Karylle Tatlonghari, star of the pan-Asian musical-cooking TV series The Kitchen Musical, has been nominated in the Best Actres category at the 52nd Monte Carlo TV Festival.
The Kitchen Musical also received a best drama TV series nomination in the said filmfest.
The musical drama series has received positive reviews in Asia since its airing last October 2011. In fact, Ben Silverman, who brought BBC's The Office and Colombian telenovela Ugly Betty struck a deal with Singapore-based The Group Entertainment in association with Small World IFT to co-produce and bring the scripted musical drama to United States.
And now blessings continue to pour to The Kitchen Musical's cast. Aside from a Monte Carlo Filmfest nomination, the show has earlier been nominated for two categories at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals under the International Television & Film Awards competition for Best Writing and Best Performance.
Joining Karylle in The Kitchen Musical, which will air its second season on May, were other Filipino talents, namely, Asian singing superstar Christian Bautista, and stage actor Arthur Acuña (nominated as Best Actor). It also features international artists including Stephen Rahman-Hughes (also nominated as Best Actor) and Rosemary Vandenbroucke (also nominated for Best Actress category).
The 52nd Monte Carlo Television Festival will take place on June 10-14 in Monaco. Other nominees include Downton Abbey (Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt, Dan Stevens and Brendan Coyle), Game of Thrones (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington), Boardwalk Empire (Steve Buscemi, Gretchen Mol, Michael Pitt and Kelly Macdonald) 30 Rock (Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan), The Slap (Blake Davis, Anthony Hayes, Melissa George and Sophie Okonedo) and The Firm (Josh Lucas, Juliette Lewis, Callum Keith Rennie and Molly Parker).
Check out the full list of nominees here.