John Lloyd Cruz on International Nomination: “Panalo na ko.”

  • January 26, 2018

John Lloyd Cruz  may be taking a break from showbiz, but that doesn’t stop people from admiring him and giving recognition to his undeniable talents. It can be remembered that John Lloyd has been staying away from the limelight ever since he received backlash from his viral drunk videos from a vacation with actress and rumored girlfriend Ellen Adarna. After the videos circulated on social media, John Lloyd issued an apology through his personal Instagram post. He wrote: “This is me learning. Very humbling but I do apologize to the little boys and girls. No regrets, babies. Just life revealing its raw beauty.”

Related: John Lloyd Cruz Joins Ellen Adarna’s Family Portrait

Amidst all the controversies he experienced and went through, John Lloyd and ABS-CBN have agreed for him to take a leave of absence. In a statement released by Star Magic, it was said that John Lloyd Cruz will be taking an indefinite leave of absence to attend personal matters “John Lloyd will be taking a break outside the country and will return to ABS-CBN after his leave of absence,” the press statement added.

Ever since that break, John Lloyd haven’t been seen on TV yet, only through posts of rumored girlfriend Ellen Adarna and his own posts on social media.

#throwback #throwbackthursday ❤️❤️❤️ #waz

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Merry Xmas!!! ❤️

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Recently, John Lloyd got nominated in an international award giving body, International Cinephile Society Awards, for his performance in Lav Diaz’s 228-minute film, Ang Babaeng Humayo alongside Charo Santos. In an Instagram post, John Lloyd stated that he never imagined being nominated for such a prestigious award-giving body. He wrote: “Wasak. ICS Awards. Never in my wildest dreams. When I read Daniel Day-Lewis written in his category, sabi ko uy panalo na ko.”

John Lloyd was nominated for Best Supporting Actor alongside Willem Dafoe for Oscar nominated film, The Florida Project, Armie Hammer for Oscars front-runner Call Me By Your Name, Barry Keoghan for The Killing of a Sacred Dear, Michael Stulbarg for Call Me By Your Name, and Arnold Valaois for the French film, 120 Beats per Minute.

Congratulations, John Lloyd!

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