Vilma, Paolo top entertainment editors’ choices
Ang Babaeng Humayo,” the 2016 black-and-white drama that centers around a wrongfully convicted school teacher’s journey of revenge, won the top prizes in the first Entertainment Editors’ Choice Award for Movies, or “Eddys,” which was held last July 9 at the Kia Theatre.
The movie—the Golden Lion recipient in last year’s Venice Film Festival—took home the Eddys for best picture; best director for Lav Diaz; and best supporting actor for John Lloyd Cruz.
Diaz was also bestowed the Manny Pichel special award, an honor given to show biz editors for their valuable contributions to local cinema. The acclaimed filmmaker used to edit the entertainment section of the tabloid Taliba.
Meanwhile, the major acting awards went to Vilma Santos, best actress for “Everything About Her”; Paolo Ballesteros, best actor for “Die Beautiful”; and Angel Locsin, best supporting actress, also for “Everything About Her.”
The Eddys is a project of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors, which is headed by Isah V. Red.
The rest of the winners:
Best Documentary: “Sunday Beauty Queen”
Best Musical Score: “Everything About Her”
Best Sound: “Seklusyon”
Best Theme Song: “Saving Sally”
Best Visual Effects: “Seklusyon”
Best Editing: “Die Beautiful”
Best Production Design: “Die Beautiful”
Best Cinematography: “Seklusyon”
Best Screenplay: “Everything About Her”
Producer of the Year: Mother Lily Monteverde of Regal Films
Joe Quirino Award: TV host Boy Abunda
Posthumous Tribute: Screenwriter Jake Tordesillas
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