#MMFF2016: #GabiNgParangal 2016 Winners Recap

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REPORTED BY: Joey Marzan

Source:  Metro Manila Film Festival Facebook

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2016 Gabi ng Parangal was held on December 29, 2016 at the Kia Theatre in Quezon City. The event was brodcast via television on IBC-13, simulcast results via Twitter.

With the marketing tag ‘Maraming Magandang Filipino Films’, the festival for this year revamped its standards, scrapping its ‘commerciability’ criterion and shifted towards independent and plot-centered films. Films were judged according to four (4) criterion: (a) Story, audience appeal, overall impact, (b) Cinematic attributes or technical excellence, (c) Global Appeal, and (d) Filipino sensibility.
The festival proper started with the Parade of the Stars last December 23, 2016 around the City of Manila. The films premiered on Christmas Day, December 25, and was met with critical and commercial successes.

Without further delays, here is the complete list of winners (in order of announcement):
  • Short Film - Best Screenplay: Mitatang
  • Short Film - Special Jury Prize: Manila Scream
  • Short Film - Best Picture: EJK
  • Best Float: Die Beautiful
  • My Most Favorite Film: Die Beautiful
  • Children’s Choice: Vince & Kath & James; Saving Sally; Sunday Beauty Queen
  • Best Sound Design: Seklusyon
  • Best Musical Scoring: Saving Sally
  • Best Original Theme Song: Dominus Miserere by Francis de Veyra (Seklusyon)
  • Best Production Design: Seklusyon
  • Best Editing: Sunday Beauty Queen
  • Best Cinematography: Seklusyon
  • Male Celebrity of the Night: Ronnie Alonte
  • Female Celebrity of the Night: Rhian Ramos
  • Best Cinematography: Seklusyon
  • Best Director: Erik Matti (Seklusyon)
  • Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: Sunday Beauty Queen
  • Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bables (Die Beautiful)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Phoebe Walker (Seklusyon)
  • Best Ensemble Cast: Oro
  • Best Picture: Sunday Beauty Queen
  • Best Actor: Paolo Ballesteros (Die Beautiful)
  • Best Actress: Irma Adlawan (Oro)
                                                  Seklusyon garners most wins with seven (7) awards, followed by Sunday Beauty Queen and Die Beautiful, both with four (4) awards each, Oro with three (3), Saving Sally with two (2), and Vince & Kath & James, both with one (1).

                                                  (Information obtained from MMFF’s official social media accounts; photo from MMFF Official Facebook) ##

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                                                  UPDATE: The FPJ Memorial Award for 'Oro' has been withdrawn by the MMFF Execomm on January 3, 2017. You may see more details here.