Kathryn Bernardo is a 2-time Box Office Queen Awardee and 6-time Gawad Urian Nominee

Kathryn Bernardo is a 2-time Box Office Queen Awardee and 6-time Gawad Urian Nominee


Kathryn’s cinematic comeback may be filed under dark comedy, but her new chapter is looking bright with these back-to-back recognitions

Last night, Kathryn Bernardo received her ninth recognition from the Box Office Entertainment Awards. Wearing a black and white ensemble from Mark Bumgarner, the actress received her “Box Office Queen” title this year for her 2023 film, A Very Good Girl

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Twice the actress achievement

This achievement comes after the announcement of her nominations for the revered award-giving bodies in Philippine cinema—the FAMAS and Gawad Urian. This is Kathryn’s sixth nomination from the former, with a number of her movies bagging nominations as well: Pagpag, She’s Dating the Gangster, Crazy Beautiful You, Barcelona: A Love Untold; and Hello, Love, Goodbye. The 2019 film, where she co-starred with Kapuso actor Alden Richards, gave her her first Gawad Urian nomination. 

Considered as Kathryn’s boldest movie to date, A Very Good Girl is another validation of her bankability as an actress. On its opening day, the movie earned PHP 10 million. After national and international premieres, the sales hit more than PHP 100 million. 

Before the premiere of Star Cinema’s Rewind in 2023, Hello, Love, Goodbye held the highest grossing film title from 2019 to 2022, with PHP 880 million box office figures. Coming third to date is another film of Kathryn Bernardo, The Hows of Us, earning PHP 810 million. 

A meaningful mark in the industry

What truly makes a performance worthy of the Best Actress title? To some, they measure it by bankability. How effective are they in bringing people into cinemas and making them watch the films? How many individuals or organizations are willing to support and sponsor the production of a movie? How much will this particular film earn should this star top bill the project? 

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Kathryn solidifies her box office queen status last night

Meanwhile, others regard the actual accolades as the confirmation of the star’s skill. With a number of jurors seeing the skill and artistry of the actor, it is a form of validation for them. What quantifies the celebrity’s artistry on this side? The awards. 

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More red carpet looks are in order for Kathryn Bernardo soon

When one looks at Kathryn Bernardo’s journey as an actress, it is a testament that she is capable of winning the hearts of the jury and encouraging her fans and audience to bring back the power of cinema. This double achievement does not come often and not for many. While we are all holding our breath should she win her first Gawad Urian and FAMAS, her star effect is clear—Kathryn is a force to be reckoned with, and her talent plays a big part in her twenty-year-old career. 

Photos: KATHRYN BERNARDO (via Instagram)

Styling KIMI and BOOP YAP

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