The Entertainment Press Society, Inc. (Enpress) held its 4th Golden Screen Awards at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City last night, March 17.
Enpress broke tradition by having a luau theme awards night, complete with tiki lamps and an island-inspired set. The stars strutted in their best summer outfits, looking more relaxed than in their usual formal gowns and suits.
Presenter Donita Rose, who presented with Alfred Vargas, caused quite a stir when she announced the winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Drama. The jurors were quick to call her attention that there were two names in the envelope—Gina Pareño for Kubrador and Maricel Soriano for Inang Yaya. Donita apologized for her mistake.
"Ay naku, tuwang-tuwa ako at ka-tie ko si Miss Maricel Soriano. Happing-happy ako!" exclaimed Gina whie accepting her trophy with Maricel.
She turned to Maricel and said, "Ako, hindi ako plastic. Isang malaking karangalan sa akin na pareho tayong nag-tie. Thank you so much!"
The two actresses confessed that they didn't expect to win.
"Alam ko talaga si Tita Gina ang mananalo, e. Siyempre, masayang-masaya po kami," said the Diamond Star. "Kagaya ng sinabi ni Tita Gina, sa lahat ng kapwa naming nominado, nagpapasalamat po kami at sa lahat ng laging nandiyan, mga fans, mga kaibigang tumatangkilik ng pelikulang Pilipino, maraming salamat po sa inyo."
Gina quipped, "Impress na impress ako sa Enpress!"
Meanwhile, Judy Ann Santos, one of the night's hosts, was brought to tears when her name was called out for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy.
Juday dedicated her award to her "lucky charm."
"Of course kay Ryan... Sa kaniya lang dahil mula nang pumasok ang taon na kasama ko siya, palagi na akong nabibigyan ng parangal. I guess tama ‘yong sinabi ko na he's really my lucky charm, aside from the fact na producers are giving me the right projects as well. I'm just so lucky to have a good career and to have a great boyfriend beside me, so masayang-masaya talaga ako," remarked Juday.
Juday's boyfriend and Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo co-star Ryan Agoncillo was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy, but lost to Piolo Pascual, Judy Ann's leading man in Don't Give Up On Us.
"Ryan is our Best Actor," said Juday teasingly to her and Ryan's fans.
Piolo was not able to attend the awards night, just like Best Actor in Drama winner Alchris Galura, who won for his performance in Batad: Sa Paang Palay. Alchris is the brother of young actress Glaiza de Castro.
MLR Films' Kubrador was the night's biggest winner, taking home a total of six awards. Aside from Gina's victory, it also won Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Director for Jeffrey Jeturian, Best Original Screenplay for Ralston Jover, among others.
Star Cinema's Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo picked up the trophy for best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy. PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) contributor Dinno Erece won Best Screenplay Adaptation for ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh.
The 4th Golden Screen Awards was hosted by Judy Ann and Ryan with Heart Evangelista and Raymond Gutierrez.
Here are the winners of the Golden Screen Awards:
Best Motion Picture-Drama: Kubrador, MLR Films
Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy: Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo, Star Cinema Productions
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Drama: Gina Pareño for Kubrador and Maricel Soriano for Inang Yaya
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Drama: Alchris Galura for Batad: Sa Paang Palay
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy
Judy Ann Santos for Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy
Piolo Pascual for Don't Give Up On Us
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy: Cherry Pie Picache for Twilight Dancers
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy: Nonie Buencamino for Batad: Sa Paang Palay
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: Maja Salvador for Sukob
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Sid Lucero for Donsol
Best Director: Jeffrey Jeturian for Kubrador
Best Original Screenplay: Ralston Jover for Kubrador
Best Screenplay Adaptation: Dinno Erece for Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah: Ze Moveeh
Best Cinematography: Eli Balce for Donsol
Best Editing: Jay Halili for Kubrador
Best Production Design: Aped Santos and Noel Navarro for Batad: Sa Paang Palay
Best Sound: Ditoy Aguila for Kubrador
Best Musical Score: Sr. Belinda Salazar for Batad: Sa Paang Palay
Best Original Song: "Ikaw ang Superhero ng Buhay Ko" from the movie Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah: Ze Moveeh, composed by Vincent de Jesus and performed by Zsa Zsa Padilla
Best Visual Effects: Larger Than Life for Ligalig
Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Awardee: Gina Alajar