SHOWBIZ Jodi Sta. Maria Gets Nomination for Best Actress in Emmy Awards

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The list of nominees for the 44th International Emmy Awards is out and acclaimed and comely actress Jodi Sta. Maria is one of them.
The actress has been nominated for her performance in the TV drama series of ABS-CBN “Pangako Sa’Yo” where she played Amor Powers.
Jodi, 34, whose real name is Jodi Chrissie Garcia Santamaria, will be competing with three seasoned actresses, namely, Grazi Massafera, Christiane Paul, and  Judi Dench.
The International Emmys will be held on Nov. 21 at the Hilton New York Hotel.
According to a press statement, this year’s nominees came from 15 countries including the Philippines, Germany, South Korea, Brazil, and more.

The Sta. Rosa-born Jodi is only one of 40 nominees from 15 countries who will compete across 10 categories, according to an announcement by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

She is one of only four nominees for Best Actress.

Dench is an academy award-winning British actress who is cited for “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot,” the BBC One romantic comedy in which she starred opposite Dustin Hoffman.

Grazi Massafera was nominated for her performance in the “Verdades Secretas” (“Hidden Truths”) from Brazil and while Christiane Paul is nominated for “Unterm Radar” (“Under the Radar”) from Germany.

Jodi’s performance as Amor Powers in “Pangako sa ‘Yo” has already won a Best Actress recognition from this year’s Gawad Tanglaw awards and was also nominated by other award-giving bodies. The series is a remake of the 2000 soap opera where a young Jodi played the role of Lia, the kind-hearted daughter of Eduardo Buenavista, the love interest of Amor originally portrayed by Eula Valdes.

Aside from “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” another ABS-CBN teleserye, “Bridges of Love,” also received a nomination for Best Telenovela. It will compete against “30 Vies – Samuel Pagé” from Canada and “A Regra do Jogo” (“Rules of the Game”) and “Verdades Secretas” (“Hidden Truths”), both from Brazil.

“Bridges of Love” stars Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino.

ericho took to Twitter to congratulate his co-stars Maja and Paulo.

“Yuuuun!!! Congrats Maj and Pau,” he tweeted.

“The International Emmy competition is the pinnacle for recognizing excellence in television around the world,” said IATAS President and CEO Bruce L. Paisner in a press release. “We congratulate the 2016 Nominees and welcome them to our global stage.”

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