FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2016 Gabi ng Parangal
MANILA, Philippines – The movie Sunday Beauty Queen won Best Picture at this year's Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal held on Thursday, December 29 at the Kia Theatre.
Paolo Ballesteros won the Best Actor award for the movie Die Beautiful, while Erik Matti won Best Director for the movie Seklusyon.
This year's festival was very different due to a number of changes, which include new Executive Committee members and changes to the festival submission rules and critiera. (READ: MMFF 2016 revamped: 10 important changes to know)
Despite the usual contenders not making it to the lineup, the MMFF has announced that they hit their target ticket sales on the first day of the festival. The MMFF also has a shorter run this year compared to previous years – it started on December 25 and is set to end on January 3. (READ: MMFF 2016 films face looming challenge to remain in theaters)
Here is the full list of winners of the MMFF 2016.
- Best Picture: Sunday Beauty Queen
- Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: Sunday Beauty Queen
- Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award: Oro
- Best Director: Erik Matti, Seklusyon
- Best Actor in a Leading Role: Paolo Ballesteros, Die Beautiful
- Best Actress in a Leading Role: Irma Adlawan, Oro
- Best Ensemble Cast: Oro
- Special Jury Prize: Rhed Bustamante, Seklusyon
- Best Screenplay: Seklusyon
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bables, Die Beautiful
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Phoebe Walker, Seklusyon
- Best Cinematography: Seklusyon
- Best Sound Design: Seklusyon
- Best Theme Song: "Dominus Miserere" Seklusyon
- Best Editing: Sunday Beauty Queen
- Best Musical Score: Saving Sally
- Best Production Design: Seklusyon
- Best Float: Die Beautiful
- 42nd MMFF My Most Favorite Film: Die Beautiful
- Children’s Choice Award: Saving Sally, Sunday Beauty Queen, Vince & Kath & James
- Male Celebrity of the Night: Ronnie Alonte
- Female Celebrity of the Night: Rhian Ramos
- Short Film – Best Screenplay: Mitatang
- Short Film – Special Jury Prize: Manila Scream
- Short Film – Best Picture: EJK
- Short Film – Best Work for Children: Passage of Life
- Best Short Film Director: Jarell Serencio for Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad
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