Jodi Sta. Maria wins best actress at Asian Academy Creative Awards

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 9) — Jodi Sta. Maria bagged the best actress title at the Asian Academy Creative Awards for her stellar performance in the drama show “The Broken Marriage Vow.”

The Filipino actress was caught off guard during the awarding ceremony in Singapore on Thursday.

She also turned emotional when she received her award. The actress described the recognition as the "highlight of my year."

Sta. Maria played the role of Dr. Jill Ilustre in the local adaptation of the Bristish series "Doctor Foster."

Hours after her win, the actress posted a photo of herself in bed with the trophy. She acknowledged the people who made her victory possible and dedicated her triumph to the Philippines.

"Finally, PILIPINAS, PARA SA ATIN ITO!" she wrote on Instagram.