IN PHOTOS: Stars gather for Gawad Urian Awards 2017
IN PHOTOS: Stars gather for Gawad Urian Awards 2017
Lea Salonga, Paolo Ballesteros, Charo Santos, Jaclyn Jose, Irma Adlawan, Bembol Roco, and more attend this year's awards

MANILA, Philippines – The stars came together on Thursday, July 20, for the 2017 Gawad Urian Awards at Studio 10 of ABS-CBN.

Celebrities who came to the event include Best Supporting Actor winner Christian Bables and Bembol Roco, who is nominated for best Actor for his role in the movie Pauwi Na.

Actresses Charo Santos-Concio, Jaclyn Jose, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Irma Adlawan, Elizabeth Oropesa, Cherry Pie Picache, and Meryll Soriano also attended the event. 

Die Beautiful star Paolo Ballesteros was also spotted, dressed in one of his famous costumes. 

Lea Salonga opened the show, while Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s Tito Valiente gave the opening remarks.

Tito Valiente

The show was hosted by Butch Francisco, Jodi Sta Maria, and Billy Crawford.

Butch Francisco, Jodi Sta Maria, and Billy Crawford

Director Avid Liongoren

Bembol Roco

Bembol Roco, Cherry Pie Picache, Meryll Soriano, and director Paolo Villaluna of 'Pauwi Na.'

Charo Santos-Concio

Cherry Pie and Elizabeth Oropesa

Irma Adlawan

Irma Adlawan and Jaclyn Jose

Jaclyn Jose

Jodi Sta Maria

Khalil Ramos

Laila Ulao

Bienvenido Lumbera

Ai-Ai delas Alas at the awards

Christian Bables

Mitch Valdes and Bernardo Bernardo

Paolo Ballesteros with Cherry Pie Picache and Bembol Roco

The early part of the show saw Actress Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-Dans winning Best Supporting Actress for Women of the Weeping River, while Christian Bables won Best Supporting Actor his role in Die Beautiful.

Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-Dans with her Best Supporting Actress trophy.

– with reports from Amanda Lago/