just try again. Always remember that you will always have a shot at making that dream come true.”
Kathryn, along with Daniel, were also hailed as Movie Loveteam of the Year at the same event.
Meanwhile, Kathryn, along with Daniel, also received the Camera Obscura award from the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) for the astonishing box office performance “The Hows of Us,” which has grossed over 915 million worldwide.
More, apart from bagging the Golden Jury Award for the Highest Grossing Film of All Time, Kathryn and Daniel also earned the 2019 Phenomenal Stars of Philippine Cinema award from the recently- concluded Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation for “The Hows of Us.”
The year has been a year of firsts and feats for Kathryn as she likewise earned her first Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Trending Pinoy win early this year, following her Favorite Personality nomination in the same international youth award-giving body back in 2016.
What sets Kathryn apart are her bold career moves including accepting projects that involve her shining on her own.
Starting off with her 2018 film “Three Words to Forever” together with seasoned actors Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez, Kathryn will also stretch her acting prowess further this year with new leading man Alden Richards in the upcoming Cathy Garcia-Molina OFW drama film “Hello Love Goodbye,” which premieres in cinemas this July. (RAMPADOR ALINDOG)