Jodi Sta. Maria, 'Bridges of Love' fail in bid for Emmy awards | Inquirer Entertainment

Jodi Sta. Maria, ‘Bridges of Love’ fail in bid for Emmy awards

/ 03:50 PM November 22, 2016

Kapamilya actress Jodi Sta. Maria failed to win at the 44th International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York Hotel on Tuesday.

Sta. Maria was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress for her role as the vengeful Amor Powers in ABS-CBN’s soap opera “Pangako sa ‘Yo.” She was knocked off by German star Christiane Paul for her role in “Unterm Radar.”


Also, another ABS-CBN classic fell short in claiming victory at the prestigious event. The ABS-CBN series “Bridges of Love,” which starred Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino, bowed down to Brazilian drama series “Verdades Secretas.”


For the best performance category, the Kapamilya actress competed with other internationally acclaimed stars including  the UK’s Judi Dench for “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” Brazil’s Grazi Massafera for “Verdades Secretas” and Paul, who won the category. “Bridges of Love” and “Verdades Secretas” were nominated together with the Canadian series “30 Vies” and the Brazilian telenovela “A Regra do Jogo.”

Styled by Patricia Coronado, Lala Flores and Jay Wee, Sta. Maria, 34, was resplendent in a white long gown designed by Mark Bumgarner.

In an inspiring Instagram post on Tuesday, Sta. Maria thanked her Filipino supporters for praying and cheering for her. She also shared in her post that being nominated for the International Emmy Awards was a “memorable experience” for an actress like her.


“Attending and being nominated at the 44th International Emmy Awards is a memorable experience. Making new friends, sharing a glimpse of the Filipino hospitality to my fellow nominees, proudly speaking about the beauty of the Philippines and representing the country to 15 nations made it more meaningful and special,” Sta. Maria said.

Aside from Filipino pride, she firmly believes that Filipinos’ craft in the performing arts can reach international heights. “I believe we are ready for the global scene..the international stage is opening up and there are opportunities to showcase our talents worldwide,” she captioned her post.  Gianna Francesca Catolico

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