Yahoo! Philippines Unveils the Nominees for the 1st OMG! Awards
June 17, 2011 by cd
Yahoo! is rolling out the purple carpet for its OMG! Awards and Philippines is the first country to host the worldwide launch.
Starmometer graced the Yahoo! OMG! Awards Pre-Event Bash which was held yesterday, June 16, at the Opus Restaurant inside Resorts World Manila in Pasay.
During the event, the premiere digital media company announced the launch of OMG! Awards – the first of its kind purple carpet event that will recognize the most-searched celebrities on its newest and leading entertainment property in the Philippines. The Awards combine Yahoo! Search and rich news content from Yahoo!’s celebrity and entertainment news site, OMG! to recognize the top trending web celebs, those who have propelled to stardom in cyberspace and used the power of the Internet to reach their fans.
Erwin Lemuel Oliva, Country Editor, Philippines, stated, “To determine the winners in each category, our editors will do a thorough trend analysis by assessing the percentage increase in the online searches to identify the most-searched Filipino celebrities. From this short-list, readers will be asked to vote for their favorite.”
Present during the pre-event bash are MYX chart-topper Someday Dream, and rising acoustic artist Johnhoy Danao, who both performed 2 songs from their album; Hale’s Champ Lui-Pio, Lani Pillinger of Amazing Race Asia 4 and Brazilian-Japanese model and Kapuso star Fabio Ide.
The awards ceremony, which will take place on June 21 at the Republiq bar in Resorts World, comprises 72 nominees in 18 categories; the winners of which will be selected through popular search queries and polling methods.
To be hosted by JM Rodriguez and Andi Manzano, Yahoo OMG! Awards will feature acts by top local performers including Someday Dream, Johnhoy Danao and Up Dharma Down, and appearances by popular Filipino celebrities. Noted fashion designers Joey Samson, Jun Escario and Kate Torralba will present a purple themed fashion show while “Cosplay Queen” Alodia Gosengfiao will live blog from the event scene. An after hour party will be hosted by DJ Chris Myk.
Here is the complete list of Yahoo! OMG! Categories and Nominees for 2011:
Ai Ai delas Alas
Breakthrough Artist – Male:
JM De Guzman
Breakthrough Artist – Female:
Awesome Young Actor:
Awesome Young Actress:
Favorite TV Host – Male:
Favorite TV Host – Female:
Amazing Newcomer – Male:
Amazing Newcomer – Female:
Louise delos Reyes
Coolest Singer – Male:
Coolest Singer – Female:
Parokya ni Edgar
Up Dharma Down
Designer of the Year:
To cast your vote, log on to: Yahoo! OMG! Awards