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7th Gawad TANGLAW honor list revealed

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Jan 10, 2009
According to Gawad TANGLAW, the Best Films of 2008 are (from upper left, clockwise) Ploning, Boses, Jay and 100.

Gawad TANGLAW has chosen four films as the Best Films of 2008, all of which have the right to be called the Kapuri-puring Pelikula ng Taon. These are Ploning, Boses, Jay and 100.

The directors of these films were also named Best Directors: Dante Nico Garcia (Ploning), Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Boses), Chris Martinez (100), and Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay).

The academe-based group Gawad TANGLAW (Gawad Tagapuring mga Akademisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw) is composed of film critics, scholars, historians, and professors of humanities from various universities.

Gawad TANGLAW chose two winners in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. Baron Geisler (Jay) and John Estrada (Caregiver) tied for Best Actor while Judy Ann Santos (Ploning) and Anita Linda (Adela) shared the Best Actress honors.

Emilio Garcia was named Best Supporting Actor for Walang Kawala and Boots Anson-Roa won Best Supporting Actress for Lovebirds.

Karen Davila of ABS-CBN and Susan Enriquez of GMA-7 will be given the Natatanging Gawad Tanglaw para sa Mass Media. In the field of television, GMA-7 and ABS-CBN share the award for Best TV Station of the Year. Last year, the award was given solely to the Kapamilya Network.

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One TV show from NBN-4, Bantay OCW, made the grade by being chosen for the category Best Public Service Program. It shares the award with ABS-CBN's Salamat Dok and GMA-7's Wish ko Lang.

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For the seventh edition of Gawad TANGLAW, Summit Media's showbiz-oriented magazine YES! is recognized once again as Best Showbiz Magazine of the Year.

The Presidential Jury Award for Film Excellence goes to Brillante "Dante" Mendoza while the Gawad Tanglaw ng Pelikulang Pilipino is awarded to Robbie Tan (Seiko Films).

The awarding ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 2, 2009 at the University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA, Las Piñas campus.

Here is the list of winners of the 7th edition of the Gawad TANGLAW:


Best Films Ploning / Boses / 100 / Jay

Best Actors Baron Geisler (Jay) / John Estrada (Caregiver)

Best Actresses Judy Ann Santos (Ploning) / Anita Linda (Adela)

Best Directors Dante Nico Garcia (Ploning) / Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Boses) / Chris Martinez (100) / Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)

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Best Screenplay Ploning / Boses / 100 / Jay

Best Story Ploning

Best Supporting Actor Emilio Garcia (Walang Kawala)

Best Supporting Actress Boots Anson-Roa (Lovebirds)

Best Cinematography Ploning

Best Editing Ploning


Best TV Stations of the Year ABS-CBN / GMA 7

Best News Program 24 Oras (GMA-7) / TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)

Best Documentary Special Signos (GMA 7)

Best Public Service Programs Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) / Wish ko Lang (GMA 7) / Bantay OCW (NBN 4)

Best Educational Program Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) / Art Angel (GMA 7)

Best TV Anchors Vicky Morales (GMA-7) / Ted Failon (ABS-CBN)

Best Comedy Programs Camera Café (QTV 11) / Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN)

Best Magazine Show Rated K (ABS-CBN)

Best Travel Show Travel Time (ANC)

Best Celebrity Talk Show Sharon (ABS-CBN)

Best Morning Show Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN)

Best Game Show Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) / Singing Bee (ABS-CBN)

Best Game Show Hosts Edu Manzano / Cesar Montano

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Best Public Affairs Show Strictly Politics (ANC) / Media Forum (ANC)

Best Prime Time Drama Series Lobo (ABS -CBN)

Best Family Oriented Talk Show Moms (QTV 11)

Best Lifestyle Show The Sweet Life (QTV 11)

Best Drama Anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS -CBN)

Best Documentary Programs The Correspondents (ABS - CBN) / Reporters Notebook (GMA 7)

Best Investigative Programs XXX (ABS - CBN) / S.O.C.O. (ABS - CBN)

Best TV Ad Jollibee (Christmas Edition)

Best Movie Theatre Shangri-La Cinema


Radio Station of the Year DZRH (Manila Broadcasting Company)

Best AM stations DZMM / DZBB / DZRH

Best FM station YES FM 101.1

Best Radio Program Sining Gising (NBN-4) / Radyo Balintataw (DZRH)


Best Newspapers The Philippine Daily Inquirer / Balita

Best Entertainment Columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal (Philippine Daily Inquirer) / Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star)

Best Opinion Columnist Rina Jimenez - David (Inquirer)

Best Fashion Magazine Metro HIM (for Male) / Chalk (for Female)

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Best Showbiz Magazine YES!


Best Play (Full Length) The Golden Child (Tanghalang Pilipino, CCP)


Best Dance Presentation (Ballet-Full Length) Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang (Ballet Manila) Liza Macuja Elizalde (Artistic Director)
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