GMA Network's phenomenal 2013 TV series "My Husband's Lover" was nominated for an International Emmy award under the Telenovela category. The announcement was made after the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences posted on their website.
"My Husband's Lover", aired from June to October 2013, is being credited as the first gay-themed drama series on Philippine television. It stars Carla Abellana (Lally), Tom Rodriguez (Vincent) and Dennis Trillo (Eric) in the lead roles.
The show has multiple continuing story lines that tackle sensitive yet relevant social issues like homosexual and bisexual relationships, homophobia and the society's discrimination against homosexuals, infidelity, pre-marital sex and the consequences of early or unplanned marriages. It also tackles the importance of family, friendship, integrity and love.
The Philippines is competing with other countries in the same category:
- 30 Lives: Maxim Bouchard from Canada,
- Belmonte from Portugal, and
- Precious Pearl from Brazil.
This isn't the first time the country received a nomination from the prestigious international award-giving body. ABS-CBN produced series Kahit Isang Saglit also received a nomination under Telenovela category in 37th Internal Emmy's in 2009 while Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin was nominated for Best Single Performance by An Actress an Outstanding Perfromance by an Actress nomination for her performance in Lobo.
The International Emmy Awards are given by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to recognize excellence in television produced outside of the United States. This year's awards will be presented to the winners on November 24 at the New York Hilton Hotel.
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