FULL LIST: MMFF 2019 awards night winners

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 awards night took place on Friday, December 27 at the New Frontier Theater, Araneta City, Quezon City. Below is a full rundown of all the winners.

Congratulations, Judy Ann Santos! MMFF 2019 Best Actress!
Congratulations, Judy Ann Santos! MMFF 2019 Best Actress! Photo Credit: Mindanao Facebook page

This year's magic eight entries for the full-feature and short film categories of the MMFF are vying for the top acting awards and best picture.

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Official entries include Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis' "The Mall, The Merrier"; Aga Muhlach's "Miracle In Cell No. 7"; Coco Martin's "3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon" and Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza's "Mission Unstapabol’: The Don Identity".

Also running in the movie theaters are Carmina Villarroel and Mylene Dizon's "Sunod"; Iza Calzado, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Meryll Soriano's "Culion"; Judy Ann Santos and Allen Dizon's "Mindanao" and Miles Ocampo and Rocco Nacino's "Write About Love."

UPDATE: Mindanao wins big at MMFF 2019 Gabi ng Parangal

The eight selected short films for students are "Hipos" (Sagay National High School - Negros Occidental), "Dating App" (University of Makati), "Tabako" (University of Saint La Salle - Bacolod), "Huling Kembot ni Fernando" (Centro Escolar University - Manila), Manggagalaw (Centro Escolar University - Manila), "Bronze, Silver, Gold at Anting-anting" (De La Salle University - Integrated School Manila), "Pamana ni Lola" (Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sta. Mesa) and "The Lost Sitty" (Adamson University).

Here's the complete list of winners at the 2019 MMFF:

Major Awards Winners
Best Picture 1st: Mindanao
2nd: Write About Love
3rd: Sunod
Best Actress Judy Ann Santos, Mindanao
Best Actor Allen Dizon, Mindanao
Best Director Brillante Mendoza, Mindanao
Best Supporting Actress Yeng Constantino, Write About Love
Best Supporting Actor Joem Bascon, Write About Love
Best Child Performer Yuna Tangog, Mindanao
Best Screenplay Write About Love
Best Editing Write About Love
Best Cinematography Sunod
Best Production Design Sunod
Best Visual Effects Mindanao
Best Sound Design Mindanao
Best Musical Score Write About Love
Best Original Theme Song Write About Love

Special Awards Winners
Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award Mindanao
FPJ Memorial Award for Excellence Mindanao
Male Star of the Night Aga Muhlach
Female Star of the Night Carmina Villaroel
Best Ensemble Culion
Special Jury Prize Write About Love
Best Float Award Mindanao
Gender Sensitivity Award Mindanao

Short Films Category Awards Winners
Best Short Film Pamana ni Lola, Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Sta. Mesa
Jury Prize Student Short Film Bronze, Silver, Gold at Anting-anting, De La Salle University - Integrated School Manila

The MMFF Hall of Fame Awards was also held as part of the larger Gabi ng Parangal. This is to recogize past award recipients who have been awarded three or more times in the same category in the past editions of the Gabi ng Parangal.

Hall of Fame Awards:

Best Sound Engineer
  • Ditoy Aguila
  • Michael Idioma
  • Rolly Ruta

Best Musical Score
  • Dionisio Buencamino
  • Von De Guzman
  • Jaime Fabregas
  • Jessie Lasaten

Best Editing
  • Vito Cajili
  • Manet Dayrit
  • Jess Navarro
  • Edgardo Vinarao

Best Visual Effects
  • Roadrunner Network Inc.

Best Art Director
  • Rodel Cruz
  • Joey Luna

Best Cinematography
  • Rudy Lacap
  • Carlo Mendoza
  • Romy Vitug
  • Lee Meily

Best Director
  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • Joel Lamangan
  • Jose Javier Reyes

Best Supporting Actress
  • Eugene Domingo
  • Cherie Gil

Best Actor
  • Anthony Alonzo
  • Christopher de Leon
  • Cesar Montano

Best Actress
  • Nora Aunor
  • Amy Austria
  • Vilma Santos-Recto
  • Maricel Soriano

NOTE: You may watch the Gabi ng Parangal via livestream on Facebook (VivaEntertainment.ph).

The traditional Parade of Stars which featured floats of the film festival's eight entries took place on December 22, 2019 in Taguig.

MMFF nationwide screening runs from December 25 until January 7, 2020.

Late Wednesday, December 25, spokesperson Noel Ferrer shared on Facebook the good result of the first day gross.

"Despite the typhoon and the closing of some malls/cinemas in Visayas and Mindanao, our first day MMFF gross this year is comparable to last year’s successful opening," Ferrer said.

READ: MMFF 2019 Update: First day gross comparable to last year

By virtue of Metro Manila Commission Executive Order No. 86-09, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation Nos. 1459, 1485, 1533, 1533-A and 1647, the MMFF is held during the Christmas Season in recognition of the role of the film industry in providing artistic depictions of both this country's stories and history.

— The Summit Express

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