GMA Network dominates 45th CMMA

GMA Network emerged triumphant at the 45th Catholic Mass Media Awards, securing numerous accolades in various categories at the awarding ceremonies held at Citystate Tower Hotel in Manila last 23 November.

 The Network’s 2022 Christmas Station ID, titled “Love is Us this Christmas: GMA Christmas Station ID 2022,” bested other entries and won the Best Station ID award.

Meanwhile, its flagship newscast, 24 Oras, won Best Special Event Coverage for its 9 May 2022 election coverage, “Eleksyon 2022: The GMA News and Public Affairs Coverage.”

GMA Public Affairs shows Unang Hirit (GMA Integrated News-produced “Unang Balita-Lenten Traditions”) bagged the Best News Magazine, while GTV’s I Juander was recognized as the Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program.

Meanwhile, for the television category, the Best Drama Series/Program category went to GMA Entertainment Group’s primetime masterpiece Maria Clara at Ibarra. Receiving a special citation for the same category was GMA Afternoon Prime’s high-rating family drama Abot Kamay na Pangarap.

The Best Entertainment Program went to the original countdown variety show TiktoClock, while the multiplatform talk show Fast Talk with Boy Abunda earned the Best Talk Show honors.

GMA Network extended its win to the radio and podcast categories.

The Howie Severino Podcast by GMA Integrated News earned acclaim as the Best Educational Program. Dobol Weng sa Dobol B on Super Radyo DZBB 594 received the Best News Commentary award. Sumasapuso, Kasama si Toni Aquino also stood out as the Best Drama Program.

DZBB Super Serbisyo, Trabaho at Negosyo on Super Radyo DZBB 594 and Barangay Love Stories on Barangay LS 97.1 grabbed special citations for Best Business News and Best Drama Program, respectively.

The Best Music Video (Special Citation), on the other hand, was awarded to GMA Synergy’s NCAA Season 98 theme song, “Pusong Kampeon,” performed by Kapuso girl group XOXO and composed by Simon Tan. Additionally, the television special “NCAA Season 98” on GTV and GMA Synergy received a special citation under the Best TV Special category.

In a heartfelt tribute, the CMMA bestowed the Serviam Award posthumously to the late broadcaster Mike Enriquez. The Serviam Award is a tribute to individuals who have contributed to and conveyed Christian values through media-based programs and projects.