I just finished watching and here are the winners of the 35th Metro Manila Film Festival 2009 Awards night :
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Best Child Performer:
Buboy Villar - Ang Panday
Best Musical Score:
Mano Po 6
Shake, Rattle and Roll XI
Best Production Design:
Best Sound Recording:
Best Original Story:
I Love You, Goodbye - Vanessa Valdez, Kriz Gazmen, Karen Ramos
Best Film Editor:
Manet Dayrit - I Love You, Goodbye
Lee Melly - I Love You, Goodbye
Joel Lamangan - Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love
Best Supporting Actor:
Phillip Salvador - Ang Panday
Bong Revilla - Ang Panday
Sharon Cuneta - Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love
3rd Best Picture:
Ang Darling Kong Aswang - Octoarts
2nd Best Picture:
I Love You, Goodbye - Star Cinema
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.