Luck was on independent film Boses during the 6th Golden Screen Awards of the Entertainment Press Society, Inc. (Enpress), which was held last night, April 30, at the Metro Bar in West Avenue, Quezon City. It received six of the 21 awards given, three of which were major awards.
The Cinemalaya 2008 film Boses was hailed as the Best Motion Picture for Drama, beating the other independent film contenders Ploning, 100, Jay, Brutus: Ang Paglalakbay, Concerto and Yanggaw.
Its director, Ellen Ongkeko Marfil, was named Best Director. While its screenplay, written by Froilan Medina and Rody Vera, topped the other five finalists for the Original Screenplay category. (Click here to read related article)
The Enpress also recognized the performance of first-time child actor Julian Duque by naming him Breakthrough Performance by an Actor. Boses also won for Best Editing and Best Musical.
Following Boses was APT Entertainment's Fuschia, which earned three major distinctions from Enpress: Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy for Gloria Romero, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy for Eddie Garcia. (Click here to read related article.)
Indie film Jay bagged acting honors for Baron Geisler (Best Actor-Drama), Flor Salanga (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role), and Coco Martin (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, tied with Caregiver's John Estrada).
Mylene Dizon was named Best Actress-Drama for her portrayal in 100. Mylene, who recently gave birth to her second child with Paolo Paraiso, was not able to personally receive her award since she is currently in the U.S.
Meanwhile, KC Concepcion was teary-eyed as she received her first acting award for her first movie For the First Time. She was having a conversation with her father, Gabby Concepcion, backstage when her name was announced as the recipient of the Breakthrough Performance by an Actress award.
The Philippine's official entry to the last Academy Awards, Ploning, got the Best Sound and Best Editing awards.
Aside from these awards, Enpress also gave honor to 85-year-old actress Anita Linda, who recently starred in the film called Adela, by giving her the Gawad Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award.
Here are the other winners of the 6th Golden Screen Awards:
Best Production Design and Best Screenplay Adaptation: Concerto (Digital Spirit Films)
Best Original Song and Best Motion Picture (animation): Urduja (APT Entertainment)
Best Visual Effects: Dayo (Cutting Edge Production)
The event was hosted by comedian Eugene Domingo and BB Gandanghari. Music artists—Luke Mijares, Lance Raymundo, Josh Santana, Richard Poon, and Gabby Concepcion—serenaded veteran actresses Anita Linda and Gloria Romero after they received their awards.