Iza Calzado and RS Francisco took home the awards for Best Movie Actress and Best Movie Actor in the 34th Star Awards for Movies.
Last night, February 18, 2018, the star-studded awarding ceremony was held at Resorts World Manila.
Raymond "RS" Francisco of Bhoy Intsik said he was not expecting an award since he said there were a lot of actors who were very good.
"Support lang ako kina Kim Chiu at Xian [Lim] dati, ngayon nanalo na ako ng award for Best Actor."
RS was able to beat Dingdong Dantes (Seven Sundays), Joshua Garcia (Love You To The Stars And Back), Jojit Lorenzo (Changing Partners), Aga Muhlach (Seven Sundays), Robin Padilla (Unexpectedly Yours), Piolo Pascual (Last Night), Derek Ramsay (All Of You), Jericho Rosales (Siargao), and Vic Sotto (Meant To Beh) in this category.
RS thanked each nominated actor and when he mentioned Joshua, he admitted that he had a crush on the young actor. "Baka magkaroon ng RS-Josh love team kaso baka magalit JoshLia kaya hindi na lang."
Iza, the lead actress of Bliss, said in her acceptance speech:
"Sixteen years ako naghintay para sa isang tropeo para sa pelikula. Mula sa Milan , nag-attend ako, umasa.
"Ako po ay nanalo sa ibang bansa para sa pelikulang Bliss pero iba po ang manalo sa sarili mong bayan at pahalagahan ka ng kapwa mo Pilipino. I hope I can continue to use this talent and platform to bring light to the world.
"I would like to share this award to all the other nominees for Movie Actress of the year."
Iza's voice broke as she recalled: Star Awards means a lot to me. I grew up watching this because my father would always be part of Star Awards. He was always backstage as the stage director.
"It means so much to me that I finally won and you trusted me with an award and a major award at that.
"How I wish that my parents were here to see this. Since they are not, I only hope I can continue to make them proud."
Direk Joyce Bernal, one of the producers of Kita Kita, made an appeal to the public regarding the film starring Empoy and Alessandra de Rossi that is now considered the highest grossing Pinoy indie film of all time:
"Sa mga nag download ng Kita Kita sa Facebook, huwag na niyo na po ulitin yun. Tulungan natin ang industriya."
McCoy de Leon, the star of Instalado, personally accepted his award for New Movie Actor of the Year. The Hashtags member tied with Mateo San Juan of Magkadugo for the said honor.
Two stars from Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 entries won in the New Movie Actress of the Year category: Joanna Ampil of Ang Larawan tied with Pia Wurtzbach of The Revenger Squad.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim were chosen as the Female and Male Star of the Night. Kim tied with Joyce Peñas Pilarsky for the said recognition.
Here are the winners of the 34th Star Awards for Movies 2018:
Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Gina Alajar
Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera Tikoy Aguiluz
Movie Actor of the Year RS Francisco (Bhoy Intsik)
Movie Actress of the Year Iza Calzado (Bliss)
New Movie Actor of the Year (tie) McCoy de Leon (Instalado) & Mateo San Juan (Magkadugo)
New Movie Actress of the Year (tie) Joanna Ampil (Ang Larawan) & Pia Wurtzbach (The Revenger Squad)
Movie Supporting Actor of the Year Arnold Reyes (Birdshot)
Movie Supporting Actress of the Year Odette Khan (Bar Boys)
Movie Love Team of the Year Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto (JoshLia) in Love You To The Stars And Back
Indie Movie Director of the Year Dan Villegas (Changing Partners)
Movie Director of the Year Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (Kita Kita)
Indie Movie of the Year Changing Partners (Cinema One Originals)
Movie of the Year Kita Kita (Spring Films ang Viva Films)
Darling of the Press Harlene Bautista
Male Star of the Night Xian Lim
Female Star of the Night (tie) Kim Chiu & Joyce Peñas Pilarsky
Male & Female Face of the Night Joshua Garcia & Celeste Legaspi
Indie Movie Musical Scorer of the Year Vincent De Jesus (Changing Partners)
Movie Musical Scorer of the Year Ryan Cayabyab (Ang Larawan)
Indie Movie Sound Engineer of the Year Mikko Quizon (Bliss)
Movie Sound Engineer of the Year Albert Micheal Idioma (The Ghost Bride)
Indie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year "Respeto" (from the movie Respeto) interpreted by Abra and Loonie
Movie Original Theme Song of the Year "Natapos Tayo" (from the movie All Of You) interpreted by Nar Cabico
Indie Movie Production of the Year Michael Español (Birdshot)
Movie Production Designer of the Year Benjamin Padero ang Carlo Tabije (Siargao)
Indie Movie Cinematographer of the Year Mycko David (Birdshot)
Movie Cinematographer of the Year Odyssey Flores (Siargao)
Movie Child Performer of the Year (tie) Julio Cesar Sabenorio (Guerrero) & Marco Masa (Tatlong Bibe)
Indie Movie Editor of the Year Marya Ignacio (Changing Partners)
Movie Editor of the Year Marya Ignacio (Kita Kita
Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year Lilit Reyes and Vincent de Jesus (Changing Partners)
Movie Screenwriter of the Year Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (Kita Kita)