Why not a ‘Top-grosser’ award, instead?


ROCO. Compelling portrayal.

Lina Vilas, housewife: “Bembol Roco’s magnificent portrayal of Nora Aunor’s husband in ‘Thy Womb’ was sadly ignored by the jurors in the Metro Manila Film Fest. Aunor’s scenes with Roco wouldn’t have been as effective if her character’s husband were essayed by an actor of lesser caliber.

“I hope Bembol’s compelling performance in the movie won’t go unnoticed come award-giving season. He should be way up there in the acting derbies, alongside Eddie Garcia’s memorable performance in ‘Bwakaw.’”

Other notes:

Bong Solis, college professor: “So much has been written about a film’s box-office performance as one of the criteria in choosing the MMFF Best Picture, and the people behind the festival have a lot of explaining to do.

“How can a film like ‘Thy Womb’—which has won seven international awards so far—not even merit a third Best Picture citation?

“During the early years of the fest, I remember that a ‘Top-grosser’ award was given. Can’t they revive that award next year to avoid confusing moviegoers?”

Cynthia Merced, televiewer: “It was a delight watching Kris Aquino interviewing former Miss Universe runner-up, Shamcey Supsup, and her boyfriend on ‘Kris TV.’ When I heard the couple talking about their relationship, I was hooked!

“To her credit, Aquino wasn’t her usual ‘narcissistic’ self. She described the episode as a celebration of love—and it was!”


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  • Echuserang_Froglet

    tetay – self absorbed little witch b1tch. ppppppwwwweeeeehhh kadiri eeewwwwww

    • andresa igbac

       OA ka naman, as if you know her personally.

  • rjimenez1226

    Thy Womb did not win a third best picture award because of the corrupts and sipsips in the movie industry. The Kris Aquino starrrer was  trash.

    • B88C

      Or maybe, they simply don’t get its beauty. These are the type of people who would stare at the “Mona Lisa” and ask “What’s so beautiful about it?”

  • andresa igbac

     injustice talaga ang nangyari sa Thy Womb. wala man lang sa top 3 best pics. ang weird kasi ng criteria ng best pic. film festival ba talaga ang MMFF? ang alam ko sa isang film festival, pagandahan ng pelikula, hindi pataasan ng kita.

  • RONNIE858

    “quality” has never been one of the criteria of the MMFF, palaging based sa kita ng pelikula. hindi masyadong tinatangkilik ang mga quality films sa MMFFor sa Pinas, but they do internationally. Kaya lagi natin sinasabi, “ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES”

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