Coco Martin graced the November 16 screening of Noy held in Los Angeles, California to drum up interest for his film. This docu-drama is the Philippines' entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 83rd Oscars.
During the red-carpet screening, Coco wore a white tuxedo designed by Avel Bacudio.
A limousine brought Coco to the Raleigh Studios Theater on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. It is located directly across the street from the giant Paramount Studios.
Filipino-American Hollywood actor Michael Copon was the emcee of the event, which was attended by members of the Hollywood press. Michael has appeared in various TV shows such as Power Rangers and One Tree Hill.
On Wednesday, Coco met with the Los Angeles chapter of his fans club called the Cocoholics. The matinee idol also had the chance to meet with the BeLievers, the fans club of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. The fans also showered Coco with various gifts such as shirts, perfume and food items.
Biboy Arboleda, Coco's manager, accompanied his ward in touring The Grove, a retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles.
Along the way, they bumped into Matteo Guidicelli who was with his manager Joji Dingcong that day. Matteo was in Los Angeles as one of the guests of KC Concepcion's U.S. concert.
"Nakaka-flatter kasi ang daming nanood na mga puti, yung mga foreigners sobrang na-a-appreciate nila ang pelikula," Coco Martin was quoted as saying when he was interviewed by ABS-CBN upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Produced by CineMedia, Noy is about a young man (Coco) who poses as a journalist in order to create a documentary about then-Senator Noynoy Aquino. Aside from starring in the film, Coco also co-directed and co-produced Noy. (CLICK HERE to read more about Noy)
Erich Gonzales, Cherry Pie Picache, Vice Ganda, Joem Bascon, and Baron Geisler also appear in this film, which aims to bring home the first Oscar award for the Philippines.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will continue screening the 65 entries until January 2011. Members will then vote by secret ballot to nominate movies for the Best Foreign Language Film category.
A short list of nine semi-finalists will be released on January 20, 2011. The final list of nominees will be announced on January 25, 2011 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles.
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.