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    FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2020 awards night

    MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2020 Gabi ng Parangal (Awards Night) was held online on Sunday, December 27. Below is a full rundown of all the winners.

    FULL LIST: Winners, MMFF 2020 awards night
    Paulo Avelino and Charlie Dizon (Fan Girl) bagged MMFF 2020 top acting awards.

    The 46th edition of the annual MMFF goes virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic. The ten (10) official entries were not screened in cinemas, instead, entries were made available online through video streaming platform Upstream.

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    Official entries include Sylvia Sanchez and Jinggoy Estrada's "Coming Home"; Ritz Azul, Joseph Marco, Miles Ocampo's "The Missing"; Shaina Magdayao, Iza Calzado and Alfred Vargas' "Tagpuan"; Nora Aunor, Phillip Salvador and Michael De Mesa's "Isa Pang Bahaghari" and Vhong Navarro's "Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim."

    Also available for online streaming are Dennis Padilla's "Pakboys Takusa"; John Arcilla's "Suarez: The Healing Priest"; Boys Love (BL) movie "The Boy Foretold by the Stars"; Paulo Avelino and Charlie Dizon's "Fan Girl" and Brightlight Productions' "Magikland."

    'Fan Girl' won most of the major awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress (Paulo Avelino and Charlie Dizon), Best Director (Antoinette Jadaone), Best Screenplay (Antoinette Jadaone), Best Editing (Benjamin Tolentino), Best Cinematography (Neil Daza) and Best Sound (Vincent Villa).

    Here's MMFF 2020 complete list of winners:

    Major Awards Winners
    Best Picture 1st: Fan Girl
    2nd: The Boy Foretold by the Stars
    3rd: Tagpuan
    Best Actress in a Leading Role Charlie Dizon - Fan Girl
    Best Actor in a Leading Role Paulo Avelino - Fan Girl
    Best Director Antoinette Jadaone - Fan Girl
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role Shaina Magadayao - Tagpuan
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role Michael de Mesa - Isa Pang Bahaghari
    Best Child Performer Seiyo Masunaga - The Missing
    Best Screenplay Fan Girl - Antoinette Jadaone
    Best Editing Fan Girl - Benjamin Tolentino
    Best Cinematography Fan Girl - Neil Daza
    Best Production Design Magikland - Ericson Navarro
    Best Visual Effects Magikland - Richard Francia, Ryan Grimarez (Central Digital Lab)
    Best Sound Fan Girl - Vincent Villa
    Best Musical Score Magikland - Emerzon Texon
    Best Original Theme Song "Ulan" by Jhay Cura/Pau Protacio - The Boy Foretold by the Stars

    Special Awards Winners
    Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award Suarez: The Healing Priest
    FPJ Memorial Award Magikland
    Manay Ichu Vera Perez Memorial Award Gloria Romero
    Special Jury Prize Peque Gallaga
    Best Float Award 1st: Magikland
    2nd: Isa Pang Bahaghari
    3rd: Fan Girl
    Gender Sensitivity Award The Boy Foretold by the Stars

    Short Films Category Award Winner
    Best Student Short Film Paano Maging Babae - De La Salle College of Saint Benilde

    The Gabi ng Parangal was hosted by Marco Gumabao and Kylie Verzosa.

    Gabi ng Parangal was hosted by Marco Gumabao and Kylie Verzosa

    The traditional Parade of Stars was also held virtual prior to the film festival's official opening day.

    MMFF nationwide screening runs from December 25 until January 7, 2021.

    While there's no official announcement yet of the topgrossers, some reports said fantasy film "Magikland" and the controversial "Fan Girl" among the expected front runners in the box office.

    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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