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Sunday, December 28, 2014


Three movies, Bonifacio, ang Unang Pangulo, English Only, Please and Kubot: Aswang Chronicles 2 bagged the most numbers of awards during the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival, which was held Saturday night., December 27 at the PICC in Manila.

Robin Padilla (Best Picture)/ Photo: Phil. Star

The historical movie, Bonifacio ang Unang Pangulo won nine (9) awards including Best Picture. The romantic-comedy film, English Only, Please took home seven trophies, including Second Best Picture, Best Director and top acting honors for Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado for best actor and best actress awards respectively. The horror/adventure/comedy film Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles received six awards, including Third Best Picture.

Jennylyn Mercado (Best Actress)/ Photo- Phil Star

Eight films competed for the the mainstream category of the film festival, while there were five full-feature, five Student Short Films, and Five Animations for the New Wave category.

Here is the list of winners at the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival:
Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado for "English Only Please"
Best Actor: Derek Ramsay for “English Only Please”
Best Picture: “Bonifacio ang Unang Pangulo”
2nd Best Picture: “English Only Please”
3rd Best Picture: “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2”
Best Supporting Actress: Lotlot de Leon for “Kubot: Aswang Chronicles 2”
Best Supporting Actor: Joey Marquez for “Kubot: Aswang Chronicles 2”
Best Child Performer: Ryzza Mae Dizon for “My Big Bossing's Adventures”
Best Director: Dan Villegas for “English Only Please”
Best Screenplay: “English Only Please”
Best Original Story: “English Only Please”
Best Cinematography: Carlo Mendoza for “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”
Best Editing: Marya Ignacio for “English Only, Please”
Best Production Design: Ericson Navarro for “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2”
Best Visual Effects: “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2”
Best Makeup: “Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2”
Best Original Theme Song: Von de Guzman for “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”
Best Musical Score: Von de Guzman “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”
Best Festival Sound Engineer: “Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo”
Best Float: “Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo”

New Wave:
New Wave Best Picture: “Magkakabaung”
New Wave Special Jury Prize: “M: Mother's Maiden Name”
New Wave Best Actor: Allen Dizon “Magkakabaung”
New Wave Best Actress: Zsa Zsa Padilla for “M: Mother's Maiden Name”
New Wave Best Director: Jason Paul Laxamana “Magkakabaung”
New Wave Best Supporting Actor: Kristoffer King for “Maratabat”
New Wave Best Supporting Actress: Gloria Sevilla “M: Mother's Maiden Name”
New Wave Short Film Special Jury Prize: “Kalaw” by Asia Pacific Institute

Special Awards:
Commemorative Award: Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito-Estrada
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”
FPJ Memorial Award for Film Excellence: “Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo”
Gender Sensitive Award (Main Category):
Gender Sensitive Award (New Wave):
Gender Sensitive Award (Student Short Film):
Youth Choice Award: “Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo”
Female Face of the Night: Nadine Lustre

Here's the eight entries in the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival 

"Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
(Hindi Pa Tapos ang Rebolusyon)
Philippians Productions
Direction Enzo Williams
Cast Robin Padilla, Vina Morales, Daniel Padilla

"English Only, Please" (2014)
Quantum Productions
Direction Dan Villegas
Cast Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado

"Feng Shui 2"
Star Cinema
Direction Chito S. Rono
Cast Kris Aquino, Coco Martin, Cherry Pie Picache, Carmi Martin, Ian Veneracion

"Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2" (2014)
Reality Ent, GMA Films and Agostodos Pictures
Direction Erk Matti
Cast Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza, KC Montero, Lotlot de Leon and Elizabeth Oropesa

"Magnum Muslim .357" (2014)
Viva Entertainment and Scenema Concept
Direction Jun Posadas
Cast Jeorge Estregan, Sam Pinto

"My Big Bossing" (2014)
Octoarts, MZET, APT Entertainment
Direction Joyce Bernal, Marlon Rivera, Tony Reyes
Cast Vic Sotto, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Nikki Gil, Zoren Legaspi, Pauleen Luna, Jose Manalo, Maricar de Mesa, Nino Muhlach, Manilyn Reynes/ Introducing Alonzo Muhlach 

"The Amazing Praybet Benjamin" (2014)
Star Cinema and Viva Films
Direction Wenn Deramas
Cast Vice Ganda, Richard Yap, Tom Rodriguez/ Introducing Alex Gonzaga

"Shake, Rattle , Roll XV" (2014)
Regal Entertainment
Direction Dondon Santos, Jerrold Tarog, Percival Intalan
Three Episodes
Cast Erich Gonzales, JC De Vera, Ariel Rivera, John Lapus, Jason Francisco, Melai Cantiveros, Gee Canlas
Cast Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, John Lapus, Chanda Romero, Kryshee Grengia
"FLIGHT 666"
Cast Lovi Poe, Matteo Guidicelli, Bernard Palanca, John Lapus, Yael Yuzon, Kiray, Ria Garcia, Nathalie Hart, IC Mendoza, Khalil Ramos, Ken Alfonso, Daniel Matsunaga, Kim Atienza, Betong Sumaya, Sue Pardo, Bentong, Rocky Salumbides, Joy Viado

Movie posters and trailers- Internet sources

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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