Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa sweeps Gawad Urian; Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador bag top acting honors

(Main photo) Maja Salvador of and Paulo Avelino won Best Actress and Best Actor at the 35th Gawad Urian for their performances in Thelma and Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa, respectively; (insets) Art Acuña was named Best Supporting Actor for Niño and Alvin Yapan was chosen Best Director for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa.


The indie films once again ruled the 35th Gawad Urian by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

Claiming the largest chunk of the pie is Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa which took home seven awards, including Best Picture.

This Cinemalaya 2011 entry also won Best Director for Alvin Yapan and acting nods for two of its lead stars—Paulo Avelino (Best Actor) and Jean Garcia (Best Supporting Actress).

Star Magic artist Maja Salvador won Best Actress for her performance in Thelma.

Art Acuña bagged the Best Supporting Actor trophy for Niño.

Cinematographer Rody Lacap is the recipient of the Natatanging Gawad Urian this year. He is the director of photography for films such as Oro Plata Mata, Kisapmata, Sister Stella L, and Muro Ami.

The awards night was hosted by Angel Aquino, Zoren Legaspi, Venus Raj, and Manunuri member Butch Francisco.

Here is the list of winners in the 35th Gawad Urian held at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo:

Best Picture - Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

Best Actress - Maja Salvador (Thelma)

Best Actor - Paulo Avelino (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Director - Alvin Yapan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Supporting Actress - Jean Garcia (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Supporting Actor - Art Acuña (Niño)

Best Screenplay - Alvin Yapan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Cinematography - Arvin Viola (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Production Design - Maulen Fadul (The Natural Phenomenon of Madness)

Best Editing - Lawrence Fajardo (Amok)

Best Music - Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Sound - Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong (Amok)

Best Documentary - Tundong Magiliw

Best Short Film - Sirip


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