It's "comedy night" at the 36th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night.
Star Cinema's comedy film, Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To!), bagged the most number of awards in tonight's ceremonies held at the Meralco Theater.
The third and said-to-be last installment of this comedy franchise from Star Cinema took home a total of nine awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Wenn Deramas.
Deramas won against Mike Tuviera (Super Inday and the Golden Bibe) and Luis Suarez (RPG: Metanoia).
The comedians also dominated the acting awards.
Ang Tanging Ina Mo's lead star, Ai-Ai delas Alas, got her wish when she was named Best Actress for her portrayal of a single mother to more than a dozen children. Ai-Ai was very vocal in saying during interviews that she wants to win the best-actress trophy.
Interestingly, the other two nominees for Best Actress are Marian Rivera for Super Inday and the Golden Bibe and Carla Abellana for Shake, Rattle & Roll 12.
Jennylyn Mercado of Rosario and Kris Aquino of Dalaw were not nominated.
This year, the MMFF Committee decided to mention only the top three nominees for each category.
Meanwhile, it was a double victory for Comedy King Dolphy as he won both the Best Actor trophy for his comedy film Father Jejemon and Best Supporting Actor for his drama role in Rosario.
In the Best Actor category, Dolphy won against Vic Sotto of Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote and Yul Servo of Rosario.
In the Best Supporting Actor category, the other nominees were Alwyn Uytingco (Ang Tanging Ina Mo Rin), Roy Alvarez (Father Jejemon), and Sid Lucero (Rosario).
The Comedy King was not able to attend the ceremony.
Eugene Domingo was adjudged Best Supporting Actress for her best-friend role in Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To!).
The comedienne also wasn't able to accept her award personally since she is now in the United States. Direk Wenn Deramas accepted the award on her behalf.