112314: The Urban Tracker (In Paranaque): Selfie Chasers In A Pre-Taped Star Awards For TV Affair In Solaire

Tapping their gadgets, audience restlessly assemble in Solaire
etting an award is a sum of hardwork. But apparently for the legion of fans who's caught up with celebrity bug, an open chance to take selfie and share the glamour with stars as if their trophies is a grind work. So who's zooming whom? That's my grand conclusion after being invited in pre-telecast of Star Awards in Solaire Ballroom.

Former Star Struck winner Miguel Tan Felix gives way for a fan photo opp
True to the cliché, celebrities are consigned to publicities or rumours to bloat things out for our mental roll call.  At least in a while, there were good things to note watching an awards night aside from its consistent conduct of  glamor and glitz ala Oscar. At first I was curious how the show went thru but at all, it's about a validation of their contribution. Their profession after all speaks of craft and artistry and that night they gonna be feted in a platform called TV.

Tonight's emcees led by Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado, Kim Chiu
TV is a medium with broader reach and spectrum that organizers of this award giving body has to exhaust. It covers entertainment, public affairs in all its facets. On the souvenir program, Star Awards has been around ages since 1987 and they have expanded their categories throughout the years to cater to sprouting formats like travel shows, reality programs. Award giving bodies like Star Awards is a testament that entertainment is a big industry and an inevitable part of the culture.

German Moreno Youth award recipient Katniel are easily the couple to die for of the night.
Star Awards has carved its own template as a basis for television players as a form of affirmation or appraisal of one’s work or contribution. There’s not much a greater feeling than being validated for all the tedious work behind camera. There is much power in commendation much more than raising the trophies. But also in general, the actuations and efforts both by individual, or a production team becomes desirable as reaping an award amounts to  advance their credibility in the industry where they thrive and circulate.

Fast rising tandem James Reid and Nadine Lustre engage in a carefree dance number
Star awards is yearly organized by PMPC composed of seasoned showbiz writers and reporters banded together to form a panel and select winners according to their formulation. They have fairly relegated a lot of luminaries and shows to Hall of Fame like Eat Bulaga, Maalaala Mo Kaya. And tonight it’s the turn of Bubble Gang, the longest running gag show . Somehow awards like this become a barometer in standards based on remarkable efforts and landmark influence of the recipients.

Nova Villa, the recipient of Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement is such heartwarmng recognition.
And to cop off the night, it’s good to see Mike Enriquez elevated to Hall of Fame, as he transformed himself into a household figure aside from seasoned broadcaster. It’s also good to note they bestowed Nova Villa the Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award for she’s been around in ages amusing us in her natural comedic ways in boobtube.These honors only attest to the potency of  entertainment business and otherwise leaves another mark in its history.

The Gutierrez family on stage to receive the award for Best Reality Program.
The fast paced show was visibly well-orchestrated that fell pretty well in its place.  And towards the end there’s Coco Martin going upstage to receive the Best Actor award with overwhelming applause. The selfie crowd were in strike back mode again, racing with media peple and photographers to get a right position and attention. along with bloggers. Modesty aside, as much as I kept it to myself,  By the time I see Annabelle Rama onstage, a selfie urge awakened inside me. She's such an irresistibly figure who made my heads roll like Miriam Defensor.

Vicky Morales of Wish Ko Lang snatches the Best Public Affairs Host.
Who knows next year, it could be Mommy Dionisia's turn?  But that night, It’s enough pleasure for me to see the people of GMA's public affairs picking their trophies like Vicky Morales, Mike Enriquez and spot luminaries like German Moreno, Ricky Reyes, Boy Abunda. I left remembering that Pokwang number singing a Lady gaga tune that fits the occasion. "We live for the applause!" That what award recipients got every time on stage pre-taped or not.

GMA;s seasoned broadcaster Mike Enriquez.