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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 29, 2015

Complete List Of Winners In The Metro Manila Filmfest Awards Night Held At Kia Theatre

IT’S REALLY the year of Yaya Dub aka Maine Mendoza. She was introduced on TV via “Eat Bulaga” only last July. And here she is now winning her first acting award as best supporting actress for her role in her very first movie, “My Bebe Love, #KiligPaMore”. How lucky can she get!

And as we predicted when we reviewed “Walang Forever” in this column, Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado deservedly won the best actor and best actress awards. Jen also won the female celebrity of the nigh special award. And here's the complete list of winners in the Metro Manila Filmfest Awards Night held at Kia Theatre last Sunday night.

 In the New Wave (Indie) category: 
 *Best Supporting Actress: Bibeth Orteza ("Toto")
*Best Screenplay: Robbie Tantingco ("Ari, My Life as a King")
*Best Director: John Paul Su ("Toto")
*Manila Bulletin Best Picture: "Ari" Special Jury Prize: "Toto"
*Best Picture: "Ari"
*Best Actor- (tie) JM de Guzman ("Tandem"), Francisco Guinto ("Ari")

In the Short Films Category:
Special Jury Prize: Short Film "Daisy"
*Manila Bulletin Short Film "Deo"
*Best Short Film: "Mumu"
*Manila Bulletin Animation Entertainment Award "Momento"
*Animation Special Jury Prize "Little Lights"
*Animation Best Picture: "Buttons”

In the Mainstream Category (Main Competition):
*Best Festival Float "Buy Now, Die Later"
*Best Child Performer- Krystal Brimner ("Honor Thy Father")
*Best Sound: Ditoy Aguila ("Nilalang")
*Best Musical Score: Jesse Lasaten ("Nilalang")
*Best Original Theme Song: "Tao" by Armie Millare ("Honor Thy Father")
*Best Make-up: ("Honor Thy Father")
*Best Visual Effects: ("Nilalang")
*Best Production Design: Angel Gesta ("Buy Now, Die Later")
*Best Editing: Jason Cahapay ("Nilalang")
*Best Cinematography: Pao Orendain ("Nilalang")
*FPJ Memorial Award for Excellence: “WalangForever”
*Male Celebrity of the Night: Cesar Montano
*Female Celebrity of the Night: Jennylyn Mercado
*MMFF Special Award (Plaque of Appreciation): Atty. Francis Tolentino
*Best Festival Original Story: Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone ("WalangForever")
*Best Festival Screenplay: Paul Sta. Ana ("WalangForever")
*Best Festival Director: Erik Matti ("Honor Thy Father")
*Best Supporting Actor: Tirso Cruz, III ("Honor Thy Father")
*Best Supporting Actress: Maine Mendoza ("My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore")
*Third Best Picture: "My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore"
*Second Best Picture: "Buy Now, Die Later"
*Best Festival Picture: "Walang Forever”
*Gat Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: "My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore"
*Best Actor: Jericho Rosales ("Walang Forever")
*Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado ("Walang Forever")