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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.

Oct 2, 2023


THE SOCIETY OF PHILIPPINE ENTERTAINMENT EDITORS OR SPEED, with Eugene Asis of People's Journal as president, announces the nominations for their  6th EDDY AWARDS (Entertainment Editors Choice).

Hosted by Piolo Pascual and Iza Calzado and directed by Eric Quizon, this will be held on October 22, 2023 at EVM Convention Center.

Produced by Airtime Marketing Philippines of Tessie Celestino-Howard, its delayed telecast will be on October 28 at NET25.

Nominated for best picture are Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin produced by Firestarters and Viva Films; Blue Room from Heaven's Best Entertainment, Eyepoppers Multimedia Service and Fusee; Doll House from MavX Productions; Family Matters from CineKo Productions; and Nanahimik ang Gabi from Rein Entertainment.

For best director: Marla Ancheta (Doll House), Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagñalan (Blue Room), Real S. Florido (Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin), Nuel Crisostomo Naval (Family Matters), and Shugo Praico (Nanahimik ang Gabi).

For best actress: Kim Chiu (Always), Max Eigenmann (12 Weeks), Janine Guttierez (Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin), Nadine Lustre (Greed), Heaven Peralejo (Nanahimik ang Gabi) and Rose Van Ginkel (Kitty K-7).

For best actor: Elijah Canlas (Blue Room), Baron Geisler (Doll House), Noel Trinidad (Family Matters), Ian Veneracion (Nanahimik ang Gabi) and JC de Vera (Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin).

For best supporting actress: Mylene Dizon (Family Matters), Matet de Leon (An Inconvenient Love), Althea Ruedas (Doll House), Ruby Ruiz (Ginhawa) and Nikki Valdez (Family Matters).

For best supporting actor: Nonie Buencamino (Family Matters), Mon Confiado (Nanahimik ang Gabi), Soliman Cruz (Blue Room), Sid Lucero (Reroute) and Dido dela Paz (Ginhawa).

The EDDYS Icon honorees are Aga Muhlach, Richard Gomez, Gabby Concepcion, Niño Muhlach, Snooky Serna, Jaclyn Jose, Barbara Perez, and Nova Villa.

The Isah V. Red special award goes to Herbert Bautista, Coco Martin and Piolo Pascual for helping our countrymen in need.

The Joe Quirino Award does to Aster Amoyo abd the Manny Pichel Award goes to Ed de Leon..

Viva Films is named Producer of the Year while MavX Productions is Rising Producer of the year.

Producer of the Year na naman ang Viva Films, habang ang Rising Producer of the Year ay igagawad sa MavX Productions.

More nominations. For best screenplay: Anna Isabelle Matutina for 12 Weeks, Mel Mendoza del Rosario, Family Matters; Shugo Praico, Nanahimik ang Gabi; Onay Sales-Camero, Doll House; Racquel Villavicencio, Lampas Langit

For best cinematography: Neil Daza, Blue Room; Yam Laranas, Greed; Tom Redoble, Doll House; Noel Teehankee, An Inconvenient Love

and Moises Zee, Nanahimik ang Gabi

For best production design: Marxie Maolen Fadul, Blue Room; Marielle Hizon, Nanahimik ang Gabi; Erik Manalo, Doll House; Cheska Salangsang, An Inconvenient Love; Elfren Palpan Vibar Jr., Family Matters

For best editing: Vanessa de Leon, Blue Room; Michael Lacanilao and Anna Isabelle Matutina, 12 Weeks; Noah Tonga, Doll House; 

Noah Tonga, Mahal Kita Beksman; Moises Zee, Nanahimik ang Gabi

For best musical score: Teresa Barrozo, An Inconvenient Love; Pipo Cifra, Katips; Jesse Lasaten, Doll House; Jazz Nicolas and Mikey Amistoso, Blue Room; Emerzon Tecson, Mahal Kita Beksman

For best sound: Aizen Andrade, How to Love Mr. Heartless; Andrea Teresa Idioma and Emilio Bien Sparks, Nanahimik ang Gabi, 

Janina Mikaela Minglanilla and Michael Keanu Cruz, Blue Room, Immanuel Verona, Reroute; Immanuel Verona and Fatima Nerikka Salim, LiveScream

For best visual effects: BB Studio, Deleter; Carl Regis Abuel, Tricia Bernasor, Geraldine Co, LiveScream; Gaspar Mangarin and Walter Monte, Reroute; John Anthony Wong, Nanahimik ang Gabi; Visual Magic, Bahay Na Pula

For best theme song: “Aking Mahal" (Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told), composed and sung by Atty. Ferdinand Topacio; "Hihintayin Kita (Broken Blooms). composed by Louie Ignacio and sung by Jeric Gonzales; "Nais Ko" (Yorme: The Isko Domagoso Story), composed by Joven Tan; "Sa Hawak Mo" (Family Matters), composed by Paulo Zarate and sung by Floyd Tena; "Unang Araw ng Pag-iisa" (Blue Room), from the poem of Jeng Plata, composed by Mike Dagnalan and sung by Rebel Rebel

Good luck to all the nominees!