Angelica Panganiban wins best actress for the second time around in the Cinema One Originals film festival.
The awarding ceremony of the 10th Cinema One Originals was held last November 16 at the Dolphy Theater, inside the ABS-CBN complex, in Quezon City.
Angelica’s performance in the romantic comedy, That Thing Called Tadhana, allowed her to earn the top spot and beat veteran actress Shamaine Buencamino (Lorna) and transgender actress Mimi Juareza (Seoul Mates).
Angelica earned the Best Actress award in last year’s edition for the 2013 Cinema One entry Alamat ni China Doll.
Since the Kapamilya star was unable to attend the awards night because she is currently out of the country, director Antoinette Jadaone accepted her award, saying:
“Sobrang happy ako for Angelica. Nasa U.S. po siya ngayon nagbabakasyon kasama ang real life niyang Anthony [referring to Angelica’s boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz]. But I’m sure if she was here, she would thank all her heartaches and experiences that helped her become the great actress that she is.”
Through her Instagram account, Angelica expressed her gratitude by delivering her acceptance speech online:
Here is her statement (published as is):
“Salamat sa bumubuo ng cinema one orginals sa muling pagbibigay parangal sakin bilang isang artista. Nung binigay sakin ni @tonet_jadaone at @dan_villegas ang script ng that thing called tadhana, nagmadali akong kausapin sila, at may halong takot na baka may nakuha na silang ibang artista para gumanap bilang Mace.
“Napaka swerte ko na bakante pa ang posisyon ng babaeng tatanga tanga at hibang sa konsepto ng pag ibig. Maraming salamat direk tonet sa napaka talino mong pagsusulat, sa tiwala sakin. Naging ‘beybi’ ko ang pelikulang ito. Bawat eksena, bawat linya, niyakap ko.
“Salamat @1migueldeguzman (JM de Guzman) sa napakahusay na pagganap. Hindi lang si Mace ang tinulungan mo dahil ako mismo ang nakinabang sa talento mo.
“At sa lahat ng bumubuo ng pelikulang pilipino, saludo ako sa inyo. Sa puyatan, paguran, gutom, init, lamig, na kahit hindi tayo bayaran, paminsan minsan, okay lang. Para sa pagmamahal at pag gawa ng mas makabuluhang pelikula lahat gagawin natin. Hindi magiging posible 'to kung d dahil sa kasipagan at dedikasyon niyo.
“At d ko pwedeng d pasalamatan, kayong lahat!!!! Kayong nag babasa nito, mga pumila, nakitawa, nagalit, umiyak kasama ni Anthony at Mace. Pasensya na sa mahabang sinasabi ko. Pagbigyan niyo na ko. :) congratulations team tadhana! Kita kita tayo pag balik ko.”
OTHER ACTING AWARDEES.
For the best actor category, it was a tie between Sandino Martin (Esprit de Corps) and Matt Daclan (Soap Opera).
Sandino, for his part, won for his dramatic performance as a young cadet in training during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the film Esprit de Corps.
He accepted the trophy with tears in his eyes, as he thanked his director Kanakan-Balintagos for the guidance.
Indie actor Matt Daclan also dedicated his award to his director, Remton Siega Zuasola, and his Soap Opera family. In his speech, he also encouraged his fellow budding actors to keep believing in their craft:
“To the dreamers, kahit tayo’y nasasaktan at nadadapa, gawin natin ang lahat para sa mahal natin, dahil ang buhay ay isang soap opera.”
Former Bb. Pilipinas and seasoned actress Maria Isabel Lopez won the best supporting actress award.
In her funny speech, the actress told the audience that she initially did not want to accept the role because of the low budget. However, it was her daughter, Mara Lopez, who pushed her to accept the role.
Maria Isabel quipped, “Pangalawang award ko na to as best supporting actress. The first time was in Kinatay na naghubad ako. Ngayon hindi na ako naghubad!
"Pinauubaya ko na lang ang paghuhubad sa anak ko, si Mara, who told me to do the movie kahit mababa ang budget. Sana, mabigyan naman ng chance ang exotic actresses na magbida sa mga teleserye, hindi yung puro na lang mestiza.”
The former bold star bagged the Best Supporting Actress plum for Kinatay during the 2010 Golden Screen Awards.
The Best Picture Award went to Violator, a film that depicts the plight of Manila cops stranded in a police station with a mysterious prisoner at the height of a typhoon. Directed by Dodo Dayao, this film won four awards in all, including those for Best Supporting Actor (for Andy Bais), Best Sound and Best Editing.
SPECIAL AWARDS. Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual paid tribute to the 10 milestones of Cinema One Originals by singing the official theme song “Laging Kasama.”
To mark a decade of redefining films, the directors whose films are past winners in Cinema One were honored for their exceptional talents in filmmaking.
The recipients of the Cinema One Originals Milestones trophies were Dennis Marasigan (Sa North Diversion Road), Sherad Anthony Sanchez (Ang Huling Baylan ng Buhi), Jerrold Tarog and Ruel Antipuesto (Confessional), Richard Somes (Yanggaw), Ray Gibraltar (Wanted: Border), Remton Zuasola (Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria), Antoinette Jadone (Six Degrees of Separation), Adolfo Alix Jr. (Mater Dolorosa), Arnel Mardoquio (Ang Paglalakaybay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim) and Siege Ledesma (Shift).
Here is the full list of awardees in the 10th Cinema One Originals film fest:
Best Picture: Violator
Best Director: Kanakan-Balintagos (formerly Auraeus Solito) for Esprit de Corps
Best Actress: Angelica Panganiban for That Thing Called Tadhana
Best Actor: Sandino Martin for Esprit de Corps; Matt Daclan for Soap Opera
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Isabel Lopez for Lorna
Best Supporting Actor: Andy Bais for Violator
Best Screenplay: Jay Abello and Dwight Gaston for Red
Best Sound: Corinne De San Jose for Violator
Best Musical Score: Tengal Drilon for Hindi Sila Tatanda
Best Editing: Lawrence Ang for Violator
Best Production Design: Hai Balbuena for Esprit de Corps
Best Cinematography: Aditya Kumar for Bitukang Manok
Champion Bughaw Full length feature: That Thing Called Tadhana
Audience Choice: That Thing Called Tadhana
Biogesic Sineserye Short Film: Ang Nanay Kong Noisy