Gerald, Kim separately vie for 'love team' award

Posted at 06/28/2012 11:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- During their love team's heydays, actor Gerald Anderson and actress Kim Chiu were consistently topping polls as their generation's most followed team-up. 

Anderson and Chiu during filming of their reunion project

Now, the two are at it again -- only this time, with new on-screen partners in tow.

After their much-publicized break up in 2010, which also spelled the end of their long-running love team, Chiu and Anderson were paired with new TV and film partners, to whom they are also linked in real life. 

The "Binondo Girl" has actor Xian Lim, while the "Budoy" star was paired with Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo.

Their respective post-break-up team-ups have been widely embraced by their fans, and this is reflected in a popular online poll determining the year's most followed on-screen love team.

In the latest voting tally of the annual Yahoo! OMG Awards, "KimXi" (Kim and Xian) and "Ashrald" (Asher, Geronimo's second name, and Gerald) are the frontrunners for the "Love Team of the Year Award."

As of June 25, the "My Binondo Girl" pair has garnered 46% of the total votes cast in the category, while the "Catch Me I'm In Love" couple has accumulated 34%.

While Chiu and Anderson continue to do projects with Lim and Geronimo respectively, the former sweethearts are also set to reunite on the big screen via the 20th anniversary film offering of talent management firm Star Magic.

Meanwhile, below are the rest of the preliminary results of the OMG Awards poll.

The official victors of the popular online poll will be announced on July 6 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

  • Female Singer of the Year - Sarah Geronimo, 37%
  • Male Singer of the Year - Christian Bautista, 39%
  • Female TV Host - Bianca Gonzalez, 52%
  • Male TV Host - Boy Abunda, 26%; Vic Sotto, 29%; Luis Manzano, 31%
  • Best Female Newcomer - Solenn Heussaff, 34%; Coleen Garcia, 29%
  • Best Male Newcomer - Richard Yap, 41%; Daniel Padilla, 50%
  • Comedienne of the Year - Eugene Domingo, 62%
  • Comedian of the Year - Vice Ganda, 58%
  • Child Star of the Year - Xyriel Manabat, 57%
  • Love Team of the Year - Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, 46%; Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson, 34%
  • It Couple of the Year - Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband, 33%
  • Movie of the Year - "Unofficially Yours," 32%
  • Fan Club of the Year - KimXi, 48%
  • Best FM Radio Station - WLS FM 97.1, 37%; Love Radio 90.7, 34%
  • OMG! Best Radio Show - The Morning Rush, 49%
  • Female Radio DJ - Nicole Hyala, 61%
  • Male Radio DJ - Papa Jack, 53%
  • Celebrity of the Year - Anne Curtis, 59%
  • Major Impact of the Year - Vilma Santos, 57%
  • Band of the Year - Parokya ni Edgar, 79%
  • Most Promising Actress - Kathryn Bernardo, 62%
  • Most Promising Actor - Enrique Gil, 33%; Paulo Avelino, 30%
  • Breakthrough Actress - Kim Chiu, 73%
  • Breakthrough Actor - Xian Lim, 73%
  • Actress of the Year - Anne Curtis, 35%; Angel Locsin, 36%
  • Actor of the Year - Coco Martin, 53%