The 5th Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS)-Hiyas ng Sining Awards announced its 2020 winners last weekend with Cignal TV and TV5 romping with most honors signalling an exciting new year for the network.
TV5 won the Best News Program award for its weeknight newscast Frontline Pilipinas, which premiered last year. Anchors Raffy Tulfo and Cheryl Cosim were named Best Male Newscaster and Best Female Newscaster, respectively, while Cristy Fermin of Cristy Ferminute on Radyo 5 92.3 News FM was hailed as Best Female Radio Broadcaster and Best Female Newspaper Columnist.
For the entertainment category, TV5’s daily noontime show Lunch Out Loud won as Best Variety Show while its host Billy Crawford was named Best Male Variety Show Host.
The GEMS Awards have been given to outstanding achievements in mass media including broadcast and movie categories. Cignal TV and TV5 have made good on its promise to deliver high quality shows since its relaunch last August by sweeping both news and entertainment categories.
The 5th GEMS Awards awarding ceremonies will be held online this February, with the winners accepting their plaques via recorded videos. Founded in April 2016, GEMS-Hiyas ng Sining is an award-giving body recognizing outstanding achievements in the fields of print, digital, stage, radio, television, and film. This year marks its first for adding a digital media category to its list of awards.