Rachel Malaguit | Thursday, January 11, 2007
Judy Ann and Aga rule YES! 2006 Readers' Choice Awards (edited)
YES! readers choose Juday as their Favorite Actress and Aga as their Favorite Actor for the year 2006
Judy Ann Santos and Aga Muhlach emerged as the biggest winners of YES! Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards.
Since 2001, The Readers' Choice Awards has been a yearly poll where YES! readers are empowered to vote for their favorite actors, actresses, movies, and even their favorites among the homes and condominiums featured in YES!
The winners of the poll are announced in the magazine's February 2007 issue.
Judy Ann was voted Favorite Actress of the Year, with 490,235 votes for the hit romantic film Don't Give Up On Us.
Aga won as Favorite Actor of the Year for the OFW family drama Dubai, with 693,773 votes.
Inquirer - Nestor Torre
Substantial projects needed for Aga... (edited)
EVERY YEAR, local show business trots out a fresh batch of new talents to beef up the industry’s roster of stellar talents. Periodic infusions of fresh finds are fine, but truth to tell, show biz has a number of established stars who haven’t yet achieved their full potential, and that’s a distinct pity.
Topping the “underutilized” list is -- surprisingly enough -- Aga Muhlach. Aga, one of local show biz’s biggest and most bankable stars, but aside from his weekly sitcom, he’s only occasionally visible onscreen.
Light and predictable
He makes a film only once every two years or so, and his recent starrers have generally been of the light and predictable romantic-comedy sort.
This is a pity, because when he puts his mind and talent to it, Aga is one of our most gifted and insightful actors, and is capable of much better and more textured work on the big and small screens.
Now that he’s in his late 30s and has already feathered his nest, we hope that Aga decides to give his talent the care and challenge it deserves, and occasionally stars in a truly demanding project -- for a change!
If his mainstream producers are nervous about it, he could do a budget digital film every year. Not only would he be helping indie movies get the attention and boost they deserve, but he would be able to come into his own as a mature actor -- a new level that the “safe” mainstream industry hasn’t allowed him to reach.
I don't think they've acted together even on the small screen so this will be something new to look forward to. There was talk of an Aga-Juday-Regine movie for Viva a while back but it was shelved. I hope that a producer out there (big or small) will bankroll a worthwhile project (quality script and talented director) with them as the main lead stars.