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ABS-CBN to show on TFC and iWantTFC the prestigious 2024 ASTRA Film Awards this weekend

January 12, 2024 AT 06:08 AM

ABS-CBN to show on TFC and iWantTFC  the prestigious 2024 ASTRA Film Awards this weekend

2024 ASTRA Excellence in Artistry Awardee Willem Dafoe on the red carpet (TFC News/Steve Angeles)

TFC News' Hollywood correspondent Yong Chavez named Co-CEO
of Hollywood Creative Alliance, organizer of ASTRA Awards 

January 11, 2024, LOS ANGELES, Calif. – ABS-CBN, a powerhouse media content producer and distributor in the U.S., kicks off the new year with major Hollywood news: ABS-CBN and its affiliates will show around the world on TFC and iWantTFC this weekend the star-studded 2024 ASTRA Film Awards which was held recently at the historic Biltmore Los Angeles.  
This is the schedule of airing:

The prestigious awards show is presented annually by the Hollywood Creative Alliance, commonly called HCA, which is a 501 c6 membership-based, not-for-profit organization. Its diverse and inclusive membership includes critics, entertainment journalists, content creators, industry insiders, and creatives with a shared passion for celebrating excellence in film and television. The vision and mission of the HCA is to amplify diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and culture in film and television. 

CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: (Left)  Aba Arthur and (Right) Fantasia Barrino, co-stars in "The Color Purple"
which won the Best Cast Ensemble Award (TFC News/Steve Angeles)

Among those that made the headlines at this year’s awards are the following: 
Director Greta Gerwig accepts with producer David Heyman multiple awards for "Barbie" including Best Picture 
(Shutterstock for the Hollywood Creative Alliance)  

Runaway winner of the night is Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Barbie” which took home the most awards of the evening with eight wins including Best Picture, Best Actress (Margot Robbie), Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song (“I’m Just Ken”), Best Production Design, Best Publicity Campaign, and Best Casting. “Barbie’s” director Greta Gerwig, producer David Heyman, and DJ-songwriter-record producer Mark Ronson were present to receive the awards.
The complete list of winners can be found on
Respected veteran actor Willem Dafoe accepts the milestone ASTRA Excellence in Artistry Award
(Shutterstock for the Hollywood Creative Alliance) 

Willem Dafoe was honored with the Excellence in Artistry Award. The four-time Oscar nominee, who was also honored earlier this week with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, started his career in 1979. Since then, he has received Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Oliver Stone’s Platoon, E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow Of The Vampire, and Sean Baker’s The Florida Project as well as Best Leading Actor for Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity's Gate. In addition, he has received four Golden Globe nominations, four Screen Actors Guild nominations, and Independent Spirit Award nominations. Dafoe has been awarded by the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review, as well as twice by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Additionally, he is the recipient of the Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup and a Berlinale Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement. 

ABS-CBN TFC Hollywood correspondent Yong Chavez was named new Co-CEO and concurrent Vice President of HCA.
She is shown with HCA CEO, Founder and President Scott Menzel announcing the Best Picture awardee..
(Shutterstock for the Hollywood Creative Alliance) 

ABS-CBN’s very own award-winning TFC Hollywood correspondent Yong Chavez was announced as Co-CEO of HCA in addition to her current role as Vice President. In this new role, Chavez will be responsible for overseeing overall operations for the organization including membership relations, working with studios, and creating new initiatives for global representation such as new programs and content creation.   
TFC News' Steve Angeles interviews actress Tia Carrere on the red carpet. Tia presented the award 
or Best International Actress which went to Sandra Hüller - "Anatomy of a Fall” (NEON) (Tia Carrere Instagram) 
In an interview with TFC News’ Steve Angeles, HCA CEO, Founder and President Scott Menzel said: “Yong is one of the most skilled interviewers in the industry. She is our own celebrity that we have now at home.” 
Menzel added: “The vision of HCA is to create a global brand. We are all about celebrating underrepresented voices in the industry. This industry keeps saying that they want change and that they want to accept people from different cultures. The truth is not a lot of people are really doing it. There’s a lot of talk, but very little action. We’re excited to be doing that. That’s why Yong is Co-CEO because we’re going to be building this up. We’re going to develop international content. We’re going to focus more on different countries. I’m very, very excited about this new chapter.” 
ABS-CBN Global COO Jun Del Rosario said, “HCA’s visión aligns with ABS-CBN's. Thus, facilitating this unprecedented collaboration with the mainstream entertainment industry and creative community via sponsorship advances our own internationalization goals. We are very pleased to work with HCA and are proud of our own Yong Chavez making a huge impact in promoting diversity and in representing the global Filipino community.” 
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