Jasmine Curtis Smith earned the Best Actress trophy for portraying a lesbian in love with her best friend in the film Baka Bukas.
"Mabuhay ang LGBT community! Kaisa niyo ako whether or not I am," said Jasmine in her acceptance speech during the awards night of the 2016 Cinema Originals Film Festival held earlier tonight, November 20.
Before she ended her speech, Jasmine said "I love you" to her boyfriend Jeff Ortega who accompanied her at the awarding held at the Dolphy Theater at the ABS-CBN compound.
The Best Actor award went to Rocky Salumbides who starred in the horror thriller Lily.
The Best Supporting Actor trophy went to Hashtag member Jameson Blake, who shot sensitive scenes for the coming-of-age film 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten.
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For the opening number of the awards night, Inigo Pascual, CJ Navato, Diego Loyzaga and Marlo Mortel entertained audiences with an upbeat dance number.
Xian Lim and Coleen Garcia were the hosts of the awarding ceremony.
Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia also served as presenters that night. They promoted their movie Vince and Kath and James, which is one of the 8 official entries of the 2016 Metro Mania Film Festival.
(Read: MMFF 2016 official entries revealed)
Here is the list of winners of the 12th edition of the Cinema One Originals film fest:
People Choice Award: Baka Bukas
Champion Bughaw Award: Tisay
Best Sound: Baka Bukas (Andrew Millalos)
Best Music: Tisay (Francis De Veyra)
Best Editing: Lily
Best Production Design: Tisay (Michael Espanol)
Best Cinematography: 2 Cool To Be 4gotten (Carlos Mauricio)
Best Screenplay: Malinak Ya Labi (Jose Abdel Langit)
Best C1 Minute Top Student Film: No Seguir by Nino Justin Tecson
Best Short Film: Maria by JP Habac
Best Supporting Actress: Natileigh Sitoy (Lily)
Best Supporting Actor: Jameson Blake (2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten)
Best Actress: Jasmine Curtis (Baka Bukas)
Best Actor: Rocky Salumbides (Lily)
Best Documentary: Forbidden Memory by Teng Mangansakan
Best Director: Keith Deligero (Lily)
Special Citation: People Power Bombshell: Diary of Vietnam Rose
Special Jury Prize: Si Magdalola at ang Mga Gago
Best Picture: 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten