Walang Forever,’ ‘Honor Thy Father,’ ‘Nilalang,’ big winners at MMFF 2015 awards night


As the saying goes, the show must go on.

Amidst ticket swapping allegations and film disqualification, as well as the ire of many Filipino film aficionados, the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival held its Awards Night on Sunday at Kia Theater in Araneta Center, Quezon City.

Walang Forever came out as the night’s biggest winner with six awards including FPJ Memorial Award for Film Excellence, Best Original Story, Best Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Actor for Jericho Rosales, and Best Actress for Jennylyn Mercado.

And despite its sudden disqualification for the Best Picture category a day before award’s night, Honor Thy Father still bagged two major awards–Best Director for Erik Matti and Best Supporting Actor for Tirso Cruz 3rd–on top of Best Child Performer, Best Original Theme Song, and Best Makeup Artist awards.

Below is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture: Walang Forever

Second Best Picture: Buy Now, Die Later

Third Best Picture: My Bebe Love

Best Actress: Jennylyn Mercado – Walang Forever

Best Actor: Jericho Rosales – Walang Forever

Best Director: Erik Matti – Honor Thy Father

Best Supporting Actress: Maine Mendoza – My Bebe Love

Best Supporting Actor: Tirso Cruz III – Honor Thy Father

Best Child Performer: Krystal Brimner – Honor Thy Father

Best Screenplay: Paul Sta. Ana – Walang Forever

Best Original Story:  Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone – Walang Forever

Best Editing: Nilalang

Best Cinematography: Nilalang

Best Production Design: Buy Now, Die Later

Best Visual Effects: Nilalang

Best Festival Sound: Ditoy Aguila – Nilalang

Best Musical Score: Jessy Lasaten – Nilalang

Best Theme Song: “Tao” by Armi Millare – Honor Thy Father

Best Festival Make-up Artist: Ryan Panaligan and Erika Racela – Honor Thy Father

Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award: My Bebe Love

FPJ Memorial Award for Film Excellence: Walang Forever

Male Celebrity of the Night: Cesar Montano

Female Celebrity of the Night: Jennylyn Mercado

Best Float Award: Buy Now, Die Later



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