MANILA, Philippines – Independent films Honor Thy Father and Heneral Luna lead this year’s nominations in the 2016 Gawad Urian awards scheduled on June 21 at the Kia Theater.
Honor Thy Father received 10 nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor for John Lloyd Cruz, and Best Director for Erik Matti.
John Lloyd is also nominated Best Actor for the movie A Second Chance.
Heneral Luna meanwhile received 9 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Jerrold Tarog, and Best Actor for John Arcilla.
Jericho Rosales and Jennylyn Mercado also scored nominations for the movie Walang Forever.
This year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian will be awarded to veteran cinematographer Romy Vitug.
Here is the list of nominees:
Natatanging Gawad Urian: Romy Vitug