Christian Mercurio Bables (born December 6, 1992), better known as Christian Bables, is a Filipino award-winning actor.[1] He was declared Best Leading Actor at the 5th Hanoi International Film Festival for his character "Intoy" in the movie Signal Rock.[2] He was also given a Best Supporting Actor Award at the Gawad Urian Awards for his trans woman character "Barbs" in the movie Die Beautiful.[3]

Christian Bables
Born
Christian Mercurio Bables

(1992-12-06) December 6, 1992 (age 27)
CitizenshipFilipino
Alma materDe La Salle University – Dasmariñas
OccupationFilm and TV Actor, Model
Years active2011–present
AgentBoy Abunda (2017–present)
Asian Artist Agency

Personal lifeEdit

Christian Mercurio Bables, better known as Christian Bables, was born on December 6, 1992 in Bacoor, Cavite. The second son of Rodrigo Bables (deceased) and Bing Mercurio-Urbano. He graduated with Communication Arts Degree at De La Salle University Dasma on 2013.[4]

His great passion for acting, hard work, and determination bore fruit and were finally showcased in the television screens (after years of taking Master's class on Star Magic workshop from 2015 up to present) with series and movie projects including 'Die Beautiful' (2016 Indie Film) which gave him his biggest break in the acting industry as 'Barbs Cordero', and made him a 3-time Best Supporting Actor on several award-giving bodies such as MMFF, Gawad Urian, and Luna Awards.[5]

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Producer
2019 The Panti Sisters Samuel Panti Black Sheep, Idea First Company and ALV Productions
2018 Signal Rock Intoy Abakan CSR Films and Regal Entertainment
Recipe For Love Calixto "Calix" Marcel Regal Entertainment
2017 The Ghost Bride David Chao Star Cinema
Finally Found Someone Noah Alcala Star Cinema
2016 Die Beautiful Barbs Cordero The Idea First Company and Regal Entertainment
I Love You to Death Apol Regal Entertainment

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network
2020 Kahit Minsan Lang ABS-CBN
2018 Halik Barry Bartolome
2017 Magpakailanman Ramon Burce GMA Network
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Salamin Reuben "Ben" Hernandez ABS-CBN
2015 Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita Dwayne

Awards, Nominations and Special RecognitionEdit

Year Festival/Award Ceremony Award Movie Result
2020 4th GEMS Hiyas ng Sining Awards
Best Actor
Nominated [6]
2019 37th FAP Luna Awards
Best Actor
Nominated [7]
6th Urduja Film Heritage Awards Won [8]
Asian Pop-Up Cinema (Chicago, Illinois)
Bright Star Award
Won [9]
3rd Entertainment Editors' Choice Awards
Best Actor
Nominated [10]
42nd Gawad Urian Nominated [11]
67th FAMAS Awards Nominated [12]
3rd GEMS Hiyas ng Sining Awards Nominated [13]
11th National Commission for Culture and the Arts Ani ng Dangal Awards
Honoree
[14]
3rd Film Development Council of the Philippines Film Ambassadors' Night
Honoree
[15]
2018 9th Philippine Daily Inquirer Indie Bravo! Awards
Honoree
[16]
5th Hanoi International Film Festival
Best Leading Actor
Won [17]
2nd Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino
Special Jury Award
Won [18]
2017 11th Gawad Genio
Best Film Debut Performer
Won
33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies
New Movie Actor of the Year
Nominated [19]
Movie Supporting Actor of the Year
Nominated
35th FAP Luna Awards
Best Supporting Actor
Won [20]
40th Gawad Urian Won [21]
2016 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival Won [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "What Christian Bables sold to be able to enroll in acting workshops".
  2. ^ "Christian Bables wins best actor in Hanoi". entertainment.inquirer.net. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  3. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Why Christian Bables accepted 'Die Beautiful' role".
  4. ^ "PressReader.com - Connecting People Through News". www.pressreader.com.
  5. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "'Die Beautiful' tops 2017 Luna Awards".
  6. ^ "Mga Nominado sa 4th GEMS - Hiyas ng Sining sa Larangan ng Pelikula". Henry Magahis Facebook Page. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Winners, Luna Awards 2019". Rappler. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  8. ^ "UFF6 BEST HERITAGE FILMS OF 2019". UFF Blog Post. 9 October 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Christian Bables, muling nag-uwi ng international acting award". Push ABS-CBN. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Winners, Eddys Awards 2019". Rappler. 15 July 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Winners, Gawad Urian 2019". Rappler. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  12. ^ "Winners of the 2019 FAMAS Awards". Rappler. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  13. ^ "Mga Nominado sa GEMS Hiyas ng Sining - Gabi ng Parangal (Pelikula o Film)". Henry Magahis Facebook Page. 5 January 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  14. ^ "55 artists honored in NCCA's Ani ng Dangal". Business World Online. 27 February 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  15. ^ "FDCP Names 86 Honorees for the 3rd Film Ambassadors' Night". FDCP Website. 6 February 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  16. ^ Cruz, Marinel (16 December 2018). "Timeless stories, passionate stars feted at 9th Inquirer Indie Bravo!". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  17. ^ Caparas, Celso de Guzman (7 November 2018). "Filipinos win honors in Hanoi International Filmfest". Philippine Star. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  18. ^ Cruz, Marinel (22 August 2018). "'Signal Rock' wins big at 2018 PPP". Philippine Star. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  19. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2017". Rappler. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  20. ^ Custodio, Arlo (29 August 2017). "'Die Beautiful' wins big in FAP's 35th Luna Awards". Manila Times. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  21. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, Gawad Urian Awards 2017". Rappler. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  22. ^ "List of Winners: Metro Manila Film Festival 2016". When In Manila. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2019.