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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Two movies by the great Gerardo 'Gerry' de Leon figured prominently in the 1961 Famas Awards--- Noli Me Tangere and The Moises Padilla Story.
"Noli Me Tangere" (1961)- Stars Eduardo del Mar, Edita Vital,
Teody Belarmino, Johnny Monteiro, Oscar Keesee
and Leopoldo Salcedo/ Directed by Gerardo de Leon

Best Picture - Noli Me Tangere (Arriva-Bayanihan Productions)
Best Actress - Tessie Quintana (Alaala Kita/ People's Pictures, Inc.)

Best Actor - Leopoldo Salcedo (The Moises Padilla Story/ MML Productions)

Best Supporting Actress - Lina Carino (Noli Me Tangere)

Best Supporting Actor - Oscar Keesee (Noli Me Tangere)

Best Director - Gerardo de Leon (Noli Me Tangere)

Best Story - Dr. Jose P. Rizal (Noli Me Tangere)

Best Screenplay - Cesar Amigo (The Moises Padilla Story)

Best Cinematography - Felipe Sacdalan (Mga Yapak Na Walang Bakas/ Premiere Productions)

Best Editing - Teofilo de Leon (The Moises Padilla Story)

Best Musical Score - Mike Velarde (Alaala Kita)

Special Awardees:

International Prestige Award of Merit - La Campana de Baler

Dr. Ciriaco Santiago Memorial Award - Lamberto V. Avellana

see FAMAS List of Winners
see FAMAS Unofficial website
More on FAMAS
"The Moises Padilla Story" (1961)- Stars Leopoldo Salcedo,
Joseph Estrada and Lilia Dizon/with Ben Perez, Oscar Roncal,
Max Alvarado, Rosa Aguirre/ Directed by Gerardo de Leon

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