Showbiz newbie Jane Oineza’s first lead role as a professional actress has become her biggest break to date with her nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress category at the 2013 New York Festivals (NYF) World’s Best Television & Films.
“I’m very thankful po dahil na-recognize nila ’yung ginawa ko. I’m more than overwhelmed,” the 16-year-old told media when she was launched as part of the Star Magic Circle 2013.
It was Jane’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK)” episode with Angel Aquino that got nominated. The controversial “MMK” episode, titled “Manika,” aired in mid-2012 and earned rave reviews for Jane’s portrayal of a 15-year-old girl who was raped by her stepfather in front of her mother.
“Sobrang bigat ng role pero thankful po ako sa ‘MMK’ dahil ipinagkatiwala nila sa akin.”
Jane also feels honored by the fact that she is competing in the festival with Hollywood stars Julia Stiles and Troian Bellisario, who are both from the web series “WIGS.”
The 2013 New York Festivals will be held on April 9 in Las Vegas.