|8th PMPC Star Awards for Music|
|Date||October 23, 2016|
November 20, 2016 (Delayed Telecast on ABS-CBN's Sunday's Best)
|Location||Monet Grand Ballroom, Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City|
|Hosted by|| Robi Domingo |
Jodi Sta. Maria
|Produced by||Airtime Marketing Philippines, Inc.|
|Directed by||Bert de Leon|
The 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music (also known as the integral part of the 2016 Star For M-TV Awards, with the theme The Fusion of Philippine Entertainment’s Best) was organized by Philippine Movie Press Club headed by current president Fernan de Guzman and produced by Airtime Marketing Philippines, Inc. headed by Tessie Celestino-Howard. It was held at the Novotel Manila, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City on October 23, 2016.
Novotel Manila Araneta Center is a Hotel at the Araneta Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The hotel is among the hotels part of the Novotel brand of AccorHotels, and the first hotel under the Novotel brand in the Philippines.
The set of awards were given to Filipino music artists who have major contributions in promoting the Original Pilipino Music (OPM) industry for the past year.
Here is the full set of nominees and winners of the 8th PMPC Star Awards for Music.The winners are highlighted with Boldface.
Concert of the Year
John Edward Madela Tajanlangit, better known by his stage name, Jed Madela, is a Filipino singer, recording artist, songwriter, TV host, entertainer, and actor. He was the first Filipino to win the World Championships of Performing Arts title.
Darren Lyndon Espanto is a Filipino born Canadian singer. He first joined a competition at the age of ten, where he won the Masters Finals of the Pinoy Singing Sensation competition in Edmonton. He made his first television appearance at the same age when he joined YTV's reality television The Next Star in 2012; he became the youngest finalist in the history of the show to be included in the Top 6. However, he rose to prominence after joining the first season of The Voice Kids Philippines. On June 1, 2014, Espanto became a part of ABS-CBN's Star Magic.
Melanie "Kyla" Alvarez, better known by her stage name Kyla, is a Filipino R&B singer-songwriter, occasional actress and presenter.
Female Concert Performer of the Year
Zsa Zsa Padilla is a Filipina singer and actress. She is currently part of ABS-CBN contract actresses, In 2017, she is best known for her role as Helena Montoya/Red Dragon in the hit TV series Wildflower.
Female Recording Artist of the Year
Universal Records Philippines Inc. is a Filipino record label founded in 1977 as part of Warner Music Group. Since 1992, it is an independent label.
Donna Cruz Yrastorza-Larrazabal professionally known as Donna Cruz is a Filipina recording artist, actress and entertainer. She is a member of the Philippine showbiz family Cruz.
Now and Forever is the eighth studio album by Filipino singer Donna Cruz, released in the Philippines in 2016 by Star Music. The album marked Cruz's return to the OPM music industry after being absent for more than fifteen years. It is her first studio album released under Star Music.
Male Concert Performer of the Year
Male Recording Artist of the Year
Best New Female Recording Artist of the Year
Best New Male Recording Artist of the Year
Music Video of the Year
Pop Album of the Year
Male Pop Artist of the Year
Female Pop Artist of the Year
Acoustic Album of the Year
Acoustic Artist of the Year
Revival Album of the Year
Dance Album of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Duo/Group of the Year
Rock Album of the Year
Rock Artist of the Year
R&B Album of the Year
R&B Artist of the Year
Compilation Album of the Year
Cover Design of the Year
The Buzz, stylized as The Buzz 15, and formerly known as Buzz Ng Bayan, is a weekly entertainment news and talk show in the Philippines. It premiered on June 13, 1999, and was the second longest-running weekly entertainment news and talk show in Philippine television after GMA Network's Startalk. It featured local celebrity gossip and news.
Kristoffer Lou Gonzales Agoncillo, known as Ryan Agoncillo, is a Filipino film and television actor, model, singer, photographer, and TV host.
Gerald Randolph Anderson Jr. is a Filipino-American film and television actor, brand ambassador, TV producer and basketball player. He is currently playing for the Marikina Shoemasters of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). He is best known for his lead roles in TV series such as Sana Maulit Muli (2007), My Girl (2008), action dramas, Tayong Dalawa (2009) in which he plays a soldier, and an NBI Agent in Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (2010), a mentally challenged young man in Budoy (2011–2012), in the TV adaptation of the iconic comics character "Fredo" in Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel (2014), the Fantasy drama, Nathaniel (2015) and in the Cannes Film Festival Director's Fortnight entry On The Job (2013).
Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu is a Filipino Chinese actress, singer, recording artist and television host in the Philippines. She is currently managed and under contract to Star Magic, ABS-CBN's home-based talent agency. She is Currently Her Bestfriends Partner of Angelica Panganiban, Nadine Lustre, and Her Resemblace Loisa Andalio.
Enrique Mari Bacay Gil V is a Filipino actor, dancer and singer. He has appeared in various films and television shows such as Mula Sa Puso, Budoy, Muling Buksan Ang Puso and She's the One. He is best known for his role as Alexander "Xander" Grande III in the television series Forevermore in 2014–15, alongside Liza Soberano. Since then, he has starred in the films Just The Way You Are, Everyday I Love You, Dukot, and the drama television series Dolce Amore. In 2017, he starred in the romantic comedy film My Ex and Whys and comedy dram film Seven Sundays. In 2018, he leads the cast in the television drama fantasy series Bagani.
Daniel John Ford Padilla is a Filipino actor and recording artist. Padilla has been labelled as Philippine showbiz's "Teen King" and "King of Hearts". He made his television debut with a supporting role in soap opera Gimik 2010 (2010), before landing the lead role in Growing Up (2011). Padilla has starred in the most watch Filipino television programs of the year including Princess and I (2012–2013), Got to Believe (2013–2014) and Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015–2016). He made his feature film debut as supporting cast in 2012 before starring in the top 10 highest-grossing Filipino films of the year including She's Dating the Gangster (2014), Crazy Beautiful You (2015), Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016) and Can't Help Falling in Love. Padilla has released three double platinum albums in Philippines including, self-titled mini album Daniel Padilla (2012), DJP (2013), I Heart You (2014), gold record album I Feel Good (2015), and compilation album DJ' Greatest Hits (2016). He also held headlining concerts including Daniel Live! (2013) DOS (2014), Most Wanted (2015) and upcoming concert DJ Classics: Back at the Araneta (2017)
Richard Reyes Faulkerson Jr., popularly known by his stage name Alden Richards, is a Filipino actor, host, model and recording artist. He is been married to her other half Maine Mendoza. The couple regularly appear in the Kalyeserye segment of Eat Bulaga! and now starring in their first Teleserye Destined to Be Yours. His other notable works include Alakdana, Tween Hearts, One True Love, Carmela, The Road, My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore and Imagine You and Me. He is also known for his role as Lakan in the reboot series of Encantadia. During the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television in 2015, Richards won his first Best Actor award for his portrayal of José Rizal in Ilustrado.
Janella Salvador is a Filipino actress and singer. She debuted in the hit series Be Careful With My Heart (2012–14) and starred in Oh My G!, Haunted Mansion, Born for You and So Connected.
Juan Carlos Ocampo Atayde, better known as Arjo Atayde, is a Filipino actor. He is currently a talent of Viva Artists Agency and Star Magic. He is most recently known for portraying the antagonist Joaquin Tuazon, the son of the rich business man in the ABS-CBN primetime series, Ang Probinsyano and portrayed by Francisco "Paco" Alipio in television drama series Hanggang Saan.
Gretchen Ong Ho is a Filipino volleyball player and television host. She played for the Ateneo Lady Eagles from 2008-2013. She was a member of Fab 5 together with Ailysse Nacachi, Dzi Gervacio, Jem Ferrer and Fille Cainglet, who brought the Ateneo Lady Eagles to its first back-to-back UAAP appearances after 34 years.
Maria Sophia Ocampo Atayde known professionally as Ria Atayde is a Filipina actress. She is the daughter and the sister of both veteran actors, Sylvia Sanchez and Arturo Atayde. Since her beginning, she made guest appearance and her journey as an actress began after having starred in drama series Ningning and variety show Showtime.
The 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television awards ceremony was held on October 23, 2016 at the Monet Grand Ballroom, Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City, coinciding with the 63rd anniversary of the birth of Philippine television. The awards will be given to selected programs and personalities ranging from actors, actresses, hosts and news and current affairs personalities who have made a mark in Philippine television in the past year. The awards night was hosted by ABS-CBN personalities Robi Domingo, Kim Chiu, Luis Manzano, Jodi Sta. Maria, Alex Gonzaga and Xian Lim with Elisse Joson and Arjo Atayde as segment hosts and performances from Sam Concepcion, Jason Dy, and 4th Impact.
Jossette Campo-Atayde, better known as Sylvia Sanchez is a Filipina actress. She is married to Arturo Atayde and the mother of actors Arjo Atayde and actress Ria Atayde.
Daniel Padilla started his acting career in television as Daniel Ledesma in Gimik 2010, before landing the lead role Patrick Rivero in Growing Up (2011). Padilla finally starred in a critically acclaimed prime-time television series Princess and I (2012-2013), and garnering further recognition for appearing alongside Kathryn Bernardo in Got to Believe (2013-2014). Padilla began transition to more adult roles as Angelo Buenavista in ABS-CBN top seller international distribution program, remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo (2015). The role earned him first nomination at the 2015 PMPC Star Awards for Best Actor. All of his soap operas listed as the most watch Filipino television programs.