66th Famas awards nomination announced

Award-winning actress Angeli Bayani and actor-singer Mikoy Morales announced the nominees for the 66th FAMAS AWARDS during a press conference held at Victorino’s Restaurant in Quezon City on May 3, 2018. Winners will be announced during the 66TH GABI NG PARANGAL on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at The Theatre at Solaire.

Winners in 2017 film festivals received multiple nominations, with Cinemalaya winner RESPETO leading all films with 15 nominations, followed by QCinema Best Film BALANGIGA: HOWLING WILDERNESS with 11 and Metro Manila Film Festival Best Picture ANG LARAWAN with 6, the same with the Philippine entry to the Oscars BIRDSHOT and the documentary YIELD. With 5 nominations are LOVE YOU TO THE STARS AND BACK, CHANGING PARTNERS, NERVOUS TRANSLATION and HISTORIOGRAPHIKA ERRATA.

In the acting categories, DINGDONG DANTES (Seven Sundays) faces competition from award-winning actors BEMBOL ROCO (What Home Feels Like), NONIE BUENCAMINO (Smaller and Smaller Circles), ALLEN DIZON (Bomba), JOJIT LORENZO (Changing Partners) and NOEL COMIA JR. (Kiko Boksingero). Also receiving BEST ACTOR nominations are JOSHUA GARCIA ( Love You to the Stars and Back), JUSTINE SAMSON (Balangiga: Howling Wilderness), TIMOTHY CASTILLO (Neomanila) and ABRA (Respeto).

The BEST ACTRESS nominees include MAJA SALVADOR (I’m Drunk, I Love You) and JULIA BARRETO (Love You to the Stars and Back), along with IZA CALZADO (Bliss), ANGELI BAYANI (Bagahe), GLORIA DIAZ (Si Apple at si Chedeng), DEXTER DORIA (Paki), AGOT ISIDRO (Changing Partners), NATHALIE HART (Historiographika Errata), JOANNA AMPIL (Ang Larawan) and MAX EIGENMANN (Kulay Lila ang Gabi na Binudburan ng mga Bituin).

AGA MUHLACH (SEVEN SUNDAYS) leads the nominees in the Best Supporting Actor category, which include DIDO DE LA PAZ (Respeto), EDGAR ALLAN GUZMAN (Deadma Walking), JESS MENDOZA (Sa Gabing Nanahimik ang mga Kuliglig), JOHN ARCILLA (Birdshot), LOONIE (Respeto), MON CONFIADO (Long-Haired Nights), RICKY DAVAO (Paki), and ROBERT AREVALO (Ang Larawan).

For BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, the nominees are ADRIENNE VERGARA (Bliss), ANGELIE SANOY (Bomba), CHAI FONACIER (Respeto), CRISTINE REYES (Seven Sundays), IRMA ADLAWAN (What Home Feels Like), ODETTE KHAN (Barboys), and THEA YRASTORZA (Respeto).

For this year, there will also be awards in the DOCUMENTARY and SHORT FILM categories.

All of the nominees will be feted and receive their nomination certificates during the Nominees’ Night to be scheduled before the awards ceremonies.

Established in 1952, the FAMAS AWARDS is presented by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences and has long been considered as one of the most prestigious honors in the Philippine film industry. All Filipino-produced films that premiered in 2017 that had at least one commercial screening are qualified for this year’s awards. An independent jury headed by multi-award winning literary and screenwriter Ricardo Lee film and composed of practitioners, critics and educators as members selected the nominees and will vote for the winners.

MEGAVISION, in cooperation with the Film Development Council of the Philippines will produce the 66th FAMAS GABI NG PARANGAL which will take place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at The Theatre at Solaire.

Kathy Kenny

EIC

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