On the Job, the Filipino film that received a standing ovation at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival, emerged as the biggest winner at the 30th Star Awards for Movies on Sunday.
The action-thriller won the major awards of the night including Movie of the Year and the Movie Director of the Year for Erik Matti, Movie Supporting Actor of the Year for Joey Marquez, Movie and Screenwriter of the Year for Matti and co-writer Michiko Yamamoto, along with Movie Cinematographer of the Year, Movie Editor of the Year, and Movie Sound Editor of the Year honors.
It took home a total of seven trophies.
ABS-CBN talents Vice Ganda and KC Concepcion, meanwhile, got the highest acting honors Movie Actor and Actress of the Year, respectively. Vice won for his quadruplet role in Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, while Concepcion for her sexy character in Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill.
Both were unable to personally accept their trophies because of engagements in the United States.
Angel Aquino was named the Movie Supporting Actress of the Year award for Ang Huling Cha-Cha Ni Anita.
In the independent film categories, director Chito Roño’s Badil won the Indie Movie and Indie Movie Director of the Year awards.
The Star Awards for Movies 2014, which came at the heels of the 2014 Academy Awards, also saw a reenactment of the Oscars’ selfie scene with host Ellen DeGeneres together with Hollywood A-listers. Here, the selfie was led by actress-comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas.
The Philippine Movie Press Club organizes the awards.