Kapuso star Dennis Trillo won the coveted Best Actor award at the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal, held Thursday night at Theatre at Solaire.
Dennis won the award for his convincing performance in One Great Love, Regal Entertainment, Inc.’s entry to the MMFF 2018. The film was also awarded 3rd Best Picture and Best Musical Score by Miguel Mendoza.
On Instagram, Dennis expressed his gratitude to Regal’s matriarch, Mother Lily Monteverde, for giving him another opportunity to showcase his acting skills. The actor also thanked his co-stars Kim Chiu, JC de Vera, Marlo Mortel, and Miles Ocampo for putting all their hearts to the movie.
The 37-year-old actor also thanked the film’s director Eric Quizon, for the guidance.
“Labing apat na taon mula noong ako’y unang nakatanggap ng ganitong parangal, para sa pelikulang Aishite Imasu 1941 directed by Joel Lamangan, na siya ring pinaka una kong pelikulang nagawa sa buong buhay ko. Salamat po Mother Lily sa pagtitiwala noon pa man, hindi hindi ko po yun makakalimutan,” he wrote in his Instagram post.
“Taos puso din ang aking pasasalamat kay Miss Kim Chiu, JC de Vera, Marlo Mortel, at Miles Ocampo. Lahat ay magagaling at seryoso sa trabaho, mapalad at proud akong nakagawa ng proyekto kasama kayo,” he continued.
The Regal Entertainment MMFF entry also earned a number of nominations for this year’s fest including Best Actress for Kim Chiu, Best Director for Eric Quizon, Best Supporting Actor for JC de Vera, Best Supporting Actress for Mile Ocampo, Best Sound Design, Best Original Theme song TJ Monterde, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.
One Great Love is still showing in cinemas nationwide. Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board and Rated PG by the MTRCB.
Meanwhile, Rainbow’s Sunset, about a gay elderly couple starring Eddie Garcia, Tony Mabesa and Gloria Romero, was the big winner at the Gabi ng Parangal. The Joel Lamangan-directed feature won a total of 10 awards, including best director and best picture.
Aurora, from Viva Films, won five awards including the 2nd Best Picture trophy, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Design, and Best Child Performer for Phoebe Villamor.
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