MANILA, Philippines – The action movie “10,000 Hours,” headed by its lead star Robin Padilla, dominated the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night, held at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City on Friday, December 27.
The film won most of the film festival’s major awards, including the Best Picture plum. It also received honors for Best Director (for Bb. Joyce Bernal), Best Original Story, and Best Screenplay. “10,000 Hours” also received most of the technical awards.
Robin was named the festival’s Best Actor while Pen Medina of “10,000 Hours” was named Best Supporting Actor.
During his acceptance speech of the film’s Best Picture award, Robin joked about the box-office performance of “10,000 Hours,” which was not among the four top-grossing films during the MMFF’s first day.
“Si Ms. Kris (Aquino, of “My Little Bossings”), bawi na. Ang “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy,” bawi na. “Pagpag,” sigurado na. Kami, hindi pa!” Robin said.
“My Little Bossings” managed to score two acting awards—Best Supporting Actress for Aiza Seguerra and Best Child Performer for Ryzza Mae Dizon.
The singer-actress dedicated the award to “My Little Bossings” stars Vic Sotto and Kris Aquino, and her girlfriend, actress Liza Dino.
“Love, thank you. Because of you I learned many things about acting. I dedicate this award to you, love you,” Aiza said.
Meanwhile, Maricel Soriano was named Best Actress for her performance in the Vice Ganda comedy “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy.”
“Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay” won the Best Make-up and the Youth Choice awards and “Boy Golden: Shoot-to-Kill” won the Best Float Award.
“Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir,” “Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel,” and “Kaleidoscope World” did not win any awards.
Here is the complete list of winners of the 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival:
Best Picture: 10,000 Hours
Second Best Picture: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
Third Best Picture: My Little Bossings
Best Actor: Robin Padilla (10,000 Hours)
Best Actress: Maricel Soriano (Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy)
Best Supporting Actor: Ping Medina (10,000 Hours)
Best Supporting Actress: Aiza Seguerra (My Little Bossings)
Best Child Performer: Ryzza Mae Dizon (My Little Bossings)
Best Director: Bb. Joyce Bernal (10,000 Hours)
Best Screenplay: 10,000 Hours
Best Original Story: 10,000 Hours
Best Cinematography: 10,000 Hours
Best Editor: Marya Ignacio (10,000 Hours)
Best Visual Effects: 10,000 Hours
Best Production Designer: 10,000 Hours
Best Make-up: Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay
Best Original Theme Song: My Little Bossings
Best Sound Engineer: 10,000 Hours
Best Musical Score: 10,000 Hours
Youth Choice Award: Pagpag, Siyam ng Buhay
Best Festival Float: Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill
Gatpuno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: 10,000 Hours
FPJ Memorial Award for Excellence: 10,000 Hours
Gender Sensitivity Award: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy
New Wave full-length category:
Best Picture: Dukit
Special Jury Prize: Mga Anino ng Kahapon
Best Director: Armando Lao (Dukit)
Best Actor: Wilfredo Layug, Bambalito Lacap, Bor Ocampo
Best Actress: Agot Isidro
Here is the video of some of the highlights on the awards night.