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22 PHILIPPINE ASIAN NEWS TODAY September 16 - 30, 2017 Zanjoe Marudo gets International Emmys acting nomination Zanjoe Marudo is nomi- nated in the 2017 Interna- tional Emmy Awards. He’s in the running for the top male acting hon- orm thanks to his portray- al of a single father who raised his children inside a cave after a storm ravaged their home in “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” The Kapamilya star is competing against Brazil’s Julio Andrade, France’s Kad Merad, and Oscar- nominated actor Kenneth Branagh. His nomination follows Jodi Sta. Maria, who also scored one in the inter- national awards show last year. The actress fell short in taking home the honor for her role in “Pangako Sa ‘Yo.”The winners will be an- nounced on November 20 in New York. Organized by the Inter- national Academy of Tele- vision Arts & Sciences, the International Emmy Awards aims to recognize showmakers for “inspiring audiences worldwide with their creativity and talent.” This year’s list features 44 nominees across 11 categories and 18 coun- tries. Meanwhile, it was also revealed that TV Patrol bagged a nod for its spe- cial coverage of super typhoon Lawin (interna- tional name Haima) at the 38th Annual News & Doc- umentary Emmy Awards. The awards show fo- cusing on news and cur- rent affairs programs will announce its winners on October 5, also in New York. ‘Last Night’ is dark, mysterious, and captivating Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga clearly took risks by accept- ing their roles in a unique and complex movie that is Last Night. Tackling the sensitive subject of suicide, the story began in such a mysterious and in- teresting manner that it would make anyone wonder how the story would un- fold. But while the first few minutes of the movie started in a dark mood, it de- veloped into a story full of life and hope, one that would au- diences leave the movie theater in- spired and more apprecia- tive of life and its daily chal- lenges. Without a doubt, Piolo and Toni have once again created magic in this re- union project. Despite playing characters with many layers, the actors were seen as raw and natu- ral. Each scene can easily pierce through one’s heart and soul. Piolo plays the role of Mark who believes he had no one to turn to in this world but himself. Over- come by sadness and de- pression brought by life’s challenges, he attempts to take his own life. Mean- while, Toni plays the role of Carmina who also wants to end it all. Their lives inter- twine one fateful night on Jones Bridge when both of them fail to commit sui- cide. Both agree to find an- other way to end their lives, this time together. As they bond and learn to under- stand each other’s heart- aches, Mark and Carmina’s makes the movie outstanding in the end. Last Night is truly a first in Phil- ippine cinema and screenwriter Bela Padilla de- serves high praise for writing such an unusual yet a spectacular story that would forever be remembered. Last Night is more than a film. It is an experience. Its outstanding cinematography which showcased the beauty of old Manila was wo- ven perfectly into Mark and Carmi- na’s story. The musi