The Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 entry Ang Larawan, starring Rachel Alejandro, Joanna Ampil, and Paulo Avelino, earned one of the highest awards in Gawad Tanglaw 2018.
MMFF 2017's Best Picture earned the Pelikula ng Dekada award at the Presidential Jury Award category of the 16th edition of Gawad Tanglaw.
Actress Eula Valdes was also hailed as Best Actress for the 2017 thriller film Neomanila.
Allen Dizon won the Best Actor award for his performance in the film Bomba.
Cinemalaya Film Festival 2017 entry Respeto received the Best Film award in Gawad Tanglaw, the awards night organized by the academe-based group.
The film, which featured Filipino hip-hop artist Abra, also won the Best Film at the 2017 edition of Cinemalaya.
Film director Jose Javier Reyes also received the Gawad Tanglaw Para sa Sining at Siyensa ng Pagtuturo ng Komunikasyon award.
The screenwriter-director is a professor at De La Salle University – Manila and De La Salle – College of St. Benilde.
Here is the full list of winners of the 16th Gawad Tanglaw:
Best Film: Respeto (Cinemalaya Films)
Best Actress: Eula Valdes, Neomanila
Best Actor: Allen Dizon, Bomba
Best Supporting Actress: Shamaine Buencamino, Paki
Best Supporting Actor: Jess Mendoza, Sa Gabing Nananahimik ang mga Kuliglig; Rocky Salumbides, Neomanila
Best Director: Ralston Jover, Bomba
Best Screenplay: Ralston Jover, Bomba; Erick Cabahug, Deadma Walking
Best Story: Ralston Jover and Dennis Evangelista, Bomba
Best Editing: Jesus Navarro, Bomba
Best Music: Jay Oliver Durias, Respeto
Best Cinematography: Mycko David, Birdshot and Neomanila
Presidential Jury Award
Acting Excellence: Mr. Bembol Roco and Mr. Dexter Doria
Pelikula ng Dekada: Ang Larawan
Gawad Tanglaw Para Sa Sining at Siyensa ng Pagtuturo ng Komunikasyon (Pelikula): Direktor Jose Javier Reyes