Kathryn Bernardo and Sarah Geronimo were able to beat veteran stars in the Movie Actress of the Year category of the 35th Star Awards for Movies 2019.
Kathryn was recognized for The Hows Of Us while Sarah Geronimo was honored for Miss Granny.
The two young stars were able to beat the following:
Iza Calzado – Distance
Anne Curtis – Buy Bust
Glaiza De Castro — Liway
Alessandra De Rossi – Through Night And Day
Nadine Lustre – Never Not Love You
Gina Pareño – Hintayan Ng Langit
Gloria Romero – Rainbow’s Sunset
Judy Ann Santos – Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes
The awards night of the Star Awards for Movies was held last night, June 2, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.
The awarding ceremony was hosted by Iza Calzado, Gelli de Belen, Kathryn Bernardo, Arci Munoz, Aljur Abrenica, and Robi Domingo.
Kathryn was thrilled to be hosting the Star Awards for Movies for the first time. Robi said it was a great honor for him to be joined by the Blockbuster Queen. Robi then quipped, "Hail to the Queen!"
In celebration of the 100 Years of Philippine Cinema this year, the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) presented the “Mga Natatanging Bituin Ng Siglo” (outstanding stars of the century) Special Awards to iconic names who have shared unforgettable and remarkable contributions to Philippine cinema.
The 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2019 chose to honor the following celebrities (in alphabetical order): Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Christopher De Leon, Joseph Estrada, Eddie Garcia, Anita Linda, Niño Muhlach, Ramon Revilla Sr., Susan Roces, Gloria Romero, Philip Salvador, and Vilma Santos.
These 12 “Mga Natatanging Bituin Ng Siglo” legendary honorees were honored during a special production tribute under the direction of Bert De Leon.
Senator Bong Revilla made one of his first showbiz appearances by escorting his father, Ramon Revilla Sr.
Among those who personally accepted their awards as Natatanging Bituin were: Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Christopher De Leon, Tirso Cruz III, Phillip Salvador, and Nino Muhlach.
The PMPC also gave honor and tribute to four of the pioneer, senior former Presidents of the Club by bestowing them the “Outstanding Pillars of PMPC” special award – a long-overdue recognition and appreciation for their loyalty and dedication to this group of entertainment journalists, for many years.
The recipients were:
Ethel Ramos (PMPC President in 1969, 1970, and 1973), Ronald Constantino (PMPC President in 1974 and 1975), Letty Celi (PMPC President in 1988 and 1989), and Veronica Samio (PMPC President in 1990, 1991, and 1992).
Arjo Atayde was hailed as the Movie Supporting Actor of the Year for playing a drug lord in Buy Bust.
Robi Domingo read his speech on his behalf because Arjo is currently in Singapore.
Sanya Lopez was recognized for her movie Wild and Free.
The GMA-7 actress said in her acceptance speech, "Wow! New Movie Actress of the Year! Di ko ini-expect 'to."
Here are the winners of the 35th Star Awards for Movies 2019:
Movie Actor of the Year - Ogie Alcasid (Kuya Wes)
Movie Actress of the Year (tie) - Kathryn Bernardo (The Hows Of Us) and Sarah Geronimo (Miss Granny)
Indie Movie of the Year - Citizen Jake
Movie of the Year - Rainbow's Sunset
Indie Movie Director of the Year - Mike De Leon (Citizen Jake)
Movie Director of the Year - Joel Lamangan (Rainbow's Sunset)
Movie LoveTeam of the Year - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Movie Supporting Actor of the Year - Arjo Atayde (Buy Bust)
Movie Supporting Actress of the Year - Cherie Gil (Citizen Jake)
Indie Movie Ensemble Acting of the Year - Citizen Jake
Movie Ensemble Acting of the Year - Rainbow's Sunset
New Movie Actor of the Year - Danzel Fernandez (Otlum) and Ryle Santiago (Bakwit Boys)
New Movie Actress of the Year- Sanya Lopez (Wild and Free)
Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Award - Dante Rivero
Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula Sa Likod ng Camera - Laurice Guillen
Darling of the Press - Daniel Fernando
Frontrow Male and Female Celebrity of the Night - Robi Domingo and Iza Calzado
Glupa Glowing Guy of the Night - Jameson Blake
Glupa Glowing Gal Award - Kira Balinger
Indie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year - "Hapi Ang Buhay"
Indie Movie Sound Engineer of the Year - Lamberto Casas, Albert Ichael Idioma & Aian Caro (ML)
Indie Movie Musical Scorer of the Year - Paulo Protacio (Bakwit Boys)
Movie Original Theme Song of the Year - Sa 'Yo Na (Rainbow's Sunset)
Indie Movie Production Designer of the Year - Ana Lou Sanchez (Hintayan ng Langit)
Movie Production Designer of the Year - Roy Lachica (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)
Indie Movie Cinematographer of the Year - Neil Daza (Kung Paano Hinihintay Ang Dapithapon)
Movie Cinematographer of the Year - Bong Ignacio (Goyo)
Child Performer of the Year - Ken Ken (Liway)
Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year - Mike De Leon, Atom Araullo & Noel Pascual (Citizen Jake)
Indie Movie Editor of the Year - Gerome Centeno & Tom Estrerra III (Citizen Jake)
Movie Screenwriter of the Year - Eric Ramos (Rainbow's Sunset)
Movie Editor of the Year - Jay Halili (Buy Bust)
Short Movie Director of the Year - Joey Austria (Talulot)
Short Movie of the Year - (Tie) - Talulot and 10 Seconds