The action-drama film 10,000 Hours emerged as the Best Picture of the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival.
Starring Robin Padilla, this MMFF 2013 entry won majority of the trophies handed out earlier tonight, December 27, during the awards night held at the Meralco Theater.
Kris Aquino and KC Concepcion served as the hosts of the Gabi ng Parangal.
The 2nd Best Picture award went to the comedy film Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, starring Vice Ganda as quadruplets.
The family comedy My Little Bossings was the recipient of the 3rd Best Picture award. Starring Vic Sotto and Kris Aquino, this film marks the movie debut of Kris's son, James "Bimby" Yap Jr.
Ryzza Mae Dizon, one of the lead stars of My Little Bossings, won the Best Child Performer award for this Marlon Rivera film. Receiving the award, the young TV host-actress told the crowd, "Merry Christmas! Mas lalo ko pong gagalingan!"
Robin Padilla was named MMFF 2013 Best Actor for 10,000 Hours, while Maricel Soriano was chosen MMFF 2013 Best Actress for Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy.
The Best Supporting Actress plum went to Aiza Seguerra for My Little Bossings, while the recognition for Best Supporting Actor went to Pen Medina for 10,000 Hours.
Boy Golden won the Best Float award in the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival. The said float had a vaudeville '60s theme and had a vintage car as part of its float design.
(To view photos of the floats that competed in MMFF 2013, CLICK HERE)
Daniel Padilla (of Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay) was hailed Male Star of The Night, while Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) star Eugene Domingo was chosen Female Star of The Night.
Optical Media Board chairperson Ronnie Ricketts received a special recognition for his commendable efforts to fight piracy in the movie industry.
The 39th MMFF will run until January 7, 2014.
The eight official entries are: the action-drama 10,000 Hours; the action-period film Boy Golden: Shoot-To-Kill; the hip hop dance movie Kaleidoscope World; the family comedy My Little Bossings;
the comedy flick Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy; the comedy Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel); the horror film Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay; and the historical biopic Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir.
HERE IS THE LIST OF MMFF 2013 WINNERS:
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: 10,000 Hours
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence: 10,000 Hours
Most Gender-Sensitive Film: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy directed by Wenn Deramas (Main Category)
Youth's Choice Award winner: Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay
Best Theme Song: My Little Bossings
Best Child Performer: Ryzza Mae Dizon for My Little Bossings
Best Director: Joyce Bernal for 10,000 Hours
Best Story: 10,000 Hours
Best Screenplay: 10,000 Hours
Best Sound Engineering: Emmanuel Clemente for 10,000 Hours
Best Musical Score: Teresa Barrozo for 10,000 Hours
Best Makeup Artist: Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay
Best Visual Effects: Central Digital for 10,000 Hours
Best Production Design: Joey Luna for 10,000 Hours
Best Editing: 10,000 Hours
Best Cinematography: 10,000 Hours
Best Supporting Actor: Pen Medina for 10,000 Hours
Best Supporting Actress: Aiza Seguerra for My Little Bossings
Best Actor: Robin Padilla for 10,000 Hours
Best Actress: Maricel Soriano for Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
3rd Best Picture: My Little Bossings
2nd Best Picture: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
Best Picture: 10,000 Hours
The full-length entries that competed this year are: action thriller Saka Saka (starring Ejay Falcon and Joseph Marco as political assassins); family drama Anino ng mga Kahapon (starring Agot Isidro as a schizophrenia patient);
Island Dreams (starring Louise delos Reyes); Dukit (starring Kapampangan sculptor Wilfredo “Willy” Tadeo Layug), and Maestra (starring Perla Bautista).
HERE IS THE LIST OF MMFF 2013 NEW WAVE WINNERS:
Best Picture: Dukit
Best Director: Armando Lao for Dukit
Special Jury Prize: Mga Anino Ng Kahapon
Most Gender-Sensitive Film: Island Dreams directed by Aloy Adlawan
Most Gender-Sensitive Film (student film category): Hintayin Mo sa Seq. 24 directed by Jezreel Reyes
Best Actress: Agot Isidro for Mga Anino ng Kahapon
Best Actors: Wilfredo Layug, Bambalito Lacap, and Bor Ocampo for Dukit
Best Student Short Film Special Jury Prize: #NoFilter by Luigi Rosario
Best Animation (New Wave) Special Jury Prize: Ang Lalong ni Kulakog by Omar Aguilar
Best Animation (New Wave) Best Picture: Kaleh and Mbaki by Dennis Sebastian