Benjamin Alves earns first acting nomination in 11 years
Benjamin Alves will be vying for the best supporting actor award at the Asean International Film Festival and Awards (AIFFA), his first ever acting nomination in 11 years.
Alves was nominated for the category for his role in the Rainerio Yamson II-helmed “Angkas,” as per the actor’s Instagram page on Thursday, Aug. 4. Alves also showed photos of him taken at Kuching, Malaysia, where the film festival is being held from Aug. 2 to Aug. 4.
“My first acting nomination! After 11 years, it does feel good that somehow you’re being noticed. Thank you to (AIFFA) for the nomination,” he said in the caption. “It was already a pleasure just being invited to attend the festival.”
“To all the nominees for the Philippines, MABUHAY!” he concluded.
Alves will be competing against four other actors from Malaysia and Indonesia for the acting honor.
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Fans and fellow celebrities congratulated Alves in the comments section, with some saying that his nomination has been “long overdue.”
Alves is part of the Philippine delegation present at the film festival, which includes actors Coleen Garcia, Max Eigenmann, Meryll Soriano, Joem Bascon and Tommy Alejandrino.
Aside from “Angkas,” other Filipino films competing in AIFFA are Carlo Obispo’s “The Baseball Player,” Louie Ignacio’s “Broken Blooms,” Christian Paolo Lat’s “Ginhawa,” Roman Perez Jr.’s “Kaluskos” and “Sitio Diablo,” TM Malones’ “Kargo,” Vince Tañada’s “Katips,” Ralston Jover’s “Latay” and Joel Lamangan’s “Walker.” /ra
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