Monday, July 11, 2011
The big winner was Emir which took four awards. It won for Best Picture, Director (Chito Roño), Cinematography and Editing.
Rosario, however, came away with more awards. In addition to tying for Best Cinematography, it won for Supporting Actor (Yul Suervo), Screenplay, Production Design and Musical Score.
Lorna Tolentino (Sa ‘Yo Lamang) won for Best Actress while Best Actor went to Dolphy for Father Jejemon. Best Supporting Actress was Anne Curtis for In Your Eyes.
Additionally, the Film Academy handed out a number of special awards and plaques including the Golden Reel Award to Congresswoman Imelda Marcos. She became known in the west as the wife of former President Ferdinand Marcos and for her collection of 2700 shoes.
FAP also belatedly handed out the Luna Awards for the year 2008 as well. The winners had been announced back in March. Baler dominated the 2008 awards with eight awards: Best Picture, Director (Mark Meily), Supporting Actor (Philip Salvador), Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound and Musical Score. Best Actor went to Christopher de Leon for Magkaibigan while Best Actress was given to Mylene Dizon for her role in 100. One True Love actress Iza Calzado won for Supporting Actress. Best Editing went to Torotot.
The Luna Awards for the year 2009 will be handed out at next year's ceremony.
The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (the Filipino Film Critics) presented their 34th Annual Gawad Urian Awards back in May.
Complete list of winners for the 29th Film Academy of the Phillipines Awards (Lunas)
Emir (Film Development Council of the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines & Viva Films)
Chito Roño, Emir
Lorna Tolentino, Sa ‘Yo Lamang
Dolphy, Father Jejemon
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Curtis, In Your Eyes
Best Supporting Actor
Yul Suervo, Rosario
Elmer Gatchalian, Rosario
Best Cinematography - TIE
Carlo Mendoza, Rosario; and Neil Daza & Lee Meily, Emir
Best Production Design
Joey Luna, Rosario
Jerrold Tarog, Emir
Best Musical Score
Albert Chang, Rosario
Connie Valdriz, Sandy Aguinaldo, Lynnel De Mesa, & Ronald De Asis, RPG Metanoia
Golden Reel Award
Congresswoman Imelda Marcos
Fernando Poe, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
Manuel De Leon Award for Exemplary Achievements
Romy Vitug (cinematographer)
Lamberto Avellana Memorial Award
Chiquito & Paquito Diaz
Plaque of Appreciation
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay, at Senator Francis Pangilinan