On the day director Brillante Mendoza complained that "Thy Womb" was being pulled out of theaters, he received his first Best Director award from the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). "Thy Womb" lead actress Nora Aunor also got her 8th Best Actress award during the December 27 ceremony. The film, which is not doing well in the box office, tells the story of the peace loving Badjaos who are based in Mindanao. "Thy Womb" also won Best Cinematography and Original Story. Mendoza appealed to the fans of Nora Aunor to watch the film even if it's shown only in 27 theaters. The director said movie houses were pulling out the film in favor of more commercial productions.
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