Maja Salvador just received her trophy for winning Best Actress at the recently concluded 1st Asia Contents Awards in Busan, South Korea. Wow!
The awards-giving body recognizes the achievements of the TV drama industry in countries such as South Korea, the Philippines, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other ASEAN countries.
In her acceptance speech, Salvador thanked ABS-CBN for entrusting her with the role.
“Playing Ivy Aguas and lily Cruz was a great challenge and pleasure for me as an actor—to paint an honest picture of what she went through, knowing that viewers empathize, cheer, and from time to time, hate her for her choices.
“It was an honor to be trusted with this role by our network, ABS-CBN, and the whole team of Wildflower, headed by Direk Ruel Bayani and to my directors, Direk Raymund Ocampo, Direk Cathy [Camarillo], to my boss Miss Maru Benitez, the whole team of writers for weaving the story.
She also specifically thanked veteran actor Tirso Cruz III for challenging her to do better.
“I share this recognition to all of my brilliant colleagues in the show, most especially to the veteran genius, Mr. Tirso Cruz III, who upped my game and encouraged me when I thought I had nothing more to give,” Salvador added.
Maja is currently in Korea with boyfriend Rambo Nunez, Wildflower production manager Maru Benitez, and Wildflower director Raymund Ocampo to receive the award.
Apart from Maja, another Best Actress award was presented to Chinese actress Yao Chen for the drama series All Is Well.
Other awardees include Morita Misato (New Corner) and Takayuki Yamada (Best Actor) for the Japanese Netflix drama The Naked Director, as well as Kim Nam Gil for The Fiery Priest. Idol Kim Jae Joong also won the Excellence Award.
A huge congratulations Maja Salvador!