Veteran actors vie with newcomers for Cinemalaya awards
MANILA, Philippines–Veterans and newcomers alike won top awards at the 10th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival.
In the Directors’ Showcase section, major acting prizes went to seasoned performers. Nora Aunor won Best Actress for “Hustisya,” while Robert Arevalo won Best Actor for “Hari ng Tondo.”
Relative film newcomers figured in the supporting acting category. Nico Manalo won Best Supporting Actor for “The Janitor” and Cris Villonco, Best Supporting Actress for “Hari ng Tondo.”
Joselito Altarejos’ “Kasal” won Best Film, Carlos Siguion-Reyna’s “Hari ng Tondo,” Special Jury Prize.
In the New Breed section, neophytes and vets shared the spotlight as well. Best Actress went to Eula Valdes for “Dagitab,” Best Actor to Dante Rivero of “1st Ko Si 3rd.” Best Supporting Actor went to child actor Miggs Cuaderno of “Children’s Show,” who recently turned 10 years old. GMA 7 teen star Barbie Forteza won Best Supporting Actress for “Mariquina.”
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