Veteran actress Anita Linda (left frame) will receive the Gawad Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement award from the Enpress. The 6th Golden Screen Awards is unique because of the addition of a new category: the Best Motion Picture - Animation that has two nominees—the period romance Urduja (upper right frame) and the exhilirating adventure Dayo (lower right frame). Photo: Enie Reyes (Anita)

Now on its sixth year, the Golden Screen Awards (handed out annually by the Entertainment Press Society Incorporated) continues its pursuit of giving recognition to last year's best productions and performances. The awards night will be held on April 30 (Thursday) at Metro Bar in West Avenue, Quezon City.

For Best Motion Picture Drama, the slate is dominated by indie productions like Cinemalaya 2008 entries Boses, Brutus, Concerto, Jay, and 100, as well as the Judy Ann Santos-starrer Ploning and the Cinema One Originals horror-drama standout Yanggaw.

Meanwhile, three high-spirited comedies battle it out for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: the mammoth hit A Very Special Love, the comedy about an elderly woman with two husbands Fuschia, and the sparkling romantic comedy My Bestfriend's Girlfriend.

A welcome addition to the existing categories is Best Motion Picture - Animation that yielded two nominees: the exhilirating adventure Dayo and the period romance Urduja.

The acting categories are expectedly as hotly-contested. Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Drama are the glorious Anita Linda as the former radio talent reduced to living in the slums in Adela, Dawn Zulueta as the supportive wife of a dying man in Magkaibigan, Jodi Santamaria as the demented heroine in Sisa, Mylene Dizon as the woman with a bucket list in 100, Sharon Cuneta as the beleaguered OFW wife and mother in Caregiver and Judy Ann Santos as the quiet, mysterious spinster in Ploning.

The Best Actor in a Leading Role - Drama category is a tight race among the Baron Geisler as the gay documentarist in Jay, Carlo Aquino for Carnivore, Christopher de Leon as the cancer-stricken friend in Magkaibigan, Jericho Rosales as the romantic hero in Baler, Ronnie Lazaro as the father of a vampire daughter in Yanggaw, Yul Servo as the cuckolded husband in Torotot and Jay Aquitania in the refreshing role of a young man coming of age at a time of war in Concerto.

Industry veteran Anita Linda is this year's recipient of the Gawad Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement award.

 

Below are the nominees in the other categories:


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy

Ai Ai de las Alas ("Ang Tanging Ina Nyong Lahat")

Boots Anson Roa ("Love Birds")

Gloria Romero ("Fuschia")

Marian Rivera ("My Bestfriend's Girlfriend")

Ruffa Gutierrez ("My Monster Mom")

Sarah Geronimo ("A Very Special Love")

Toni Gonzaga ("My Only U")

 

Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role  - Musical or Comedy

Eddie Garcia ("Fuschia")

John Lloyd Cruz ("A Very Special Love")

Robert Arevalo ("Fuschia")

Sam Milby ("My Big Love")

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role  - Drama, Musical or Comedy

 Cherry Pie Picache ("Boses")

Eugene Domingo ("100")

Flor Salanga ("Jay")

Mylene Dizon ("Ploning")

Tessie Tomas ("Ploning")

Tetchie Agbayani ("Yanggaw")

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role  - Drama, Musical or Comedy

Coco Martin ("Jay")

Emilio Garcia ("Walang Kawala")

John Estrada ("Caregiver")

Ricky Davao ("Boses")

Yul Servo ("Brutus")

 

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress

KC Concepcion ("For The First Time")

Rhea Medina ("Brutus")

Chariz Solomon (My Bestfriend's Girlfriend")

Ynna Asistio ("Concerto")

 

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor

Timothy Mabalot ("Brutus")

Bojong Fernandez ("Ploning")

Cedric Amit ("Ploning")

Coke Bolipata ("Boses")

Fritz Arvhie ("Dose")

Kenjie Garcia ("Ang Lihim Ni Antonio")

Julian Duque ("Boses")

 

Best Direction

Ellen Ongkeko Marfil ("Boses")

Tara Illenberger ("Brutus")

Chris Martinez ("100")

Francis Passion ("Jay")

Dante Nico Garcia ("Ploning")

Cathy Garcia Molina ("A Very Special Love")

Richard Somes ("Yanggaw")

 

Best Original Screenplay

Froilan Medina, Rody Vera ("Boses")

Dante Nico Garcia, Benjamin Lingan ("Ploning")

Chris Martinez ("100")

Richard Somes, Dwight Gaston ("Yanggaw")

Ricky Lee ("Fuschia")

Francis Pasion ("Jay")

 

Best Screenplay Adaptation

Ramon Entienza ("Urduja")

Frank Rivera ("Sisa")

Roy Iglesias ("Baler")

Paul Alexander Morales ("Concerto")

 

Best Cinematography

Charlie Peralta ("Ploning")

Joey Abello ("Brutus")

Regiben Romana ("Concerto")

Hermann Claravall, Lyle Sacris ("Yanggaw")

Carlo Mendoza ("Jay")

Nap Jamir II ("Boses")

 

Best Editing

Danny Anonuevo ("Ploning")

Fiona Borres, Tara Illenberger ("Brutus")

Ike Veneracion ("100")

Laz Andre/ Arthmael ("Concerto")

Orlean Joseph Tan ("Boses")

Francis Pasion, Kats Serraon, Chuck Gutierrez ("Jay")

Borgy Torre ("Yanggaw")

 

Best Production Design

Raymund George Fernandez ("Ploning")

Michael Espanol, Donald Camon, Rashim Gumacal ("Yanggaw")

Fritz Silorio ("Brutus")

Gerry Santos ("Concerto")

Aby Jamnague-Rivera ("100")

Bianca Gonzales ("Boses")

 

Best Sound

Mike Lim ("Brutus")

Allan Marcelo Hidalgo, Orlean Joseph Tan ("Boses")

Jethro Joquin, Ronald de Asis ("Concerto")

Mac Vasquez ("100")

Mike Idioma ("Ploning")

Joey Santos ("Yanggaw")

 

Best Musical Score

Jed Balsamo ("Concerto")

Jessie Lasaten ("Ploning")

Mon Faustino, Noel Zarate ("Urduja")

Jourdann Petalver ("Boses")

Von de Guzman ("Yanggaw")

Joey Ayala ("Brutus")

 

Best Visual Effects

Roadrunner Network, Inc. ("Kulam")

Ramon Entienza, Amelia Fortes ("Urduja")

Robert Quilao ("Dayo")

 

Best Original Song

"Babae Ako" from the movie Urduja
Written and composed by Joey de Leon and Ogie Alcasid and performed by Regine Velasquez

"Lipad" from the movie Dayo
Music by Jessie Lasaten, Lyrics by Temi Abad, Jr. and performed by Ms. Lea Salonga

 
"Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman" from the movie Baler
Music by Louie Ocampo, Lyrics by Edith Gallardo and sung by Sarah Geronimo

 
"Hardest Part" from the movie 100
Composed and interpreted by Ricci Chan

 
"Naroon Ka" from the movie Fuschia
Words and music by Von de Guzman and performed by Springfield.