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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.

Jun 28, 2017

Vilma Santos' Masterful Portrayal Of An Arrogant Business Mogul To Repentant Dying Mother In 'Everything About Her' Snubbed By Urian Awards

 VILMA SANTOS won best actress and got nominated in some award giving bodies for last year's mainstream Star Cinema film, “Everything About Her”, where her touching transition from arrogant, cynical business tycoon to a dying repentant mother was quite a sight to behold. But she was snubbed in the 40th Gawad Urian where the best actress nominees (all ten of them) are from indie films.

Here they are: Irma Adlawan (Oro), Nora Aunor (Hinulid), Ai-Ai Delas Alas (Area), Angeli Bayani (Ned's Project), Jaclyn Jose (Ma Rosa), Hasmine Killip (Pamilya Ordinaryo), Elizabeth Oropesa (Mrs.), Cherry Pie Picache (Pauwi Na), Charo Santos Concio (Ang Babaeng Humayo), Precious Laila Ulao (Women of the Weeping River).

But Ate Vi should not despair as she will be given the special Natatanging Gawad Urian. This is not a pa-consuelo de bobo as it is something she really deserves, being the only actress in local film history who has won the Urian best actress award for an unrivalled number of eight times no less. First, she won it three years straight in a row, for “Relasyon” in 1982, “Broken Marriage” in 1983, “Sister Stella L” in 1984, then for “Pahiram ng Isang Umaga” in 1989, “Ipagpatawad Mo” in 1989, “Dolzura Cortez Story” 1993, “Bata, Bata, Pano Ka Ginawa” in 1998 and “Dekada 70” in 2002. The 40th Urian Awards night will be held on July 20 at ABS-CBN and will be shown on Cinema One.

And here are the nominees in the other Urian categories:

BEST PICTURE - Ang Babaeng Humayo, Baboy Halas, Marosa, Paglipay, Pamilya Ordinaryo, Women of the Weeping River
BEST DIRECTOR - Sheron Dayoc (Women of the Weeping River), Lav Diaz (Ang Babaeng Humayo), Zig Dulay (Paglipay), Bagane Fiola (Baboy Halas), Avid Liongoren (Saving Sally), Lem Lorca (Ned's Project), Brillante Mendoza (Ma Rosa), Eduardo Roy Jr. (Pamilya Ordinaryo), Paolo Villaluna (Pauwi Na)

BEST ACTOR -- Tommy Abuel (Dagsin), Paolo Ballesteros (Die Beautiful), Garry Cabalic (Paglipay), Ronwaldo Martin (Pamilya Ordinaryo), Khalil Ramos (2Cool To B 4gotten), Bembol Roco (Pauwi Na), Pepe Smith (Singing in Graveyards)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS --Mother and daughter compete: Lotlot de Leon for Mrs. and Janine Gutierrez for Dagsin, then Rhed Bustamante (Seklusyon), Joan Dela Cruz (Paglipay), Barbie Forteza (Tuos), Anna J. Luna (Paglipay), Lui Quiambao Manansala (Ned's Project), Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-dans (Women of the Weeping River)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR -- Christian M. Bables (Die Beautiful), John Lloyd Cruz (Ang Babaeng Humayo), Nonie Buencamino (Ang Babaeng Humayo), Julio Diaz (Ma Rosa), Jess Mendoza (Hinulid), Taha Daranda (Weeping of the Weeping River)

BEST SCREENPLAY -- Ned's Project, Pauwi Na, Women of the Weeping River, Paglipay, Marosa, Patay Na Si Hesus, Ang Babaeng Humayo, Pamilya Ordinaryo

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY -- Women of the Weeping River, Ang Babaeng Humayo, Marosa, Paglipay, Pamilya Ordinaryo, Baboy Halas, Tuos

PRODUCTION DESIGN -- Ma Rosa, Die Beautiful, Ned's Project, Women of the Weeping River, Pamilya Ordinaryo, Paglipay, Saving Sally, Hinulid, Baboy Halas

BEST EDITING -- Women of the Weeping River, Ma Rosa, Pauwi Na, Ang Babaeng Humayo, Pamilya Ordinaryo, Paglipay, Die Beautiful

BEST MUSIC -- Paglipay, Women of the Weeping River, Saving Sally, Pauwi Na, Tuos

BEST SOUND -- Hinulid, Women of the Weeping River, Ang Babaeng Humayo, Pamilya Ordinaryo, Ma Rosa, Paglipay, Baboy Halas