MANILA, Philippines – Actresses Vilma Santos and Cherie Gil are nominated in the Best Actress categories of the Madrid International Film Festival happening from July 2-11.
According to the film festival’s website, Cherie and Vilma are nominated in the Best Lead Actress in a Foreign Language Film category. Cherie is nominated for her work in Mana (The Inheritance), while Vilma for Ekstra (The Bit Player). Another actress, Sheena McBride, is nominated for Gemini.
Cherie is also nominated in the Best Lead Actress category. Meanwhile, Sunshine Dizon was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress in a Foreign Film category for her role in the movie Kamkam (Greed). Sunshine thanked everyone on Instagram for the support.
Just got word yesterday that i got nominated for best supporting actress for an international film festival. Thank you for this wonderful blessing. Thank you for the opportunity to be part of #Kamkam To Heaven's Best Entertainment and Gma Films @gmanetwork Ms.Harlene, Ms. Annette ,Tito Joey Abacan,Kuya Ferdie Lapuz Kuya @dennisevangelista888 ,Direk Joel Lamanggan. Salamat po To God be the glory #MADRIDINTERNATIONALFILMFESTIVAL #MIFF2015 A photo posted by Sunshine Dizon-Tan (@shinedizontan) on Jun 24, 2015 at 3:01am PDT
Other Filipinos nominated are Mon Confiado for Best Lead Actor in a Foreign Language Film (Gemini) and Lance Raymundo for Best Supporting Actor in a Foreign Language Film (Gemini).
Directors Joel Lamangan, Jeffrey Jeturian (Ekstra) and Ato Bautista (Gemini) are also nominated for Best Director of a Foreign Language Film. The movies Ekstra and Kamkam are nominated for Best Foreign Feature Film.
A documentary entitled The Undertaker by Andrea Capranicois nominated for Best Foreign Language Documentary while producer Bianca Balbuena earned a nomination for Best Producer of a Foreign Language Film.
Ferdinand Lapuz, the producer of Kamkam and Ekstra earned a double nomination for Best Producer of a Foreign Language Film. – Rappler.com