John Lloyd Cruz competing against Hollywood actors Willem Dafoe, Armie Hammer in 15th ICS

John Lloyd Cruz received an international nomination for Ang Babaeng Humayo. He co-stars with Charo Santos-Concio (left frame) in this film directed by Lav Diaz.


John Lloyd Cruz earned an international nomination for Ang Babaeng Humayo.

This Lav Diaz film is the only Filipino movie that got three nominations in the 15th ICS (International Cinephile Society) Awards.

John Lloyd is nominated in the Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of a transgender streetwalker named Hollanda.

The Pinoy actor will be competing against Hollywood actors Willem Dafoe, who is nominated for The Florida Project, and Armie Hammer, who is cited for Call Me by Your Name.

The other nominees include Barry Keoghan (The Killing of a Sacred Deer), Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me by Your Name), and Arnaud Valois (BPM).

Known internationally as The Woman Who Left, the movie was also nominated in the category for Films Not in English Language.

The other nominated movies are BPM, The Death of Louis XIV, Nocturama, On the Beach at Night Alone, The Ornithologist, Raw, Sieranevada, Staying Vertical, and Visages Villages.

Lav Diaz was also cited as one of the nominees in the Adapted Screenplay category.

He is competing against: James Ivory for Call Me by Your Name, Thierry Lounas and Albert Serra for The Death of Louis XIV, James Gray for The Lost City of Z, and Michael Almereyda for Marjorie Prime. 

The winners of the 15th ICS will be announced on February 4, 2018.

The International Cinephile Society aims to "honor the finest in American and international cinema."

Formed in 2003, this group made up of journalists, film scholars, historians and other industry professionals who cover film festivals and events on five continents.



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