MANILA, Philippines – The nominees for the 41st Gawad Urian Awards were announced on Tuesday, May 22, with many independent films leading the categories.
Respeto leads with 12 nominations including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Abra.
Balangiga: Howling Wilderness got 10 nominations, while Tu Pug Imatuy has 9 nominations. The Chanters received 7 nominations.
Bhoy Intsik earned 6 nominations including Best Film, Best Director for Joel Lamangan, and Best Actor and Supporting Actor nods for RS Francisco and Ronwaldo Martin, respectively.
Birdshot also scored 6 nominations including Best Film, Best Supporting Actor for both John Arcilla and Arnold Reyes, and Best Director for Mikhail Red.
This year's Natatanging Gawad Urian will be given to jazz pianist, composer, and musical director Winston Raval.
The awards night will be held on June 14 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City.
Check out the complete list of nominees below.
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Production Design
Best Short Film
Natatanging Gawad Urian: Winston Raval