Heaven Peralejo and Arjo Atayde were named Philippines’ Best Actor and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2023. The award-giving body announced the national winners on Thursday, September 28.
Peralejo earned the Best Actress award for her role as Me-Ann in the 2022 suspense thriller film Nanahimik ang Gabi. The film also bagged the Best Screenplay and Best Feature Film awards in the Philippine category.
Meanwhile, Atayde was honored for his performance in the crime thriller television series Cattleya Killer, which won the Best Drama Series and Best Cinematography awards in the Philippine category.
In a social media post, Peralejo expressed her gratitude for her recent milestone.
“Still on cloud nine. Most unexpected victory yet. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this to be happening! I am truly so honored to have won the Country Winner for Best Actress in #NananahimikAngGabi and being nominated as the Philippine representative for the Asian Academy Awards” she wrote.
Atayde also thanked his supporters through Instagram Stories.
Other winners were Sue Ramirez (Best Actress in a Supporting Role for K Love), Mon Confiado (Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Nanahimik ang Gabi), and Isabelle Daza (Best Comedy Actress for K Love).
You can view the full list of winners at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2023 below: