Zanjoe Marudo gets International Emmys acting nomination

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Posted at Sep 28 2017 02:38 AM | Updated as of Sep 28 2017 08:43 AM

Zanjoe Marudo acts on the special Father's Day episode of 'Maalaala Mo Kaya' in June. MMK (The Official) Facebook page

Zanjoe Marudo is nominated in the 2017 International Emmy Awards.

He's in the running for the top male acting honorm thanks to his portrayal of a single father who raised his children inside a cave after a storm ravaged their home in "Maalaala Mo Kaya."

The Kapamilya star is competing against Brazil's Julio Andrade, France's Kad Merad, and Oscar-nominated actor Kenneth Branagh.

His nomination follows Jodi Sta. Maria, who also scored one in the international awards show last year. The actress fell short in taking home the honor for her role in "Pangako Sa 'Yo."

The winners will be announced on November 20 in New York.

Organized by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the International Emmy Awards aims to recognize showmakers for "inspiring audiences worldwide with their creativity and talent."

This year's list features 44 nominees across 11 categories and 18 countries.

Meanwhile, it was also revealed that TV Patrol bagged a nod for its special coverage of super typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards.

The awards show focusing on news and current affairs programs will announce its winners on October 5, also in New York.