Kris Aquino being nominated in the same category brought issues against the PBB and Entertainment Live host.
Toni Gonzaga bagged the Best Female Oriented Show Host award in the recently concluded PMPC Star Awards for Television 2009. But this win raised some eyebrows as the “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino was also nominated in the category.
In an SNN report last night, Toni expressed her sentiments regarding the matter. “Isa siya (Kris Aquino) sa mga pinapanood (namin), inaaral din namin 'yung husay niya at galing sa pag-handle ng mga inteviews so she will always be the 'queen of talk' for me. Eto, nakachamba lang tayo this year. Maraming salamat sa PMPC, thank you pero... To Ate Kris, for me ikaw pa rin talaga ang pinaka the best.”
In the same episode, Kris said that Toni deserved the award. “Maybe eight years in a row ko na napanalunan 'yan, maybe nine or ten years and those years I was always grateful but you know, there's room for everybody to be awarded. It does not make me less of a person to not win and it does not make me any more of a person to win. Pero for all those years naman na they acknowledged that I was good maraming maraming salamat. And kung this year napunta kay Toni, then I really congratulate Toni with all my heart, walang halong insecurity or anything because there's room enough for all of us to shine in this industry,” said Kris.
However, the two talk show hosts were again given recognition by another award-giving body, Anak TV Seal Awards for TV, which acknowledges TV shows and personalities who serve as role models to audiences specially the children. Kris Aquino and Toni Gonzaga are part of the roster of Makabata stars. Other ABS-CBN Kapamilya stars who bagged the recognition are Gov. Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, Kim Chiu, Sarah Geronimo, Karen Davila and Korina Sanchez.
Kris Aquino brought the Anak TV Seal Award in the SNN studio and revealed that it is one of the awards she has been waiting to receive ever since. “This is one award that really, really means a lot to me, kasi ilang years na na sinasabi ng mom dati na, 'Kris, bakit never ka ina-awardan so sabi ko, 'Siguro hindi pa ako wholesome, Mom.' So maraming salamat dahil po wholesome na ako and I'm sure sa heaven happy ang mom dahil may Anak TV Seal of Approval na po ako, hindi ko po kayo bibiguin. Maraming, maraming salamat po.”