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Friday, December 30, 2011

The 37th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night and Winners

I was honored to get an invitation to the 37th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night held at Resorts World Manila. A friend from the print media made it possible for me to witness MMFF for the first time. It was just an awesome and humbling experience so I am excited to share.




Dennis Padilla and his date being interviewed by ABS-CBN.
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Gov. E.R. Ejercito with Baron Geisler in the background.

The arrival of Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. with his wife Lani Mercado.

Celebrity Survivors Ma. Isabel Lopez and daughter Mara Yokohama.

John Estrada, Ai Ai delas Alas and Richard Gomez hosted the show.

Iza Calzado accepting the Posthumous Award for his father Lito Calzado.

Again, Iza Calzado in her production number and accepting the Best New Wave Actress for HIV.

Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo of My House Husband, Ikaw Na!



Danilo Barrios and Jaycee Parker presenting some awards.

Pops Fernandez singing some theme songs from selected MMFF films.


Aimee Marcos accepting an award together with JM de Guzman and Dennis Padilla.

Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Garcia

Posthumous Award: Lito Calzado


New Wave-Independent Section

Special Jury Prize: Biyahe ni Barbie by Kookai Labayen, De La Salle College of St. Benilde

Best New Wave Student Film: Payaso

Gender Sensitivity Award (Student Category): Speechless by Miriam College

Gender Sensitivity Award (Full-Length Category): HIV by Neil Tan

Best New Wave Actor: JM de Guzman for Pintakasi

Best New Wave Actress: Iza Calzado for HIV

Best New Wave Full-Length Indie Film: Pintakasi

Best New Wave Student Short Film: Mate




Major Awards

Best Picture: Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

2nd Best Picture: Enteng ng Ina Mo

3rd Best Picture: Shake, Rattle and Roll 13

Best Director: Gary de la Cruz for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Actress: Maricel Soriano for Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes for Segunda Mano

Best Supporting Actor: John Regala for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Supporting Actress: Eugene Domingo for My House Husband, Ikaw Na!

Best Child Performer: Bugoy Cariño for Shake, Rattle and Roll 13

Best Original Story: Chris Martinez and Marlon Rivera for Shake Rattle and Roll 13: Rain Rain Go Away

Best Screenplay: Roi Iglesias and Rey Ventura for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Production Design: Fritz Siloria, Mona Soriano, and Ronaldo Cadapan for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Editing: Jason Cahapay and Ryan Orduna for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Musical Score: Nonong Buencamino for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Sound Recording: Mike Idioma for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Visual Effects: Riot Inc. for Ang Panday 2

Best Makeup: Florencia Penero, Niccolo Medina, Jayvee Flores for Enteng ng Ina Mo

Best Original Theme Song: “La Paloma” by Ely Buendia for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Best Cinematography: Carlo Mendoza for Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Gender Sensitivity Award: My House Husband, Ikaw Na!

Best Float: Ang Panday 2
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The film Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story bagged a total of 11 awards.
Congratulations to the people behind it!
Hope to attend the MMFF again next year!!

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The 37th MMFF is under A4 Telemedia Production and Marketing Services, Inc.

Watch it tomorrow January 1, 2012 on ABS-CBN Channel 2 at 10:45 PM.

6 comments:

  1. it was a night to remember to being also my first to attend such event! to all the winners of MMFF, congratulations!

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  2. Wow, you got to witness the MMFF Awards sis? That is something! Congrats! Ang Congratulations to all MMFF winners!

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  3. Wow! Looks like Manila Kingpin stealed the show. Truth be told, although I loved the trailer (so good! Comparable to foreign movies already. Levelled up na tyo! Hehehe), this wasn't part of the movies I had lined up for this year's MMFF. This changed my mind though. =)

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  4. Thanks for posting sis, and of course the MMFF Awards 2011 could be seen over ABS-CBN Chan. 2, this Sunday Jan. 1, at 10:45pm, brought to you by A4 Telemedia Productions and Marketing Services, Inc. ;)
    Happy New Year everyone!!!

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  5. I think you really had a great time there! Wish I was there too! haha! :)
    -sionee

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