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Elijah Canlas brings home the bacon as Favorite Bida at 2020 RAWR Awards

Watch out for the name Elijah Canlas as the young actor continues to land award after award for his leading roles. Oh, and his recent project, Gameboys: The Series also deserves your attention.

It looks like the entertainment scene, particularly acting on the big screen, is well in good hands thanks to the exploits of one Elijah Canlas.

The indie film darling who recently won Best Actor at the 17th Asian Film Festival has built up quite the resumé at the tender age of 20.

He’s been in critically-acclaimed films such as Edward, LSS, and the one that gave him his Best Actor plum, Kalel, 15. It might take a while for someone to describe his acting chops, but we’ll let Jun Robles Lana, director of Kalel, 15, do the honors.

Today, Elijah is breaking boundaries and making a name for himself in the hit boys love web series Gameboys, which will soon find its way into Netflix.

Gameboys gives Elijah a chance to showcase his acting to a wider audience, something that Jun Lana knows only too well. Elijah’s been called a chameleon, taking on roles that other actors his age might shy away from.

The series allows him to explore that side of his acting and show it off in its entirety. Playing off of other talents like Kokoy de Santos (Gavreel) and Adrianna So (Pearl), Gameboys takes the boys love genre and runs away with it.

The characters are relatable thanks to how it was written and directed, and the portrayals of Elijah, Kokoy, and Adrianna all make it worth the hours you’ll probably spend binge-watching the entire series.

It was a struggle to pull of the Zoom-only style shoots because of COVID-19, but that’s what makes Elijah—and by virtue of association, Gameboys, a must-watch.

Look out, Philippines. A new star has just been born—and more than deserves our Favorite Bida plum for this year’s 2020 RAWR Awards.

Here’s the full list of winners for this year’s 2020 RAWR Awards:


Beshie ng Taon – Fumiya Sankai

Bibo of the Year – Xia Vigor

Favorite Bida – Elijah Canlas

Favorite Kontrabida – Aiko Melendez

Breakthrough Artist of the Year – SB19

Favorite Newbie – DJ Loonyo

Digital Series of the Year – Gameboys, the Series

Bet na Bet na Teleserye – Love Thy Woman

Song of the Year – Alab by SB19

Movie ng Taon – Ghost of the Past


Actor of the Year – Alden Richards

Actress of the Year – Maine Mendoza

Pak na Pak na Comedian – Vice Ganda

Digital Influencer of the Year – Gandang Kara

Male News Personality of the Year – Atom Araullo

Female News Personality of the Year – Jessica Soho

Love Team of the Year – KyCine

BL Tandem of the Year – Ian Pangilinan and Paolo Pangilinan

Favorite performer – SB19

Favorite Radio DJ – Papa Jackson

Favorite TV Host – Toni Gonzaga


Fanclub of the year – A’TIN

Favorite group – SB19

Radio Station of the Year – Energy FM

TV Station of the Year – ABS–CBN


Trending Show of the Year – It’s Showtime

Most Admired Celebrities – Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes

Brandspeak – realme

PRs of the Year – Stratworks, M2Comms, Ripple 8

PR Persons of the Year – Julius Macalagay, Ian Urrutia

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