Here are the top winners of the 27th Star Awards for Movies held last night, June 21, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of the Resorts World Hotel Manila, Pasay City:
Chosen best actess was Ai-Ai delas Alas for her farcical portrayal of a mother in the last installment of Star Cinema’s blockbuster comedy, Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na ’To).
Matinee idol Coco Martin bagged the best actor trophy for his portrayal of a broadcast journalist who followed President Noynoy Aquino on the campaign trail in the semi-documentary indie film, ’Noy.
Chosen best supporting actress was Eugene Domingo, who played Ai Ai’s best friend in Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na ’To), while Tirso Cruz III was voted best supporting actor for his performance as a government agent who betrayed his left-wing comrades in Joel Lamangan’s political drama, Sigwa, a digital indie film nominee.
The awards for Movie of the Year and Movie Director of the Year also went to Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na ’To), and its director, Wenn Deramas.
It also won awards for best child performer (Xyriel Manabat) and Movie Editor of the Year (Marya Ignacio).
On the other hand, a total of four Star trophies were won by the epic musical Emir, directed by Chito Roño.
Emir won for its outstanding musical score by Josefino "Chino" Toledo and for best movie original theme song ("Bakit Ako Naririto," composed by Gary Granada, interpreted by Frenchesca Farr); also, for the film’s cinematography (Neil Daza) and original screenplay (Jerry Gracio).
The two Martinez films won an award each. Albert Martinez’s period drama Rosario won best production design (Joey Luna and Miki Hahn); while Chris Martinez’s romantic-comedy Here Comes The Bride tied for the best child performer award (Timothy Chan) with Ang Tanging Ina’s Xyriel Manabat.
Regal Entertainment’s horror trilogy Shake, Rattle & Roll XII has a winner in one of its episodes, "Punerarya," directed by Jerrold Tarog.
The third part of the trilogy won awards for best sound engineering (Lamberto Bebet Casas) and New Movie Actress of the Year (Carla Abellana).
Meanwhile, the New Movie Actor of the Year award was won by newcomer Martin del Rosario for a Cinema One Originals 2010 entry, Dagim.
DIGITAL CATEGORIES. Jerrold Tarog’s other film, Senior Year, won in the Digital Independent Film category—for best digital screenplay and best digital musical score, both credited to the auteur indie filmmaker.
But the most number of awards in the digital indie category went to Joel Lamangan’s Sigwa, a Cinemalaya 2010 Directors’ Showcase entry, about "left-leaning" college friends and how they cope with the tumultuous events surrounding the First Quarter Storm of the early ’70s.
Aside from the best supporting actor award won by Tirso Cruz III, Sigwa won digital movie of the year and Lamangan’s first award as "indie" film director.
The other awards won by Sigwa are as follows: best digital movie sound engineer (Alfredo ’Dodoy’ Ongleo), production designer (Edgar Martin Littaua), editor (Bebs Gohetia), and cinematographer (Monino Duque).
SPECIAL AWARDS. Present to receive the special awards of the evening were movie producer Mrs. Lily Monteverde and multi-awarded veteran actor-director Christopher "Boyet" de Leon.
Mother Lily is the recipient of this year’s Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula Sa Likod Ng Kamera.
Boyet de Leon, on the other hand, was chosen by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) to be this year’s Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Awardee.
It was a night filled with nostalgia as Mother Lily was introduced and presented her award by former Regal babies Snooky Serna, William Martinez, and Richard Gomez (who was voted male Star of the Night).
Christopher, on the other hand, was cheered by buddy Tirso who presented him the special award. Pip’s wife Lyn Ynchausti-Cruz and Boyet’s actress-wife Sandy Andolong both graced the event.
A special taped congratulatory message to Christopher was given by Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto.
The recipient of the Darling of the Press award, Laguna Governor ER Ejercito also graced the event with his wife Pagsanjan Mayor Maita Ejercito.
STAR-STUDDED. The glittering event, which started at 8 p.m., was attended by some of today’s brightest celebrities from the local movie industry.
Performers included Gary Valenciano, Vina Morales, Richard Poon, Erik Santos, Gab Valenciano, Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee, Erich Gonzales, Pauleen Luna, Rodjun Cruz, Ejay Falcon, Matteo Guidicelli, Matt Evans, Speed Dancers, and the UP Concert Chorus.
Awards presenters included actress-beauty queen Precious Lara Quigaman; hunk actors Tom Rodriguez and Xian Lim; sexy actress Ara Mina; veteran actor and Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) director-general Leo Martinez; Sandy Andolong; Ella Guevarra, among others.
Directed by Al Quinn, the taped as live presentation of this year’s 27th Star Awards for Movies was produced by Airtime Marketing, Inc. (headed by Ms. Tess Celestino-Howard), in cooperation with the PMPC.
Boy Abunda, Jericho Rosales, Toni Gonzaga, and Ai-Ai delas Alas acted as main hosts of the event.
Segment hosts were Piolo Pascual, KC Concepcion, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, and Tito, Vic, & Joey.
The 27th Star Awards for Movies will be telecast this Sunday, June 26, at about 10:45 p.m., on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Big Event.
WINNERS. Here is the complete list of winners.
Movie of the Year: Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To (Star Cinema)
Digital Movie of the Year: Sigwa (Beginnings Twenty Plus Production/Sineng Totoo Production/Star Express)
Movie Actress of the Year: Ai-Ai delas Alas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Movie Actor of the Year: Coco Martin (Noy)
Movie Director of the Year: Wenn Deramas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Digital Movie Director of the Year: Joel Lamangan (Sigwa)
Movie Supporting Actress of the Year: Eugene Domingo (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Movie Supporting Actor of the Year: Tirso Cruz III (Sigwa)
Movie Child Performers of the Year: Timothy Chan (Here Comes The Bride) and Xyriel Manabat (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
New Movie Actress of the Year: Carla Abellana (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")
New Movie Actor of the Year: Martin del Rosario (Dagim)
Movie Original Screenplay of the Year: Jerry Gracio (Emir)
Digital Movie Screenplay of the Year: Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)
Movie Editor of the Year: Marya Ignacio (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ’To)
Digital Movie Editor of the Year: Bebs Gohetia (Sigwa)
Movie Production Designer of the Year: Joey Luna and Miki Hahn (Rosario)
Digital Movie Production Designer of the Year: Edgar Martin Littaua (Sigwa)
Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Neil Daza (Emir)
Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Monino S. Duque (Sigwa) ;
Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Josefino Chino Toledo (Emir)
Digital Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Jerrold Tarog (Senior Year)
Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Lamberto "Bebet" Casas Jr. (Shake, Rattle & Roll 12 "Punerarya")
Digital Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Alfredo "Dodoy" Ongleo (Sigwa)
Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: "Bakit Ako Naririto?" (Emir) - composed by Gary Granada, Interpreted by Frencheska Farr
Digital Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: "Napapagod Din Ang puso" (Tarima) - composed by Sherwyn Castillo, interpreted by MJ Ringor
Star of the Night (male): Richard Gomez
Star of the Night (female): Toni Gonzaga
Face of the Night (male): Xian Lim
Face of the Night (female): Toni Gonzaga
Celebrity Skin of the Night: Vina Morales