Sa ’Yo Lamang and Sigwa lead nominations at the 27th Star Awards for Movies

(Clockwise) Bea Alonzo and Lorna Tolentino are both nominated for Best Actress for their roles in Sa ’Yo Lamang; Dawn Zulueta is nominated for Best Actress and Zsa Zsa Padillas gets a nod for Best Supporting Actress for the movie Sigwa; and Frencheska Farr leads the New Movie Actress of the Year nominations for the film Emir.


The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) has just announced the nominees of the 27th Star Awards for Movies, to be held on June 17, 2011 (venue yet undisclosed).

A total of 15 mainstream features and 14 independently-produced digital productions qualified for nominations in the performance, creative, and technical categories.

Leading the list of nominees, among the mainstream full-length features, is Laurice Guillen’s Sa ’Yo Lamang, a religious family drama, with 13 nominations, including best picture, direction and original screenplay (Ricardo Lee, Karen Ramos, Ralph Jacinto Quiblat).

Next is the Filipino musical film, Emir by Chito Roño, which tells the story of 18-year-old Amelia who works as a nanny to the son of a Sheik in a Middle East kingdom. Emir garnered 11 nominations, including best picture and direction (Chito Roño), screenplay (Jerry Gracio), new movie actress (Frencheska Farr), supporting actress (Dulce), and child performer (Mahdi Yazdian Barjani).

ACTING NOMINEES. Sa ’Yo Lamang also got several nominations for the performances of the cast, led by Lorna Tolentino and Bea Alonzo (lead actress), Christopher de Leon (lead actor), Enchong Dee and Coco Martin (supporting actor).

Coco won a double nomination, also as lead actor, of the semi-documentary film Noy, which featured President Noynoy Aquino on the campaign trail.

The other nominees in this category are John Lloyd Cruz (Miss You Like Crazy), Baron Geisler (Donor), Yul Servo (Rosario), and Fanny Serrano (Tarima).

Aside from Lorna and Bea, the other nominees in the lead actress category are Ai-Ai delas Alas (Ang Tanging Ina N’yo (Last Na ’To!), Anne Curtis (In Your Eyes), Angelica Panganiban (Here Comes The Bride), Lovi Poe (Mayohan), and Dawn Zulueta (Sigwa).

MAINSTREAM DIRECTORS. Wenn Deramas’s Ang Tanging Ina N’yo (Last Na ’To!) and Albert Martinez’s Rosario, which won top plums at last year’s Metro Manila Filmfest, likewise, garnered major and technical nominations in this year’s Star Awards for Movies.

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At the MMFF 2010, it was Deramas who won best director, while Martinez failed to even get a nomination and it drew mixed industry reactions.

This time, Rosario has been nominated for best direction.

Rosario got a total of 10 nominations, the third highest number which equalled those of the comedy Here Comes The Bride, written and directed by Chris Martinez.

Completing the lineup for the mainstream features is a major nomination (best picture) for the "Punerarya" episode of the horror trilogy Shake, Rattle & Roll 12.

Directed by Jerrold Tarog, the third part of the trilogy also won nominations for direction, screenplay (Aloy Adlawan and Onay Sales), cinematography (Mackie Galvez) and performances of Nash Aguas (child performer) and Carla Abellana (new movie actress).

DIGITAL INDIE NOMINEES. In the Indie-Digital category, Jerrold Tarog’s other film, Senior Year, which he also wrote, edited, scored, and sound-designed won 8 nominations; including the other two nominations for production design (Benjamin Padero) and original theme song, "Kahapon," a composition by Johnny Danao.

Last year’s top winners in the Cinemalaya Filmfest, like Donor, directed by Mark Meilly; and Dan Villegas’ Mayohan, are major nominees in this year’s Star Awards for Movies.

But neither topped the nominees’ list as did Joel Lamangan’s Sigwa, a period drama set against the backdrop of the first quarter storm in the ’70s, with 14 major and technical nominations; including those of Joel Lamangan (direction), Boni Ilagan (screenplay), Tirso Cruz III (supporting actor), Gina Alajar and Zsa Zsa Padilla (supporting actress), and Edgar Martin Littaua (production design).

The historical drama on the trial of Andres Bonifacio, Ang Paglilitis Ni Andres Bonifacio, by director Mario O’Hara, won a nomination for its production designer, Bella Herrero.

Also in the list of the nominated indie-digital films is another period romantic drama, Unitel Pictures and Unico Entertainment’s The Red Shoes by new director, Raul Jorolan and writer James Ladioray.

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Completing the lineup are two of last year’s much-acclaimed indie gay films: Adolf Alix, Jr.’s Muli, starring Sid Lucero as the politicized gay lover; and Neal Tan’s Tarima which showcased the acting prowess of new actor Rocky Salumbides as the imprisoned lover, and Fanny Serrano as the oppressed gay devotee.

Among the digital nominees, Tarima scored the second highest, with 11 nominations for Neal Tan (direction), Gloria Romero and Rustica Carpio (supporting actress), Rocky Salumbides (new movie actor), Sherwin Castillo (music composer), and the nominated theme song, Napapagod Din Ang Puso, interpreted by MJ Ringor.

SPECIAL AWARDS. To receive this year’s Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award is actor-director Christopher de Leon. The award was formerly given to veteran movie industry artists by the Nora Aunor Foundation.

The Ulirang Alagad Ng Pelikula Sa Likod Ng Kamera will be awarded to movie producer, Mrs. Lily Y. Monteverde (a.k.a. Mother Lily)

Nominated in the Darling of the Press category are Governor ER Ejercito, Luis Manzano, Annabelle Rama, Daniel razon, and Senator Bong Revilla.

Here’s the complete list of nominees for the 27th Star Awards for Movies:

Movie of the Year
Emir (Film Development Council of the Philippines)
Here Comes The Bride (Star Cinema/Quantum Films/OctoArts Films)
Rosario (Cinemabuhay International/Studio5)
Sa ’Yo Lamang (Star Cinema)
Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya" (Regal Entertainment, Inc.)
Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To (Star Cinema)

Digital Movie of the Year

Donor (Spark Films)
Mayohan (Cinemalaya Foundation Inc./Alpha Dog Productions)
Muli (MJM Peoductions)
Senior Year (Digitang Studios/Metric Films)
Sigwa (Beginnings Twenty Plus Production/Sineng Totoo Production/Star Express)
Tarima (Bluegold Productions)
The Red Shoes (Unitel Productions/Unico Entertainment)

Movie Actress of the Year
Bea Alonzo (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Anne Curtis (In Your Eyes)
Ai-Ai delas Alas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Angelica Panganiban (Here Comes The Bride)
Lovi Poe (Mayohan)
Lorna Tolentino (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Dawn Zulueta (Sigwa)

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Movie Actor of the Year
Joh Lloyd Cruz (Miss You Like Crazy)
Christopher de Leon (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Baron Geisler (Donor)
Coco Martin (Noy)
Yul Servo (Rosario)
Fanny Serrano (Tarima)

Movie Director of the Year

Wenn Deramas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Laurice Guillen (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Alberto Martinez (Rosario)
Chris Martinez (Here Comes The Bride)
Chito Rono (Emir)
Jerrold Tarrog (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")

Digital Movie Director of the Year
Adolf Alix (Muli)
Joel Lamangan (Sigwa)
Mark Meily (Donor)
Dan Villegas (Mayohan)
Neal Tan (Tarima)
Jerrold Tarrog (Senior Year)
Raul Jorolan (The Red Shoes)

Movie Supporting Actress of the Year
Gina Alajar (Sigwa)
Rustica Carpio (Tarima)
Eugene Domingo (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Dulce (Emir)
Zsa Zsa Padilla (Sigwa)
Gloria Romero (Tarima)

Movie Supporting Actor of the Year
Tirso Cruz III (Sigwa)

Enchong Dee (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Allen Dizon (Sigwa)
Emilio Garcia (Rekrut)
Sid Lucero (Rosario)
Coco Martin (Sa ’Yo Lamang)

Movie Child Performer of the Year
Nash Aguas (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")
Elijah Alejo (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Manyika")
Mahdi Yazdian Barjani (Emir)

Abby Bautista (Petrang Kabayo)
Timothy Chan (Here Comes The Bride)

Xyriel Manabat (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Jillian Ward (Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote)

New Movie Actress of the Year
Carla Abellana (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")
Melai Cantiveros (I Do)
Frencheska Farr (Emir)
Ria Garcia (Ishmael)

Sam Pinto (Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote)
Gwen Zamora (Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote)

New Movie Actor of the Year
Sam Concepcion (Cinco "Braso")
Martin del Rosario (Dagim)
Robi Domingo (Cinco "Braso")
Mohammed Ibrahim (Happy Land)
Xian Lim (Two Funerals)
Tom Rodriguez (Here Comes The Bride)
Rocky Salumbides (Tarima)

Movie Original Screenplay of the Year
Aloy Adlawan and Onay Sales (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")
Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Elmer Gatchalian (Rosario)
Jerry Gracio (Emir)
Ricardo Lee, Karen Ramos, Ralph Jacinto Quiblat (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Chris Martinez (Here Comes the Bride)

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Digital Movie Screenplay of the Year
Bonifacio Ilagan Jr. (Sigwa)
James Ladioray (The Red Shoes)
Jerry Gracio (Muli)
Mark Meily (Donor)
Paul Sta. Ana (Mayohan)
Neal Tan (Tarima)
Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)

Movie Editor of the Year
Marya Ignacio (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Efren Jarlego (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Ike Veneracion (Here Comes the Bride)
Jerrold Tarrog (Emir)
Anthony L. John Wong (Emir)
Tara Illenberger (I’ll Be There)

Digital Movie Editor of the Year
Edesel Abesamis, Maui Mauricio, and Mai Dionisio (Happy Land)

Bebs Gothia (Sigwa)
Rocky Kho (Tarima)
Neil Sayno, Mark Pandy, and Mark Meily (Donor)

Jerrold Tarrog (Senior Year)

Jesson Yap (Mayohan)

Movie Production Designer of the Year

Jesse Bueno and Ruben Arthur Nicdao (Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote)

Adelina Leung (Here Comes The Bride)
Joey Luna and Miki Hahn (Rosario)

Edgar Martin Littaua (Sa ’Yo Lamang)

Benjamin Padero (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")

Digo Ricio (Emir)


Digital Movie Production Designer of the Year

Gerry Santos (Muli)

Bella Herrero (Ang Paglilitis Kay Andres Bonifacio)
Edgar Martin Littaua (Sigwa)

Benjamin Padero (Senior Year)
Aped Santos (Donor)
Adrian Torres (Ishmael)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year
Rodolfo Aves Jr (Here Comes The Bride)
Lee Briones Meily (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Neil Daza (Emir)
Mackie Galvez (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")
Carlo Mendoza (Rosario)
Manuel Teehankee (Miss You Like Crazy)

Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year
Jay Abello (Donor)
Ike avellana (The Red Shoes)
Albert Banzon (Muli)
Arvin Bustos (Tarima)
Monino S. Duque (Sigwa) ;
Dan Villegas (Mayohan)

Movie Musical Scorer of the Year
Albert Chang (Rosario)
Von de Guzman (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Jessie Lasaten (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Jessie Lasaten (Miss You Like Crazy)
Jesse Lucas (I’ll Be There)
Josefino Chino Toledo (Emir)


Digital Movie Musical Scorer of the Year
Sherwyn Castillo (Tarima)
Jessie Lasaten (The Red Shoes)
Lucien Letaba (Sigwa)
Mark Meily (Donor)
Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)
Emerzon Texon (Mayohan)

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Movie Sound Engineer of the Year
Albert Michael Idioma (Dalaw)
Albert Michael Idioma (Sa ’Yo Lamang)
Mike Idioma (Emir)
Albert Michael Idioma (Here Comes the Bride)
Warren Santiago (Rosario)
Lamberto "Bebet" Casas Jr. (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")

Digital Movie Sound Engineer of the Year
Ditoy Aguila (Ishmael)
Albert Michael Idioma (Donor)
Emmanuel Nolet Clemente (The Red Shoes)
Alfredo "Dodoy" Ongleo (Sigwa)
Jerrold Tarog and Nicholas Varela (Senior Year)
Junel Valencia, Mark Locsin, and Ditoy Aguila (Muli)



Movie Original Theme Song of the Year
"Bakit Ako Naririto?" (Emir) - Composed by Gary Granada, Interpreted by Frencheska Farr
"Kabayozong" (Petrang Kabayo) - Composed by Edwin Marollano, Interpreted by Vice Ganda
"Super Inday" (Super Inday and the Golden Bibe) - Composed by Robert Javier, Interpreted by Jacq Dionisio

Digital Movie Original Theme Song of the Year
"Bawat Hakbang" (The Red Shoes) - Composed by Divine Gil Reyes and Dan Gil, Interpreted by Nikki Gil
"Hiwaga" (Mayohan) - Composed by Paul Yap, Interpreted by Up Dharma Down
"Kahapon" (Senior Year) - Composed and interpreted by Johnny Danao
"Lukso ng Dugo" (Sigwa) - Composed by Bonifacio Ilagan Jr., Interpreted by Ayen Laurel and Dessa Ilagan
"Muli" (Muli) - Composed by Jimmy Antiporda, Dingdong Avanzado and Noel Ferrer, Interpreted by Dingdong Avanzado
"Napapagod Din Ang puso" (Tarima) - Composed by Sherwyn Castillo, Interpreted by MJ Ringo


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