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Editors’ choices Sunday night at New Frontier

As the awards season comes to a close, the spotlight is trained on the EDDYS on Sunday night, July 14, at the New Frontier Theatre at the Araneta Center.

Editors’ choices Sunday night at New Frontier
From left: Best Actress nominee Glaiza de Castro (Liway),  Best Supporting Actress nominee Cherie Gil (Citizen Jake) with SPEEd Founding President Isah V. Red at the EDDYS Nominees' Night.
It will be interesting to see how this bunch of newspaper entertainment editors will choose from among those nominated in the various categories the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors or SPEEd to win the now “coveted” trophies.

As I see it as an observer, an EDDYS win, is much like an imprimatur from those that wield power on entertainment desks of the various newspapers in the country. These editors control the content of the pages they edit, they either use or not use a certain story, highlight or hide a story about a certain personality. 

In short, the editor, if it uses its authority in the newspapers, can influence the public and their opinion on certain films, TV shows, personalities or issues related to mass media.

So, in the last two years, the EDDYS was largely unknown and most of those in the industry of film ignored it, specifically the first one as not many in the film business understand or are aware what an “editor” in a newspaper does. 

Their mindset on an “editor” is the person that cuts the film (when the film was still a celluloid thing) or “deletes” an improper scene or unwanted scene in footage. But never someone who “edits” the manuscripts of contributors, columnists, and writers to make them readable and intelligible enough for the newspaper readers. 

But, it seems the dynamics is gradually changing. People are beginning to distinguish an editor from a columnist or even a writer, and so, film workers are also slowly getting the beat and rhythm of the EDDYS. I remember last year when Eddie Garcia (he is nominated in this year’s EDDYS for Best Actor for his role in Rainbows’ Sunset) said after he received is EDDYS icon trophy, “Mabuhay tayong mga Eddys!” I think that was the most memorable speech an actor said about EDDYS, and that will resonate in the years to come when the EDDYS continue to honor the outstanding talents in Philippine films.

So, who will be the winners? Will they be your favorite young actors and actresses? Or will they be the seasoned performers that make local films even more interesting as it passes the hundred years mark.

It is also interesting to note that the EDDYS is marking the film industry’s centenary with recognition of individuals that have worked behind the cameras in the last hundred years. In a way, they shaped the kind of films Filipinos have seen in years. I remember when I was young, I would see films from Sampaguita Pictures, LVN Pictures, Premiere Productions, and then there came Larry Santiago Productions, LEA Productions, and many other independent producers some of them becoming the mainstream producers like Regal Films, Viva Films, Seiko Films and then came Star Cinema.

So, we all await the results of the EDDYS tomorrow night. And then we will see how these editors have evaluated the films they had chosen to be nominated.

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Bible animation series back on ABS-CBN

Calling all certified Batang Superbook. The long wait is finally over. 

Did you miss Chris, Joy and Gizmo, and their exciting time-travel adventures with Superbook? Well, here’s some exciting news for you. Superbook is back on TV with all-new episodes kids and kids-at-heart will surely love.

Every Sunday, beginning July 14, Superbook and Kapamilya fans can once again enjoy watching Superbook on ABS-CBN. With new, action-packed episodes, inspiring characters, fun-filled adventures, and valuable life lessons, Superbook Season 4 is definitely something to look forward to.

To continue its fourth season, Superbook has added six new episodes, in addition to the first seven episodes which premiered worldwide last year. These new episodes are inspired by the life of Jesus and other Bible characters like Paul, Barnabas, and Jeremiah.

Each episode is in-line with this season’s theme—“Superbook SuperStar”—and aims to instill good moral values that will encourage the next generation to shine God’s light like stars in the sky for everyone to see.

Batang Superbook airs every Sunday, 9:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN. 

Topics: Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors , EDDY's Choice , Batang Superbook
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