The best proof that TikTok ain't just a fad and is here to stay is the very first TikTok Awards in the Philippines. Streaming on Sunday, July 4 over the short form mobile video destination's official social media accounts, countless TikTok creators across the islands, who have used their talents and creative abilities to provide joy and entertainment especially amid this challenging pandemic, will finally receive due recognition as the best of the best on the platform.

Aptly entitled "Ipakita Mo!" -the Filipino way of saying "show em what you've got" - the event seeks to honor the amazing talent of TikTok users who have continuously contributed to the slew of creative and exciting content on the app. Presented in partnership with Globe and TM, the awards night will likewise provide stellar entertainment from top local celebrities and the biggest TikTok stars.

(Left) Sanya Lopez, Andrea Brillantes and SB19 are among the nominees for Top Celebrity Award. INSTAGRAM PHOTOS
(Left) Sanya Lopez, Andrea Brillantes and SB19 are among the nominees for Top Celebrity Award. INSTAGRAM PHOTOS


Hosting TikTok Awards PH are singer-dancer Billy Crawford, voice talent Inka Magnaye and model Vladimir Grand. Confirmed performers meanwhile already list actresses Ella Cruz, Sofia Pablo, Sanya Lopez and Maris Racal; actors EA Guzman and Mark Herras; vlogger Donnalyn Bartolome, dancers DJ Loonyo, Mannex Manhattan, Yumi, Dasuri Choi, and YanYan; sibling dance duo Ranz & Niana; singers Rico Blanco, Zendee and Moira dela Torre; Pinoy boy band SB19, and rappers Gloc 9, and Shanti Dope.

Creators from various categories will be recognized for their ingenious use of TikTok's creative tools along with their innate talents, to engage, amaze, impress and inspire their followers on the platform. Nominees were selected based on user votes, cast by the TikTok community on the TikTok Awards Campaign Page between June 8 to June 19.

The nominees for the various award categories are as follows:

Top Talent Award: Yanyan de Jesus, Zendee, Lite, Vadimir Grand, Zeinab Hlarake, Dasuri Choi, Marc Daniel Bernardo, Naruto Uzumaki, Marvin Fojas and Sai Datinguinoo

Top Celebrity Award: Andrea Brillantes, Sanya Lopez, Ella Cruz, Sofia Pablo, Maymay Entrata, Donnalyn Bartolome, Awra Briguela, Miguel Tanfelix, Maja Salvador and SB19

Rising Star Award: Vanessa Alvarez, J M K O, Angela Ken, Matthaios, Krizzle Luna, Show Suzuki, Father Fiel Pareja, Kuya Bam, Jap and Shane Santos

Top Creative Award: Stephen Benihagan, Dr. Kilimanguru, Haide, Angelo Casimiro, Boss Edlyn, forkspoonmanila, Lam Mo Na Ha, Archer Perezz, ZeDelicious and Brent Seniedo

Finally, Tiktok will also bestow tine Popular Creator Award during the ceremony, which is a category open to all creators who have not been nominated for other awards. Users will be able to vote for their favorite creators in this category by liking their videos. The three most played videos will be then be declared winners, with a Top Creator Award for one of them, selected by a panel of judges.

To watch this first-time event, Download TikTok on iOS and Android devices or watch the show on July 4, 7 p.m. via live streamking on TikTok Philippines' Official TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube accounts.