Gawad TANGLAW has chosen three films as the Best Films of 2009, one of them is a mainstream film while the two others are independent productions. The family drama In My Life, the internationally recognized film Lola and the socio-political film Dukot all have the right to be called the Kapuri-puring Pelikula ng Taon for 2009.
Two personalities will be given posthumuos awards this year: the Lifetime Achievement Award will be awarded to the late Inday Badiday while the Gawad TANGLAW ng Pelikulang Pilipino will be conferred to the late Rudy Fernandez.
Meanwhile, the acting talents of Coco Martin and Zaijian "Santino" Jaranilla are recognized with the Presidential Jury Award for Excellence in Acting and Natatanging Gawad TANGLAW para sa Sining ng Telebisyon, respectively.
Last year, GMA-7 and ABS-CBN tied for Best Stations of the Year but this time, the Kapamilya Network
Composed of members of the academe from various universities, Gawad Tanglaw has been coming out with its honors list annually. The Gawad Tagapuring mga Akademik ng Aninong Gumagalaw will hold its awards night will take place on March 3, 2010 at Jose Rizal University.
Here is the list of winners of the 8th edition of Gawad Tanglaw:
2009 Gawad TANGLAW para sa Sining at Kultura
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
•1. Mangatyanan - Pats R. Ranyo
•1. I Love You Goodbye - Lee Meily
Best Radio Stations DZMM
YES FM 101.1
Best AM Radio Anchors Korina Sanchez, Rey Langit, Anthony Taberna
Best FM Radio Station YES FM 101.1
Best AM Radio Station DZMM
Best Radio DJ Mr. Fu, Nicoleyala, Christuper
Best Play TANGHALANG PILIPINO
Zsa Zsa Zaturna Ze Muzikal
Directed by: Chris Millado
Lifetime Achievement Award (Posthumous) Ms. Lourdes Carvajal (a.k.a) Inday Badiday
Gawad TANGLAW ng Pelikulang Pilipino Rudy Fernandez (Posthumous)
Presidential Jury Award for Excellence in Acting Coco Martin
(Kinatay, Serbis, Masahista, Daybreak, Jay, Tirador and Tayong Dalawa)
Presidential Jury Award for Film Excellence Dinig Sana Kita
Director: Mike Escareal Sandejas
Producer: Mike Escareal Sandejas
Lead Actors: Romalito Mallari, Zoe Sandejas
Natatanging Gawad TANGLAW para sa Sining ng Telebisyon Zaijian "Santino" Jaranilla - May Bukas Pa