Piolo Pascual of Silong and Dennis Trillo of Felix Manalo tied for the Best Actor award in the 32nd Star Awards for Movies. Bea Alonzo, who was not present at the awarding ceremony, earned the Best Actress award for A Second Chance.
The winners were announced last night, March 5, at Resorts World Manila.
Nino Muhlach made a shocking announcement that Amalia Fuentes could not personally receive the Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award because she had a mild stroke. Nino was accompanied onstage by his son Alonzo Muhlach.out
Alonzo told his dad onstage, "Kaya ikaw, daddy, mag-diet ka na para di ka ma-mild stroke," eliciting laughter from the crowd. Nino responded by covering the mouth of Alonzo while he continued with the acceptance speech on behalf of Amalia.
The nominees in the Movie Actor of the Year were John Arcilla (Heneral Luna), John Lloyd Cruz (Honor Thy Father), JM De Guzman (Tandem), Richard Gomez (The Love Affair), Daniel Padilla (Crazy Beautiful You), and Jericho Rosales (Walang Forever).
In the Movie Actress of the Year category, Bea was able to beat fellow nominees Nora Aunor (Taklub), Iza Calzado (Etiquette For Mistresses), Sarah Geronimo (The Break-Up Playlist), Rhian Ramos (Silong), LJ Reyes (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan), Meryll Soriano (Honor Thy Father), and Dawn Zulueta (The Love Affair).
Alessandra de Rossi emerged as the Best Supporting Actress for Kid Kulafu while Tirso Cruz III is hailed as Best Supporting Actor for Honor Thy Father.
Love team partners Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel personally received the trophies for New Movie Actress and New Movie Actor, respectively, for the horror movie Haunted Mansion.
Bela Padilla was recognized as the Female Face of the Night while John Arcilla was chosen as the Male Face of the Night.
A segment of the program was dedicated to the late German "Kuya Germs" Moreno. Martin Nievera performed a song number in his honor while John Nite received the award given posthumously.
The biopic Felix Manalo emerged as the Movie of the Year while Bambanti was chosen as the Indie Movie of the Year.
Dennis played the title character Felix Manalo while Alessandra is the lead star in Bambanti.
Serving as the hosts this evening were Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, Alex Gonzaga, Robi Domingo, and Bela Padilla.
(To view complete list of nominees, CLICK HERE)
Here are the winners of the 32nd Star Awards For Movies:
MS. AMALIA FUENTES – Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award
MEL CHIONGLO (Director) – Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera Lifetime Achievement Award
MOVIE OF THE YEAR:
• Felix Manalo (Viva Films)
MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
• Joel Lamangan (Felix Manalo)
INDIE MOVIE OF THE YEAR:
• Bambanti (Sinag Maynila and Centerstage Productions)
INDIE MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR:
• Zig Dulay (Bambanti)
MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR:
• Piolo Pascual (Silong)
• Dennis Trillo (Felix Manalo)
MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
• Bea Alonzo (A Second Chance)
MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR:
• Tirso Cruz, III (Honor Thy Father)
MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR:
• Alessandra De Rossi (Kid Kulafu)
NEW MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR:
• Marlo Mortel (Haunted Mansion)
NEW MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR:
• Janella Salvador (Haunted Mansion)
MOVIE CHILD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:
• Micko Laurente (Bambanti)
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MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR:
• Michiko Yamamoto (Honor Thy Father)
MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR:
• Ber Cruz (Honor Thy Father)
MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR:
• Edgar Martin Littaua (Felix Manalo)
MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR
• Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR:
• Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR:
• Mikko Quizon and Hit Productions (Heneral Luna)
MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR
• “Ang Sugo Ng Diyos Sa Mga Huling Araw” – composed by Joan Solitario and Ryan Solitario; arranged by Louie Ocampo; interpreted by Sarah Geronimo, from the movie “Felix Manalo”
INDIE MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR:
• Jun Robles Lana (Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan)
INDIE MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR:
• Ike Avellana (Apocalypse Child)
INDIE MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR:
• Aped Santos (Bambanti)
INDIE MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR:
• Benjamin Tolentino (Tandem)
INDIE MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR:
• Gauss Obenza (I Love You, Thank You)
INDIE MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR:
• Jess Carlos (Silong)
INDIE MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR:
• “Tulog Na” – lyrics by Zig Dulay, composed by Gian Gianan, interpreted by Alessandra de Rossi, from the movie Bambanti
DARLING OF THE PRESS (Special Award):
• Dan Fernandez
MOVIE LOVE TEAM OF THE YEAR (Special Award):
• Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla (Crazy Beautiful You)