(Updated) MMFF jury member Butch Francisco answers "issues" on non-inclusion of Rosario's Albert Martinez and Jennylyn Mercado among nominees

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MMFF 2010 jury member Butch Francisco was bombarded with questions about the results of the awards ceremonies held last night, December 26, at Meralco Theater, particularly the absence of Jennylyn Mercado (left) and Albert Martinez (right) among the Best Actress and Best Director nominees, respectively, for their work in Rosario.


Tinanong ng maraming press at movie-industry people si Butch Francisco hinggil sa ilang "issue" sa ginanap na Gabi ng Parangal ng Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) noong Lunes, December 26, sa Meralco Theater.

Kabilang ang Manunuri at Startalk co-host sa overall jury ng MMFF 2010.

"Hinahanapan n'yo pa ako ng issue. Wala naman, e!" natatawang sabi ni Butch sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).

As jury member, sabi niya, "I'm happy [with the results]. Earlier, more or less, I've had an idea kung sino ang magpi-figure, but I'm not sure.

"The tabulations were held this morning [December 26]. I wasn't there, so I wouldn't know."

In particular, naging malaking pagtataka sa maraming sumaksi sa awards ceremonies ang hindi pagkakasali sa listahan ng Best Director nominees si Albert Martinez, debuting feature film director ng pelikulang Rosario. (CLICK HERE to read frelated story.)

Ang pelikulang ito ng Cinemabuhay at Studio 5 ang napiling 2nd Best Picture. Nagwagi rin ito ng Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award, Best Supporting Actor for Dolphy, Best Production Design for Joey Luna, among other technical and special awards.

Pitong awards ang kabuuang bilang ng awards ang napanalunan ng Rosario.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Butch kung ano ang masasabi niya sa hindi pagkakasali ni Albert sa top three nominees for Best Director.

Ang mga nabanggit na nominees ay sina Wenn Deramas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo), Mike Tuviera (Super Inday and the Golden Bibe), at Luis Suarez (RPG Metanoia). Si Wenn ang itinanghal na Best Director.

"How do you want me to answer that?" balik-tanong ni Butch.

Ang opinyon ng movie industry observers, base sa naging patakaran ng MMFF 2010 awards committee, posibleng nasa No. 4 ranking si Albert Martinez.

Ngunit hindi rin nasunod na ang top three lamang ang babanggitin dahil may ibang kategorya na apat na pangalan ng nominado ang binanggit, tulad sa best supporting actor category.

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"Could be," sambit ni Butch, tungkol sa posibilidad ng naging ranking ni Albert.

"I knew why. I was also kinda expecting he [Albert] would still be part of the nominees. But, remember, I'm only one vote here.

"I was kinda expecting he would come in, if only because it [Rosario] was technically well-crafted," rason ng jury member.

BEST DIRECTOR NOMINEES. In particular, Butch spoke on behalf of the entire MMFF 2010 jury and briefly discussed the merits of the other directors nominated for the said award.

"Super Inday by Mike Tuviera is not a classic material. But Mike Tuviera was able to make something fresh out of Super Inday and the Golden Bibe," mentioned Butch.

He was referring to the late 1980s Regal movie starring Maricel Soriano and Aiza Seguerra. Ang remake ay pinagbidahan naman nina Marian Rivera at John Lapus para sa MMFF this year.

"I mean, it is that technically polished," banggit pa ni Butch, thereby hinting at the reason why Tuviera clinched an MMFF 2010 nomination for Best Direction.

As for RPG Metanoia, na idinirek ng animator na si Luis Suarez, sabi ni Butch: "It's a great animation! Yeah, very good animation!"

Gaya ng nabanggit na, ang nag-uwi ng Best Director trophy ay si Wenn Deramas para sa Ang Tanging Ina Mo.

Siyam na awards na napanalunan ng Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To!), kabilang ang Best Picture.

DIFFERENT PLAYFIELD. As MMFF 2010 jury member, Butch said that his views do not necessarily reflect that of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) of which he is an active member.

"No, no. I think all these is an entirely different playfield. During the Urian [Awards], it's gonna be different," said Butch.

Bukod kay Butch, naging bahagi rin ng mga hurado sa taong ito ng MMFF ang Manunuri member at National Artist na si Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera.

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"Me, in the overall. But Bien Lumbera is part of the [selection jury for the] Most Gender Sensitive Film award," pagtukoy ni Butch.

"There were 25 people for the Gender Sensitive [category]. In fact, they filled up the screening room because there were more of them than us."

Sa Most Gender Sensitive Film award ay nagwagi ang RPG Metanoia (animation) at Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na 'To)!.

Pero ang nililok na tropeyong kahoy, na may makulay na disenyo (by sculptor Sandra B. Torrijos), ay tinanggap ni Direk Wenn.

Isang certificate naman ang natanggap ni Direk Luis Suarez para sa RPG Metanoia.

ENERGETIC PERFORMANCE. In Butch's opinion, what made the third and supposedly last installment of Ang Tanging Ina film franchise different and stand out from the previous two versions?

He answered, "The first one, Ang Tanging Ina [released in August 2003] wasn't even a Metro Manila Filmfest entry.

"The second one [Ang Tanging Ina N'yong Lahat, released in December 2008, an MMFF entry], yes, but I wasn't a judge either. I personally didn't like it so much."

That MMFF year, it was Anne Curtis for Mark Meilly's Baler who won as Best Actress.

"Even if Ai-Ai had won, if at all, it would have been for the most energetic performance.

"So, basically, that was the reason. This is the best year of the festival for Ang Tanging Ina," sambit din ni Butch.

And it goes without saying, he was in agreement with the entire MMFF 2010 jury for the awards won by Ang Tanging Ina N'yo Rin (Last Na 'To)!, including the most-coveted Best Director award for Wenn Deramas.

JENNYLYN MERCADO. Marami rin ang nagtatanong kung bakit hindi nakasama sa listahan ng Best Actress nominees ang bida ng Rosario na si Jennylyn Mercado.

Sa kanyang "Star Bytes" coulmn sa Philippine Star na lumabas ngayong araw, December 28, ay ipinaliwanag ni Butch kung bakit sa palagay niya ay hindi nakabilang si Jennylyn sa top three nominees.

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Aniya, "The part of Rosario is a role of a lifetime. It is a difficult one that called for a long preparation and a series of workshops. That required her to look coquettish and flirtatious. The judges didn’t see that on screen. For heaven’s sake, she doesn’t even know how to hold a cigarette — when the character is supposed to be ahead of her time and one who smokes and smokes like it’s second nature to her character."

Ang mga nakalaban ni Ai-Ai sa MMFF Best Actress ay sina Marian Rivera para sa Super Inday and the Golden Bibe at Carla Abellana para sa "Punerarya" episode ng Shake, Rattle & Roll 12.

Nagbigay rin ng paliwanag si Butch kung bakit na-nominate sina Marian at Carla.

"Marian Rivera was nominated in Super Inday and the Golden Bibe because she was a natural in that fantasy/comedy film.

"Carla Abellana was also a nominee for the Punerarya episode of Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 because she showed all the right emotions (fear, frustration and despair) as a private tutor to children who turn out to be non-human."

Ito naman ang sinabi ni Butch kung bakit nanalo si Ai-Ai:

"In the case of Ai-Ai, the role that won her Best Actress was tailor-made for her. She doesn’t waste any of the creative and humorous scenes that she was made to execute in the movie. Her film is a comedy and it is right up her alley. She is Tanging Ina and gives it her all."

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