Celebrities and online personalities who continue to spread inspiration and good vibes amid the pandemic won at the recently concluded PUSH Awards 2020.
Now on its 6th year, the voting for this year’s PUSH Awards commenced from March 1 to March 15, while the awards show, which simultaneously aired on ABS-CBN and PUSH’s Facebook pages and on Push’s YouTube channel, was held on March 19.
There were a total of eight categories, a combination of old and new ones, plus an annual special award. The other seven were up for voting namely PUSH Fitspiration, PUSH Breakthrough Star, PUSH Music Personality, PUSH Popular Love Team, and the three newly-introduced categories PUSH Popular BL (Boys Love) Couple, PUSH Digital Star, and PUSH Trending Tiktoker.
Here are the full list of nominees and winners of the PUSH Awards 2020:
JM De Guzman
WINNER: KIM Chiu
PUSH Popular BL Couple
Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara for Hello Stranger
Kokoy De Santos and Elijah Canlas for Game Boys
TJ Marquez and Jerome Ponce for Ben X Jim
Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson for The Boy Foretold By The Stars
Paolo Pangilinan and Ian Pangilinan for Gaya Sa Pelikula
Winner: Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara for Hello Stranger
PUSH Breakthrough Star of 2020
Kokoy De Santos
Winner: Charlie Dizon
PUSH Music Personality
Winner: Daniel Padilla
PUSH Popular Digital Star
Winner: Alex Gonzaga
PUSH Trending Tiktoker
PUSH Popular Love Team
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
Kyle Echarri and Francine Diaz
Seth Fedelin and Andrea Brillantes
Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber
Winner: Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber
Meanwhile, as tradition, PUSH continues to honor the stars who serve as inspiration to many in the annual special award called PUSH Inspiration. This year, PUSH is recognizing celebrities Angel Locsin, Kim Chiu and Iza Calzado for the admirable courage and strength they have shown in the face of adversities.
A true angel in disguise, no one could deny the charitable efforts that actress Angel Locsin has been extending to her fellowmen who were not only affected by the pandemic but of the past year’s calamities as well. Angel was also awarded the PUSH Inspiration in 2019 and 2020.
It’s Showtime host Kim Chiu, on the other hand, rose above bashers and turned her viral “Bawal Lumabas” statement onto a positive direction. With her Bawal Lumabas merchandise, she was able to provide relief goods and financial help to those in need.
Last but not the least, Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin star Iza Calzado, who opened up her story as a COVID-19 survivor and helped another patient’s life by donating her plasma, helped in spreading awareness and inspiration that there is hope amid the dreaded disease.
Congratulations to all the winners!