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Anne Curtis, first woman to bag FAMAS FPJ Memorial Award!

Anne Curtis makes history as a legendary female action star!

Chandral Selim
Chandral Selim

4/29/2019 in News
Anne Curtis, first woman to bag FAMAS FPJ Memorial Award!

Just when you thought Anne Curtis can’t get any more badass, this happens.

Last night, April 29, the actress shattered the glass ceiling by being the awardee of the Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award at the 67th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Science (FAMAS) Awards. The award is bestowed upon outstanding action stars which are considered “icons” in the genre. Anne is the first woman to ever take it home. *cue feminist screaming*



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In an Instagram post today, April 29, Anne took the time to give her ~real~ acceptance speech, writing, “I was given an honour so overwhelming that I fumbled for my words the moment I got on stage. So please allow me to put down in words what I really wanted to say.”

She continued, “Just as ‘Da King’ led the way to make a mark in the industry with his action films I was given the opportunity to do the action film ‘BUYBUST’ that had a strong female lead. In fact, last year I did three films, all of different genres with very strong female leads.”

“This goes to show it is an amazing and exciting time in the industry where females can take on the part as strong leads of any film, of any genre.”

Anne credits her strength to the people around her, who have helped shape and mold the actress she is today, and dedicated the award to them.

“As I’m pushing forward to my 22nd year in the industry, I dedicate this to my mum (Carmen Ojales), who has always been supportive and the wind beneath my wings, I am, in fact, living out her dream to be an actress. My parents and family who continue to support me. My husband (Erwan Heussaff) who understands my crazy schedule and sometimes not seeing me for a month. I love you all very much,” she wrote.

She finished her thank you speech with a message of hope, “I also dedicate this to the Filipino youth who continue to have high hopes and work hard to pursue their dreams. Mabuhay ang Pelikulang Pilipino! I pray that there will be many more films with kick-ass strong female leads. Thank you again FAMAS! And thank you to the Poe family for allowing a female to receive this award this year. I truly appreciate it and I am very, very grateful! To God Be ALL the Glory.”

(Read related story: Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis, magsasama sa pelikula!)

Anne is a mainstay in the noontime variety program “It’s Showtime!” She recently announced that she will be teaming up with her co-host and good friend Vice Ganda for an upcoming film this Christmas.

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