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Piolo, John Lloyd share Best Actor win at 2015 Star Awards for Movies

/ 01:50 PM March 09, 2015
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Piolo Pascual. Screengrab from Piolo Pascual’s Official Facebook Page

MANILA, Philippines — Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz tied for the Best Actor award at the 31st Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards for Movies held at the Solaire Resort and Casino on Sunday night.

Pascual got the nod for his role as a professor who turned chef in romantic comedy “Starting Over Again” while Cruz won the award for his portrayal as a developmentally-challenged person accused of rape in “The Trial.”

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The two Kapamilya actors bested Robert Arevalo of “Hari Ng Tondo”, John Estrada of “Trophy Wife”, Robin Padilla of “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo”, Derek Ramsay of “English Only Please,” and Dennis Trillo of “The Janitor.”

Superstar Nora Aunor was hailed as Best Actress for her role in the horror flick “Dementia.” She beat Anne Curtis of “The Gifted”, Eugene Domingo of “Mga Kuwentong Barbero (Barber’s Tales)”, Cherie Gil of “Mana”, Toni Gonzaga of “Starting Over Again”, Aiko Melendez of “Asintado” and Jennylyn Mercado of “English Only Please.”

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“Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo” won the Best Movie of the Year plum while “The Janitor” won the Indie Movie of the Year award.

Meanwhile, Philippine Daily Inquirer correspondent and Radyo Inquirer 990 AM anchor Arlyn Dela Cruz won the Indie Movie Screenwriter award for the movie “Maratabat: Pride and Honor” which she also directed.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 2015 Star Awards for Movies:

Best Movie of the Year: Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo

Best Indie Movie of the Year: The Janitor

Movie Actress of the Year: Nora Aunor

Movie Actor of the Year: John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual

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Movie Director of the Year: Enzo Williams

Indie Movie Director of the Year: Michael Tuviera

Movie Supporting Actress: Gretchen Barretto and Sylvia Sanchez

Movie Supporting Actor: Nicco Manalo

Movie Child Performer: Miggs Cuaderno and Bimby Yap

Movie Screenwriter: Ricardo Lee, Enrico Santos and Kriz Gazmen

Movie Cinematographer: Carlo Mendoza

New Movie Actor: Richard Yap

New Movie Actress: Sofia Andres

Movie Original Theme Song: “Hindi Pa Tapos” Composed and performed by Gloc-9, arranged by Paulo Zarate

Movie Editor: Benjamin Tolentino

Movie Production Designer: Roy Lachica and Joel Bilbao

Movie Sound Engineer: Albert Michael Idioma

Movie Musical Scorer: Von de Guzman

Indie Movie Screenwriter: Arlyn Dela Cruz

Indie Movie Cinematographer: Rain Yamson

Indie Movie Original Theme Song: “Sige Lang Nang Sige” with Lyrics by Bibeth Orteza, Music by Myke Solomon, Interpreted by Aiza Seguerra, Rafa Siguion-Reyna and Cris Villonco

Indie Movie Production Designer: Chito Sumera

Indie Movie Editor: Tara Illenberger

Indie Movie Musical Scorer: Von de Guzman

Indie Movie Sound Engineer: Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc

Nora Aunor Lifetime Achievement Award: Celia Rodriguez

Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera: Director Maryo J. delos Reyes

Darling of the Press: Vicky Morales

Face of the Night: Iñigo Pascual and Kylie Padilla

Male Star of the Night: Julian Estrada

Female Star of the Night: Sofia Andres

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