Metro Manila Film Fest Winners 2009

I just finished watching and here are the winners of the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival 2009 Awards night :official - i love you goodbye

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Dolphy

Best Child Performer:
Buboy Villar – Ang Panday

Best Musical Score:
Mano Po 6

Best Original Theme Song:
“Ang Panday” by Ogie Alcasid – Ang Pandayofficial - mano po 6

Best Make-up:
Shake, Rattle and Roll XI

Best Production Design:
Ang Panday

Best Sound Recording:
Ang Panday

Best Special Effects:
Ang Panday official - angdarling

Best Original Story:
I Love You, Goodbye – Vanessa Valdez, Kriz Gazmen, Karen Ramos

Best Film Editor:
Manet Dayrit – I Love You, Goodbye

Best Cinematography:
Lee Melly – I Love You, Goodbye

Best Director:
Joel Lamangan – Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love

Best Supporting Actress:official - panday1
Heart Evangelista – Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love

Best Supporting Actor:
Phillip Salvador – Ang Panday

Best Actor:
Bong Revilla – Ang Panday

Best Actress:
Sharon Cuneta – Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love

Antonio Villegas Cultural Award:
Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love – Regal Filmsofficial - shake rattle & roll XI

3rd Best Picture:
Ang Darling Kong Aswang – Octoarts

2nd Best Picture:
I Love You, Goodbye – Star Cinema

Best Picture:
Ang Panday – GMA Films / Imus Productions

I was shocked to learn that Bong Revilla and Phillip Salvador won the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards this year. I would’ve loved to see Gabby Concepcion winning Best Actor but I guess I Love You, Goodbye ‘s story wasn’t strong enough to bag that award.

I haven’t seen Ang Panday and Mano Po 6 so I can’t really tell if Bong really did a good job here but I don’t really like him as an actor, even as a politician. I don’t like him at all. So, I guess I’m a bit biased but I sure wish Gabby received that award over him.

I want to congratulate Sharon Cuneta for winning her first Metro Manila Film Festival Best Actress award. I knew Mano Po 6 would be full of drama so I was kinda expecting that she’d win. But, Heart winning the Best Supporting Actress award was something else. I guess I really have to see the movie first before I judge.

I haven’t really watched any Mano Po movies in the past. But, I haven’t really watched a lot of Tagalog movies in the past years. I only get to watch some of them because of my partner Mai and my nanay. I prefer watching movies at home where I can pause the movie whenever I want to. LOLz.

The only MMFF entry I’ve already watched is I Love You, Goodbye. And, I wasn’t completely happy with the movie but that’s for another blog post. It was just okay for me. At least they won 2nd Best Picture.

I guess it’s Ang Panday’s year. They are on top of the box office and now, they bagged more than half of the awards at the MMFF awards. I know this would help boost their ticket sales more but it won’t really affect how I feel towards its lead actor, Bong Revilla.