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Jake Cuenca "Very Disappointed" For Losing In Star Awards

Jake Cuenca said he does not want to expect anymore that he will be getting any awards. He was "very disappointed" for not clinching the Best Drama Supporting Actor during the 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV.

He is happy, though, that the winner was John Estrada, his co-star in "Ikaw Lamang." Jake already won Best Actor during the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) for the indie film "Mulat," which is a New Wave entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2014.

He is not expecting to win in the MMFF, even though there is a strong possibility he might be named the Best Actor in New Wave category. Diane Ventura, the director of "Mulat," also won the Best Director Global during the IFFM.

It's frustrating to not win when you're expecting it, and to win when you're not expecting it, Jake said.

"Of course, we all did our best for that show, so regardless of kung sino man ang nanalo... to everyone who won, congratulations!"

His disappointment is all behind him now, however. He has a new teleserye, which is a fresh opportunity for him to show his best. He will be starring in ABS-CBN teleserye "Pasion de Amor."

Jake can't say exactly what's better--his IFFM win or the possibility of him winning in Star Awards. IFFM is an international award, of course, so it's important to him.

The Star Awards would have been special to him, too, because it was for Franco, his character in "Ikaw Lamang." He gave so much of his life in that show, the actor said. He enjoyed the rollercoaster of doing that role, and has experienced many times of losing himself in his character.

Meanwhile, Jake assured that viewers will enjoy "Mulat," which will be shown in SM Megamall and Glorietta 4 starting December 17. It's not the usual indie movie, he added.

His win in the IFFM is a "bonus" because he was really in New York to take a short course in acting. When his name was called, he was very surprised because he wasn't expecting it.

For him, it was a good memory he can someday share to his future kids. But for now, he's back as an actor, as a student.

Jake was also nominated in March this year for his role in the indie film "Nuwebe." He was nominated as Best Actor at the 4th Queens World Film Festival.

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