PMPC releases nominees for 2016 Star Awards for Movies

The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) starts its award season this year by honoring the best movies, performers, players and stakeholders in the movie industry for 2015 both for mainstream and indie movies through the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies.

This year’s recipient of the Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award is no other than  Ms. Amalia Fuentes while Director Mel Chionglo will receive the Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera Lifetime Achievement Award.

Vying for this year’s Darling of the Press Award are KC Concepcion, Sheryl Cruz, Anne Curtis, Kaye Dacer, Dan Fernandez, Vice Ganda, and Alden Richards.

Another special award at stake this year is the Movie Love Team of the Year. The nominees are: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (Crazy Beautiful You), Kim Chiu and Xian Lim (All You Need Is Pag-Ibig), Nadine Lustre and James Reid (Para Sa Hopeless Romantic), Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards (My Bebe Love, #KiligPaMore), and Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil (Everyday I Love You).         

The glittering tribute will be held on March 6, 2016, starting 7:00pm, at Newport Performing Arts Theatre, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. The television special by Airtime Marketing Philippines under the direction of Mr. Bert de Leon will be shown ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best on March 13, 2016.  

Here is the list of nominees as released by the PMPC:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR: A Second Chance (Star Cinema), Crazy Beautiful You (Star Cinema), Etiquette For Mistresses (Star Cinema), Felix Manalo (Viva Films), Heneral Luna (Artikulo Uno Productions), Honor Thy Father (Reality Entertainment), The Love Affair (Star Cinema), and Walang Forever (Quantum Films, MJM Productions, Tuko Films, and Buchi Boy Films).

MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: Mae Czarina Cruz-Alviar (Crazy Beautiful You), Cathy Garcia Molina (A Second Chance), Joel Lamangan (Felix Manalo), Erik Matti (Honor Thy Father), Nuel Naval (The Love Affair), Chito Roño (Etiquette For Mistresses), Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna), and Dan Villegas (Walang Forever).  

INDIE MOVIE OF THE YEAR: Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan (IdeaFirst Company, Octobertrain Films, and APT Entertainment), Bambanti (Sinag Maynila and Centerstage Productions), I Love You, Thank You (The Grit Project and Noel Ferrer Productions), Imbisibol (Sinag Maynila and Centerstage Productions), Old Skool (‘Til I’m 90 Film Productions and Bonfire Productions), Silong (SQ Film Laboratories and Black Maria Pictures), Taklub (Centerstage Productions), and Tandem (Tuko Films and Buchi Boy Films)

INDIE MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: Zig Dulay (Bambanti), Lawrence Fajardo (Imbisibol), Charliebebs Gohetia (I Love You, Thank you),  Cia Hermosa-Jorge (Old Skool),  Jeffrey Hidalgo and Roy Sevilla Ho (Silong), Brillante Mendoza (Taklub),  King Palisoc (Tandem), and Jun Robles Lana (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan).

MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR: John Arcilla (Heneral Luna), John Lloyd Cruz (Honor Thy Father), JM De Guzman (Tandem), Richard Gomez (The Love Affair), Daniel Padilla (Crazy Beautiful You), Piolo Pascual (Silong), Jericho Rosales (Walang Forever), and Dennis Trillo (Felix Manalo).

MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Bea Alonzo (A Second Chance),  Nora Aunor (Taklub), Iza Calzado (Etiquette For Mistresses), Sarah Geronimo (The Break-Up Playlist), Rhian Ramos (Silong), LJ Reyes (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan), Meryll Soriano (Honor Thy Father), Dawn Zulueta (The Love Affair).

MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Gerald Anderson (Everyday I Love You), Nonie Buencamino (Heneral Luna), Mon Confiado (Heneral Luna), Tirso Cruz, III (Honor Thy Father), Anthony Falcon (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan), Dan Fernandez (Honor Thy Father), and Buboy Villar (Old Skool).            

MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Shamaine Buencamino (Bambanti), Alessandra De Rossi (Kid Kulafu), Mylene Dizon (Heneral Luna), Bela Padilla (Felix Manalo), Rochelle Pangilinan (Tandem), Pilar Pilapil (Etiquette For Mistresses), and Lorna Tolentino (Crazy Beautiful You). 

NEW MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Pepe Herrera (Walang Forever), Jon Lucas (#Ewankosau Saranghaeyo), Francis Magundayao (#Ewankosau Saranghaeyo), Marlo Mortel (Haunted Mansion), Dino Pastrano (Baka Siguro Yata), Jerome Ponce (Haunted Mansion), and CJ Reyes (I Love You, Thank You).

NEW MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Elora Espano (Tandem), Elisse Joson (#Ewankosau Saranghaeyo), Maine Mendoza (My Bebe Love, #KiligPaMore), Kim Molina (Walang Forever), Sarah Pagcaliwagan (Walang Forever), Sue Ramirez (Just The Way You Are), and Janella Salvador (Haunted Mansion).

MOVIE CHILD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Krystal Brimner (Honor Thy Father),  Micko Laurente (Bambanti),  Marco Masa (The Beauty and the Bestie), Alonzo Muhlach (The Beauty and the Bestie), JR Velasco (Mandirigma), Miguel Vergara (Just The Way You Are), and Bimby Yap (All You Need Is Pag-Ibig).

 For technical categories, the nominees for mainstream films are:

MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR: Henry Francia, E.A. Rocha, and Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna), Kriz Gazmen and Patrick Valencia (Etiquette For Mistresses), Carmi Raymundo, Vanessa Valdez, and Cathy Garcia-Molina (A Second Chance), Bienvenido Santiago (Felix Manalo), Paul Sta. Ana (Walang Forever), Vanessa Valdez (The Love Affair), and  Michiko Yamamoto (Honor Thy Father).

MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Ber Cruz (Honor Thy Father), Neil Daza (Etiquette For Mistresses), Pong Ignacio (Heneral Luna), Rody Lacap (Felix Manalo), Anne Monzon (The Love Affair), Noel Teehankee (A Second Chance), and Dan Villegas and Moises Zee (Crazy Beautiful You).

MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Winston Acuyong (Crazy Beautiful You), Gerry Borreros (A Second Chance), Joey Luna (Kid Kulafu), Edgar Martin Littaua, Joel Bilbao, and Danny Red (Felix Manalo), Ericson Navarro (Honor Thy Father), Benjamin Padero and Carlo Tabije (Heneral Luna), and Elfren Vibar (The Love Affair).

MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR: Beng Bandong (The Love Affair), Jay Halili (Honor Thy Father), Marya Ignacio (A Second Chance), Marya Ignacio (Crazy Beautiful You), Carlo Francisco Manatad (Etiquette For Mistresses), Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna), and John Anthony Wong (Felix Manalo).

MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR: Cesar Francis Concio (A Second Chance), Cesar Francis Concio (The Love Affair), Von De Guzman (Felix Manalo), Jesse Lucas (Crazy Beautiful You), Erwin Romulo (Honor Thy Father), Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna), and Emerzon Texon (Walang Forever).

MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Aurel Claro Bilbao (A Second Chance), Addiss Tabong (Etiquette for Mistresses), Aurel Claro Bilbao (The Love Affair), Albert Michael Idioma (Felix Manalo), Arnel Labayo (Crazy Beautiful You), Mikko Quizon (Honor Thy Father), and Mikko Quizon and Hit Productions (Heneral Luna).

MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR: “All You Need Is Pag-Ibig” – composed and arranged by Jungee Marcelo;  interpreted by Yeng Constantino, from the movie “All You Need Is Pag-Ibig;” “Ang Sugo Ng Diyos Sa Mga Huling Araw” – composed by Joan Solitario and Ryan Solitario; arranged by Louie Ocampo; interpreted by Sarah Geronimo, from the movie “Felix Manalo; ” and “Hanggang Wala Nang Bukas” – composed, arranged, and interpreted by Ebe Dancel, from the movie “Heneral Luna.”

The nominees for indie films for technical categories are:

INDIE MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR: Mary Honeylyn Joy Alipio (Taklub),  Zig Dulay (Bambanti), Charliebebs Gohetia (I Love You, Thank You), Cia Hermosa-Jorge (Old Skool), Zig Marasigan (Tandem), Jun Robles Lana (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan), and Roy Sevilla Ho (Silong).

INDIE MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Ike Avellana (Apocalypse Child), Albert Banzon (I Love You, Thank You), AB Garcia (Old Skool), Sol Garcia (Bambanti), Odyssey Flores (Taklub), Carlo Mendoza (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan), and Rain Yamson, II (Silong).

INDIE MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Tonee Acejo (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan), Christina Dy (Apocalypse Child),  Marxie Maolen Fadul (I Love You, Thank You), Dante Mendoza (Taklub), Roland Rebunecia (Silong), Roma Regala (Old Skool), and Aped Santos (Bambanti)

INDIE MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR: Lawrence Ang (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan), Lawrence Ang (Apocalypse Child), Zig Dulay and Cyril Bautista (Bambanti), Lawrence Fajardo (Imbisibol), Tara Illenberger (Old Skool), Sarah Roxas Santos (Silong),  Benjamin Tolentino (Tandem)

INDIE MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR: Teresa Barrozo (Silong), Nonong Buencamino (Old Skool), Diwa De Leon (Taklub), Bryan Dumaguina (Tandem), Gian Gianan (Bambanti), Armi Millare (Apocalypse Child), and Gauss Obenza (I love You, Thank You).

INDIE MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Jess Carlos (Silong), Corinne De San Jose (Apocalypse Child), Albert Michael Idioma (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan),  Albert Michael Idioma (Imbisibol), Andrew Millalos and Addiss Tabong (Taklub),  Addiss Tabong (Bambanti), and Addiss Tabong (I Love You, Thank You). 

INDIE MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR: “Liwanag Ng Iyong Halaga” – music and lyrics by Jethro Tenorio and Maynard de Guzman; interpreted by Christian Bautista, from the movie “Filemon Mamon.”

 “Love’s Melody” -- lyrics by Celine Marie Flores, music by Nonong Buencamino, interpreted by Jay Marquez, from the movie “Old Skool.”

 “Tulog Na” – lyrics by Zig Dulay, composed by Gian Gianan, interpreted by Alessandra de Rossi, from the movie “Bambanti.”

 “Walang Hanggan” – composed and interpreted by Quest, from the movie “Ang Kuwento Nating Dalawa;” and

 “Young Again” – composed, arranged, and interpreted by Armi Millare, from the movie  “Apocalypse Child.”

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