Unlike in past years, the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) announced the winners of the silver anniversary presentation of the
Luna Award before the actual awards night. Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo of
Star Cinema won six out of twelve major awards.
According to FAP
Director General Leo G. Martinez, the Academy decided to reveal the winners before
the awards night itself, which will be held tonight at the Club Filipino in San
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, the top-grossing movie
in the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival, was proclaimed Best Picture. It also won in several other categories—Best Director (Jose Javier Reyes), Best Actress (Judy Ann Santos), Best Supporting
Actress (Gina Pareño), Best Screenplay (Jose Javier Reyes and Mary Ann
Bautista), and Best Editing (Vito Cajili).
John Lloyd Cruz was awarded Best
Actor for All About Love, while Johnny Delgado won Best Supporting Actor
for the action movie Ligalig.
Jay Linao was awarded Best Cinematography and Chito Sumera, Best
Production Designer, both for Eternity, topbilled by Dingdong Dantes
and Iza Calzado.
Angie Reyes of Till I Met You won for Best Sound and
Vincent de Jesus was noted for Best Musical Score for the fantasy movie ZsaZsa
Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh.
Aside from the 12 major awards, FAP will hand out special
awards to six prominent film personalities.
The FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to actor-producer Rudy Fernandez and writer-director Celso Ad. Castillo. ABS-CBN's Charo Santos-Concio and Solar Entertainmen's Wilson
Y. Tieng will receive the Manuel de Leon Award for their exemplary
achievements. The Lamberto
Avellana Memorial Award will be given posthumously to Manuel Conde and Vic Silayan.