RAWR Awards, in its sixth year, will have an entirely different way of hosting and giving away its recognition to the best and the brightest stars amid the pandemic.
For the past five years, LionhearTV’s RAWR Awards honor and recognize the Best and the Brightest in the Philippine Entertainment industry since 2015.
Each year, the awards have a theme and are staged with full production in physical venues, and attended by entertainment stars as guests, presenters, performers, and as recipients of awards.
But due to the pandemic, LionhearTV will still push through with the annual RAWR Awards via online awarding in December.
Few weeks after the birthday of LionHearTV on October 8, the announcement of nominees is all set on the same day. Voting online begins on the 25th and runs until the 30th of November.
The awards night is presented live online. It will be on the 5th of December.
Voting for this year will come from three parts, which is the same as previous years: 33.33% from website votes, 33.33% from bloggers and PR agencies; and 33.33% from eMVP search engine results.
RAWR Awards 2020 Full List of Nominees
Beshie ng Taon – In any story, he or she is the sidekick, the supporter who cheers for the Bida. Oftentimes, he or she is overlooked and taken for granted, but because of his or her contribution to tell and complete a story—he or she gives the lead a special support system and because of that—he or she deserves that recognition, too.
1. Rocco Nacino (Descendants From the Sun)
2. Adrianna So (Gameboy The Series)
3. Miguel Almendras (Hello Stranger)
4. Benedict Cua (Anak ni Waray, Anak ni Biday)
5. Fumiya Sankai (Make It With You)
6. Kokoy De Santos (I am U)
7. McCoy De Leon (Block Z)
8. Phytos Ramirez (Madrasta)
Bibo Of The Year – The award clearly indicates being active or maybe the brightest child star the public has come to endear with. The recipient of the award has this innocence that can be described as ‘breath of fresh air’; he or she has shown dedication at work despite his or her young age.
1. Jana Agoncillo (Starla)
2. Enzo Pelojero (Starla)
3. Raphael Landicho (Love of My Life)
4. JJ Quilantang – Love Thy Woman
5. Miel Espinoza (Block Z)
6. Xia Vigor (Miracle in Cell #7)
7. Jom Manzala (Madrasta)
8. Baste Granfon (The Gift)
Favorite Bida – Bida means the lead—it can refer to either the star on a television show or in a film. The Favorite Bida of is someone who gave a remarkable performance. Though being a protagonist back then are the victims and who allow the antagonist to just abuse him or her; today, the Bida knows how to fight and still earn the sympathy of the audience.
1. Barbie Forteza (Anak ni Biday vs. Anak ni Waray)
2. Alden Richards (The Gift)
3. Dingdong Dantes (DOTS)
4. Gerald Anderson (A Soldier’s Heart)
5. Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano)
6. Jillian Ward (Prima Donnas)
7. Elijah Canlas (Gameboy The Series)
8. Liza Soberano (Make it With You)
Favorite Kontrabida – Any Bida will not be as effective and convincing if his or her kontrabida fails to deliver. The said award is given to the antagonist who made the audience hate them because of the guts and he or she can steal the spotlight from the lead if given the chance. With many bankable artists turn into the villains they are now, one can only be hailed as the Ultimate Kontrabida.
1. Kyle Velino (Gameboys The Series)
2. Yam Concepcion (Love Thy Woman)
3. John Arcilla (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano)
4. Dimples Romana (Kadenang Ginto)
5. Jodi Sta. Maria (Ang Iyo Ay Akin)
6. Aiko Melendez (Prima Donnas)
7. Martin del Rosario (The Gift)
8. Sheryl Cruz (Magkaagaw)
Breakthrough Artist Of The Year – Not necessarily a newcomer, but he or she is an artist, a personality that rocked the entertainment scene with such a sterling performance and perhaps an achievement that impressed many. It is a matter of leaving a great impact for the Filipino audience to see what he or she can still offer, positively.
1. Kokoy De Santos (Gameboy The Series)
3. Ivana Alawi (YouTube)
4. Kim Chiu
5. Elijah Canlas (Gameboy The Series)
7. Tony Labrusca
8. Sofia Pablo
Favorite Newbie – Spotlighting the freshest face[s] or maybe those who just ventured into the entertainment circuit is one of the most exciting parts in this award-body. He or she has impressed the public or the eyes of scrutinizing critics. Though new, the star has made a good mark and was given that stamp of approval and predicted to have a promising future in the industry.
1. DJ Loonyo
2. Macoy Dubs
4. Jeremiah Tiangco
5. JC Alcantara
6. Brenda Mage
7. Jonvic de Guzman
8. Karissa Toliongco
Digital Series of the Year – The pandemic has paved the way for people to get entertainment from online streaming platforms; it also gave birth to more digital content. Thus the rise of digital series. RAWR Awards recognize the efforts and creativity of such production.
1. Gameboys the Series
2. The Tapes
3. I am U
4. My Single Lady
5. Hello Stranger
7. Gaya Sa Pelikula
8. Beauty Queens
Bet na Bet na Teleserye – Each year, the quality of our TV shows or series have become more competitive, innovative and impressive. Plots get deeper or crazier and the artists become better. Truly, these shows are testaments of how great Filipino artistry is.
1. A Soldiers Heart
2. Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin
3. Kadenang Ginto
4. Love Thy Woman
5. Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday
6. Prima Donnas
7. Descendants of the Sun
8. FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
Song Of The Year – Songs reflect the heart and the soul of an artist and it affect the listeners. This is a song that made the public define a particular emotion—it can be joy, sorrow or pain. That song is something that most people have that LSS or last song syndrome or can be an anthem for the whole year round.
1. Alab by SB19
2. Bawal Lumabas – Kim Chiu
3. Binibini – Matthaios ft. Calvin De Leon
4. Normalan – Shanti Dope
5. Umibig Muli by Janine Teñoso
6. Parang Kailang Lang by Maine Mendoza, Gracenote
7. Chinita Girl by Lil Vinceyy ft. Guel
8. Marikit by Juan Caoile and Kyle
Movie ng Taon – From September 2019 to September this year, movies have created abuzz not just because of its topnotch performance, its storytelling but it has somehow caught the attention both the moviegoers and the critics. Every year, the local and international film industry offer materials that created such a stir and even break box-office records as well.
1. Hindi Tayo Pwede
2. Ghost of the Past
3. Love the Way U Lie
4. James and Pat and Dave
5. Block Z
6. Love Lockdown
Actor of the Year – The recognition is given to an outstanding male star. He stood out from the rest of nominees for the said category. He has shown versatility and impressive performance for his craft; set a standard. He effectively portrayed the role or the character assigned to him and has affected a great audience, as well.
1. Paolo Contis (Through Night and Day)
2. Carlo Aquino (Isa Pa with Feelings)
3. Joshua Garcia (Block Z)
4. Dingdong Dantes (DOTS)
5. Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano)
6. Alden Richards (The Gift)
7. Gerald Anderson (A Soldier’s Heart)
8. Ejay Falcon (Sandugo)
Actress of the Year – This is to salute the exceptional performance of an actress. She broke all the norms. She is a woman of both substance and talent, her character has empowered the female populace. The award spotlights how the female artist has debunked the double standards of Filipino on women and has proven that women can take big roles, too.
1. Alessandra De Rossi (Through Night and Day)
2. Maja Salvador (The Killer Bride)
3. Judy Ann Santos (Starla)
4. Jennylyn Mercado (DOTS)
5. Liza Soberano (Make It With You)
6. Bela Padilla (on Vodka, Beers, and Regrets)
7. Kim Chiu (Love Thy Woman)
8. Maine Mendoza (Isa Pa With Feelings)
Pak na Pak na Comedian – Most people say that doing drama or action or engaging in a sexy act is difficult to attain, however, making people laugh is even a hard task. Laughter is one of the best medicines there is and someone has to have that timing and the knack of throwing the right jokes and still enjoy the humor.
1. Vice Ganda
2. Angelica Panganiban (Banana Sundae)
3. Jose Manalo
4. Chariz Solomon
5. Vic Sotto
7. Wally Bayola
8. Michael V.
Digital Influencer of the Year – He or she mirrors the image of being the most sought-after online influencer as of today. With the rise of digital content creators, the competition immediately became tighter; but there’s only one who emerged and gained the trust of the Netizens. He or she plays a big role in advancing and being a responsible online user via social media platforms.
1. Gandang Kara
2. Ranz and Niana
3. Choox TV
4. Davao Conyo
5. Cong TV
6. Alodia Gosiengfiao
News Personality of the Year – The chosen news personality has done a great job in the field of journalism. He or she has weathered through all the issues thrown at him or her. Apart from that, he or she has showcased the passion and that brand of dedication and determination to deliver newsworthy and noteworthy stories to the public.
Male News Personality
1. Christian Esguerra
2. Raffy Tulfo
3. Jeff Canoy
4. Lourd De Veyra
5. Mike Enriquez
6. Atom Araullo
7. Kevin Manalo
8. Mike Navallo
Female News Personality
1. Jessica Soho
2. Karen Davila
3. Mel Tiangco
4. Korina Sanchez-Roxas
5. Bernadette Sembrano
6. Luchi Cruz-Valdez
7. Pinky Webb
8. Chiara Zambrano
Love Team of the Year – This is presented to the tandem that is most-loved by our dear LionhearTV Cubs. It is a pair that has captivated the hearts of many. Not only do they make their fans believe in love, but they also set a good example for their followers and to the younger generation as well. They are two individuals that people can look up to on-and-off cam.
7. Team Jolly / AlFia
BL Tandem of the Year – Boys’ Love has become popular during this pandemic. It provided a new opportunity, a new way of understanding what an onscreen tandem is all about. The Thai tandem of #BrightWin as #Sarawat and #Tine in #2gether has sparked the local emergence of local BL stories. It is just proper to recognize the popularity and the following it has created during this time.
1. Elijah Canlas and Kokoy de Santos (Gameboys)
2. Ian Pangilinan and Paolo Pangilinan (Gaya sa Pelikula)
3. Enzo Santiago and Darwin Yu (My Extraordinary)
4. Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara (Hello Stranger)
5. Miko Gallardo and Aki Torres (My Day)
6. Henry Villanueva and Clifford Pusing (Sakristan)
7. Royce Cabrera and Kyo Quijano (Quaranthings)
8. Yves Flores and Jerome Ponce (A Soldier’s Heart)
Favorite Performer – The award goes to the artist who nailed both singing and dancing as well. He or she is a true ‘performer’ all-through-and-through and has owned the stage; outdone the strong competition he or she had to face. The award signifies versatility.
1. Inigo Pascual
3. Sarah Geronimo
4. Julie Ann San Jose
5. Daniel Padilla
6. KZ Tandingan
7. Darren Espanto
8. Moira dela Torre
Favorite Radio DJ – He/she is the person and the favorite voice on the radio waves. Despite the fact that they can only be heard, but some radio stations have already managed to combine audio-visual altogether like broadcasting on TV or on the Net—his or her intended audience can now see how he or she does his or her job. But that voice does not remain a voice but it has a great responsibility to create an impact as well.
1. Papa Jackson – Energy FM
2. DJ Kara – Energy FM
3. Jai Ho – MOR 101.9
4. Nikolehiyala, Chris Tsuper (Dear Nicole and Chris) – Love Radio
5. Markki Stroem, Chico Garcia, Rica, Hazel (The Morning Rush) – RX 93.1
6. Raqi Terra – Love Radio
7. Rico Panyero, Rica Herra – Yes FM
8. DJ Eva Ronda
Favorite TV Host – The Favorite TV Host is the face of the any show that any audience get to enjoy watching whether on a weekday or on a weekend basis. Some might say that this is the easiest job in the industry, but one cannot make the viewers crave for more without the gab for words and the confidence to carry a show. With his or her charm and commendable skills, this host is truly a topnotch.
1. Vice Ganda – GGV
2. Korina Sanchez – Rated K
3. Jessica Soho – KMJS
4. Melai Cantiveros, Jolina Magdangal, Karla Estrada – Magandang Buhay
5. Boobay At Tekla – TBATS
6. Toni Gonzaga – I Feel U
7. Mars Pa More – Camille Prats, Iya Villania
8. Solenn Heussaff, Gil Cuerva – Taste Buddies
Fan Club of the Year – Fans are the most precious people, celebrities could have. They are the real reason why a star is born and continue to make it big because of their support. They devote time and effort for their idols, but only the responsible ones last.
5. Kapuso Brigade
18. A’TIN (SB19)
19. Elijah Nation
20. KarJack Nation
Favorite Group – Aside from individual awards, this category recognizes the best group in the entertainment circuit has. There may be people who shine individually, but surely there is joy to watch a group that does such feat equally.
5. PPOP Generation
6. TNT Boys
7. Beks Battalion
8. SHA Boys/Girls
Radio Station of The Year – Even if the digital platform may have somehow overtaken the radio, still the industry refuses to bend but continue to innovate and strive to put up a good fight and be updated or still stay significant over the years. Nothing beats the spontaneity of listening to the radio. Whether inside the office or at the comfort of your own room or even driving or even walking, radio is still and will always stay as a good companion.
2. Energy FM
3. MOR 101.9
5. Wish 107.5
6. Love Radio
7. Radyo 5
8. Barangay LS
TV Station of the Year – The way to success is steep, even the roads going there is rough and bumpy at times. Competitions between stations will forever be fierce; each one trying to outwit, outdo any efforts or initiatives for the ratings’ sake. But at the end of the day, only the one who succeeded in impressing the public with an outstanding branding, quality of output, good public relations and even better service do matter the most.
3. CNN Philippines
5. IBC 13
6. PTV 4