Indie films once again rule 5th Golden Screen Awards nominations

(Top, from left) Best-Actress nominees Judy Ann Santos, Maricel Soriano, and Lorna Tolentino; (bottom, from left) Best-Actor nominees John Lloyd Cruz, Robin Padilla, and Ryan Agoncillo.

The Entertainment Press Society or ENPRESS, Inc. announced the nominees to this year's 5th Golden Screen Awards slated in June.

Seven movies are vying for Best Motion Picture (Drama) while only two movies made as finalists in the Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) category.

Vying for Best Motion Picture (Drama) category are Endo (UFO Pictures Productions); Foster Child (Seiko Films); Haw-Ang (Sizzling Gambas Productions, Inc.); Kadin (Bicycle Pictures); Pisay (Solito Arts Productions); Still Life (Sining Ko Ito Productions); and Tirador (Centerstage Productions).

Battling it out for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) are Katas ng Saudi from Maverick Films and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo produced by Star Cinema.

Seven seems to be the lucky number for this year's Golden Screen Awards as seven actresses are also vying for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama). They are Cherry Pie Picache (Foster Child), Glaiza de Castro (Still Life), Ina Feleo (Endo), Jaclyn Jose (Ataul for Rent), Jodie Santamaria-Lacson (Maling Akala), Kalila Aguiluz (Haw-Ang), and Maricel Soriano (A Love Story).

Cherry Pie and Maricel were previous winners at the Golden Screen Awards. Cherry Pie won Best Actress (Comedy) for Bridal Shower and was Best Supporting-Actress winner for Midnight Dancers in 2006. Maricel was winner for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for I Will Survive in 2005 and Best Actress (Drama) in 2006 for Inang Yaya (in a tie with Gina Pareño, who won for Kubrador).

Jaclyn is a consistent nominee, having garnered a finalist's certificate for Sarong Banggi; while Glaiza, Ian, Jodie, and Kalila are first-time nominees.

For best performance by an actor in drama, the finalists are Coco Martin (Tambolista), Jason Abalos (Endo), John Lloyd Cruz (One More Chance), Robin Padilla (Blackout), Romnick Sarmenta (Prinsesa), and Sid Lucero (Selda).

Robin previously won Best Performance by An Actor in Musical or Comedy for La Visa Loca while Sid Lucero was the Breakthrough Performance by an Actor awardee in 2006 for Donsol.


Judy Ann Santos (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo), Lorna Tolentino (Katas ng Saudi), and Toni Gonzaga (You Got Me) are vying for the Best Performance by an Actress award (Musical or Comedy).

Juday has won three trophies from GSA namely Best Supporting Actress for Mano Po 2 in 2003, Best Actress (Drama) for Sabel, and Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) in 2006 for Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo.

Vying for Best Performance by An Actor (Musical or Comedy) are Jinggoy Estrada (Katas ng Saudi), Ryan Agoncillo (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo), and Wendell Ramos (Happy Hearts).

Best director contenders are Adolfo Alix, Jr. (Kadin), Auraeus Solito (Pisay), Brillante Mendoza (Tirador), Bong Ramos (Haw-Ang), Jade Francis Castro (Endo), and Jose Javier Reyes (Katas ng Saudi). All of them have yet to win a best director plum from the Golden Screen Awards.

The Entertainment Press Society is holding a Nominees' Night on May 20 at the The Library bar in Malate to fete the finalists where they will be given their certificates of recognition. The said affair will also serve as a fundraising event for the ENPRESS.

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

Endo (UFO Pictures Productions)

Foster Child (Seiko Films)

Haw-Ang (Sizzling Gambas Productions, Inc.)

Kadin (Bicycle Pictures)

Pisay (Solito Arts Productions)

Still Life (Sining Ko Ito Productions)

Tirador (Centerstage Productions)

Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)

Katas ng Saudi (Maverick Films)

Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (Star Cinema)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Drama)

Kalila Aguiluz (Haw-Ang)

Glaiza de Castro (Still Life)

Ina Feleo (Endo)

Jaclyn Jose (Ataul for Rent)

Cherry Pie Picache (Foster Child)

Jodie Santamaria-Lacson (Maling Akala)

Maricel Soriano (A Love Story)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Drama)

Jason Abalos (Endo)

John Lloyd Cruz (One More Chance)

Sid Lucero (Selda)

Coco Martin (Tambolista)

Robin Padilla (Blackout)

Romnick Sarmenta (Prinsesa)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)

Toni Gonzaga (You Got Me)

Judy Ann Santos (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)

Lorna Tolentino (Katas ng Saudi)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy)

Ryan Agoncillo (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)

Jinggoy Estrada (Katas ng Saudi)

Wendell Ramos (Happy Hearts)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Drama/Musical/Comedy)

Irma Adlawan (Ataul for Rent)

Shamaine Buencamino (Prinsesa)

Iza Calzado (Blackout)

Eugene Domingo (Pisay)

Angelica Panganiban (A Love Story)

Gina Pareño (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama/Musical/Comedy)

Ricky Davao (Endo)

Justin de Leon (Ang Lalaki sa Parola)

Alchris Galura (Endo)

Ronnie Lazaro (Ataul for Rent)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress

Mara Altierra (Troika)

Monica Joy Camarillas (Kadin)

Annigka Dolonius (Pisay)

Katrina "Hopia" Legaspi (Prinsesa)

Rhian Ramos (Ouija)

Dacmay Tangliban (Haw-Ang)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor

Victor Basa (Maling Akala)

Joem Bascon (Batanes)

Publio Briones (Confessional)

Ron Capinding (Still Life)

Rico Mark Cardona (Kadin)

Gammy Lopez (Pisay)

Zanjoe Marudo (Altar)

Best Direction

Adolfo Alix, Jr. (Kadin)

Jade Francis Castro (Endo)

Brillante Mendoza (Tirador)

Bong Ramos (Haw-Ang)

Jose Javier Reyes (Katas ng Saudi)

Auraeus Solito (Pisay)

Best Original Screenplay

Adolfo Alix, Jr. (Kadin)

Henry Graheda (Pisay)

Jade Castro, Michiko Yamamoto, Raymond Lee (Endo)

Joel Ralston Jover (Tirador)

Joel Ralston Jover (Foster Child)

Jose Javier Reyes (Katas ng Saudi)

Jose Javier Reyes (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)

Murphy Red, Bong Ramos (Haw-Ang)

Best Cinematography

Dan Villegas (Still Life)

Charlie Peralta (Pisay)

Larry Manda (Maling Akala)

Lito Menpin (Katas ng Saudi)

Paul Vincent Pangan, Alma de la Pena, Dix Buhay (Haw-Ang)

Rodolfo Aves, Jr. (Kadin)

Rodolfo Aves, Jr. (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)

Best Editing

Danny Anonuevo, Lester Olayer (Maling Akala)

JD Domingo (Endo)

John Marvi de Jesus (Haw-Ang)

Maui Mauricio (Still Life)


Mikael Angelo Pestano, Kanakan Balintagos (Pisay)

Vito Cajili (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)

Best Production Design

Baba Velasco, Vilma Velasco (Maling Akala)

Cris Silva (Still Life)

Harley Alcasid, Deans Habal (Tirador)

Martin Masadao, Regie Regalado, Dante Garcia, Endi Balbuena (Pisay)

Sherwin Alfaro (Kadin)

Best Sound

Ditoy Aguila (Kadin)

Emanuelle Clemente, Arnold Reodica (Foster Child)

Joey Santos, Katski Flores (Still Life)

Ronald Asis, Adiss Tabong (Pisay)

Best Musical Score

Alfredo Ongleo, Sammy Asuncion, Budeths Casinto (Haw-Ang)

Dan Gil (Maling Akala)

Jerrold Tarog (Foster Child)

Owel Alvero (Endo)

Vincent de Jesus, Jobin Ballesteros (Pisay)

Best Original Song

"Ang Puso Kong Musmos" from the movie Pisay (lyrics by Carnina Evangelista, arranged by Raimund Marasigan, and performed by Ebe Dancel

"Comfort In Your Strangeness" from the movie Still Life (Music, Lyrics and Performed by Cynthia Alexander)

"Hanggang Sa Dulo" from the movie Batanes (music and lyrics by Noel Cabahug)

"Mata Lang ang Nakapikit" from the movie Ataul for Rent (music and lyrics by Nonong Buencamino, interpreted by Hanzel Estrella

"Nais Ko" from the movie Haw-Ang (music and lyrics by Bayang Barrios and Sammy Asuncion, interpreted by Bayang Barrios)

"Paano Kita Iibigin" from the movie of the same title (music and lyrics by Ogie Alcasid, performed by Regine Velasquez and Piolo Pascual).

Best Visual Effects

August Espino (Still Life)

Ignite Media (Ouija)

Ignite Media (Resiklo)

Imaginary Friends Studion, Inc. (Enteng Kabisote 4)





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