Dekada Star Award Winners!

A Big Congratulations to John Lloyd Cruz for winning the 2014 Dekada Star Award!!! Here’s a snapshot of Lloydie (love the goatie and haircut) in the company of other awardees like Aga Mulach (slightly on the heavier side), Piolo Pascual (red hot!), Dennis Trillo (mysterious in black).

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John Lloyd Cruz early retirement na from showbiz

Early retirement???!!!! Any fan who got a chance to watch “It Takes A Man and A Woman” recent press con may have felt alarmed when the much loved and admired actor revealed that he was considering early retirement from show business. Whhhaatttt???!!!!

During the press con, a question was presented to Sarah G. and JLC, asking them what important lesson they learned from the movie or their characters. I was surprised to see the usually composed and happy JLC, break down into tears as he shared the important lesson he learned from a character who said to him, “Just be a good person.” JLC went on to explain how character Miggy always wanted to be the best, number one but in the end was that good enough to make you happy.

An emotional JLC said, “In the end, in the end, sa lahat na nangyayaring maganda, ng yaman, ng success. In the end, sasabihin sa ‘yo, just be a good person. Yung lang, that’s all that matters, just be a good person.  Lahat, secondary. Just be a good person.” Here’s a clip of press con.

JLC was later interviewed on The Buzz and after viewing video messages from his leading ladies, he was once again in tears. Boy Abunda finally asked the actor, if he was really going into early retirement. JLC explained that he still has not reached the quality of life he wants which means to have more time with his family and the people he loves and overall making better choices in projects, etc.

I have to admit, I felt for him. He is after all one of the most hard working actors in the industry right now. It felt like his unyielding crazy work schedule, overexposure and fame have taken a great toll on his own personal life. Sounds like what JLC needs is a good break. He deserves it! More power to you JLC! Mabuhay!

And the 2013 PMPC Star Awards Best Actor goes to…

Looks like a tight race for this year’s 29th PMPC Star Awards Best Actor and Best Actress Nominees. My personal favorites John Lloyd Cruz (Best Actor nominee) and Bea Alonzo (Best Actress nominee) have been both nominated for their lead roles in their movie, The Mistress.   Check out the list of contenders below. 🙂 (Some of my other fave actor/actress nominees are Eddie Garcia, Dingdong Dantes, Coco Martin, Gina Alajar, Angel Locsin, Jodi Sta. Maria and Angelica Panganiban.)

Movie Actor of the Year

John Lloyd Cruz (The Mistress)
Dingdong Dantes (One More Try)
Jeorge “E.R.” Estregan (El Presidente)
Eddie Garcia (Bwakaw)
Coco Martin (Sta. Niña)
Aga Muhlach (Of All The Things)
Jericho Rosales (Alagwa)
Movie Actress of the Year
Gina Alajar (Mater Dolorosa)
Bea Alonzo (The Mistress)
Nora Aunor (Thy Womb)
Angel Locsin (One More Try)
Angelica Panganiban (One More Try)
Vilma Santos (The Healing)
Jodi Sta. Maria (Migrante)
*The awards ceremonies will be held at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, on March 10, 2013, Sunday, 6 p.m. Followed by a telecast on March 17, 2013, on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best.

There’s no denying that JLC is as versatile as an actor gets when it comes to portraying a variety of characters and successfully doing it. Who can forget memorable characters that left an imprint in our hearts like, Eli  from “Maging Sino Ka Man”, to Noel in “In My Life”, Allan in “Miss You Like Crazy” and Eric “JD” in “The Mistress”. His portrayal of these characters are a testament of his true talent and effortless ability to uniquely bring true life to each character and always finding a way to keep us entertained and relate to each one of them. So his nomination comes as no surprise, his work speaks for itself. Best of luck to you JLC and fellow nominees!!!

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