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December 28, 2015

Complete List of Winners of the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2015

And just like the previous Metro Manila Film Festival, this year's MMFF Awards Night didn't end with no drama and so-called" scandal. With the disqualification of Honor Thy Father - a masterpiece of Erik Matti, it sure did some add juice to this year's selection and awarding ceremony. I bet that there'll be more news of MMFF 2015 in the coming days, but for now I'd like to share what it was like at the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival.


It was my first time to actually witness an MMFF Awards Night. Though, I'm expecting a glamorous night, with the absence of some of the nominees (and winners) on the night's awarding ceremony, the whole event turned out to be a little boring.

Held at Kia Theater in Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City, this year's MMFF is co-presented by HOOQ - a mobile app that serves as a gateway to a world of unlimited entertainment. And without further ado, here are the winners of the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015:


Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado (Walang Forever)
Best Actor: Jericho Rosales (Walang Forever)
Best Picture: Walang Forever
2nd Best Picture: Buy Now, Die Later
3rd Best Picture: My Bebe Love
2015 Gat Puno J. Villegas Cultural Award: My Bebe Love
Best Supporting Actress: Maine Mendoza (My Bebe Love)
Best Supporting Actor: Tirso Cruz III (Honor Thy Father)
Best Director: Erik Matti (Honor Thy Father)
Best Screenplay: Paul Sta. Ana (Walang Forever)
Best Story: Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone (Walang Forever)
Male Celebrity of the Night: Cesar Montano
Female Celebrity of the Night: Jennylyn Mercado
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence: Walang Forever
Best Cinematography: Pao Orendain (Nilalang)
Best Film Editing: Jason Cahapay (Nilalang)
Best Production Design: (Buy Now, Die Later)
Best Visual Effects: (Nilalang)
Best Make-up Artist: Ryan Panaligan and Erika Racela (Honor Thy Father)
Best Original Theme Song: “Tao” by Armi Millare (Honor Thy Father)
Best Musical Score: Jessie Lasaten (Nilalang)
Best Sound: Ditoy Aguila (Nilalang)
Best Festival Float: Buy Now, Die Later
Best Child Performer: Krystal Brimmer (Honor Thy Father)

New Wave Category

New Wave Best Feature Film: Ari: My Life with a King
New Wave Special Jury: Toto
Manila Bulletin Best Feature Film: Ari: My Life with a King (New Wave)
New Wave Best Director: John Paul Su (Toto)
New Wave Best Actor: Francisco Guinto (Ari) & JM De Guzman (Tandem)
New Wave Best Screenplay: Robby Tantingco (Ari)
New Wave Best Supporting Actor: Thou Reyes (Toto)
New Wave Best Supporting Actress: Bibeth Orteza (Toto)
New Wave Short Film Jury Prize: Daisy
New Wave Short Film Best Picture: Mumu
New Wave Animation Best Picture: Buttons
New Wave Animation Special Jury Prize: Little Lights

You can catch come of the New Wave entries on HOOQ. Just download the HOOQ app on your Adroid or iOS gadget, and signup to see these entries and some other local and foreign movies and TV series.

Congratulations to all winner! Mabuhay ang Pelikulang Pilipino!



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