Honor Thy Father emerged as the big winner in the film category of the 14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards.
The crime-drama film about a family financially ruined by a Ponzi scheme earned six trophies, including Best Picture. Erik Matti bagged the Best Director award while lead stars John Lloyd Cruz and Meryll Soriano were named as Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
The 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival entry also earned recognitions for Best Screenplay and Best Musical Scoring.
Heneral Luna, the historical biopic about the feisty war hero Antonio Luna, won the award for Best Cinematography as well as the Students’ Choice Award for Best Film. John Arcilla was given the Gantimpalang Dr. Jaime G. Ang Presidential Jury Award for bringing life to the military strategist.
Here is the list of winners of the 14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards for Film:
Best Picture: Honor Thy Father
Best Director – Erik Matti (Honor Thy Father)
Best Actor: John Lloyd Cruz (Honor Thy Father)
Best Actress: Tessie Tomas (Old Skool)
Best Supporting Actor: JM de Guzman (Imbisibol)
Best Supporting Actress: Meryll Soriano (Honor Thy Father)
Best Editing – Benjamin Tolentino (Water Lemon)
Best Musical Scoring – Erwin Romulo (Honor Thy Father)
Best Production Design – Joey Luna (Kid Kulafu)
Best Cinematography – Pong Ignacio (Heneral Luna)
Best Story – Lilit Reyes (Water Lemon)
Best Screenplay – Michiko Yamamoto (Honor Thy Father)
Students’ Choice Award for Best Film – Heneral Luna
Special Jury Prize for Film – Imbisibol
Gantimpalang Dr. Jaime G. Ang Presidential Jury Award for Film – John Arcilla
Gawad Dr. Romeo Flaviano L. Lirio Para sa Sining at Kultura – Eva Darren
Natatanging Gawad Tanglaw Sa Sining Ng Pelikula – Joonee Gamboa