'El Presidente' gets early awards at MMFF

Posted at 12/27/2012 8:54 PM | Updated as of 12/28/2012 11:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Filmmakers and big-name stars gathered Thursday night in Ortigas for the 38th annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Awards Night.

The 2012 MMFF recognized the eight participating film entries in the Mainstream category, as well as its New Wave and Short Film line-ups at the Meralco Theater.

Here is the full list of winners of the 38th MMFF: 

  • Best Float: "El Presidente"
  • Youth Choice Award: "El Presidente"
  • Best Child Star: Miguel Vergara, "One More Try"
  • Best Sound: Michael Idioma, "El Presidente"
  • Best Musical Score: Jessie Lazatin, "El Presidente"
  • Best Theme Song: apl.de.ap and Jamir Garcia, "El Presidente"
  • Best Make-up: Warren Munar, "El Presidente" by Warren Munar and company.
  • Best Special Fffects: "Shake, Rattle & Roll 14: The Invasion"
  • Best Production Design: Brillante Mendoza, "Thy Womb"
  • Best Editing: Vito Kahili, "One More Try"
  • Best Cinematography: Odyssey Flores, "Thy Womb"
  • Best Supporting Actor: Cesar Montano, "El Presidente"
  • Best Supporting Actress: Wilma Doesnt, "Sisterakas"
  • Best Original Story: Henry Burgos, "Thy Womb"
  • Best Screenplay: Anna Ramos, "One More Try"
  • Best Director: Brillante Mendoza, "Thy Womb"
  • 3rd Best Picture: "Sisterakas"
  • 2nd Best Picture: "El Presidente"
  • Best Picture: "One More Try"
  • Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes, "One More Try"
  • Best Actress: Nora Aunor, "Thy Womb"

New Wave

  • New Wave Best Actor: Alan Paule, "Gayak"
  • New Wave Best Actress: Liza Diño, "In Nomine Matris"
  • New Wave Best Director: Tyrone Acierto, "The Grave Bandits"
  • New Wave Best Film: Tyrone Acierto's "The Grave Bandits."
  • New Wave Special Jury: Armando "Bing" Lao's "Ad Ignorantiam"

Special Awards

  • Gender Sensitivity Special Award (New Wave): "In Nomine Matris"
  • Gender Sensitivity Special Award (Mainstream): "Thy Womb"
  • Gender Sensitivity Special Award (Shorts): "Manibela"
  • FPJ Memorial Award: "One More Try"
  • Gatpuno Villegas Award: "Thy Womb"

Other Awards

  • Stars of the Night: Nora Aunor, former President Joseph Estrada
  • SMDC Male Celebrity of the Night: Zanjoe Marudo
  • SMDC Female Celebrity of the Night: Bianca King