The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino has announced the nominees for the 41st Gawad Urian happening on June 14 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.
Leading this year’s list is the film Respeto with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Treb Monteras II, and Best Actor for rapper-actor Abra.
Best picture nominees Balangiga: Howling Wilderness follows with 10 nominations and Tu Pug Imatuy with nine nominations. Other Best Picture nominees are The Chanters with a total of seven nominations, and Birdshot and Bhoy Intsik, both with six nods each.
Other films that received multiple nominations are Changing Partners, Ang Larawan, and Kita Kita with six each.
Gawad Urian 2018 is set to highlight Filipino music in the much-awaited awards night as three of this year’s leading film nominees are musical Respeto, Ang Larawan, and Changing Partners.
This year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian award will also go to jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and musical director Winston Raval (Vanishing Tribe). The musician has handled film scoring for over 20 movies, and he was previously honored as Best Musical Director for Ikaw Ay Akin in the 1977 Urian Awards.
Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Actress are Alessandra de Rossi (Kita Kita), Joanna Ampil (Ang Larawan), Angeli Bayani (Bagahe), Gloria Diaz (Si Chedeng at Si Apple), Dexter Doria (Paki), Jally Nae Gilbaliga (The Chanters), Agot Isidro (Changing Partners), Elizabeth Oropesa (Si Chedeng at Si Apple), Bela Padilla (100 Tula Para Kay Stella), Angellie Nicholle Sanoy (Bomba), and Malona Sulatan (Tu Pug Imatuy).
Apart from Abra, Empoy Marquez (Kita Kita), Nonie Buencamino (Smaller and Smaller Circles), Timothy Castillo (Neomanila), Noel Comia Jr. (Kiko Boksingero), Allen Dizon (Bomba), RS Francisco (Boy Intsik), Jojit Lorenzo (Changing Partners), Sandino Martin (Changing Partners), and Justine Samson (Balangiga: Howling Wilderness) are the Best Actor nominees.
Other nominees for Best Director are Arnel Barbarona for Tu Pug Imatuy, Sigrid Andre Bernardo, Kita Kita, Khavn De La Cruz for Balaliga: Howling Wilderness, Joel Lamangan for Bhoy Intsik, James Robin Mayo for The Chanters, and Mikhail Red for Birdshot.
Other awards in this annual film recognition include Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Short Film and Best Documentary.
The nominees and winners are chosen by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino members led by its president Rolando Tolentino together with members Grace Javier Alfonso, Butch Francisco, Bienvenido Lumbera, Miguel Rapatan, Benilda Santos, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Tito Genova Valiente, Patrick Campos, Shirley Lua, and Gary Devilles.
Catch the 41st Gawad Urian on Cinema One (SkyCable ch. 56, Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37) live from the ABS-CBN Vertis North Tent on June 14 at 7:00 p.m..
The 1st CineManunuri Film Festival, a partnership between the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino ang Cinema Centenario, will be held from June 15 to 29 featuring the nominated and awarded movies in Gawad Urian 2018.
To see the full list of nominees, visit www.cinemaone.ph and manunuri.com. For other updates, like Cinema One’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel).
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