Christian Bables was overwhelmed when he won the Best Supporting Actor Award in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival.
The 24-year-old actor shed tears when he accepted his trophy during the awards night held last night, December 29, at the KIA Theater in Cubao.
He was cited for his portrayal of Barbs in the MMFF 2016 entry Die Beautiful.
His character is the best friend of Paolo Ballesteros in this dramedy directed by Jun Lana.
Christian tearfully told the audience: "Una sa lahat, hindi po ako sanay sa ganito kasi bago lang po ako. Akala ko nga po, end na ng passion ko, end na ng journey ko."
His voice broke and when he paused, the crowd started cheering and clapping for him.
"Gusto kong pasalamatan lahat ng bumubuo ng MMFF 2016.
"Gusto kong pasalamatan kung saan po ako nagsimula: ang Star Magic for the trust and Direk Rahyan Carlos. Direk, dahil sa iyo, mas naging passionate ako."
Direk Rahyan is known for teaching Hollywood's Ivana Chubbuck acting technique in Star Magic acting workshops.
Christian repeatedly apologized as he tried to compose himself while giving his speech, "Gusto kong pasalamatan ang buong Star Magic workshop family ko.
"My IdeaFirst family para sa tiwala sa isang walang pangalan na kagaya ko. Nagpapasalamat ako sa Octobertrain..."
He broke down in tears as he ended by saying, "Maraming, maraming salamat po sa lahat ng nagmahal at nagtiwala."
In his Instagram account, Christian shared a group shot with director Jun Lana, and producers Perci Intalan and Ferdy Lapuz holding up awards of Die Beautiful from MMFF 2016.
Christian posted in the caption: "Thank you direk @junrobleslana , Direk @percinotpercy , Sir #FerdinandLapuz , and my Idea First Company Family.. KAYO ANG TUNAY NA DAHILAN NG LAHAT NG ITO :) salamat din sa lahat po ng sumuporta mula sa pelikula, hanggang sa gabi ng parangal. Hindi ko na po kayo maisa-isa, pero sobra po akong masaya at nagpapasalamat. Nakakataba po ng puso!!! Patuloy ako mag aaral at pag huhusayan ko pa po."
To view the complete list of winners, click: (MMFF 2016 winners revealed: Paolo Ballesteros, Irma Adlawan named Best Actor and Best Actress)