Vice Ganda prefers a blockbuster film over awards

Posted at 12/28/2013 6:50 PM | Updated as of 12/28/2013 11:39 PM
'Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy' director Wenn Deramas looks on as star Vice Ganda accepts the film's 2nd Best Picture award at the 39th MMFF Gabi ng Parangal held Friday night. Photo by Nimfa Chua for

MANILA - Comedian Vice Ganda has nothing but appreciation for all those who have made his entry in the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) a nationwide success.

In an interview with reporters shortly after the MMFF awards night on Friday, Vice Ganda said he is overwhelmed that "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy" is proving to be his most successful film to date.

"Nagulat kami na tinalo pa nito yung 'Sisterakas' eh laking laki na kami doon sa movie na 'yun. Kaya nakakatuwa. Nakakatuwang isipin na kahit sinong kasama ko sa pelikula, kahit ako lang, pinapanuod pa rin nila at naeg-eenjoy pa rin sila sa pelikula," he said.

"Sisterakas," which Vice Ganda starred in along with Kris Aquino and Ai Ai delas Alas, topped last year's MMFF competition in earnings. It went to become the highest grossing Philippine film of all time.

"Sobrang salamat sa lahat ng tumangkilik sa lahat ng entry sa Metro Manila Film Festival, lalong lalo na sa lahat ng nakipagsiksikan para makapanuod ng 'Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy," he added.

The Vice Ganda-starrer, across the festival's first three days, ranked second in terms of gross earnings nationwide. The film also won 2nd Best Picture, trailing the action flick "10,000 Hours" and just above the Aquino-backed comedy film "My Little Bossings."

"Wala akong inasahang award. Pumunta lang ako dito kasi gusto kong um-outfit," he said.

The film, directed by Wenn Deramas, was also named the Most Gender-Sensitive Film in the main competition. Screen veteran Maricel Soriano won Best Actress for her role as Vice Ganda's mother.

When asked on whether he prefers to have a blockbuster movie or a multi-awarded film, the comedian answered, "Blockbuster."

"Kasi wala pa naman akong acting award kaya okay na ako sa blockbuster," he said.