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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED)– Following actress Jaclyn Jose's win as Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, Sunday, May 22, no one was more proud than her daughter, actress Andi Eigenmann who was with her on stage when she won.
After her mom's win, Andi wrote on Twitter: "My very own mother, to be the first ever Filipino to win the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival."
MY VERY OWN MOTHER, TO BE THE FIRST EVER FILIPINO TO WIN THE BEST ACTRESS AWARD AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL — Andi Eigenmann (@andieigengirl) May 22, 2016
"Filipino pride, Ma' Rosa Herself wins Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival! Congratulations to my mom, the Jaclyn Jose!!!"
FILIPINO PRIDE, MA' ROSA HERSELF, WINS BEST ARCTRESS AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL! CONGRATULATIONS TO MY MOM, THE JACLYN JOSE!!! — Andi Eigenmann (@andieigengirl) May 22, 2016
Other celebrities and personalities also congratulated the actress on her big win through social media.
Gabby Eigenmann congratulated Jaclyn on Instagram. Gabby is Andi's older brother.
Congratulations @jaclynjose .. Galing!!! #marosa #cannesfilmfestival #bestactress A photo posted by gabbyeigenmann (@gabbyeigenmann) on May 22, 2016 at 7:49pm PDT
Sid Lucero, Andi's second brother also congratulated the actress.
How does is feel to be this year's best in the world? Let's ask..;) congratulations Tita!!:):) hugs A photo posted by @sidlucero on May 23, 2016 at 12:29am PDT
Angel Locsin posted this.
Waaaaaaah!!!! Congrats Ms. Jaclyn Jose!!!! #proudpinoy #Repost @foldedandhungph ・・・ "Jaclyn Jose accomplishes a feat no other Philippine actress has been able to achieve, a Cannes best actress award win for a Philippine entry! Bravo, Jaclyn! You're definitely world class." - Noel Canlas We couldn't have said it better. She is truly a phenomenal actress and amazing woman. Photo credit: http://en.yibada.com/articles/125516/20160522/ma-rosa-star-jaclyn-jose-first-filipino-win-cannes-best.htm A photo posted by Angel Locsin (@therealangellocsin) on May 23, 2016 at 2:20am PDT
Aiza Seguerra shared this.
Congratulations!!!!!! Nakaka proud naman to!!! A photo posted by Aiza Diño Seguerra (@aizaseguerra) on May 22, 2016 at 9:26pm PDT
Maria Isabel Lopez, Jaclyn's co-star, posted this on Instagram.
"Congrats [Jaclyn Jose] #CannesBestActress You make us all Soo proud! Long live Phiippine Cinema! #MabuhayAngPilipinas [Brilliante Mendoza,] you did it again Bravo!!! Jane I told you so! #grandslam in all award giving bodies."
Congrats @jaclynjose #CannesBestActress You make us all Soo proud! Long live Phiippine Cinema! #MabuhayAngPilipinas @brillante_mendoza you did it againBravo!!! Jane I told you so! #grandslam in all award giving bodies A photo posted by Maria Isabel Lopez (@beautyqueenmil) on May 22, 2016 at 12:03pm PDT
Congratulations Jaclyn Jose, for bagging the Cannes Best Actress award HISTORICAL #proudtobePinoy https://t.co/bbLtYEwUFj — Dawn Zulueta (@DawnZpost) May 22, 2016
PPL Entertainment, which manages Jaclyn's career, congratulated the actress.
Congratulations & Goodluck Miss @jaclynjose from your PPL Family. #showsomeppllove #pplartist #jaclynjose A photo posted by PPL Entertainment Inc (@pplentertainmentinc) on May 22, 2016 at 3:01am PDT
Jaclyn's co-star in The Millionaire's Wife, Andrea Torres, also congratulated her.
OMG OMG OMG!!! Kahit 4:30am magiInstagram ako!!! CONGRATULATIONS TITA JANE!!! Cannes BEST ACTRESS! Photo from Rappler A photo posted by Andrea Torres (@andreaetorres) on May 22, 2016 at 1:40pm PDT
Regal Films' Roselle Monteverde meanwhile said, "Congratulations to Ms Jaclyn Jose! Very deserving to win best actress! Congratulations to Dante Brillante Mendoza."
Andi's ex-boyfriend Jake Ejercito also congratulated Jaclyn.
Congratulations to Tita Jane, Ms. Jaclyn Jose, for her well-deserved win as best actress at Cannes! Your talent has always been world class! — Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) May 23, 2016
Director Tonette Jadaone tweeted this: "OKC + JACLYN JOSE!!! GOOD DAY!!!"
OKC + JACLYN JOSE!!! GOOD DAY!!! — Tonette, Tonette (@tonetjadaone) May 23, 2016
Sunday Pinasaya's Jerald Napoles posted this.
Congratulations Ms. Jaclyn Jose for winning the Best Actress award in the Cannes Film Festival 2016. — Jerald Napoles (@IamJNapoles) May 23, 2016
Newly elected senator Kiko Pangilinan also congratulated the actress.
Bravo to our very own Jaclyn Jose!!! #Cannes2016 @festival_cannes pic.twitter.com/PnUmT58ffh — Kiko Pangilinan (@kikopangilinan) May 23, 2016
Abby Asistio congratulated her aunt. Abby is the daughter of Jaclyn's sister Veronica Jones.
WAAAAHHHHH!!! My aunt, @jaclynjose just won best actress at the Cannes Film Festivaaal!!! Gaaaaaahhh!!! Haha, I'm so happy!!! Congraaats, Ninaaaaaannnggg!!! A photo posted by Abby Asistio (@abbyasistio) on May 22, 2016 at 12:07pm PDT
Jhong Hilario posted this on Instagram.
Congratulations Ms Jaclyn Jose for winning Best Actress in 2016 Cannes Film Festival!!! We are so proud of you!!! Congratulations also Direk @brillante_mendoza for a job well done!!! #jaclynjose #cannes2016 #firstever #bestactress #inspiration A photo posted by Sample King (@jhonghilario) on May 23, 2016 at 2:32am PDT
Lauren Young, who played her on screen daughter Antonia in MariMar posted this on Twitter.
Congratulations to my dearest on-screen mother, Jaclyn Jose for winning Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival! — Lauren Young (@loyoung) May 23, 2016
Ely Buendia, Jake Cuenca, Mark Bautista, and Lovi Poe also tweeted congratulations to Jaclyn.
i think Ms.Jaclyn Jose deserves a big welcome when she gets back...a parade perhaps? — Mark Bautista (@iammarkbautista) May 23, 2016
Bravo Jaclyn Jose. This is a new golden age in Philippine Cinema. — Ely Buendia (@elybuendia9001) May 23, 2016
I'm so proud of ms Jaclyn Jose!!! Truly one of the best the industry not just in the Philippines but in the world! #CannesFilmFestival — Jake Cuenca (@ijakecuenca) May 23, 2016
Ms. Jaclyn Jose!!! Wow oh wow!! I've always looked up to her as an actress and now... — Lovi Poe (@lovipoe) May 23, 2016
"The biggest challenge for me was not to act. Especially since I am coming from television shows where I play loud and campy characters," she said.
During her speech, Jaclyn paid tribute to Brillante Mendoza and dedicated the award to her co-stars, her daughter Andi, and the Filipino people.
The Philippines entertainment industry also celebrated Jaclyn's surprise win at the Cannes film festival, hailing her as one of the nation's hardest working and most versatile actresses who deserves global acclaim.
"This is a victory for the Filipino film industry. This is a victory for the Philippines as a whole," Joel Lamangan, another well-known director, told Agence France-Presse.
"Filipinos are very good actors. They can be compared to anybody. That's what Jaclyn Jose proved."
Jaclyn's original manager Ed Entrella said that although she has been one of the nation's most popular actresses for 3 decades, she decided at a young age she "wanted to be an actress, not a star".
Her current manager Perry Lansigan described her as a "workaholic" who relentlessly pursued as many roles as possible.
"She doesn't take a rest of two or three months (between roles) like other actors," Lansigan said.
Lilybeth Rasonable, senior vice-president of GMA, the television network where Jaclyn has worked for the past 3 years, said she has surprised executives with her versatility.
In the 2013 soap opera, The World is Mine, Jaclyn played an antagonistic ex-beauty queen but rose above the simple stereotype.
"She put real character into it. She made it different. She put in certain quirks after she discussed it with her director," Rasonable said.
Jaclyn's character proved so popular that she was introduced to do cameos in unrelated TV shows, according to Rasonable.
Although Jaclyn already stars in a soap opera, she will launch a weekly comedy on the same network as soon as she returns from France.
Wilson Tieng, head of the Movie Producers and Distributors Association of the Philippines, said the interest generated by the actress' award would likely get her movie screened in commercial cinemas.
"It will be distributed in the cinema chains. People are already calling up to ask about screenings but we don't have a date yet," said Wilson, whose group distributes movies nationwide.
Philippine movie theaters typically show formulaic local comedies and romances as well as Hollywood blockbusters, but shun the nation's independent films that have won many awards overseas.
This is not the first time the actress has appeared in a film that was shown in Cannes. She previously appeared in Serbis, which competed in the film festival in 2008. – with reports from AFP/Rappler.com