“Walang Forever”, big winner sa 2015 MMFF awards night

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Walang-ForeverHumakor ng parangal ang pelikulang “Walang Forever” ng Quantum Films sa katatapos na Gabi ng Parangal ng 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival na ginanap nitong Linggo ng gabi, December 27, sa Kia Theater, Cubao, Quezon City.
Tinanghal na Best Picture ang nasabing pelikula, bukod pa sa nakuha ng mga bidang sina Jennylyn Mercado at Jericho Rosales ang Best Actress at Best Actor trophies.
Napanalunan din ng “Walang Forever” ang mga kategoryang Best Screenplay at Best Original Story. Iginawad din sa pelikula ang FPJ Memorial Award for Excellence.
Samantala, Best Director si Erik Matti para sa pelikulang “Honor Thy Father” na una nang na-disqualify ng MMFF committee sa Best Picture category dahil sa nakasali ito bilang guest entry sa Cinema One Originals.
Nakuha rin ng pelikulang pinagbidahan ni John Lloyd Cruz ang Best Supporting Actor (Tirso Cruz III), Best Child Performer (Krystal Brimner), Best Theme Song, at Best Festival Make-up Artist.
Limang awards din ang nakuha ng pelikulang “Nilalang”. Kabilang dito ang Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Engineer, at Best Musical Score.
Tatlong awards naman ang naiuwi ng “My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore” kabilang ang Third Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Maine Mendoza), at Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award.
Habang dalawa naman ang nakuhang parangal ng “Buy Now, Die Later” kabilag ang Second Best Picture at Best Production Design.
Narito ang kumpletong listahan ng mga nagsipagwagi:

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Major Awards

Best Picture: Walang Forever
Second Best Picture: Buy Now, Die Later
Third Best Picture: My Bebe Love
Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado (Walang Forever)
Best Actor: Jericho Rosales (Walang Forever)
Best Director: Erik Matti (Honor Thy Father)
Best Supporting Actress: Maine Mendoza (My Bebe Love)
Best Supporting Actor: Tirso Cruz III (Honor Thy Father )
Best Child Performer: Krystal Brimner (Honor Thy Father )
Best Screenplay: Walang Forever
Best Original Story: Walang Forever
Best Editing: Nilalang
Best Cinematography: Nilalang
Best Production Design: Buy Now, Die Later
Best Visual Effects: Nilalang
Best Sound Engineer: Ditoy Aguila (Nilalang)
Best Musical Score: Jessy Lazatin (Nilalang)
Best Theme Song: Honor Thy Father
Best Festival Make-up Artist: Ryan and Ericka (Honor Thy Father)

Special Awards

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Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: My Bebe Love
FPJ Memorial Award for Excellence: Walang Forever (plus P400,000 cash)
Male Celebrity of the Night: Cesar Montano
Female Celebrity of the Night: Jennylyn Mercado
Best Float Award: Buy Now, Die Later

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Full Feature Category

Best Picture: Ari: My Life with a King
Special Jury Prize: Toto
Best Director: John Paul Su (Toto)
Best Actor: JM De Guzman (Tandem) and Francisco Quinto (Ari: My Life with a King)
Best Supporting Actor: Thou Reyes (Toto)
Best Supporting Actress: Bibeth Orteza (Toto)
Best Screenplay: Robert Tantico (Ari: My Life With a King)
Manila Bulletin Best Feature Film: Ari: My Life With a King

Animation Category

Best Picture: Buttons (Marvel Obemio, Francis Ramirez & Jared Garcia)
Special Jury Prize: Little Lights (Rivelle Mallari)

Student Short Film Category

Best Picture: Mumu (Jean Cheryl Tagyamon)
Special Jury Prize: Daisy (Brian Reyes)
Manila Bulletin Best Short Film: Geo (John Aurthur Mercader)

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