Zanjoe MarudoZanjoe Marudo is the only Asian artist nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category in the 45th International Emmy Awards.
The model-turned-actor is competing against Julio Andrade (Brazil), Kenneth Branagh (United Kingdom) and Kad Merad (France) in the category.
Zanjoe is nominated for his portrayal of a father with paranoid schizophrenia in the “Anino” episode of ABS-CBN’s weekend drama anthology MMK (“Remembering”). This real-life story is among the many unique stories that have given Filipino viewers inspiration, hope and life lessons in the 25 years that MMK has been on air.
Dubbed as the longest drama anthology in Asia, MMK is hosted by ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos-Concio, who was also a gala chair for the International Emmy Awards in 2015.
Zanjoe is among the 44 nominees across 11 categories and 18 countries in this year’s awards.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held at the Hilton New York Hotel on November 20. The International Emmy Awards are given by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.