Marian Rivera is netizens’ Celebrity of the Year choice



Netizens have voted Marian Rivera the Celebrity of the Year at the annual Yahoo OMG! Awards Friday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The actress won over Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, Please Be Careful with my Heart tandem Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap, and the Voice of the Philippines Judge Sarah Geronimo.

The Actress of the Year plum, however, went to Locsin, who outvoted Rivera, Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo and Jodi Sta. Maria

Coco Martin won Actor of the year. Locsin and Martin won the same awards last year.

For the third straight year, Vice Ganda was Yahoo OMG! Comedian of the Year. Eugene Domingo won the female comedian category.

The former “Princess and I” love team of Enrique Gil and Kathryn Bernardo were named Breakthrough Actor and Actress.

The Love Team of the Year trophy went to Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, while their recently concluded primetime series “Ina, Kapatid, Anak,” was named Best Teleserye.

Following its record-breaking box-office performance, the John Lloyd Cruz- and Sarah Geronimo-starrer, “It Takes a Man and a Woman,” was named Movie of the Year.

In the news and public affairs category, ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast “TV Patrol,” won over its rival programs on GMA 7 and TV5.

Netizens chose from a total of 106 celebrity nominees spread across 22 categories based on the most-searched topics on the local Yahoo! search engine.

The awards show was hosted by Edu Manzano and Billy Crawford, and featured performances from Gary Valenciano, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Yeng Constantino, Lovi Poe and OMG! Media Magnet winner Charice.



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