Friday, December 28, 2012

38th Metro Manila Film Festival Winners (2012)

El Presidente won the most victorious at the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) winning a total of eight awards during the awarding rites held at the Meralco Theater in Ortigas, Pasig City on December 27, 2012 (Thursday). Tied at second place are One More Try and Thy Womb winning six awards.

Nora Aunor won her 8th MMFF Best Actress Award for the film, Thy Womb, while Dingdong Dantes won as Best Actor for two years in a row, this time for One More Try. Last year, Dantes clinched the Best Actor award for the film, Segunda Mano. It was the only award the film has received.

Complete List of Awards received by each film:
One More Try (6 awards) 
[Genre: Romance/ Drama] 
Best Picture
Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes
Best Child Performer: Miguel Vergara
Best Screenplay:
Best Editing: Vito Kahili
FPJ Memorial Award

El Presidente (8 awards) 
[Genre: Drama/ Action] 
2nd Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano
Best Sound: Albert Idioma
Best Musical Score: Jessie Lasaten
Best Theme Song: Apl De Ap and Jamir Garcia of Slapshock
Best Make Up: noypistuff
Youth Choice Award
Best Float

Sisterakas (2 awards) 
[Genre: Comedy] 
3rd Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress: Wilma Doesnt

Thy Womb (6 awards) 
[Genre: Drama] 
Best Director: Brillante Mendoza
Best Actress: Nora Aunor
Best Original Story
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Most Gender-Sensitive Film Award

Shake, Rattle & Roll 14: The Invasion (1 award)

 [Genre: Horror] 
Best Visual Effects

No Award Received:
 The Strangers
[Genre: Horror]
Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako
[Genre: Comedy/ Fantasy/ Action]
Sosy Problems
[Genre: Comedy]

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New Wave Category
Best Full-length Feature: "The Grave Bandits"
Most Gender-Sensitive Film Award: "In Nomine Matris"
Best Director: Tyrone Ancierto ("The Great Bandits")
Best Actress: Liza Dino ("In Nomine Matris")
Best Actor: Allan Paule for ("Gayak")
Special Jury Prize: Quantum Films

Student Short Films Category
Best Short Film: "Pukpok" (DLSU)
Most Gender Sensitive Film Award: "Manibela" (FEU)
Special Jury Prize: Daniel Bautista of University of San Carlos

Special Awards
Male Star of the Night: Joseph Estrada
Female Star of the Night: Nora Aunor
Five Star Male Celebrity of the Night: Zanjoe Marudo
Five Star Female Celebrity of the Night: Bianca King

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