Known for its star-studded and glittering award ceremonies, Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) once again gathered stars and industry members to pay tribute to the movie industry through the 32nd PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
In a fitting celebration of its 50th year, the PMPC held its 2016 Star Awards for Movies at the Resorts World Performing Arts Theater on March 6, Sunday.
The much-awaited award night opened with the performances of Jed Madela, Yeng Constantino, Christian Bautista, Morisette Amon, Mark Bautista and Juris to honor the ‘Love Teams and Love Themes of Philippine Cinema.'
While It’s Showtime's boy group Hashtags composed of Zeus Collins, Jon Lucas, Jameson Blake, Ryle Santiago, Luke Conde, Jimboy Martin, Ronnie Alonte, McCoy de Leon, Nikko Natividad, Tom Doromal and Paulo Angeles performed a dance number.
Historical-biographical film 'Felix Manalo' bagged major awards including best film and best director for Joel Lamangan.
Piolo Pascual and Dennis Trillo tied for the Movie Actor of the Year award for 'Silong' and 'Felix Manalo' films respectively.
Kapamilya star Bea Alonzo won the best actress trophy for 'A Second Chance.'
Top balladeer Martin Nievera rendered a song number as a tribute to showbiz’ master star builder who succumbed to heart attack early this year in January.
"Sadly, this year alone we lost three beloved figures in our industry: Master star builder German 'Kuya Germs' Moreno, director Uro dela Cruz, and most recently, phenomenal blockbuster director Wenn Deramas, and another Kapamilya director, Francis Pasion," said Pacual. News of the death of Francis Pasion had emerged earlier that day.
Aside from Pascual, Xian Lim, Kim Chiu, Alex Gonzaga, Bela Padilla and Robi Domingo hosted this year's PMPC Awards night.
The PMPC is under the presidency of Fernan de Guzman. The televison telecast of recent awards ceremony is produced by Airtime Marketing under the direction of Bert de Leon. It will be shown at ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best on March 13, 2016.
Here's the full list of winners:
- MOVIE OF THE YEAR: Felix Manalo (Viva Films)
- MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: Joel Lamangan (Felix Manalo)
- INDIE MOVIE OF THE YEAR: Bambanti (Sinag Maynila and Centerstage Productions)
- INDIE MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR: Zig Dulay (Bambanti)
- MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR: (TIE) Piolo Pascual (Silong) and Dennis Trillo (Felix Manalo)
- MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Bea Alonzo (A Second Chance)
- MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Tirso Cruz, III (Honor Thy Father)
- MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Alessandra de Rossi (Kid Kulafu)
- NEW MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR: Marlo Mortel (Haunted Mansion)
- NEW MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR: Janella Salvador (Haunted Mansion)
- MOVIE CHILD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR: Micko Laurente (Bambanti)
- MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR: Michiko Yamamoto (Honor Thy Father)
- MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Ber Cruz (Honor Thy Father)
- MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Edgar Martin Littaua, Joel Bilbao & Danny Red (Felix Manalo)
- MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR: Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
- MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR: Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
- MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Mikko Quizon and Hit Productions (Heneral Luna)
- MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR: “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”
- INDIE MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR: Jun Robles Lana (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan)
- INDIE MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR: Ike Avellana (Apocalypse Child)
- INDIE MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: Aped Santos (Bambanti)
- INDIE MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR: Benjamin Tolentino (Tandem)
- INDIE MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR: Gauss Obenza (I love You, Thank You)
- INDIE MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Jess Carlos (Silong)
- INDIE MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR: “Tulog Na” – lyrics by Zig Dulay, composed by Gian Gianan, interpreted by Alessandra de Rossi, from the movie “Bambanti”
- DARLING OF THE PRESS: Dan Fernandez
- MOVIE LOVE TEAM OF THE YEAR: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (Crazy Beautiful You)
- MS. AMALIA FUENTES – Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award
- MEL CHIONGLO (Director) – Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera Lifetime Achievement Award