Star Cinema's romantic comedy Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo took home nine awards in the recently concluded 55th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards Night that took place last November 25 at Le Pavilion, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City.
Gina Pareño and Judy Ann Santos, who played mother and daughter in this 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, won Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively. Director Jose Javier Reyes was named Best Director for KKK and also took home the Best Story and Best Screenplay trophies.
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo was chosen by FAMAS as Best Picture and awarded Best Theme Song ("Hawak Kamay" by Yeng Constantino); Best Musical Score (Jesse Lucas); and Best Editing (Vito Cajili).
Hosted by Lani Mercado and Jean Garcia, the FAMAS 2007 awards night was attended by only a few celebrities—Gina Pareño, German Moreno, Direk Celso Ad. Castillo, Jolina Magdangal, Snooky Serna, Gloria Sevilla, and Allen Dizon. Young actor Mark Anthony Fernandez accepted the Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award in behalf of his father Rudy Fernandez.
The winners of the 55th FAMAS Awards are the following:
Best Picture - Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (Star Cinema)
Best Director - Jose Javier Reyes (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
Best Actress - Judy Ann Santos (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
Best Actor - Cesar Montano (Ligalig)
Best Supporting Actress - Gina Pareño (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
Best Supporting Actor - Allen Dizon (Twilight Dancers)
Best Child Actress - Tala Santos (Inang Yaya)
Best Child Actor - Christian Luis Singson (Barang)
Best Story - Jose Javier Reyes (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
Best Screenplay - Jose Javier Reyes (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
Best Cinematography - Eli Balce (Donsol)
Best Editing - Vito Cajili (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
Best Sound - Albert Michael Idioma (Sukob)
Best Musical Score - Jesse Lucas (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
Best Theme Song - "Hawak Kamay" by Yeng Constantino
Best Art Direction - Raymond Bajarias (Sukob)
Best Special Effects - Peping Carmona (Sukob)
Best Visual Effects - Larger Than Life (Ligalig)
Golden Artist Award - Jolina Magdangal
German Moreno Youth Achievement Award - JC de Vera and Maja Salvador
International Artist Award - Billy Crawford
Posthumous Award - Ramon Zamora
Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Awards - Ernie Pecho, showbiz reporter
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award - Rudy Fernandez
Lifetime Achievement Awards - director Celso Ad Castillo and actress Gloria Sevilla
Grand Award - German Moreno