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MANILA, Philippines – It was a night celebrating the best of the Philippine movie industry, looking back at iconic stars and celebrating their storied careers, while looking forward to a new generation of talented actors.
The Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards were held Sunday, September 20, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. (READ: FULL LIST: Winners, FAMAS Awards 2015)
Let’s take a look at some of the evening’s highlights:
Part of the evening was hosted by Coleen Garcia and Sam Concepcion:
Actresses Susan Roces,Gloria Romero, Nora Aunor, Maricel Soriano, Dawn Zulueta, and Sarah Geronimo received their distinctions as “Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema.
The honorees were later serenaded by Kuh Ledesma and The Voice Kids 2 finalist Esang de Torres.
Watch a clip here:
From last night's FAMAS tribute to the 6 movie icons. pic.twitter.com/qIgvfHLYkR— alexa villano (@alexavillano) September 21, 2015
TV veterans and popular, if sometimes controversial, stars Joey De Leon, Tito Sotto and Vic Sotto received their FAMAS Lifetime Achievement Award, too, and also cheerfully watched the musical tributes performed in their honor.
Luke Mijares, Mitoy Yonting, Edgar Allan Guzman and Toni Gonzaga performed some of this classic hits such as “Iskul Bukol” and parody songs they made.
At one point, Joey de Leon sang “God Gave Me You,” after receiving their trophy.
Watch a clip here:
TVJ tribute pic.twitter.com/lKy2AMNUoe— alexa villano (@alexavillano) September 21, 2015
German Moreno presented this year’s Youth Achievement Awards to various young stars from ABS-CBN, GMA 7, and TV 5. This year’s recipients are Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Mark Neumann, Robi Domingo, Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga, Kiko Estrada, Kim Rodriguez, Nadine Lustre, Miguel Tanfelix, and Bianca Umali.
Sam Concepcion led a performance in tribute to the ’80s movie Bagets.
Pops Fernandez, Richard Gutierrez and Jodi Sta Maria were this year’s hosts as well. Richard received a special award as Face of the Night with Toni Gonzaga.
And of course, winners were all smiles as they accepted their awards:
All photos by Rob Reyes/Rappler
Allen Dizon and Toni Gonzaga won this year’s Best Actor and Best Actress for Magkakabaung and Starting All Over Again. Bonifacio, Ang Unang Pangulo won this year’s Best Movie and Best Director for Enzo Williams. View the full list of winners and nominees here.
What was your favorite moment of the night? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com