Awardees of Controversial Metro Manila Film Fest 2016 Revealed!

The 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awardees has finally been revealed with Paolo Ballesteros of "Die Beautiful" and Irma Adlawan of "Oro" emerging as the film fest's Best Actor and Actress respectively.

The 42nd annual MMFF awarding ceremony was held on the night of December 29 at the Kia Theater.

Other stars who shined that night were Christian Bables, who was awarded as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Die Beautiful as a transgender, and Phoebe Walker who won Best Supporting Actress for playing a mysterious nun in the entry Seklusyon.

Awardees of Controversial Metro Manila Film Fest 2016 Revealed!

"Una sa lahat, hindi po ako sanay sa ganito kasi bago lang po ako. Akala ko end na ng passion ko, end na ng journey ko," shares Bables unable to contain his tears.

Young actress Rhed Bustamante was also won a Special Jury Prize for her role in Seklusyon.

The Magic 8 competing for the 42nd annual film festival are:

 "Die Beautiful" of Jun Robles Lana "Kabisera" of Arturo San Agustin and Real Florido 
"Saving Sally" of Avid Liongoren "Seklusyon" of Erik Matti
"Sunday Beauty Queen" of Baby Ruth Villarama
"Vince & Kath & James" of Ted Boborol "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is Not Enough" of Marlon Rivera 
"Oro" of Alvin Yapan.

While, the short film entries that were chosen are "Birds", "EJK", "Manila Scream", "Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad", "Mitatang", "Momo", "Passage of Life", and "Sitsiritsit".

The official list of the night's winners for the 2016 MMMFF according to Philippine Entertainment Portal of are:

Best Picture: Sunday Beauty Queen
Best Actor: Paolo Ballesteros, Die Beautiful
Best Actress: Irma Adlawan, Oro
Special Jury Prize: Rhed Bustamante, Seklusyon
Best Ensemble Cast: Oro
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bables, Die Beautiful
Best Supporting Actress: Phoebe Walker, Seklusyon
Best Director: Erik Matti
Best Cinematography: Seklusyon
Best Screenplay: Seklusyon
Best Musical Score: Saving Sally
Best Sound Design: Seklusyon
Best Original Theme Song: Seklusyon
Children's Choice Award: Saving Sally, Sunday Beauty Queen, Vince & Kath & James
MMFF My Most Favorite Movie (Audience Choice Award): Die Beautiful 
Best Production Design: Seklusyon
Best Editing: Sunday Beauty Queen


Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: Sunday Beauty Queen

Male Celebrity of the Night: Ronnie Alonte 
Female Celebrity of the Night: Rhian Ramos

HOOQ Short Film Special Jury Prize: Manila Scream 
Best Short Film Screenplay Award: Mitatang
Best Work for Children: Passage of Life
Best Short Film Director: Jarell Serencio 
MMFF Best Short Film: EJK by Bor Ocampo

Source: pep

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