GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards

GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards
2016 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards

45th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards
Awarded for Excellence in commercial success
Country Philippines
Presented by Memorial Scholarship Foundation
First awarded 1971

The Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Entertainment Awards, better known as the GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards or simply Box-Office Entertainment Awards, is an annual award ceremony held in Metro Manila. The award-giving body honors stars and performers simply for their popularity and commercial success in the Philippine entertainment industry, regardless of their excellence in their particular fields.[1]

During the first months of each year, mostly during March or April, the Memorial Scholarship Foundation board of jurors will deliberate for the year's winners, which will be chosen from the Top 10 Philippine films of the past year, top-rating shows in Philippine television, top recording awards received by singers, and top gross receipts of concerts and performances. The list will then be released prior to the awards night, which is held during April or May.[2]


Ferdie Syquia Villar, the person who launched the "Miss Republic of the Philippines" contest, came up with the "Box-Office King and Queen Awards" in 1960s, and formally launched his idea in 1970. By the late '70s, after then President Ferdinand Marcos declared Martial Law in 1972,[3] he turned the responsibility over to Corazon Samaniego before leaving for abroad.[4]

Corazon Samaniego, a former businesswoman in Bulacan, continued the presentation and officially inaugurated the "Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc." in 1971. The organization is named after a former Bulacan town mayor and philanthropist and her late father, Guillermo Mendoza. It became an annual event, recognizing the most popular people and their works in the Philippine entertainment industry. At the end of the day, the proceeds from the television rights and gate receipts are used to send underprivileged Bulacan students to school.[5]


Vice Ganda has the most phenomenal box office star titles with five, he is also the first person to receive this award in 2012. [6]

Sharon Cuneta has the most box office queen titles in history with nine.[7]

Vic Sotto and John Lloyd Cruz have the most box office king titles in history with five.

Regine Velasquez has the most popular singer of the year in guillermo. She bagged the awards for 17 consecutive years. She also has two box office queen title for her blockbuster movies.

Sarah Geronimo has been named thrice as Recording Queen, Concert Queen,and Box Office Queen in one awards night in 2009,2010, and 2014.


Award ceremonies

Ceremonies Year Awards Night Venue Date Ref.
1st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1971
2nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1972
3rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1973
4th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1974
5th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1975
6th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1976
7th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1977
8th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1978
9th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1979
10th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1980
11th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1981
12th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1982
13th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1983
14th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1984
15th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1985
16th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1986
17th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1987
18th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1988
19th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1989 Celebrity Sports Plaza Grand BallroomApril 14 [13]
20th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1990
21st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1991
22nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1992
23rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1993
24th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1994
25th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1995
26th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1996
27th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1997
28th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1998
29th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards1999
30th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2000
31st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2001UP Theater April 4 [14]
32nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2002UP Theater April 10 [4]
33rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2003 Henry Lee Erwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City April 10[15]
34th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2004Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay CityMarch 21[16]
35th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2005Meralco Theater, Pasig CityApril 13[17]
36th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2006RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati CityMarch 19[5]
37th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2007Carlos Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati CityApril 25[9]
38th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2008RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati CityMay 13[18]
40th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards12009Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati CityJune 21 [10]
41st GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2010Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati CityJune 10[19]
42nd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2011RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Makati City,May 10[20]
43rd GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2012RCBC Plaza, Makati CityApril 29[21]
44th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2013AFP Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon CityMay 19[22]
45th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2014Solaire Resort & Casino, Parañaque CityMay 18[23]
46th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2015Solaire Resort & Casino, Parañaque City June 14 [24]
47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards2016Kia Theatre, Araneta Center, Quezon CityApril 17[25]

1The yearly event is supposed to be the 39th year, but they believe that it is an unlucky number. Thus they skipped the 39th and consider this event the 40th instead.

Merit categories

Major awards

Other awards

Film category

  • Film Actor of the Year
  • Film Actress of the Year
  • Prince of Philippine Movies
  • Princess of Philippine Movies
  • Most Popular Film Producer
  • Most Popular Film Director
  • Most Popular Screenwriter

Television category

  • Prince of Philippine Television
  • Princess of Philippine Television
  • Most Promising Male Star of the Year
  • Most Promising Female Star of the Year
  • Most Popular Loveteam in Television
  • Most Popular Loveteam in Movies
  • Most Promising Loveteam
  • Most Popular Male Child Performer
  • Most Popular Female Child Performer
  • Most Popular TV Program News & Public Affairs
  • Most Popular TV Program Drama Series
  • Most Popular TV Program Musical Variety
  • Most Popular TV Program Talent Search/Reality

Music category

  • Male Recording Artist of the Year
  • Female Recording Artist of the Year
  • Male Concert Performer of the Year
  • Female Concert Performer of the Year
  • Most Promising Male Singer/Performer
  • Most Promising Female Singer/Performer
  • Most Popular Recording/Performing Group
  • Most Popular Male Novelty Singer
  • Most Popular Female Novelty Singer

Recurring awards

Other awards

Discontinued categories


The following are the controversies of the award ceremonies:

It was also believed that there was a leakage of the winners list, saying that the "Box-Office Queen" title would be given to Toni Gonzaga for her film My Amnesia Girl. However, many even speculated that Ai-Ai delas Alas would receive the title for her box-office movie Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last na 'To!). In the end, the latter received the award.[31]


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  29. "Juday, gagawa ng pelikula sa Tate Kaduda-duda ang GMMSF!". Abante. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  30. "Bea Alonzo denies snubbing Gerald Anderson at Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards". Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  31. "Ai-Ai delas Alas wants to match Sharon Cuneta's record as nine-time Box-Office Queen". Retrieved 2014-05-26.
  32. "Palusot ni John Lloyd, ‘di matanggap ng GMMSF". Retrieved 2014-05-27.
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