Legend of Aang – Makes the Peabody Cut!

13 08 2009

One of my favorite animated  series – Avatar: Last Airbender – got the nod of the judges from the Peabody Awards to be included in its 2009 list of winners! …

Wow, and I’ve been wanting so much to tell you how beautifully Avatar’s made. The writers must have hard time conceptualizing since its got awesome fighting scenes,  bunch of the most unique characters I’ve ever seen,  an evolving  and interesting turn of events. On other words, this animated series is so much different from the animations from Asia as well as America and yet it feels as if it’s a combination of all these. I mean, maybe it’s rooted in the people who are working behind it. As far as I know, the creators are Caucasian and the animators are hailed form Korea. The main theme though is highly influenced by Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism. The English language is used throughout the story. In short, this Nickelodeon masterspiece is plain brilliant.

 On the other hand, the four main characters are always such a delight to watch. Aang just encompasses the  “likablility” for a hero. Toph is as unique as her earth-bending. The “mom” of the group – Katara – can both be powerful and gentle at the same time. Who’d ever forget the “brains” of the group, Sokka.

 To know more about Avatar, click HERE;

 But in a nutshell, what makes Avatar so unique is its heavy Asian influence injected onto it’s core story. And just maybe, the reason why this show made it to the Peabody Awards is because of its high cultural and moral values to begin with. It clearly depicts the effects of war not only on children but to the rest of the world.

 I miss the show so much, I’m thinking of watching the whole show from its first season all over again…

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2009 Peabody Awards winners announced today

The Peabody Awards winners 2009 has been announced today by The University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. “YouTube” and TV show “Lost” won! The 68th Peabody Awards represents the “best in electronic media.”

Complete list of Peabody Awards winners 2009

– Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony (NBC and Zhang Yimou)
– This American Life: The Giant Pool of Money (Public Radio International)
– CNN’s coverage of 2008 Presidential primary campaigns and debates
– Entourage (HBO)
– Depression: Out of the Shadows (PBS)
– The New York Times Website
– Black Magic (ESPN)
– Jungle Fish (KBS 2TV)
– “China: The Earthquake of Chengdu” (National Public Radio)
– NOAH Housing Program Investigation (WWL-TV)
– Hopkins (ABC)
Saturday Night Live Political Satire, 2008 (NBC)
– John Adams (HBO)
– Hear and Now (HBO)
– Washington Week with Gwen Ifill (PBS & pbs.org/washingtonweek)
– Independent Lens: “King Corn” (PBS)
– Breaking Bad (AMC)
– The Gates (HBO)
– The Red Race (Shanghai TV Station)
– “36 Years in Solitary: Murder, Death and Justice on Angola” (NPR/All Things Considered)
– Avatar: The Last Air Bender (NICK)
– Crossfire: Water, Power and Politics (KLAS-TV, Las Vegas)
– Ape Genius (PBS)
– 60 Minutes: “Lifeline” (CBS)
– Lost (ABC)
– Sichuan Earthquake Coverage (Sichuan Television)
– Independent Lens: “Mapping Stem Cell Research – Terra Incognita” (PBS)
– P.O.V.: “Campaign” (PBS)
– Failing the Children: Deadly Mistakes (KMGH-TV)
– Richard Engel Reports: “Tip of the Spear” (NBC)
– The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD Series
– Nanking (HBO)
– Hearst-Argyle Television: Commitment 2008 (Hearst-Argyle Stations)
– Onion News Network
– Turner Classic Movies
– YouTube

 Via The Composed Gentleman

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International Awards won by the Philippines in Film and TV…

3 01 2009

A compilation by Starmometer.com, on the International Awards received by the Philippines in the past year alone… with a list like this, any pinoy can really be oh so proud! (Speaking of awards, if ever na may award din yung hits sa youtube, naku panalo dun sina JANINA at si CHARICE!)

 

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International Film Festival Awards Won by the Philippines in 2008

The indie films revolution in the country continue to flourish as some of these movies won awards in various international film festivals abroad. Check out our exclusive compilation for 2008.

International Film Festival Awards Won by the Philippines in 2008

14th Vesoul International Film Festival, France
Grand Prix du Jury Award
“Pisay”

14th Vesoul International Film Festival, France
Prix du Public (Audience Prize)
“Pisay”

9th Palmas de Gran Canaria Film Festival, Spain
Signis Award
“Foster Child”

58th Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
Caligari Award
“Tirador”

2008 Paris Environmental Film Festival, France
Best Film
“Foster Child”

17th Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia
NETPAC Award
“Foster Child”

65th Venice International Film Festival
Orizzonti Prize for Best Feature Film
“Melancholia”

61st Cannes International Film Festival, 2008
Official Selection
“Serbis”

21st Singapore International Film Festival
Best Film – Asian Feature Film Category
“Tirador”

21st Singapore International Film Festival
Best Director
“Brillante Mendoza”

21st Singapore International Film Festival
NETPAC Award
“Tirador”

10th Osian Cinefan Festival, India
Best Film – First Pictures Division
“Confessional”

29th Durban International Film Festival
Best Actress
“Cherry Pie Picache” – Foster Child

29th Durban International Film Festival
Best Film
“Foster Child”

6th International Pacific Meridian Film Festival, Russia
Best Director
“Dante Mendoza” – Serbis

6th International Pacific Meridian Film Festival, Russia
Best Actress
“Gina Pareño” – Serbis

35th Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium
Best Asian Film
“Brutus”

35th Brussels International Film Festival, Belgium
Best Actor
“Yul Servo” – Brutus and Torotot

Asian Festival of First Films, Singapore
Best Director
“Dante Nico Garcia” – Ploning

13th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea
Best Short Film
“Andong”

13th Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea
KNN Audience Award
“100″

6th Bangkok International Film Festival
Golden Kinnarree Award
“Serbis”

6th Bangkok International Film Festival
Special Mention Award
“Jay”

6th Bangkok International Film Festival
Special Mention Award
“Years When I Was A Child Outside”

Best Film of All Time in Asia Pacific, CNN
“Himala”

5th Bahamas International Film Festival
Special Mention Award
“Jay”

28th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival
NETPAC Award
“Brutus”

49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
Best Actor
“Sid Lucero” and “Emilio Garcia” – Selda

4th Tel Aviv International Children’s Film Festival, Israel
Audience Award
“Inang Yaya”

Note: If i miss something, kindly post it in the comments section below so that i can update this list.

International Television Awards Won by the Philippines in 2008

GMA Network and it’s sister station QTV-11 brought honor to the country for winning 24 international television awards in 2008. Check out our exclusive compilation.

International Television Awards Won by the Philippines in 2008

2008 NEW YORK TV FESTIVAL

Gold Medal – Human Interest
“Reporter’s Notebook: Batang kalakal” (GMA)

Silver Medal – News Promo
“Halalan Lights” (ABS-CBN)

Silver Medal – Social Issues and Current Events
“I-Witness: Iskul ko No. 1″ (GMA)

Silver Medal – Community Portraits
“I-Witness: Huling Hala Bira!” (GMA)

Broze Medal – Social Issues and Current Events
“Reporter’s Notebook: Engkuwentro” (GMA)

Broze Medal – UNDP Special Award
“Emergency: Mga Batang nagsusunog” (GMA)

Gold World Medal
“Power to Unite” music video (GMA)

13th ASIAN TELEVISION AWARDS

Best Comedy Program
Camera Cafe (GMA/QTV)

2008 PROMAX BDO Awards

Promax Gold trophy for Best Public Service Announcement
“GMA Network’s Haribon Seedlings Advocacy TV plug” (GMA)

Best Music Video
“Set Me Apart” by Pupil

UNICEF

ABU CASBAA Unicef Child Rights Awards
Best TV programming on Children’s Rights
“I-Witness Batang Kalabaw Episode” (GMA)

2008 Popdev Media Awards – Best TV Documentary
“I-Witness” (GMA)

2008 ASIAN CSR AWARDS

Excellence Award in Social Responsibility
“ABS-CBN”

2008 US INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

Gold Camera Award – Documentary for Public Issues and Concerns
“Jessica Soho’s Philippine Agenda: Education” (GMA)

Gold Camera Award – Motivational program in the Entertainment
“Proudly Filipina” (QTV-11)

Silver Screen Award – Public Issues and Concerns
“Arnold Clavio’s Philippine Agenda: Health” (GMA)

Silver Screen Award – Documentary/Social Issues
“Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” (GMA)

Silver Screen Award – Entertainment: Motivational
“Wish Ko Lang” (GMA)

Silver Screen Award – Documentary/Sosical Issues
“I-Witness: Iskul Ko Number 1″ (GMA)

Silver Screen Award – Documentary/Sosical Issues
“Reporter’s Notebook: Batang Kalakal” (GMA)

Creative Excellence Award
“100% Pinoy” (GMA)

Creative Excellence Award
“Reporter’s Notebook: Pulong Diablo” (GMA)

Creative Excellence Award
“I-Witness: Batang Kalabaw” (GMA)

Creative Excellence Award
“I-Witness: Gapos” (GMA)

Creative Excellence Award
“Kids on Q” (QTV-11)

Creative Excellence Award
“May Trabaho Ka” (QTV-11)

via STARMOMETER