FAMAS 2008 winners bared

Jinggoy Estrada and Lorna Tolentino, the lead stars of Katas ng Saudi, were named Best Actor and Best Actress during the 56th FAMAS held at the Manila Hotel last Saturday, November 29, 2008.

During the Gabi ng Parangal of the 56th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts & Sciences, Marian Rivera arrived at the Manila Hotel using crutches to help her walk so she could accept the German Moreno Achievement Award, an honor that she shared with Ryan Agoncillo.

The 2007 Metro Manila Film Fest entry Katas ng Saudi bagged three major awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress) while the indie film Ataul for Rent also took home three prizes (Best Supporting Actress, Best Story, and Best Screenplay).

Here are the winners of the 56th FAMAS Awards (2008) held at the Manila Hotel last Saturday, November 29.

Best Picture: Katas ng Saudi - Maverick Films

Best Director: Maryo J. Delos Reyes - A Love Story

Best Actor: Jinggoy Estrada - Katas Ng Saudi

Best Actress: Lorna Tolentino - Katas ng Saudi

Best Supporting Actor: Mon Confiado - Faces of Love

Best Supporting Actress: Irma Adlawan - Ataul for Rent

Best Child Actor: Kier Segismundo - Foster Child

Best Child Actress: Ella Cruz - Resiklo

Best Story: Neal Buboy Tan and Anthony Gedang - Ataul for Rent

Best Screenplay: Neal Buboy Tan - Ataul for Rent

Best Cinematography: Ramoncito Redoble - Batanes

Best Editing: Tara Illenberger - A Love Story

Best Theme Song: "Sine-Sine" - Confessional

Best Art Direction: Rodel Cruz - Resiklo

Best Musical Score: Jesse Lucas - A Love Story

Best Visual Effects: Ignite Media/ Riot, Inc. - Resiklo

Best Special Effects:
Ignite Media Inc. - Resiklo

Golden Artist Award: Ogie Alcasid

German Moreno Achievement Awards:
Ryan Agoncillo and Marian Rivera

Presidential Award:
Maria Eliza "Boots" Anson Roa

Lifetime Achievement Award: Paraluman (accepted by Baby O' Brien)

FPJ Memorial Award: Cesar Montano

Flavio Macaso Award: Wilberto Villamin

Dr. Jose R. Perez Memorial Award: Chit Ramos





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