Another recognition has been added to the list of honors received by the documentary “Jake and Charice,” as it bagged the award for LGBTQ+ representation in the non-scripted category of the MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2020.
“Thank you MIPCOM Diversify TV Excellence Awards for recognizing my story. Thank you to my TEAM for the support system, ABS-CBN, and most of all, NHK (Hiroko, Akiko, Ma’am Teresita & Yusaku) for believing in me and my story,” Jake wrote on Instagram.
MIPCOM is an annual television trade show in Cannes, France which prides itself in being “The World’s Largest Entertainment Content Market.” The accolades under its Diversify TV Excellence Awards are “dedicated to championing and promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms across the international television industry.”
“Jake and Charice”—produced by Documentary Japan Inc. and co-produced by ABS-CBN—tells the challenging yet liberating journey of how the celebrated singer Charice transitioned into being the transman Jake Zyrus. It also took viewers on the development and making of his latest album “Evolution” under Star Music.
The docu also recently won the national award for Japan as the Best Documentary Programme in this year’s Asian Academy Creative Awards.
The multi-awarded documentary was likewise revealed to be one of the Best Arts Programming nominees at the prestigious 2020 International Emmy Awards, which will culminate at a ceremony in New York City in November. It also previously took home the Gold Camera award under the social issues category of the 2020 US International Film and Video Festival.
Learn more about Jake’s brave journey by listening to his “Evolution” album and his latest single “Miss You in the Moonlight” on various digital streaming platforms.