Sharon Cuneta

Sharon Gamboa Cuneta-Pangilinan (/'ʃæ:rɔ:n kʊ'nɛtʌ/ koo-NE-ta; born January 6, 1966) is a Filipino actress, singer, television host, and commercial endorser. She is referred to as the "Megastar" of the Philippines for her unparalleled success in the entertainment industry. Her career - spanning over 40 years to date - as a multi-awarded film actress, record-breaking singer and concert performer, top-rated television host and one of the highest-paid commercial endorsers, is a testament to her achievements in all facets of the entertainment spectrum.

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Born
Sharon Gamboa Cuneta

(1966-01-06) January 6, 1966 (age 54)
Santa Mesa, Manila, Philippines
OccupationSinger, Actress, Television Host, Brand Endorser, Entrepreneur
Years active1978–present
TelevisionThe Sharon Cuneta Show, Sharon, Star Power: Sharon's Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar, Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid, Madam Chairman, The Voice Kids Philippines, The Voice Teens Philippines, Your Face Sounds Familiar, Your Face Sounds Familiar: Kids
Spouse(s)
Children4 (including KC Concepcion)
Parent(s)Pablo Cuneta
Elaine Gamboa Cuneta
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Labels

She has starred in 59 films, hosted over 10 TV shows, recorded over 40 albums. She is the only actress to have been elevated to the “Box Office Hall of Fame” in 1990 by holding the Box Office Queen Title five (5) times. She would, later on, hold the most Box Office Queen titles in history with nine (9) recognitions.[1] She has garnered "Best Actress" Awards and 23 nominations as an actress from notable Filipino award-giving bodies such as the Film Academy of the Philippines, FAMAS, the People's Choice Awards, the Metro Manila Film Festival, PMPC Star Awards for Movies, KOMOPB Awards, and the Gawad Genio Awards. 1996 was a particularly notable one as a Grand Slam Year for her for winning as “Best Actress” in all Major Award-giving bodies in the Philippine entertainment scene:[2] PMPC Star Awards for Movies, Film Academy of the Philippines, People's Choice Awards, FAMAS Awards and Gawad Urian.

As a singer and concert performer, she is a multiple Awardee with the following under her belt : Gold Record, Platinum Record, Double Platinum Record, Triple Platinum Record, Quadruple Platinum Record, Diamond Record, ALIW Award, AWIT Awards, GMMSF Awards[3] and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Board of Directors of the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry (PARI).[4]

As a Television Host, she has received the “Best Female TV Host” Award from the PMPC Star Awards for Television for “The Sharon Cuneta Show”, the “Best Talk Show Host”  for “Sharon[5]” from the KBP Golden Dove Awards and the “Highly Commended Best Entertainment Presenter[6]” for the 2006 Asian Television Awards.

Sharon Cuneta's legacy and continued success in all the multiple fields of media and entertainment (film, television, music, live concert performances, commercial brand endorsements) has firmly established her stature as one of the most iconic and beloved celebrity personalties in the history of the Philippine entertainment industry.

Early lifeEdit

Sharon Cuneta was born on January 6, 1966 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Santa Mesa, Manila[7] to Pablo Cuneta (1911–1999), a former Mayor of Pasay who was the longest-serving mayor in the Philippines from 1951 to 1998, and Elaine Gamboa (1934–2014), the sister of actress and singer Helen Gamboa. Her early years were spent in San Lorenzo Village, Makati and then in their beloved family home in Paraiso Street Dasmariñas Village, Makati.[8]

Cuneta grew up surrounded by music, listening to her dad's beloved record collection and, under her Mother's music-lover eye (Elaine Gamboa was a Piano Major at the UST's Conservatory of Music in her youth[9]), the young Sha-Sha would take up piano, guitar, flute and piano lessons to broaden her musical training and exposure at a young age. At the tender age of 3 years old, Cuneta would accompany her famous Aunt Helen Gamboa during tapings of her television shows. Once, on the famous noontime show "Oras Ng Ligaya[10]" with Oscar Obligacion, the young Sha-Sha was allowed to lipsynch one of her Aunt Helen's songs to the delight of the entire studio audience.

Another of her first proper TV appearances was on Ike Lozada's show, for the Bulilit portion, where she also mimicked the songs of her Aunt Helen. Cuneta was just as young when she appeared in her first movie, the Rosanna Ortiz – George Estregan starrer Lovers for Hire where she played one of Roderick Paulate's playmates.[8]

Cuneta attended St. Paul College, Pasig and International School Manila for her primary to secondary education.[11] But decided to forgo her high school education due to her singing commitments, at the age of 14.[7]

At the age of 11, in one of the parties at the Cuneta home, Sharon was asked to sing one of Cinderella's 1970s hits, '"Bato sa Buhangin". One of the guests in the party was TV host and comedian, Tito Sotto, the husband of her aunt Helen Gamboa and Vicor Music's Vice President at that time. Sotto invited Cuneta to make a record for his label.[12] She recorded her first single, "Tawag ng Pag-ibig" [13] ("Call of Love"), 12 days after her 12th birthday as a gift from her parents.[7]

CareerEdit

1978 - 1980: Career BeginningsEdit

In January 1978, a wide-eyed, 12-year old Sharon Gamboa Cuneta made her first visit to 782 Aurora Boulevard, which was the address of Vicor Records. Her Uncle and Vice-President of Vicor, Tito Sotto, asked her to record “Tawag Ng Pag-Ibig”[14] which he produced for her at Vicor and shortly after, this newbie singer was on television promoting her own song for the very first time and on the top-rated TV show “Discorama” hosted by TVJ,[15] no less.

The young Sharon was being interviewed live on Discorama when it suddenly hit her: “This is the show I watch every week. This is the show that I don’t know how many hundreds of thousands or millions of people watch in the whole country. When it hit me, I couldn’t talk.[16]

In May 1978, Sharon Cuneta followed up with a song by Rey Valera entitled "Mr. DJ" that became THE Song that started it all for her. Her Producer in Vicor, Tito Sotto, wanted Valera to make a song that would appeal to the Radio DJ's and convince them to play her record on the air.

"Sweet and innocent, Sharon’s rendition instantly captured public attention. At a time when the local hit charts were dominated by the soulful ballads of Rico Puno, Didith Reyes and Basil Valdez, Sharon was like a whiff of fresh air. Mr. DJ became a huge hit and a future megastar was born." - Baby A. Gil[17]

"Mr. DJ" became a massive popular hit and gave Cuneta the moniker, "DJ's Pet" (which also became the title of her debut LP). Cuneta received her first Gold Record for this and her music label Vicor Records came out with succeeding albums like "Sharon" and "Sharon Cuneta", and then "High School" all with the same level of hit-making success.

The years that came after Mr. DJ found Sharon making one hit after another for Vicor. Cuneta released one hit single after another including "Naaalala Ka", "I-Swing Mo Ako", "Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko" and "High School Life", which were also part of the Manila Sound era.

Aside from her blossoming recording career at the time, Cuneta also began hosting with her aunt, Helen Gamboa, in a TV variety show titled C.U.T.E. or Call Us Two for Entertainment on IBC 13.[18]

In 1980, because of her continued commercial success as a young singer, Cuneta's boss at the time in Vicor Music, Boss Vic Del Rosario, gave her the golden opportunity to record her very first George Canseco song: "Langis at Tubig." This became the theme song of the film with same title starring Vilma Santos and directed by Danny Zialcita.

During the Cebu Film Festival that same year, "Langis at Tubig" was an official entry and had a float made for the parade at the Sinulog Festival. The only people there were the director, Danny Zialcita and Sining Silangan producer, Ernie Rojas. But there were no actors from the actual movie who were able to go to Cebu for this event as the main lead, Vilma Santos, was pregnant at the time. Sining Silangan asked permission from Boss Vic Del Rosario if the young Sharon Cuneta who sang the theme song could join them on the float. Boss Vic agreed and Cuneta, accompanied by her Mother, Elaine Cuneta, headed to Cebu.

"My Mom and I got on the float. We went to Cebu, my first time ever. When I got on the float and it started moving, I couldn’t believe how people reacted to me. That they knew me. I just felt all this love come towards me like a rain of bullets. I can’t explain the feeling. At that age, I was 14 already. A veteran (laughs) after 2 years of singing."[16]

1981- 1983: Dear Heart and the start of a Movie CareerEdit

On the same day as that memorable Sinulog Festival Float Ride during the Cebu Film Festival, Director Danny Zialcita said to Elaine Cuneta, "Mrs. Cuneta, I need to talk with you and the Mayor. I have a project that I have written and it's about a girl that is actually Sharon. So if you and the Mayor don't allow her to do it, I'll never do this movie." Mayor Cuneta and Mommy Elaine eventually agreed to meet with Danny Zialcita and as the Mayor's way of saying "No", declining in what he thought of was a polite way, he thought up an outlandish, obscenely high figure as Sharon's Talent Fee. Because he said it's impossible, they only pay superstars this much. To the disbelief of Sharon's parents, Sining Silangan agreed to pay the sum without reservation. "Ok po. Call". That was it.[19]

Zialcita told her: "If you would do this for me I will make you a star. It was a commitment, a promise I made to her."[20]

"The topic of the leading man came up. Direk Danny said, 'Who would you want to be your leading man?' And my answer, of all things to say, was anybody but Gabby Concepcion. Turns out, the only one available was Gabby Concepcion." [16]

Cuneta starred in her very first feature film, Dear Heart.[19] She was paired with then Close-Up model and Regal Films' 1980s heartthrob, Gabby Concepcion. Dear Heart was successful and paved the way for future collaborations.[19]

Due to the commercial success of Dear Heart, a sequel was made. Since Sining Silangan didn't have the means to create an immediate follow up film, Mayor Pablo Cuneta collaborated with Vic Del Rosario and established Viva Films. On November 12, 1981, Viva Films released its first feature film, P.S. I Love You, starring Cuneta and Concepcion. The film was a box office success and was followed by another Sharon-Gabby collaboration, My Only Love (1982).[21]

Cuneta was also paired with other leading men, with the likes of William Martinez (in Forgive and Forget), Rowell Santiago (in Cross My Heart and Friends in Love) and Miguel Rodriguez (in To Love Again) from 1982 to 1983, which made her the Ms. RP Movies for the years mentioned.[21]

1984: Marriage with Gabby ConcepcionEdit

Cuneta top billed three blockbuster melodramas in 1984: Sa Hirap at Ginhawa, Bukas, Luluhod And Mga Tala, and Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin Ragudo? that led to her eventual crowning as 1984's Box Office Queen of RP Movies.[22]

Cuneta also staged a two-night sold-out major concert at the Araneta Coliseum titled Sharon Solo with the Boys on July 20 and 21, 1984, and was cited as the year's Most Outstanding Female Concert Hall Act by Aliw Awards.[23]

On September 12, 1984, Cuneta publicly married Concepcion at the Manila Cathedral, eight months after Sharon's 18th birthday.[7] Their grand wedding ceremony was filmed and later on released as The Best of Sharon & Gabby on October the same year.[24]

1985–89: 'Megastar' and The Sharon Cuneta ShowEdit

In 1985, a pet project of the late Mina Aragon-del Rosario, Bituing Walang Ningning was made into a film by Viva Films starring Cuneta, Christopher de Leon and Cherie Gil. Cuneta was then pregnant with KC Concepcion, her first born with Concepcion. The film was released on Valentine's Day, 1985, and was a box office success, crowning Cuneta once again as 1985's Box Office Queen of RP Movies and "Bida sa Takilya", the latter given at the 1986 FAMAS Awards. The moniker "Megastar" was also given to her by the press during that year because of her continuous success in the box office.[25]

Cuneta was also awarded as Best Actress by FAMAS for her performance in the 1984 film Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin and by the Film Academy of the Philippines for Sa Hirap at Ginhawa.[22] In 1986, Cuneta's string of hit movies continued as she stars on three big blockbuster movies: Nakagapos Na Puso (with Lorna Tolentino), Captain Barbell (where she played a cameo role as Darna) and Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas (with Cherie Gil and Dina Bonnevie), the latter crowning her once again as 1986's Box Office Queen of RP Movies.[21]

Her first solo musical-variety show, The Sharon Cuneta Show, also premiered in September 1986 on IBC, which also went on to be one of the longest running musical-variety shows in Philippine television.[26]

While filming her first feature film Dear Heart (1981), Cuneta began dating her on-screen partner Gabby Concepcion and the two continued co-starring in films like P.S. I Love You (1981) and Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (lit. Shall You Be Loved?) (1984). The two married on September 23, 1984 at the Manila Cathedral. Former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos was among the sponsors.[27] The couple had one child, actress KC Concepcion, born in April 1985.[28] Three years later, in August 1987, Cuneta and Concepcion legally separated, citing irreconcilable differences and bigamy, as Concepcion had already married prior to his marriage with Cuneta.[29] Their marriage was annulled in 1993.[30]

After Cuneta and Concepcion's marriage was annulled, Cuneta met politician Francis Pangilinan at her brother's wedding. The two began dating in 1994 and married on April 28, 1996.[31] In 1997, Cuneta, her daughter KC, and Pangilinan moved to Boston, where Cuneta completed her major in business while her husband finished his post-graduate studies at Harvard University.[32] Together, Cuneta and Pangilinan have two daughters and one adopted son.[33]

Cuneta also worked with National Artist for Film, Lino Brocka, for the first time via the film Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig. The film did not fare well at the box office; however, it has earned Cuneta another Best Actress nomination from FAMAS.[21] In 1988, Cuneta only did two films, Jack 'n Jill Sa Amerika and Buy One, Take One, both receiving lukewarm response from the public. Cuneta's variety show was moved from IBC to ABS-CBN on March 6, 1988.[34]

Cuneta continued touring abroad with "The Sharon Cuneta US Concert Tour '88" and was given a Plaque of Welcome and Appreciation from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley at her show at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium. In 1989, Cuneta worked with Lino Brocka once again in two movies, 3 Mukha Ng Pag-ibig and Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita, the latter giving her another Best Actress nomination from FAMAS and the Film Academy of the Philippines.[22]

1990–95: Box-Office Hall of FameEdit

Cuneta's reign as box-office queen even made stronger when she did films with popular action stars like Fernando Poe Jr. (Kahit Konting Pagtingin-1990) Robin Padilla ,(Maging Sino Ka Man-1991), Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr. (Pangako Sa 'Yo-1992), Rudy Fernandez (Kung Kailangan Mo Ako-1993) to name a few. All those movies were certified blockbusters, that though she was already elevated to Hall of Fame as Box-Office Queen in 1990, she was crowned again in 1991 through 1993 because of the success of her movies.[22]

Cuneta also reconciled with estranged husband, Gabby Concepcion, in three more films, Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin? (1990), Una Kang Naging Akin (1991) and Tayong Dalawa (1992), the latter giving her a grandslam Best Actress nomination from PMPC Star Awards for Movies, FAMAS, Film Academy of the Philippines and Gawad Urian.[22] Cuneta won a Platinum award in 1992, Double Platinum award in 1991 and 1992, and Triple Platinum award in 1992.[7]

In 1992, Cuneta reunited with former flame, Richard Gomez in the film Ngayon at Kailanman and in 1994 with Kapantay Ay Langit.

In December 1993, Cuneta first met with Atty. Francis Pangilinan, a radio personality.[7]

1996: 'Madrasta', second marriage and hiatusEdit

For the first time, in 1996, Cuneta made a film outside her mother studio Viva Films via the film Madrasta from Star Cinema. This film garnered her Best Actress Awards from all major award-giving bodies in the Philippines, hence a Grandslam win for her outstanding performance in the film. Cuneta became one of the few actresses (along with Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, and Lorna Tolentino) to be given a grand slam best actress award in Philippine Cinema.[35][verification needed]

2000s: Multi-mediaEdit

In 2000, Cuneta filmed Minsan Minahal Kita alongside Richard Gomez, which earned P10 million on its opening day.[36]

She was named Best Actress during the 2002 Manila Film Festival in June for her role in Viva Films' Magkapatid. In the same month she was given a civic award by the City of Manila the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinwigan for cinema. Other list of awardees included the likes of Raul Locsin for architecture, Agnes Arellano for sculpture and the late Santiago Bose for new art form.[37]

She did not make any films from 2004 through 2007 while she concentrated her career in television and music. For 2006, she released a studio album, Isn't it Romantic, which was awarded with a Diamond certification (sold over 250,000 units in the Philippines).[38]

On January 6, 2006, Cuneta returned to television from her maternity leave with a 40th birthday celebration on ABS-CBN's Ang Pagbabalik Ng Bituin (The Return of the Star). The following month, she came back to her musical talk show, Sharon. After a long rest from filmmaking, she made another film, Caregiver, in 2008, which, according to ABS-CBN, is their most expensive film. In this film, Cuneta played the role of a school teacher working abroad as a caregiver. The film was the fifth highest-grossing film of 2008.[39]

In 2009, Cuneta starred in BFF: Best Friends Forever with Ai-Ai delas Alas and for the first time in her 30 years, a film with Regal Entertainment via Mano Po 6 (which later on gave her another Best Actress citation at the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival). On January 12, 2010, coinciding with her annual birthday show, her self-titled magazine Sharon at Home.[40]

Her long-running musical talk show, Sharon, ended on October 3, 2010 and was replaced by a talent show (which she also hosted), Star Power with singers Christian Bautista and Erik Santos as her co-hosts. After Star Power, Cuneta hosted the Philippine franchise of the popular US reality show, The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition on May 30, 2011, which she co-hosted.[41]

2011–13: Transfer to TV5 and Madam chairmanEdit

On November 22, 2011, Cuneta left ABS-CBN, her home network of 23 years, and signed a five-year contract with TV5. The contract was rumored to be worth one billion pesos, according to celebrity tweets in microblogging site Twitter, which is the biggest talent fee ever of any local artist in the Philippine showbiz history.[42]

In 2012, Cuneta started her first talk show under her new network, Sharon: Kasama Mo, Kapatid. The show ran for eight months.[43]

In September 2013, Cuneta became a co-host of musical variety talk show The Mega and the Songwriter alongside Ogie Alcasid.[44] Cuneta's comedy series, Madam chairman, premiered on October 14. It was her first TV series in 35 years. It revolves around a barangay chairwoman and her struggles in dividing her role as a mother and as a public official.[45]

2014–present: Departure from TV5 and return to ABS-CBNEdit

In September 2014, Cuneta announced through Facebook and Twitter that she had pre-terminated her five-year contract with TV5 and was a freelancer.[46] In March 2015, she signed a contract with ABS-CBN, marking her return to her home network of 23 years, saying: "It is overwhelmingly wonderful! There's really no place like home. I don't belong to anywhere else, and now I'm back home, safe and sound."[47] Upon returning, she also announced that her first project in the channel would be as a judge in Your Face Sounds Familiar.[48] In an interview on May 2, 2016 on TV Patrol, she stated that she will serve as one of the three coaches (judges) for the third season of The Voice Kids, replacing Sarah Geronimo who earlier this year confirmed her departure from the show.[49] She also became one of the coaches for the first season of The Voice Teens.[50][51]

Personal lifeEdit

While filming her first feature film Dear Heart (1981), Cuneta began dating her on-screen partner Gabby Concepcion and the two continued co-starring in films like P.S. I Love You (1981) and Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (1984). The two married on September 23, 1984 at the Manila Cathedral. Then-President Ferdinand Marcos was among the sponsors.[52] The couple had one child, actress KC Concepcion, born in April 1985.[53] In August 1987, Cuneta and Concepcion legally separated, citing irreconcilable differences and bigamy, as Concepcion had already married prior to his marriage with Cuneta.[54] Their marriage was annulled in 1993.[55]

After Cuneta and Concepcion's marriage was annulled, Cuneta met politician Francis Pangilinan at her brother's wedding. The two began dating in 1994 and married on April 28, 1996.[56] In 1997, Cuneta, her daughter KC, and Pangilinan moved to Boston, where Cuneta completed her major in business while her husband finished his post-graduate studies at Harvard University.[57] Pangilinan has since adopted KC.[58] Aside from KC, Cuneta and Pangilinan have two daughters and one adopted son.[59]

Other venturesEdit

EndorsementsEdit

Cuneta is the most expensive and effective product endorser in the country.[60][61]

McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Lux, Selecta, SuperFerry, Globe Telecom, pH Care, Lucky Me, Alaska Milk, Smart Communications and Tempra were some of the products that made Cuneta a notable ambassador. At one time, Cuneta was earning 8 million to 15 million Philippine Pesos per product endorsed.[61]

Sharon at Home magazineEdit

Cuneta has also released her own lifestyle magazine, Sharon at Home, published by ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. It features a different side of the multi-awarded singer, actress, and TV host. She serves as the magazine's editor-in-chief and for the maiden issue, she welcomes readers into her home with advice and tips.[62]

Real estate enterprises and other business venturesEdit

Cuneta owns a residential project of six high-quality exclusive four-storey townhouses at No. 74 Scout Rallos, Quezon City, near trendy restaurants in the area and within walking distance to and from Tomas Morato and Timog Avenues.[63]

Aside from residential real estate enterprises, Cuneta and Pangilinan own a three-hectare farm called Sweet Spring Country Farm in the uplands of Alfonso, Cavite.[64]

FilmographyEdit

DiscographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Legacy and "The Sharon Effect"Edit

HonorsEdit

“Sharon is the first Filipina artist to sell out at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, first in 1988 and again at her latest June 11th, 2005 concert. Her poster is enshrined in The Shrine’s Hall of Fame next to stars Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand and the Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. She created a traffic jam in the '90s that puzzled the former Mayor of Los Angeles Tom Bradley. After hearing of her success, the mayor attended the concert and awarded Sharon with an Honorary Key to the City of Los Angeles,” says Artistopia.com [65]

Sharon Cuneta was an “Ulirang Ina” and a Hallmark Channel Woman Achiever awardee in 2001.[66]

In 2002, she was one of the youngest honorees in the “Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan (for Cinema)”, given by the City of Manila.[67]

2004 was quite an extraordinary year for Sharon Cuneta. She was named one of the "Philippines’ 15 Best Actresses of All Time” by the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc. (DGPI) [68]

In this same year, she was also named “Most Effective Product Endorser” because of her credibility by the A.C. Nielsen, a top-rated survey group in the Philippines.

“That makes Sharon the true and real ‘Commercial Queen’, having endorsed all kinds of products, from food (McDonald’s, etc.), luxury liner (SuperFerry), feminine wash (PH Care) – name it, Sharon has endorsed it.” - Ricky Lo, FUNFARE, PhilStar.com [69]

In December 2004, Sharon Cuneta was the first in her category (“Arts/Movies”) to be awarded the highly prestigious TOYM or “The Outstanding Young Men” award, presented to her by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.[70]

Cuneta is the first recipient of the MYX Magna Award in 2006 as a music icon with an exemplary contribution to Philippine music.

She was the recipient of the OPM Lifetime Achievement Award at the MOR Pinoy Music Awards in 2015.[71]

On April 26, 2015, Cuneta received the Dolphy Lifetime Achievement Award at the 6th Golden Screen Awards.

Para sa akin, (For me) it’s a gift from the people who followed your career, enjoyed your work, respected your work and appreciated you. It’s a very, very special award,” Sharon said.[72]

In 2017, Sharon Cuneta was elevated to the Makabata Hall of Fame of the ANAK TV Awards for being voted as Makabata Stars for seven years.[73]

In 2018, she received the History Maker Award 2018 from A+E Networks Asia which honors extraordinary Filipinos who have had a significant impact on the nation's life and culture.[74]

Cuneta was the first recipient of the VIVA Icon Award at the Viva Convention in 2019 for her invaluable contribution to television, film, recording and concerts.[75]

The Sharon EffectEdit

Sharon Cuneta was also listed by Asia Inc. Magazine (Asian Business Asian Views) in its 2004 issue as one of the “50 Movers and Shakers in Asia.” Cuneta was one of only four Filipinos who made it to the Honor Roll.

Entitled Who’s Hot in Asia (A Look at Asia’s Under-50 Movers and Shakers), the Asia Inc. story stated that, "Sharon, 38, made advertising history when her face was used to launch a shipping line. Thanks to this actress-singer, who rose to fame doing puppy-love romances, Filipinos no longer perceive local ships as floating coffins. They have made an exception for ‘Sharon’s ship’ – the superferry of the WG&A shipping firm – which she endorsed as safe and fun," in the process raising the ship’s passenger volume more than double in three months, according to Sabin Aboitiz, president and CEO of the Aboitiz group, parent firm of WG&A.

Also mentioned in the story is the dramatic jump in sales of PH Care, another product Sharon is endorsing.

The magazine quoted advertising executive Mateo Gargantiel (of Jimenez Basic, Inc., which handles the PH Care ads), explaining what is called the "Sharon effect": "The actress herself is a brand – a celebrity who comes across as everybody’s friend, whether poor or rich.[69]

Awards and NominationsEdit

FILMEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
1984 FAP Awards Best Actress Sa Hirap at Ginhawa Won
1984 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin Won
1984 KOMOPB Awards Best Actress Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin Won
1986 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Nominated
1987 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig Nominated
1989 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita Nominated
1990 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Biktima Nominated
1991 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Una Kang Naging Akin Nominated
1992 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Tayong Dalawa Nominated
1993 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Ikaw Nominated
1995 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Minsan Pa (Kahit Konting Pagtingin 2) Nominated
1997 PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Actress Madrasta Won
1997 FAP Awards Best Actress Madrasta Won
1997 People's Choice Awards Best Actress Madrasta Won
1997 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Madrasta Won
1997 Gawad Urian Best Actress Madrasta Won
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards (People Choice) Best Actress Magkapatid Won
2002 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Magkapatid Nominated
2003 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards (People Choice) Best Actress Crying Ladies Won
2003 People's Choice Awards Best Actress Crying Ladies Won
2003 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Crying Ladies Nominated
2009 PMPC Star Awards for Movies Movie Actress of the Year Caregiver Won
2009 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Caregiver Nominated
2009 Gawad Genio Awards Best Film Actress Caregiver Won
2009 35th Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Won
2010 PMPC Star Awards for Movies Best Actress Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Nominated
2010 FAMAS Awards Best Actress Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Nominated
GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 Caregiver Mother's Day Box Office Queen Won
2009 Caregiver Film Actress of the Year Won
2007 Isn't It Romantic? Outstanding Achievement by a Female Recording Artist Won
1997 Madrasta Box Office Queen Won
1994 Kung Kailangan Mo Ako Box Office Queen Won
1993 Pangako Sa'yo Box Office Queen Won
1992 Maging Sino Ka Man Box Office Queen Won
1991 Box Office Hall of Fame Box Office Queen Won
1990 Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita Box Office Queen Won
1988 Jack 'N Jill Box Office Queen Won
1987 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Box Office Queen Won
1986 Bituing Walang Ningning Box Office Queen Won
1985 Bukas, Luluhod Ang Mga Tala Box Office Queen Won
1984 Friends in Love Ms. RP Movies Won
1983 My Only Love Ms. RP Movies Won
1982 Dear Heart Popular Teenage Queen of RP Movies Won

TELEVISIONEdit

The Sharon Cuneta Show” Also known as TSCS, the Sunday night musical variety show had a two-year run in another network before moving to ABS-CBN on March 6, 1988. It ran until June 15, 1997 and was awarded as Best Musical Variety Show by the PMPC Star Awards for Television in 1993. Sharon Cuneta was also lauded for being the Best Female TV Host by the same award-giving body in 1990 and, consecutively, from 1993 to 1996. TSCS was directed by Bert de Leon.[76]

In 2007, the “Sharon” show won “Best Entertainment Program” by the Catholic Mass Media Awards as well as being “Highly Commended” in the Asian TV Awards.[77]

“Sharon” on ABS-CBN won for “Best Celebrity Talk Show” from the Gawad Tanglaw Awards in 2009.[78]

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