Famas Fetes Its Nominees Prior Awards Night


It’s awards season once more in Philippine Cinema. And 2017 brought about very good indie and mainstream films to its viewing public thanks to the several film festivals where most of these nominated movies came from.

Last May 22nd, the Famas Committee treated it’s brilliant and outstanding nominees to a Nominees Victory Party Dinner at Victorino’s Restaurant. Not everybody in the more than a hundred Noms List attended but majority took time out from their very busy schedules to come and mingle and catch up with one another with the rest of their fellow noms.  

Respeto movie heads the list with 15 nominations. Some of the cast of Kiko Boksingero were around in the likes of Yayo Aguila and Noel Comia Jr. vying for Best Supporting Actress and Best Actor along with Thop Nazareno for Best Director.

Also spotted are the reps for Birdshot, Changing Partners, Bagahe, Paki, Deadma Walking, Bliss, Bomba, What Home Feels Like, NeoManila, Tu Pug Imatuy and Love You to the Stars And Back among several others.

The 66th Famas Awards Night will be held at the Solaire Theater on June 10, 2018 to be hosted by Robi Domingo, Kim Chiu and Piolo Pascual. 

Photo Credit:  Miko Villanueva

Incumbent President Ms. Francia C. Conrado with Head of Jury Ricky Lee led the celebration and handed out the Plaques of Nomination along with surprise treats to every nominee.

Lance Raymundo hosted this fun and informal get together. Overflowing cocktail picks and drinks lasted through out this special evening with the stars and production people of all nominated films.  



Good luck theater actor Noel Comia Jr. for your Best Actor Nomination in Kiko Boksingero. 

 Edgar Allan Guzman – “Deadma Walking”
Mon Confiado – “Mga Gabing Kasinghaba Ng Hair Ko”

Ricky Davao – “Paki”

Photo Credit:  Angellie Sanoy

 Angellie Nicholle Sanoy – “Bomba” selfies with fellow nominees
 Julia Barretto — “Love You To The Stars And Back” and  Joshua Garcia — “Love You To The Stars And Back”

Mikhail Red – “Birdshot” 

Photo Credit:  Noel Comia Jr.

Mother and Son in Kiko Boksingero  Noel Comia, Jr. and Yayo Aguila 

Photo Credit: Angellie Sanoy

Very rare you would see Joshua Garcia,  Bembol Roco, Yayo Aguila, Noel Comia Jr, Allan Dizon, Timothy Castillo, Adrienne Vergara, Angelli Sanoy with Jojit Lorenzo in one happy frame.

Angeli Bayani – “Bagahe”
 Yayo Aguila – “Kiko Boksingero”  

Photo Credit:  Angellie Sanoy

Very happy and proud of these young nominees
 Angellie Nicholle Sanoy – “Bomba”
 Timothy Castillo – “Neomanila”

Photo Credit:  Vincent de Jesus

The genius of Changing Partners Vince de Jesus mingles with folks from the film Respeto.

Photo Credit:  Noel Comia Jr.

The star studded nominees’ night was attended by Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, Allen Dizon, Ricky Davao, Jojit Lorenzo,Noel Comia, Jr., Timothy Castillo, Bembol Roco, Angeli Bayani, Dexter Doria, Edgar Allan Guzman, Mon Confiado, Dido dela Paz, Jess Mendoza, Adrienne Vegara, Angeli Sanoy, Yayo Aguila, Thea Yrastorza, Mikhail Red,Thop Nazareno, Shireen Seño, John Torres, Treb Monteras, Arnel Barbarona, Lilit Reyes, Giancarlo Abrahan, James Mayo, Adrian Legaspi, Vince de Jesus, Dennis Evangelista, Senedy Que, Njel de Mesa, Mac Alejandre, Cinemaone Head Ronald Arguelles, Megavision producer Madonna Sanchez and more.

Photo Credit:  Vincent de Jesus

Here again is the Honor Roll of the 2018 Famas Nominees:

BEST PICTURE:

    “RESPETO”

    “BIRDSHOT”

    “ANG LARAWAN”

    “TU PUG IMATUY (THE RIGHT TO KILL)”

    “LOVE YOU TO THE STARS AND BACK”

    “BALANGIGA: HOWLING WILDERNESS”

    “NERVOUS TRANSLATION”

    “PAKI”

    “THE CHANTERS”

    “YIELD”

BEST DIRECTOR:

    Treb Monteras – “Respeto”

    Mikhail Red – “Birdshot”

    Arnel Barbarona – “Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right To Kill)”

    Antoinette Jadaone – “Love You To The Stars And Back”

    Thop Nazareno – “Kiko Boksingero”

    Khavn De La Cruz – “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness”

    Shireen Seno – “Nervous Translation”

    Victor Delotavo Tagaro and Toshiko Uriu – “Yield”

BEST ACTRESS:

    Joanna Ampil – “Ang Larawan”

    Angeli Bayani – “Bagahe”

    Iza Calzado – “Bliss”

    Maja Salvador – “I’m Drunk, I Love You”

    Agot Isidro – “Changing Partners”

    Max Eigenmann – “Kulay Lila Ang Gabi Na Binudburan Pa Ng Mga Bituin”

    Julia Barretto — “Love You To The Stars And Back”

    Gloria Diaz – “Si Chedeng At Si Apple”

    Nathalie Hart – “Historiographika Errata”

    Dexter Doria – “Paki”

BEST ACTOR:

    Dingdong Dantes – “Seven Sundays”

    Jojit Lorenzo – “Changing Partners”

    Abra – “Respeto”

    Justine Samson — “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness”

    Nonie Buencamino – “Smaller And Smaller Circles”

    Bembol Roco – “What Home Feels Like”

    Allen Dizon – “Bomba”

    Noel Comia, Jr. – “Kiko Boksingero”

    Joshua Garcia — “Love You To The Stars And Back”

    Timothy Castillo – “Neomanila”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

    Odette Khan – “Barboys”

    Chai Fonacier – “Respeto”

    Adrienne Vergara – “Bliss”

    Irma Adlawan – “What Home Feels Like”

    Thea Yrastorza – “Respeto”

    Angellie Nicholle Sanoy – “Bomba”

    Yayo Aguila – “Kiko Boksingero”

    Cristine Reyes – “Seven Sundays”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

    Dido de la Paz – “Respeto”

    Aga Muhlach – “Seven Sundays”

    John Arcilla – “Birdshot”

    Robert Arevalo – “Ang Larawan”

    Edgar Allan Guzman – “Deadma Walking”

    Mon Confiado – “Mga Gabing Kasinghaba Ng Hair Ko”

    Ricky Davao – “Paki”

    Loonie – “Respeto”

    Jess Mendoza – “Sa Gabing Nanahimik Ang Mga Kuliglig”

Best Original Screenplay:

    Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Instalado

    Love You To The Stars And Back

    Paki

    Respeto

    Si Chedeng at Si Apple

    The Chanters

Best Adapted Screenplay:

    Ang Larawan

    Changing Partners

    Smaller And Smaller Circles

Best Cinematography:

    Baconaua

    Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Birdshot

    Historiographika Errata

    Last Night

    Respeto

    Yield

Best Production Design:

    Alipato

    Ang Larawan

    Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Birdshot

    Historiographika Errata

    Nervous Translation

    Respeto

Best Editing:

    Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Bliss

    Respeto

    Nervous Translation

    Yield

    Changing Partners

Best Original Song:

    Last Message From Earth – Alipato

    Para Sa Respeto – Respeto

    Kabuwisit Pa – Respeto

    Ang Panday – Ang Panday

    Gitik-Gitik – Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Katurog Na – Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Alaalarawan – Kiko Boksingero

    Yung Pakiramdam – Changing Partners

    Twelve -12

Best Musical Score:

    Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Ang Larawan

    Respeto

    Medusae

    Historiographika Errata

    Tu Pug Imatuy (The Right To Kill)

    The Debutantes

Best Sound:

    Bundok Banahaw

    Nervous Translation

    Balangiga: Howling Wilderness

    Respeto

    Yield

    Birdshot

    Bliss

Best Visual Effects:

    Pwera Usog

    Instalado

    The Ghost Bride

Best Documentary Film:

    God Bless Our Home – Nanruz Paguidopon

    Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang by Jewel Maranan

    Yield by Onin Tagaro

Best Short Film:

    Dory – Beverly Anne G. Ramos

    Gikan sa Ngitngit nga Kinailadman – Kiri Dalena

    Hilom – PR Patindol

    Aliens Ata – Karl Glenn L. Barit

    Si Astri Maka si Tambulah – Xeph Suarez

    Link – Mike Esteves

    Engkwento – Ryan Machado

    Babylon – Keith Deligero

    Sorry for the Inconvenience – Carl Chavez

    Suerte – Carlo Rhenz C. Fajardo




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