Star Cinema's In My Life leads the nominations of the 7th Golden Screen Awards, inlcuding one each for lead stars John Lloyd Cruz (Best Actor), Vilma Santos (Best Actress), and Luis Manzano (Best Supporting Actor).

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The Entertainment Press Society or ENPRESS, Inc. bares the nominees to the 7th Golden Screen Awards.

Topping the list of nominees for cinematic excellence for the movies released in 2009 are Star Cinema's In My Life, Swift Productions' Kinatay, and Dukot from DDP Events and Ent. Productions and ATD Entertainment, which all garnered a total of 11 nominations each.

Competing for the Best Motion Picture (Drama) are six interesting movies: Dukot, Engkwentro, In My Life, Kinatay, Lola, and Sagrada Familia.

Battling it out for the Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) category are Philippine entry to the Oscar's Ded Na Si Lolo, Cinemalaya 2009 Best Picture awardeee Last Supper No. 3, the Eugene Domingo launching starrer Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme, and You Changed My Life from Star Cinema, starring the box-office tandem of Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz.

The Best Director plum is being contested by Pepe Diokno (Engkwentro), Cathy Garcia Molina (You Changed My Life), Joel Lamangan (Dukot), Olivia Lamasan (In My Life), Brillante Mendoza (Kinatay and Lola), and Soxie Topacio (Ded na Si Lolo).

The contenders for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama) are a happy mix of seasoned actresses and a newcomer. They are Bea Alonzo (And I Love You So), Iza Calzado (Dukot), Rustica Carpio (Lola), Sharon Cuneta (Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love), Anita Linda (Lola), Lovi Poe (Sagrada Familia), Vilma Santos (In My Life), and Snooky Serna (Sagrada Familia).

For Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) the nominees are Gina Alajar (Ded Na Si Lolo), Eugene Domingo (Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme), Sarah Geronimo (You Changed My Life), and Elizabeth Oropesa (Ded Na Si Lolo).

The award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama) is being contested by John Lloyd Cruz (In My Life), Allen Dizon (Dukot), Emilio Garcia (Sagrada Familia), Coco Martin (Kinatay), Sam Milby (And I Love You So), Felix Roco (Engkwentro), Alfred Vargas (Colorum), and Lou Veloso (Colorum).

The award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) is a contest among John Lloyd Cruz (You Changed My Life), Joey Paras (Last Supper No. 3), and Roderick Paulate (Ded Na Si Lolo).

In the Breakthrough Performance by an Actress category, none of those screened garnered sufficient rating to make the grade, hence the Golden Screen Awards decided not to name any finalist in the said category. Getting the nod in Breakthrough Performance by an Actor category are Zyrus Desamparado (Engkwentro), Daniel Medrana (Engkwentro), Romelito Mallari (Dinig Sana Kita), and Chase Vega (Agaton and Mindy).

The complete of nominees to the7th Golden Screen Awards follows:

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

Dukot (DDP Events & Ent. Productions/ATDEntertainment)

Engkwentro (Cinemalaya/Venezia 2009)

In My Life (Star Cinema Productions)

Kinatay (Swift Productions)

Lola (Swift Productions)

Sagrada Familia (Legalas Entertainment Productions)         

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)

Ded Na Si Lolo (APT Entertainment/DGPI)

Kimmy Dora (Spring Films Production)

Last Supper No. 3 (Cinemalaya/Bente Singko Mil Productions)

You Changed My Life (Star Cinema Productions)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama)

Bea Alonzo (And I Love You So)

Iza Calzado (Dukot)

Rustica Carpio (Lola)

Sharon Cuneta (Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love)

Anita Linda (Lola)                                                

Lovi Poe (Sagrada Familia)

Vilma Santos (In My Life)

Snooky Serna (Sagrada Familia)