PHOTO RECAP: Stars light up FAMAS Awards 2015

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PHOTO RECAP: Stars light up FAMAS Awards 2015

Rob Reyes

Sarah Geronimo, Nora Aunor, Toni Gonzaga, Tito, Vic, and Joey, and more step out to celebrate Philippine showbiz at the 2015 FAMAS Awards

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.

BEST ACTRESS. Toni Gonzaga performs a number at the 2015 FAMAS Awards. Toni is also named Best Actress for her role in 'Starting Over Again.' Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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:

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. 

Sarah Geronimo

Dawn Zulueta

Nora Aunor

Maricel Soriano

Susan Roces

Gloria Romero

The honorees were later serenaded by Kuh Ledesma and The Voice Kids 2 finalist Esang de Torres. 

Kuh Ledesma performing for the 6 icons

Esang de Torres

Watch a clip here:  



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:  


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. 

Richard Gutierrez

And of course, winners were all smiles as they accepted their awards: 

 Allen Dizon

Toni Gonzaga

Gabby Eigenmann

 Sylvia Sanchez

Miggs Cuaderno

The team behind 'Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo' receiving Best Film

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. –


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