This year’s Yahoo Celebrity Awards has a total of 140 nominees across 28 categories have been named recently during its press conference held on June 4 at Amber Ultra Lounge, The Fort Entertainment Center, Bonifacio Global City.
New categories such as: Celebrity Couple, Celebrity Family, Male and Female Hothletes, Band of the Year, Male and Female ‘Kontrabida’, Emerging Band, Song of the Year, and Social Media Star were added.
But among the categories, I could only picked a few or a handful which I could push for people to support and cast their votes. These are: Celebrity of the Year (which I think should have been re-named as Newsmaker of the Year since the awards’ name already included the word ‘celebrity’ and I find it redundant; for me it’s Megan Young should be the unanimous winner), Male Kontrabida and Female Kontrabida of the Year, Male Hotlete and Female Hotlete of the Year, Emerging Band of the Year, and Female DJ of the Year (which I am campaigning for DJ Megan of 93.9iFM).
During the launch, it was Marian Rivera who bagged the Media Magnate award, which was won by Charice last year.
Fans have a month-long voting period leading to its gala night on July 18. It is supported by leading brands in the Philippines, including McDonald’s, KakaoTalk, PLDT HOME Bro Ultera, JAG Jeans, Emperador Light, and Jack & Jill.