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Netizens express mixed reactions on MMFF 2015 Awards results, scandals



MANILA, Philippines - The 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards night is over but netizens expressed their dismay and sentiments over the results with '#RIPMMFF2015' and '#MMFF2015Scandal' trended on social media early Monday, December 28.

My Bebe Love' stars Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza
'My Bebe Love' stars Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (L) and 'Honor Thy Father' director Erik Matti (R)
Photo Credit: Maine Mendoza and Erik Matti/Twitter
Newcomer 'Yaya Dub' won Best Supporting Actress Award

While the AlDub Nation (fans of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza) are rejoicing for her first acting award as she won the Best Supporting Actress trophy for 'My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore' movie, some netizens questioned if Yaya Dub really deserves her latest achievement.

But instead of bashing Maine, some netizens believed that the MMFF committe should be blamed on how they chose the winners.

netizens dismayed over MMFF results
Photo Credit: Twitter/@xcpaultigs

Fans also defended the 'Eat Bulaga' star and expressed disappointments on how other fandoms reacted to the issue.

AlDub reactions Maine best supporting actress
Photo Credit: Twitter/@ElanGabby
On Monday, Maine Mendoza who is currently on her vacation in Japan reacted to all the bashers and thanked fans for the support.

'Honor Thy Father' Disqualification Case draws sentiments

Erik Matti, the director of the controversial film 'Honor Thy Father' (Con-Man) was a no-show at the recently cocluded MMFF Awards night. But instead, he gave his his acceptance speech read by Shiel Calde of Reality Entertainment at the ceremony.

The speech highlights Matti's disappointments on MMFF trends and encouraged change in the Philippine film industry.

"Sa kabila ng lahat, magandang gabi pa rin sa inyo.

Kahit kailan po, hindi ako gumawa ng pelikula para magka-award. At kung may mga reklamo man ako sa MMFF, hindi ‘yan tungkol sa pagdisqualify niyo sa Honor Thy Father from the Best Picture category. Naglabas na ng statement ang producer namin na si Dondon Monteverde. Sang-ayon ako sa mga sinabi niya doon. Mas malalim kesa d’yan ang disappointment ko sa MMFF.

Mula sa pagpili niyo ng mga sineng isasali hanggang sa pagkunsinti niyo sa masahol na trato ng mga sinehan sa ibang pelikula, lalo na ng maliliit na producers, para sa isang die-hard movie fan na gaya ko, hindi ko na halos makilala ang film festival na dati kong hinangaan at nirespeto.

Maraming salamat na lang sa libreng publicity at higit sa lahat, sa pagbukas ng pinto para pag-usapan na sa wakas ng filmmakers pati ng moviegoers ang mga hinahangad nilang pagbabago sa MMFF.

Sa lahat naman ng Pilipinong hindi pa rin nagsasawang manood ng mga gawa namin dito, salamat sa inyo. You deserve better. Kaya tulungan niyo naman kami. Demand for better films! Demand for more choices in the cinemas! Kaya pa natin baguhin ‘to. Hindi ako titigil kung hindi rin kayo titigil.

Hindi na ito tungkol sa Honor Thy Father. Buong industriya ng paggawa at panonood sa pelikulang Pilipino ang usapan na ‘to. Kaya, salamat na rin sa inyo, MMFF. Binuhay niyo ang pag-asa ko para sa pagbabago."

On Twitter, Matti posted sentiments on alleged 'MMFF 2015 Scandal.'

Netizen Kip Oebanda on Facebook shared his reaction on the disqualification of 'Honor thy Father' and said it is an issue of governance.

"1. I am not discrediting the results. I think that everyone is a victim in this instance. The director of #WalangForever herself has expressed dismay at the disqualification on Twitter. The loss of credibility of the awards is a structural issue. A transparency issue. 2. This is not an argument for the quality. I am not saying one kind of film is better than the other. I will keep that judgment to myself . 3. I am not flat out accusing MMDA of corruption. I am merely pointing out structural problems that could inevitably lend itself to corruption or the perception of corruption. Being perceived as corrupt is pretty bad."

Do you think this alleged MMFF 2015 scandals will change next year's festival? Do you believe that the quality of our movies nowadays is degrading as more producers target is just to earn big money? -