Christian Bables, Charo Santos win top acting awards in MMFF 2021; Big Night! wins Best Picture

by James Patrick Anarcon
Dec 27, 2021
Daniel Padilla, Christian Bables, Rans Rifol
(L-R) Daniel Padilla receives the Special Jury Prize, Christian Bables wins Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Rans Rifol bags the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 47th Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal.
PHOTO/S: MMFF 2021 Gabi Ng Parangal

Christian Bables and Charo Santos won the top acting awards at the recently concluded 47th Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal.

The awards night was held Monday night, December 27, at the Samsung Hall in SM Aura Premier.

Christian won Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Big Night while Charo won Best Actress for her performance in Kun Maupay Man It Panahon.

John Arcilla was nominated twice for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his movies Big Night! and A Hard Day, but he won the award for his performance in Big Night!

Newbie actress Rans Rifol of Kun Maupay Man It Panahon bested veteran actresses Eugene Domingo and Janice de Belen, who were both nominated for their performances in the movie Big Night!

Big Night!, a socio-political movie about a beautician who suddenly finds himself in the drug-watch list, won the Best Picture for this year’s MMFF. Its director, Jun Robles Lana, won the awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

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Kun Maupay Man It Panahon won Second Best Picture while A Hard Day bagged the Third Best Picture award.

Daniel Padilla received this year’s Jury Prize Award for his performance in Kun Maupay Man It Panahon.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Picture: Big Night!

Second Best Picture: Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

Third Best Picture: A Hard Day

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Christian Bables (Big Night!)

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Charo Santos (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: John Arcilla (Big Night!)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Rans Rifol (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)

Jury Prize Award: Daniel Padilla (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)

Best Director: Jun Robles Lana (Big Night!)

Best Screenplay: Jun Robles Lana (Big Night!)

Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

Gender Sensitivity Award: Big Night!

Best Cinematography: Carlo Canlas Mendoza (Big Night!)

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Best Editing: Lawrence Fajardo (A Hard Day)

Best Production Design: Juan Manuel Alcazaren (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)

Best Visual Effects: Mofac Creative Works, Hue Media Quantum Post, Ogie Tiglao (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)

Best Original Theme Song: “Umulan Man O Umaraw” (Huling Ulan Sa Tag-Araw)

Best Musical Score: Teresa Barrozo (Big Night!)

Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma (A Hard Day)

Best Float: Huwag Kang Lalabas

Natatanging Gawad MMFF: Chairman Danny Lim and Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera

Marichu Vera Perez Maceda Memorial Award: Rosa Rosal

MMDA Creator Jury’s Choice Award: Kandado

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(L-R) Daniel Padilla receives the Special Jury Prize, Christian Bables wins Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Rans Rifol bags the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 47th Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal.
PHOTO/S: MMFF 2021 Gabi Ng Parangal
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