Best Actor nominees (above, from left) Roderick Paulate, Allen Dizon, John Lloyd Cruz, Bong Revilla, and Lou Veloso; Best Actress nominees (below, from left) Eugene Domingo, Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Iza Calzado, and Angelica Panganiban.

Photo: Noel Orsal

Pormal nang inihayag ng pamunuan ng Philippine Movie Press Club, Inc. (PMPC) ang kanilang official nominees para sa 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies. 

After almost two months of reviewing nominated mainstream and independent films, nakahanda na ang voting members nitong entertainment writers' club na ipagkaloob ang mga karangalan para sa mga natatanging artista at manggagawa ng pelikulang Pilipino para sa taong 2009.

Top 5 nominees lamang each category ang nasa listahan, maliban sa isang technical category kung saan may nag-tie sa 5th slot.

Inaasahang magiging pukpukan ang labanan sa major acting categories na laging inaabangan ng publiko taun-taon.

Maglalaban-laban sa Best Actress category si Megastar Sharon Cuneta, ang dekalibreng aktres ng GMA-7 na si Iza Calzado, ang pambatong aktres ng ABS-CBN na si Angelica Panganiban, ang komedyanang si Eugene Domingo, at ang Star for All Seasons at Batangas governor na si Gov. Vilma Santos.

For Best Actor, mixed din ang nominees—ang isa sa pinakamahuhusay na aktor sa kanyang henerasyon na si John Lloyd Cruz, ang versatile actor na si Roderick Paulate, ang sexy actor turned serious actor-film producer na si Allen Dizon, ang actor-producer na si Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., at ang underrated actor-politician na si Lou Veloso.


Ang Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award ay igagawad ngayong taon sa multi-awarded beteranang aktres na si Ms. Gina Pareño. Ito ay dahil sa kanyang outstanding body of works, remarkable achievements in the film industry, credibility and endurance as a great actress, na magpahanggang ngayon ay humahataw pa rin sa larangan ng pagganap.



Sa unang pagkakataon, ipagkakaloob ng PMPC ang kanilang Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera award sa tinaguriang Komiks King, television and movie director, at National Artist na si Carlo J. Caparas.  Ito ay naisipan ng PMPC upang bigyang-inspirasyon ang mga unsung heroes na mga tao sa likod ng anumang film production, kasama ang pagkilala sa kanilang mga naiambag sa industriya.

Gaganapin ang 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies sa April 24, Sabado, 6 p.m., sa Henry Lee Irwin Theatre ng Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Mapapanood ang TV coverage nito sa April 25, Linggo, 9:30-11:30 p.m., sa TV5.


May temang "Tatlong Dekada ng PMPC sa Pelikulang Pilipino," kumpirmadong hosts sa gabi ng parangal ang King of Talk na si Boy Abunda, beauty queen-actress-host Ruffa Gutierrez, at ang former Star Awardee for Movies, Actress of the Year na si Ms. Lorna Tolentino.  

Ang 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies ay produced ng Star View Productions ni Ms. Josephine Saba, katuwang ang kanyang business partners. Ito ay mula sa direksiyon ni Arlene Tolibas. As we go to press, inaayos pa ang trivia hosts at performers. 

Narito ang kumpletong listahan mga nominado:


Movie of the Year

Ang Panday (GMA Films and Imus Productions)
I Love You Goodbye (Star Cinema)
In My Life (Star Cinema)
Kimmy Dora (Spring Films)
Mano Po 6: My Mother (Regal Entertainment)

Digital Movie of the Year

Astig (Cinemalaya Foundation, Boy Abunda and Boy So Productions)
Ded Na Si Lolo (APT Entertainment and Directors' Guild of the Phils.)
Dinig Sana Kita (Cinemalaya Foundation and Echo & Mirage Media)
Dukot (CDP Events and Entertainment Productions and ATD Entertainment)

Puntod (ADC Productions)


Movie Director of the Year

Mac Alejandre (Ang Panday)
Joyce Bernal (Kimmy Dora)
Laurice Guillen (I Love You Goodbye)
Joel Lamangan (Mano Po 6: My Mother)
Olivia Lamasan (In My Life)


Digital Movie Director of the Year

Cesar Apolinario (Puntod)
Joel Lamangan (Dukot )
GB Sampedro (Astig)
Mike Sandejas (Dinig Sana Kita)
Soxie Topacio (Ded Na Si Lolo)


Movie Actress of the Year

Iza Calzado (Dukot)
Sharon Cuneta (Mano Po 6:  My Mother)
Eugene Domingo (Kimmy Dora)
Angelica Panganiban (I Love You Goodbye)
Vilma Santos (In My Life)


Movie Actor of the Year

John Lloyd Cruz (In My Life)
Allen Dizon (Dukot )
Roderick Paulate (Ded Na Si Lolo)
Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. (Ang Panday)
Lou Veloso (Colorum)


Movie Supporting Actress of the Year

Gina Alajar (Dukot)
Gloria Diaz (Sagrada Familia)
Heart Evangelista (Mano Po 6: My Mother)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (Mano Po 6: My Mother)
Rhian Ramos (Ang Panday)


Movie Supporting Actor of the Year

Aldred Gatchalian (Bente)
Luis Manzano (In My Life)
Phillip Salvador (Ang Panday)
Fanny Serrano (Tulak)
Dennis Trillo (Mano Po 6: My Mother)


Movie Child Performer of the Year

Nash Aguas (Kamoteng Kahoy)
Mica Dela Cruz (T2)
Patricia Gayod (Puntod)
JP Mesde (Tulak)
Robert Villar (Ang Panday)


New Movie Actress of the Year

Louise Delos Reyes (Agaton And Mindy)
Iren Liel Escaño (Ded Na Si Lolo)
Barbie Forteza (Puntod)
Paloma (Pitik Bulag)
Maricar Reyes (And I Love You So)


New Movie Actor of the Year

Enchong Dee (Paano Ko Sasabihin)
Zyrus Desamparado (Engkwentro)
Romalito Mallari (Dinig Sana Kita)
Joey Paras (Last Supper No. 3)
Chase Vega (Agaton And Mindy)


Movie Original Screenplay of the Year

Laurice Guillen, Mark Meily, and Karen Ramos (I Love You Goodbye)
Roy Iglesias (Mano Po 6:  My Mother)
Raymond Lee, Olivia Lamasan, and Senedy Que (In My Life)
Chris Martinez (Kimmy Dora)
Carmi Raymundo, Norissa Soriano, and Chie Floresca (You Changed My Life)


Digital Movie Original Screenplay of the Year

Cesar Apolinario, Melchor Encabo, and Tammy Dantes (Puntod)
Charlotte Dianco (Fidel)
Jerry Gracio (Astig)
Mike Sandejas (Dinig Sana Kita)
Soxie Topacio (Ded Na Si Lolo)

 
Movie Cinematographer of the Year

Lee Meily (I Love You Goodbye)
Charlie Peralta (In My Life)
Regiben Romano (Ang Panday)
Shayne Sarte (Kimmy Dora)
Manuel Teehankee (You Changed My Life)


Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year

Albert Banzon (Dinig Sana Kita)
Jeyow Evangelista (Puntod)
Odyssey Flores (Astig)
Odyssey Flores (Lola)
Mackie Galvez (Mangatyanan)


Movie Editor of the Year

Manet Dayrit (I Love You Goodbye)
Theresa Vanessa De Leon (Kimmy Dora)
Marya Ignacio (In My Life)
Marya Ignacio (You Changed My Life)
Augusto Salvador (Ang Panday)


Digital Movie Editor of the Year

Danny Añonuevo (Ded Na Si Lolo)
Charliebebs Gohetia (Astig)
Charliebebs Gohetia (Dukot)
Mikael Pestano (Dinig Sana Kita)
Jonjon Banaag, Arlette Ranojo, and John Bastillo (Puntod)


Movie Production of the Year

Adelina Leung and Tony Chiong (Kimmy Dora)
Edgar Martin Littaua (I Love You Goodbye)
Edgar Martin Littaua (Mano Po 6:  My Mother)
Richard Somes (Ang Panday)
Elfren Vivar (In My Life)


Digital Movie Production of the Year

Cyrus Khan (Astig)
Dante Brillante Mendoza (Lola)
Art Maningas and Rommel Espinosa (Puntod)
Roland Rubenecia (Dinig Sana Kita)
Edel Templonuevo (Ded Na Si Lolo)


Movie Musical Scorer of the Year

Nonong Buencamino (In My Life)
Brian Cua (Kimmy Dora)
Von De Guzman (Ang Panday)
Von De Guzman (I Love You Goodbye)
Jessie Lasaten (You Changed My Life)


Digital Movie Musical Scorer of the Year

Noel Cabangon (Ded Na Si Lolo)
Vincent De Jesus (Puntod)
Lucien Letabe (Dukot)
Jesse Lucas (Astig)
Francis Brew Reyes (Dinig Sana Kita)


Movie Sound Engineer of the Year

Ditoy Aguila (Ang Panday)
Albert Michael Idioma (In My Life)
Albert Michael Idioma (I Love You Goodbye)
Albert Michael Idioma (Kimmy Dora)
Albert Michael Idioma (T2)


Digital Movie Sound Engineer of the Year

Ditoy Aguila (Ded Na Si Lolo)
Ditoy Aguila, Junel Valencia, and Mark Locsin (Astig)
Emmanuelle Clemente (Puntod)
Ronald De Asis and Mark Locsin (Dinig Sana Kita)
Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong (Lola)
Alfredo Ongleo (Dukot)


Movie Original Theme Song of the Year

"Tanging Ikaw" from the movie Ang Panday.  Music, lyrics, and interpretation by Ogie Alcasid

"Kimmy Dora" from the movie Kimmy Dora. Music by Michael Angelo Manalang, lyrics by Emman dela Cruz, and interpretation by Ricci Chan

 
Digital Movie Original Theme Song of the Year

"Ang Buhay Nga Naman' from the movie Ded Na Si Lolo. Music, lyrics and interpretation by Noel Cabangon


"Astig Ka" from the movie Astig. Music by Jojo Espinosa and Edgardo Rustia, lyrics by GB Sampedro and Candy Pangilinan, interpretation by Rodrum


"Gabay Ang Awit" from the movie A Journey Home. Music by Janette Ayroso, lyrics by Mia Louise Ramos, interpretation by Jonathan and Denden Beltran, Devin Villacruz, Joy Villacruz, Kimberly Kwok, Wally Ang, Will Tan, and Katherine Dematera


"Sana Ako'y Marinig' from the movie Dinig Sana Kita. Music and lyrics by Francis Brew Reyes and Niña Sandejas, interpretation by Zoe Sandejas


Darling of the Press

Toni Gonzaga

Angel Locsin

Vicky Morales

Annabelle Rama

Donna Villa