Sa naganap na Osaka Asian Film Festival sa Japan, itinanghal bilang Best Perfomer ang kapamilya actress na si Isa Calzado para sa kanyang pag-ganap sa pelikulang Bliss na likha nga director na si Jerrold Tarog.
Nakalaban ni Iza ang nominees mula sa iba't-ibang bansa.
Sa kanyang mga post sa social media, batid ni Iza ang kanyang kasiyahan sa kanyang pagkakapanalo.
"So happy to share with you all that I am Osaka Asian Film Festival's Yakushi Pearl Awardee for Best Performer 2017!!! ???? I am grateful to OAFF2017 for this recognition. Much love and thanks to team @blissfilmph especially to our director @jtarog who had a crazy vision and I wanted to work on it because I wanted to do something out of the box."
Ikinuwento din ng aktres ang kanyang pinagdaan bago makamtan ang tagumpay na ito ngayon.
"I auditioned for it, got the part and then went on a roller coaster ride for a month last May 2016. I got sick twice while filming because the role was very physically and emotionally demanding, especially when you're on set for almost 24 hours. It was challenging but fun, thanks to the whole team behind it. My co-actors, you were all brilliant in the film! Can't wait for you guys to watch it too.."
Pinasalamatan din ni Iza ang nga taong sumuporta at nagbigay pagkakataon sa kanya upang makapagpamalas niya ang kanyang husay sa pag-arte.
"Much love and respect to all the films that were part of the festival, especially the Filipino Crew! ???? Thank you to ABSCBN and my show ALTL for allowing me to fly out for the screening and awards. Thanks to my team, Noel Ferrer @iamnoelferrer and @genmagnovergara my angels at home whose hard work make enable me to do all these crazy things on screen. To my family and friends, thank you for the love and support."
Inalay ni Iza ang kanyang tagumpay sa kanyang long time boyfriend na si Ben Wintle na aniya ay buong suporta din ang binigay sa kanya.
"To my love @benmwintle thank you for being a part of this journey. I am so glad you were there last night to capture this moment, sorry I didn't get to mention you on stage as I was super trying to keep it short and was so nervous. Thank you for being a constant source of love and light."
Kasama din sa pinasalamatan ni Iza ang kanyang mga magulang na kapwa sumakabilang buhay na at nagsisilbi niya umanong mga guardian angels.
"To my angels in heaven, especially my mom and dad, your presence was felt each and every step of the way. I hope this makes you happy and proud. Last, but definitely not the least, God Almighty Father, thank YOU for this inspiration. Thank you for giving me something to make me want to push harder and become better at what I do. I give you back ALL the glory, Father, for I would not be who and where I am now without YOU in my life. To my Kababayans, I hope that I can continue to make you proud. I am grateful, humbled, inspired. Maraming Salamat. ??"