Monday, July 21, 2008

Cinemalaya 2008--winners, vids, pictures, tidbits

Best Picture: Andong, directed by Milo Tolentino
Best Director: Mark V. Reyes, God Only Knows
Best Screenplay: Milo Tolentino, Andong
Special Jury Citation: Angan-Angan, directed by Sheron Dayoc
Special Jury Award: My Pet, directed by Anna Bigornia

Best Picture: Jay, directed by Francis Pasion
Special Jury Prize: Brutus, directed by Tara Illenberger
Best Director: Chris Martinez, 100
Best Screenplay: Chris Martinez, 100

Best Supporting Actress: Eugene Domingo, 100
Best Supporting Actor: Yul Servo, Brutus
Best Actress: Mylene Dizon, 100
Best Actor: Baron Geisler, Jay

Best Production Design: Cristina Honrado, Baby Angelo
Best Editing, Kats Serraon, Jay
Best Musical Score: Joey Ayala, Brutus
Best Sound Design: Allan Hilado, Ranchero
Best Cinematography: Jay Abello, Brutus, and Dan Villegas, Huling Pasada

Audience Choice Award: 100

Fair picks, overall. The only upset, at least for me, is the Best Production Design award, which went to Baby Angelo instead of the World War II drama Concerto, with its outstanding, consistent and difficult-to-re-create period milieu. A tidbit I heard from a reliable bubwit: Concerto didn't even figure in the shortlists of some jurors for this award. Huwaat?

PLUS: Video clips of the major awardees' acceptance speeches. The most engaging, naturally, was by the irrepressible comic actress Eugene Domingo, who won the Best Supporting Actress honors for her role as Mylene Dizon's sorrowing but wisecracking best friend in Chris Martinez' 100. Domingo, who bared all in a skinny-dipping scene in the movie, brought the house down when she thanked the Cinemalaya jury for "recognizing my body!"

The smile says it all. Yul Servo, Best Supporting Actor for Brutus

The divine Eugene Domingo, Best Supporting Actress for 100

Baron Geisler, here being congratulated by actor Johnny Delgado for his Best Actor win for Jay, would shiver and sob through his speech.

Mylene Dizon, Best Actress for 100, besieged by the press

An overwhelmed-looking Chris Martinez with his trophies for 100. In the video clip below, he receives the Best Screenplay award:

Tara Illenberger receiving the Special Jury Prize for Brutus:

Francis Pasion accepting the Best Picture honors for Jay. Yesz!

PLUS PLUS: Peechurs! Spotted in the crowd--Tony Boy Cojuangco and Gretchen Barretto (my first time to see her, and the hype is true; the woman is stunningly beautiful), Mother Lily Monteverde, Cesar Montano, Ricky Davao, Jay Aquitania, Tessie Tomas, the lovely Angel Aquino who hosted the program, Laurice Guillen with husband Johnny Delgado and daughter Ina Feleo, Irma Adlawan, National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera, awardees Mylene Dizon, Baron Geisler, Eugene Domingo and Yul Servo, et al. Failed to get pictures of Jay director Francis Pasion (I'm now a fan) and Special Jury Prize winner for Brutus Tara Illenberger...


TheBachelorGirl said...

Thanks for the update, Gibbs! You must have been running about trying to catch people. Nice job!

Dappie said...

Si Francis Pasion ang Director ng Jay diba? Chris Martinez ang listed sa itaas.

Dappie said...

Atenista rin pala si Francis. (1999) Founder ng Loyola Film Circle dito. I hope the Comm department invites him for a special screening with talkbacks if they hear of this.

Alvin said...

Joey Ayala's win for Best Original Musical Score for "Brutus" also qualifies as an upset, I think. I thought "Concerto" would win it.

angel said...

really surprised also that concerto didn't win even a single award, almost pulido na yung movie, it is my top pick actually for the production..

anyway, boses, 100 and jay deserved their wards.

astig yung mga films ngayon!

*btw thanks for the updates, sayang di ako nakapanood, hehe!

beektur said...

kaloka ang trophy. driftwood at metal. balangay ba yon? vinta? sino gumawa. pede ba ibenta yon as artwork later? chos. exciting ang daming bagong pangalan. judging from the teasers sa youtube, mukhang nagkakaroon ng bagong direksiyon ang pelikulang pilipino: filtered soft lighted cinematography,lots of slo-mo, sentimental music, non-acting acting: pinoy cinema melo-lite-verite. ching! but i shall hold my tongue until mapanood ko ng buo ang mga pelikula,di ba?

beektur said...

isa pa -- bakit parang tumangkad si yul servo ng apat na pulgada?

gibbs cadiz said...

sinabi mo, LORNA, haha. hirap pala maghabol sa celebrities! :)

DAVID, thanks for the correction! yep, atenista siya, kaya dapat me film showing kayo diyan! :)

ALVIN, hmmm, didn't get to see brutus so i'd have to reserve judgment for now. :)

ANGEL, sayang nga ang concerto and boses, wala man lang award. :)

BEEKTUR, yep, balangay ang inspirasyon ng trophy. or, sabi nga ni eugene domingo in her speech, parang mga hipon lang! lol... re mga pelikula, ewan ko ba, di masyado magaganda teaser but the films are really good--and so diverse in look, treatment, feel, etc. wait ka lang for the dvds. :)

jediskywalker23 said...

ALVIN, salamat po at nagustuhan mo ang musika ng Concerto. :)

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