Zanjoe Marudo is the fourth Filipino to be nominated in the International Emmy Awards. He is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category for his exceptional performance in Maalaala Mo Kaya “Anino”. The episode was aired on October 29, 2016 over Abs-Cbn.
On November 14, 2017, Zanjoe arrived in New York City to attend the 45th International Emmy Awards.
Before attending the iemmys functions, Zanjoe made a courtesy call at the Philippine Consulate in New York City.
The first iemmys function that Zanjoe was present was the World Television Festival Opening Cocktails. He met and made conversations with International Emmys founder, President and Chief Operating Officer Bruce Paisner.
On November 18, 2017, Zanjoe Marudo received his nomination certificate and medal during the International Emmy Awards Nominee Medal Ceremony. In his acceptance speech, Zanjoe thanked the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, his home network Abs-Cbn, his management team Star Magic, Maalaala Mo Kaya Team, supporters and friends for making his iemmys nomination a journey of a lifetime.
Zanjoe also joined the Best Performance Panel Interview where he and his fellow nominees talked about their characters and the shows that they were nominated for.
On November 20, 2017, Zanjoe walked down the red carpet at the Gala Night which culminated with the awarding ceremony.
Zanjoe may not have gotten the trophy but being nominated by the most prestigious award giving body for television work worldwide is a feat. Nominated alongside Oscar nominated Kenneth Branagh who is highly regarded in the United Kingdom is already a great win. It is an honor. The iemmys is just a dream to many artists but after only eleven years in the entertainment industry, Zanjoe earned a nomination. It is a testament of his exceptional talent.
As Zanjoe said in an interview before he flew to New York City, aside from the hope of winning, what excites him most is the experience of being at the iemmys. He surely had a great time. It was an experience of a lifetime. As he captioned in an Instagram post:
Photo and video credits: Zanjoe Marudo and his family, iemmys, Troi Santos, Abs-Cbn and TFC Balitang America.