Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Repost From Gerry Plaza Of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Last 'Tanging Ina' bags 10 awards; Dolphy sets record

By Gerry Plaza, Yahoo! Southeast Asia Sunday December 26, 2010 08:08 am PST

It was a hands down choice.

Being the last chapter of the beloved and blockbuster franchise, it was but fitting for the Metro Manila Film Festival to let the Ai Ai delas Alas family comedy take its final bow with a bang.

Star Cinema’s “Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na ‘To)” bagged the coveted Best Picture award in the festival during the 36th MMFF Awards Night Sunday, December 26, at the Meralco Theater. This was a finality quite distant from the more recent stagings of the yearly all-Filipino filmfest during the Christmas season. Unlike the past years when box office performance was the main criterion, the 36th MMFF based its judging on artistry, creativity and technical excellence, innovativeness, thematic value and global appeal, which comprise 70 percent, and Filipino cultural and/or historical value, 30 percent.

The historical epic “Rosario” from Cinemabuhay and Studio 5 was named second best picture of the year, while the first-ever Filipino made CGI-based 3D animated film, “RPG Metanoia,” another Star Cinema entry in collaboration with Ambient Media, landed as the third best picture winner.

Aside from the Best Picture plum, “Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na ‘To)” also bagged nine other major awards, including Best Actress for Ai Ai delas Alas, Best Director for Wenn Deramas, Best Supporting Actress for Eugene Domingo, Best Story and Best Screenplay for Mel Del Rosario, Best Musical Score for Jesse Lazatin, and Best Child Performer for Zyrel Manabat. It also won the award for Gender Sensitive Film.

Another fitting tribute was made to Comedy King Dolphy, who set a record of being the first-ever double acting winner in festival history by winning both Best Actor for “Father Jejemon” and Best Supporting Actor for his special role in “Rosario,” which also won the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award. The legendary comedian has indicated that this may be his last appearance in the festival due to his failing health.

Meanwhile, the Adolf Alix, Jr. film, "Presa," won the award for Best Indie Film in a separate competition.

Other winners include:

Best Make-Up: "Si Agimat At Si Enteng Kabisote"

Best Visual Effects: "Si Agimat At Si Enteng Kabisote"

Best Editing: John Wong for "Rosario"

Best Theme Song: “Kaya Ko” from "RPG Metanoia"

Best Sound recording: “RPG Metanoia” and “Super Inday and the Golden Bibe”

Best Production Design: Joey Luna, Mickey Hahn for “Rosario”

Best Cinematography: Carlo Mendoza for “Rosario”

Male Face of the Night: Bong Revilla

Female Face of the Night: Sam Pinto

Best Dressed Male Celebrity: Dennis Trillo

Best Dressed Female Celebrity: Jennylyn Mercado

Best Float: “Rosario”

With reports from Glenda Villena and Chuck Smith

Photos courtesy of NPPA Images and TV5

Reposted From Gerry Plaza of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

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