Robin, Ryzza win in Filmfest; ‘10,000 Hours’ reign supreme
Manila, Philippines – The action-drama “10,000 Hours” got the biggest number of awards in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
Aside from winning the Best Picture, “10,000 Hours” copped Best Actor (for Robin Padilla), Best Director (Joyce Bernal), and Best Supporting Actor (Pen Medina) at the awards night held December 27 at the Meralco Theater.
Child wonder Ryzza Mae Dizon, in box-office record-breaker “My Little Bossings” (3rd Best Picture), was named Best Child Performer.
The “10,000 Hours,” said to be partly inspired by what happened to former Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson when he went into hiding, dominated most of the other categories, too, from Best Visual Effects and Best Production Design, to Best Original Story, and Best Screenplay.
The Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Film Excellence and the Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award were also awarded to “10,000 Hours,” which also stars Bela Padilla, Michael de Mesa, Alden Richards, Mylene Dizon, and Carla Humphries, among others.
Maricel Soriano won the Best Actress award for her role in “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy,” which placed 2nd in the Best Picture race and received the Gender-Sensitive Award for the mainstream category.
Former child wonder Aiza Seguerra, in “My Little Bossings” (3rd Best Picture), was named Best Supporting Actress. “My Little Bossings” also copped the Best Original Theme Song.
The Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (Mavshack Male Star of the Night) starrer “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay” nabbed the Best Makeup and the Youth Choice awards, while Eugene Domingo of “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel” was named Mavshack Female Star of the Night. The award for Best Festival Float went to “Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill.”
Optical Media Board Chairman Ronnie Rickets was given special recognition for his fight against piracy.
The other winners at the 39th MMFF, from the New Wave category and other special awards:
New Wave Full-Length Best Director: Armando Lao of “Dukit.”
New Wave Full-Length Special Jury Prize winner: “Mga Anino ng Kahapon.”
New Wave Full-Length Best Picture: “Dukit.”
New Wave Full-Length Best Actress: Agot Isidro of “Mga Anino ng Kahapon.”
Student Short Film (New Wave) Special Jury Prize winner: Luigi Rosario’s #NoFilter.
Animation (New Wave) Special Jury Prize winner: Omar Aguilar’s “Ang Lalong ni Kulako.”
Animation (New Wave) Best Picture: Dennis Sebastian’s “Kaleh and Mbaki.”
Most Gender-Sensitive Film (New Wave Full-Length): Aloy Adlawan’s “Island Dreams.”
Most Gender-Sensitive Film (New Wave Student Films category): Jezreel Reyes’ “Hintayin Mo sa Seq. 24.”