Nadine Lustre and Ian Veneracion win top acting awards
The winners of the 2022 Metro Manila Film Festival were announced through the MMFF 2022 Gabi ng Parangal event on December 27, 2022 at the New Frontier Theater.
Nadine Lustre won the Best Actress award for her portrayal in the techno-horror movie “Deleter” while Ian Veneracion bagged the Best Actor award for his performance in the action-thriller movie “Nanahimik Ang Gabi.”
Lustre bested three other Best Actress nominees: Toni Gonzaga for “My Teacher,” Ivana Alawi for “Partners In Crime,” and Heaven Peralejo for “Nanahimik Ang Gabi.”
Veneracion, meanwhile, received his first Best Actor award in the 40 years of his career. The other nominees in the category were Jake Cuenca for “My Father, Myself” and Noel Trinidad for “Family Matters.”
Mikhail Red, the director of “Deleter,” won Best Director and bested other nominees like Shugo Praico (“Nanahimik Ang Gabi”), Lester Dimaranan (“Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told”), Joel Lamangan (“My Father, Myself”), and Paul Soriano (“My Teacher”).
“Deleter” was hailed as Best Picture. “Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told” won Second Best Picture while “Nanahimik Ang Gabi” was Third Best Picture.
“Deleter” also won four other awards including Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound.
Dimples Romana won the Best Supporting Actress award for “My Father, Myself” while Mon Confiado was Best Actor for “Nanahimik Ang Gabi.”
Here are the complete list of winners of the MMFF 2022 Gabi ng Parangal:
- Best Actress: Nadine Lustre (“Deleter”)
- Best Actor: Ian Veneracion “Nanahimik Ang Gabi”
- Best Picture: “Deleter”
- 2nd Best Picture: “Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told”
- 3rd Best Picture: “Nanahimik Ang Gabi”
- Best Supporting Actor: Mon Confiado (“Nanahimik Ang Gabi”)
- Best Supporting Actress: Dimples Romana (“My Father, Myself”)
- Best Director: Mikhail Red (“Deleter”)
- Best Screenplay: Eric Ramos (“Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told”)
- Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence: “Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told”
- Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Award: “Family Matters”
- Gender Sensitivity Award: “My Teacher”
- Best Child Performer: Shawn Niño Gabriel (“My Father, Myself”)
- Best Cinematogaphy: “Deleter”
- Best Editing: “Deleter”
- Best Production Design: “Nanahimik Ang Gabi”
- Best Visual Effects: “Deleter”
- Best Original Theme Song: “Aking Mahal” sung and composed by Atty. Ferdinand Topacio for “Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told”
MMFF movies are still being screened in cinemas until January 7, 2022.
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