56th FAMAS Awards tonight
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - November 29, 2008 - 12:00am

The FAMAS, under the leadership of Art Padua, will hold its 56th awards tonight at the Centennial Ballroom of Manila Hotel.

The finalists are:

Best Picture: A Love Story (Star Cinema), Ataul for Rent (Artiste Entertainment), Confessional (Cinema One Originals), Katas ng Saudi (Maverick Films), Paano Kita Iibigin? (Star Cinema)

Best Director: Adolf Alix, Jr. (Batanes), Maryo delos Reyes (A Love Story), Mark Reyes (Resiklo), Neal “Buboy” Tan (Ataul for Rent), Jose Javier Reyes (Katas ng Saudi)

Best Actor: John Lloyd Cruz (One More Chance), Jinggoy Estrada (Katas ng Saudi), Aga Muhlach (A Love Story), Piolo Pascual (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. (Resiklo)

Best Actress: Bea Alonzo (One More Chance), Judy Ann Santos (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo), Maricel Soriano (A Love Story), Lorna Tolentino (Katas ng Saudi), Regine Velasquez (Paano Kita Iibigin?)

Best Supporting Actor: Bayani Agbayani (Katas ng Saudi), Publio Briones (Confessional), Mon Confiado (Faces of Love), Dingdong Dantes (Resiklo), Christopher de Leon (Banal)  

Best Supporting Actress: Irma Adlawan (Ataul for Rent), Angel Aquino (Faces of Love), Eugene Domingo (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Gina Pareño (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo), Maja Salvador (One More Chance)

Best Child Actor: Quintin Alianza (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Jairus Aquino (Resiklo), Carlo Balmaceda (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo), Julian Estrada (Katas ng Saudi), Kier Segismundo (Foster Child), Alec Romano (Vagets)

Best Child Actress: Ella Cruz (Resiklo), Jemina Cruz (Banal)

Best Story: Vanessa Valdez (A Love Story), John Paul Abellera/Tami Dinopol (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Jose Javier Reyes (Katas ng Saudi), Eddie Romero (Faces of Love), Neal “Buboy” Tan/Anthony Gedang (Ataul for Rent)

Best Screenplay: Mel del Rosario/Vanessa Valdez/John Paul Abellera (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Neal “Buboy” Tan (Ataul for Rent), Vanessa Valdez (A Love Story), Ramon Ukit (Confessional), Rica Arevalo (Faces of Love)

Best Cinematography: Jay Linao (Resiklo), Gary Gardoce (A Love Story), Ramoncito Redoble/Luis Guy (Batanes), Dan Villegas (Still Life), Charlie Peralta (Paano Kita Iibigin?)

Best Editing: Marya K. Ignacio (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Tara Illenberger (A Love Story), Marya   Ignacio (One More Chance), Pats Ranyo (Confessional), Jay Halili (Resiklo)

Best Sound: Nitoy Aguila (Resiklo), Adiss Tabong (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Albert Michael Idioma (A Love Story), Roger “TJ” Ladro (Confessional), Adiss Tabong (One More Chance)

Best Theme Song: Anak ng Kumander (composed by Pablo Vergara and performed by Resty Hernandez, Anak ng Kumander), Sine-Sine (composed by Jesse Lucas, Confessional), Hanggang sa Dulo (composed and performed by Noel Cabangon, Batanes), Ang Himig Natin (composed by Mike Hanopol/Walter Gonzales/Pepe Smith),           Sa Aking Pag-uwi (composed and performed by Dave Langit)

Best Art Direction: Gerry Santos (A Love Story), Chris Ecker de Guzman (Paano Kita Iibigin?), Rodel Cruz (Resiklo), Elfren Vivar (One More Chance), Nancy Arcega (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)

Best Musical Score: Jesse Lucas (A Love Story), Allan Feliciano/Arnold Buena (Resiklo), Jesse Lucas (Batanes), Nonong Buencamino (Ataul for Rent), Raul Mitra (Paano Kita Iibigin?)

Best Visual Effects: Film Work Groups (Ataul for Rent), Optima Digital (Banal), Ignite Media/Riot, Inc. (Resiklo)

Best Special Effects: Peping Carmona (Anak ng Kumander), Ignite Media/Riot, Inc. (Resiklo)

Special Awardees: Boots Anson-Roa (Presidential Award), Chit Ramos (Dr. Jose R. Perez Memorial Award), Paraluman (Lifetime Achievement Award), Ogie Alcasid (Golden Artist Award), Wilberto Villamin (Flavio Macaso Memorial Award), Cesar Montano (Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award), Ryan Agoncillo and Marian Rivera (German Moreno Achievement Award)  

The awards ceremonies, “Gabi ng Parangal,” will be directed by Leonardo Belen and aired in a delayed telecast on NBN 4.

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