Monday, December 28, 2015

41st Metro Manila Film Festival Winners (MMFF 2015)

The 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2015) winners were announced during the Gabi ng Parangal (awards night) held at Kia Theatre in Cubao, Quezon City on December 27, 2015. The event was hosted by KC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez.

Walang Forever won big with six (6) awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Jericho Rosales) and Best Actress (Jennylyn Mercado). Nilalang and Honor Thy Father won 5 awards each.

Honor Thy Father was disqualified in the Best Picture category by the MMFF executive committee for non-disclosure of the film's participation in Cinema One Original Film Festival 2015 as the opening film. Director Erik Matti was not at the ceremony night to receive his award for Best Director.

Complete List of Awards received by each film:


Walang Forever
(6 awards)
Best Picture
Best Actor: Jericho Rosales
Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado
Best Original Story: Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone
Best Screenplay: Paul Sta Ana
FPJ Memorial Award for Film Excellence

Buy Now Die Later (3 awards)
2nd Best Picture
Best Production Design
Best Float Award

My Bebe Love (3 awards)
3rd Best Picture 
Best Supporting Actress: Maine Mendoza
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award

Honor Thy Father (5 awards)
Best Director: Erik Matti
Best Supporting Actor: Tirso Cruz III
Best Festival Child Performer: Krystal Brimner
Best Theme Song: "Tao"
Best Makeup Artist: Ryan Panaligan and Erika Racela

Nilalang (5 awards)
Best Festival Sound: Ditoy Aguila
Best Musical Score: Jessie Lasaten
Best Visual Effects: Nilalang
Best Editing: Nilalang
Best Cinematography: Nilalang

No Award Received:
Haunted Mansion
Beauty and the Bestie
All You Need is Pag-ibig

 NEW WAVE Category 

Ari: My Life with a King
New Wave Best Picture
New Wave Best Screenplay
Manila Bulletin Best Full Length Film
New Wave Best Actor: JM de Guzman, Tandem and Francisco Quinto

Best New Wave Film Director: John Paul Su
New Wave Best Supporting Actor: Thou Reyes 
New Wave Best Supporting Actress: Bibeth Orteza
New Wave Full Length Jury Prize

Little Lights
New Wave Special Jury Prize


Short Film Special Jury Prize

New Wave Best Short Film

Manila Bulletin Best Short Film

 ANIMATION Category 

Manila Bulletin Entertainment Best Animation Award

New Wave Best Animation Film

Other Special Awards:
Male celebrity of the night: Cesar Montano
Female celebrity of the night: Jennylyn Mercado

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