Star Cinema's romantic comedy Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo tookhome nine awards in the recently concluded 55th Filipino Academy of Movie Artsand Sciences (FAMAS) Awards Night that took place last November 25 at the LePavilion, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City.
Gina Pareño and Judy Ann Santos,who played mother and daughter in this 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival entry, won BestSupporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively. Director Jose Javier Reyeswas named Best Director for KKK and also took home the Best Story and BestScreenplay trophies.
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo was chosen by FAMAS as Best Picture and awarded Best Theme Song ("Hawak Kamay" by Yeng Constantino); Best MusicalScore (Jesse Lucas); and Best Editing (Vito Cajili).
Hosted by Lani Mercado and JeanGarcia, the FAMAS 2007 awards night was attended by only a few celebrities—Gina Pareño, German Moreno,Direk Celso Ad. Castillo, Jolina Magdangal, Snooky Serna, Gloria Sevilla, and Allen Dizon.Young actor Mark Anthony Fernandez accepted the Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Awardin behalf of his father Rudy Fernandez.
The winners of the 55th FAMAS Awards are the following:
BestPicture - Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (Star Cinema)
BestDirector - Jose Javier Reyes (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
BestActress - Judy Ann Santos (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
BestActor - Cesar Montano (Ligalig)
BestSupporting Actress - Gina Pareño (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
BestSupporting Actor - Allen Dizon (Twilight Dancers)
BestChild Actress - Tala Santos (Inang Yaya)
BestChild Actor - Christian Luis Singson (Barang)
BestStory - Jose Javier Reyes (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
BestScreenplay - Jose Javier Reyes (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
BestCinematography - Eli Balce (Donsol)
BestEditing - Vito Cajili (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
BestSound - Albert Michael Idioma (Sukob)
BestMusical Score - Jesse Lucas (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
BestTheme Song - "Hawak Kamay" by Yeng Constantino
BestArt Direction - Raymond Bajarias (Sukob)
BestSpecial Effects - Peping Carmona (Sukob)
BestVisual Effects - Larger Than Life (Ligalig)
GoldenArtist Award - Jolina Magdangal
GermanMoreno Youth Achievement Award - JC de Vera and Maja Salvador
InternationalArtist Award - Billy Crawford
PosthumousAward - Ramon Zamora
Dr.Jose Perez Memorial Awards - Ernie Pecho, showbiz reporter
FernandoPoe Jr. Memorial Award - Rudy Fernandez
LifetimeAchievement Awards - director Celso Ad Castillo and actress Gloria Sevilla
GrandAward - German Moreno