Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza and Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo swept most of the awards at The PEP List awards night held on Aug. 21, at the Crowne Plaza Manila in Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City.
Now on its third year, The PEP List has been recognizing the brightest stars and best shows through the Editor’s Choice and PEPsters’ Choice categories.
As their names indicate, the first is made up of winners chosen by PEP editors; the second is made up of winners chosen by PEPsters—the name we call PEP readers—through online voting.
For both Categories, PEP has an independent auditing firm, the Punongbayan & Araullo, to do the final tabulation and validation of votes cast.
Alden and Maine emerge as the top winners bringing home a total of five awards.
The editors unanimously chose them as TV stars of the year for their kalyeserye that broke records in the ratings game and on Twitter.
They also hailed Maine – along with John Arcilla, aka Heneral Luna – as Breakout Star of the Year.
The PEPsters, specifically the AlDub fans, also voted for them as Celebrity Pair of the Year and Newsmaker of the Year.
Lastly, Alden’s guesting on PEPtalk became the most watched episode in 2015, thus winning the Best PEPtalk episode of 2015.
ABS-CBN’s top love team KathNiel, on the other hand, claimed three awards. Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo topped the Movie Star of the Year (Male) and Movie Star of the Year (Female) categories with their 2015 romantic-comedy film Crazy Beautiful You grossing over P332 million in the box office, with more than P2 million from its screenings in parts of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.
Kathryn also bagged the Teen Star of the Year (Female) award for the second consecutive time. Likewise, Darren Espanto, who was also Teen Star of the Year (Male) in 2015, won the same award this 2016.
Sebastian “Baeby Baste” Benedict of Eat Bulaga! was voted Child Star of the Year.
And the wedding of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera ( both are consistent winners of The PEP List) was chosen by fans as Wedding of the Year.