Jodi Sta. Maria nominated for an Emmy

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Jodi Sta. Maria is a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress.

(CNN Philippines) — A local actress and TV series make it to the list of nominees in the upcoming 2016 International Emmy Awards.

Filipino actress Jodi Sta. Maria is a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress for her role in ABS-CBN's 2015 television hit Pangako Sa 'Yo. The network also produced the series Bridges of Love, which was nominated for the telenovela category.

Organized by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS), the ceremony gathers over a thousand media personalities worldwide every year.

"The International Emmy competition is the pinnacle for recognizing excellence in television around the world," said IATAS President and CEO Bruce L. Paisner in a press release. "We congratulate the 2016 Nominees and welcome them to our global stage."

Sta. Maria played Amor Powers, a woman out for revenge against her former lover Eduardo Buenavista (Ian Veneracion) and his power-hungry wife Claudia (Angelica Panganiban). The romantic drama is a remake of the 2000 series of the same title, where Sta. Maria also played Lia Buenavista, Eduardo's daughter, as a girl.

Sta. Maria joins Oscar-winning British actress Judi Dench who was nominated for her role in Roald Dahl's Esio Trot. Dench is known for other roles such as M in the James Bond franchise and Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.

Other nominees in the same category are Grazi Massafera in Verdades Secretas (Hidden Truths) from Brazil, and Christiane Paul fin Unterm Radar (Under the Radar) from Germany.

Bridges of Love was nominated with 30 Vies - Samuel Page from Canada, and Verdades Secretas and A Regra do Jogo (Rules of the Game) both from Brazil.

The local TV series follows the story of two brothers, played by Jericho Rosales and Paulo Avelino, and their mutual love interest, played by Maja Salvador.

Winners will be announced on November 21, 2016 at the Hilton New York Hotel.