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LOOK: Iza Calzado, Gina Alajar, direk Dan Villegas among big winners in 34th Star Awards

/ 04:59 PM February 19, 2018

Image: Instagram/@missizacalzado

The 34th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies held last night at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila was the usual sumptuous, star-studded affair. Leading the roster of winners is no other than actress Iza Calzado, who won the major “Movie Actress of the Year” award for her daring role last year in “Bliss”, Jerrold Tarog’s psychosexual thriller.

Calzado’s fans were ecstatic of her win after she bested fellow veteran actresses Agot Isidro, Sharon Cuneta, Alessandra De Rossi, Maja Salvador, Kim Chiu and Jodi Sta. Maria for the coveted prize. Izadoration, a fan page devoted to Calzado, posted a picture on Instagram today of Calzado posing with her trophy.

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Apart from being one of the winners, Calzado also hosted the awards night with good friend and actress Judy Ann Santos.

Image: Instagram/@officialjudayph

Apart from Calzado, veteran actress and director Gina Alajar won the prestigious “Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista” award. Alajar shared a video of it on her Instagram page today; she is seen sitting right next to son and actor Geoff Eigenmann.

As she is announced winner, Alajar stood from her seat and made her way to the stage, stopping every now and then for kisses and handshakes from the audience.

Image: Instagram/@ginalajar

Last night was a major feat, too, for director Dan Villegas — partner of fellow director Antoinette Jadaone — who bagged four major awards for his film “Changing Partners”.

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“#ChangingPartners won Best Indie Movie, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Music, and Best Director at the 2018 Star Awards!” Villegas gushed on Instagram last night. “Maraming salamat PMPC!!! Nakalimutan ko pasalamatan ang cast pagakyat sorry kinabahan ako. Alam niyo naman love ko kayo.” (Thank you very much, PMPC. I forgot to thank the cast when I went up on stage, sorry, I got nervous. You know I love you.)

Image: Instagram/@dan_villegas

Kim Chiu may have lost to Calzado for the “Movie Actress of the Year” award, but as host, she still turned heads and broke necks last night in her gorgeous navy ensemble. Being named “Female Star of the Night” just fit the bill.

“About last night!” Chiu wrote on Instagram today. “Thank you PMPC for having me as one of your hosts!! Congratulations to all the winners!!!”

Image: Instagram/@chinitaprincess

Congratulations are most definitely in order for last night’s victors. JB

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