Wednesday, May 18, 2011

34th Annual Gawad Urian Awards for Filipino cinema - winners

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (the Filipino Film Critics) has handed out the 34th Annual Gawad Urian Awards for the year's best films from the Philippines. Remton Siega Zuasola's Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (The Dream of Eleuteria) came out on top, winning a total of four awards - Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and Music. It tells the story of a girl from a poor family in Olango island in Cebu being sent to Germany as a mail-order bride and is shot in one long take.

Sheika was next with three awards, claiming Best Screenplay (Arnel Mardoquio), Actress (Fe GingGing Hyde) and Editing. No other films were multiple winners.

The Best Actor award went to previous Best Actor winner Sid Lucero (Muli) while Supporting Actor went to Joem Bascon (Noy). Rosanna Roces was named Best Supporting Actress for her work in Presa. Both Muli and Presa were directed by Adolfo Alix Jr.

A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to the veteran writer Jose "Pete" Lacaba.

The MPP also handed out awards for the best of the decade. The Actor of the Decade award went to Coco Martin for his work in Serbis and Kinatay. The Actress of the Decade award was shared by Gina Pareño for her work in Kubrador and Cherry Pie Picache for Bridal Shower and Foster Child.

The ten best films of the past decade were deemed to be Babae sa Breakwater (Woman of Breakwater) by Mario O’Hara, Batang West Side and Ebolusyon ng Pamilyang Pilipino (Evolution of a Filipino Family) by Lav Diaz, Kinatay (The Execution of P), Lola and Serbis (Service) by Brillante Mendoza, Kubrador and Tuhog by Jeffrey Jeturian, Magnifico by Maryo J. de los Reyes and Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros) by Auraeus Solito. The Decade's Best Award was presented to Maryo J. de los Reyes for Magnifico.

The awards presentation of the Gawad Urian will be broadcast on Sunday, May 22.


Complete list of winners for the 34th Gawad Urian Awards

Best Picture

Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (The Dream of Eleuteria), Creative Programs, Inc., Panumduman Pictures

Best Director

Remton Siega Zuasola, Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (The Dream of Eleuteria)

Best Screenplay

Arnel Mardoquio, Sheika

Best Actor

Sid Lucero, Muli

Best Actress

Fe GingGing Hyde, Sheika

Best Supporting Actor

Joem Bascon, Noy

Best Supporting Actress

Rosanna Roces, Presa

Best Cinematography

Christian Linaban, Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (The Dream of Eleuteria)

Best Production Design

Rodell Cruz, Amigo

Best Editing

Willie Apa, Jr. and Arthur Ian Garcia, Sheika

Best Music

Jerrold Tarog, Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria (The Dream of Eleuteria)

Best Sound

Dempster Samarista, Limbunan (The Bridal Quarter)

Best Documentary
Kano: An American and His Harem, Monster Jimenez

Best Short Film

Huwag Kang Titingin, Pam Miras

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jose "Pete" Lacaba

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