The long take of “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon (From What Is Before)” stretched all the way to the 38th Gawad Urian as the five-and-a-half-hour film took the awards’ top honors on Tuesday night.
In the battle of independent movies of the highest caliber, the members of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino awarded “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” the best picture, opting for an exquisite, slow cinema masterpiece with a story that emphasized on the country’s traditional rituals, relationships and values.
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Although in 2002, Gawad Urian was among the firsts, if not the only local award-giving body, that gave Diaz’s work a best picture trophy. Back then, it was his six-hour opus, “Batang West Side.”
“Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” also won the best director award for Diaz, as well as screenplay and editing.
The Gawad Urian for best actor went to Allen Dizon (“Magkakabaung”) and best actress for Eula Valdez (“Dagitab”).
Proving once again that her brightness would never wane, superstar Nora Aunor brought home this year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian, the night’s top award for a film artist.
Here are the photo’s from the events taken by Adrian Gonzales. TVJ
Sandino Martin, Kanakan Balintagos, JC Santos
Shamaine and Nonie Buencamino
Shamaine Buencamino, Kanakan Balintagos and Nonie Buencamino
Martin Del Rosario
Alex Medina and Junjun Quintana
El Gamma Penumbra introduces the award categories in an opening number.
Grace Javier Alfonso, chair of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, talks about the 38th Gawad Urian.
The night’s hosts Butch Francisco, Angelica Panganiban and Robi Domingo
Robi Domingo and Angelica Panganiban
Gladys Reyes is declared the Best Supporting Actress.
Gladys Reyes receives her award.
Martin Del Rosario accepts his best supporting actor award.
Gwyneth Dorado, Kyla, Jed Madela and Darren Espanto performs a tribute Nora Aunor.
Gwyneth Dorado and Darren Espanto
Percival Intalan accepts an award for his film “Dementia.”
Hazel Orencio receives the best screenplay award for Lav Diaz’ “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon.”
Angeli Bayani and Paulo Avelino present the award for best actor and actress,
Eula Valdez delivers a a speech after winning best actress.
Joel Saracho and Hazel Orencio receives the best picture award on behalf of director Lav Diaz.
Nora Aunor cops this year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian.
The winners of the 38th Gawad Urian.
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