Friday, November 27, 2009
THE 35th FAMAS AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture - Gabi Na, Kumander (Viva Films)
Best Actress - Dina Bonnevie (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Actor - Fernando Poe, Jr. (Muslim Magnum .357)
Best Supporting Actress - Nida Blanca (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Supporting Actor - Michael de Mesa (Unfaithful Wife)
Best Director - Eddie Garcia (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Child Actress - Precious Hipolito (Mga Anghel Ng Diyos)
Best Child Actor - Ian Kristoffer de Leon (Halimaw: Komiks Episode)
Best Story - Bienvenido Bacalso (Gabi Na, Kumander)
Best Screenplay - Orlando Nadres (Magdusa Ka!)
Best Cinematography - Ver Reyes (Muslim Magnum .357)
Best Editing - Augusto Salvador (Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa)
Best Theme Song - Willy Cruz (Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas)
Best Musical Score - George Canseco (Palimos Ng Pag-ibig)
Best Sound - Rolly Ruta (Lumuhod Ka Sa Lupa)
Best Production Design - Rolando Sacristia (Muslim Magnum .357)
Dr. Ciriaco Santiago Memorial Award - Eddie Romero
Lou Salvador, Sr. Memorial Award - Pilita Corrales
Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award - Alfie Lorenzo
Gregorio Valdez Memorial Award - Manuel Morato (Censor's Chairman)
1986 FAMAS Best Picture Award to Viva Films
Phillip Salvador represents Viva Films, Best Picture Award for "Gabi Na, Kumander"
Nida Blanca, Best Supporting Actress for "Magdusa Ka!"
Precious Hipolito, Best Child Actress for "Mga Anghel Ng Diyos"
1986 FAMAS Best Actress Award to Dina Bonnevie for "Magdusa Ka!"
1986 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress Award to Nida Blanca for "Magdusa Ka!"
1986 FAMAS Best Supporting Actor Award to Michael de Mesa for "Unfaithful Wife"
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But where were...
the production staff.
During the special awards presentation, three young presentors apparently were not informed of what they were supposed to do. Marcelo tried to help them by giving them their cues but only succeeded in confusing them even more. The situation worsened when they accepted the award they were supposed to only present in the first place.
Special awards were also given: Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award - Alfie Lorenzo; Gregorio Valdez Memorial Award - Censor's Chairman Manuel Morato; Lou Salvador, Sr. Memorial Award - Pilita Corrales and Ciriaco Santiago Memorial Award - Eddie Romero. Medals were also given to previous FAMAS winners and some members of the press. (Monette Gallego).
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Monday, November 23, 2009
THE 34th FAMAS AWARD WINNERS
Best Picture - Paradise Inn (Amazaldy Films)
Best Actress - Vivian Velez (Paradise Inn)
Best Actor - Philip Salvador (Kapit Sa Patalim)
Best Supporting Actress - Dina Bonnevie (Tinik Sa Dibdib) (Viva Films)
Best Supporting Actor - Dante Rivero (Sa Dibdib Ng Sierra Madre)
Best Director - Celso Ad. Castillo (Paradise Inn)
Best Child Actress - Bamba (Momoo)
Best Child Actor - Jaypee de Guzman (Tinik Sa Dibdib)
Best Story - Jose Dalisay (Miguelito: Ang Batang Rebelde)
Best Screenplay - Oscar Miranda (Paradise Inn)
Best Cinematography - Romy Vitug (Paradise Inn)
Best Editing - Augusto Salvador (Partida)
Best Theme Song - Willy Cruz (Bituing Walang Ningning)
Best Musical Score - Willy Cruz (Bituing Walang Ningning)
Best Sound - Rolly Ruta (Paradise Inn)
Best Production Design - Don Escudero (Virgin Forest) (Regal Films)
Best Visual Effects - Ramjie (Zuma)
Hall of Fame Awardees:
Eddie Romero - Screenplay
1984 - Ang Padrino
1980 - Aguila
1979 - Durugin Si Totoy Bato
1966 - The Passionate Strangers
1952- Buhay Alamang
George Canseco - Theme Song
1984 - Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?
1983 - Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?
1982 - Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan?
1980 - Langis At Tubig
1979 - Huwag, Bayaw
Best Dressed Movie Star (Bida Ng Gabi) - Lorna Tolentino
Bida Sa Takilya - Sharon Cuneta
1985 FAMAS Best Picture Award to Amazaldy Films
1985 FAMAS Best Actress Award to Vivian Velez
1985 FAMAS Best Director Award to Celso Ad. Castillo
1985 FAMAS Award Grand Winners:
Romeo Vitug - Best Cinematographer (Paradise Inn)
Phillip Salvador - Best Actor (Kapit Sa Patalim)
Bamba - Best Child Actress (Momoo)
Dina Bonnevie - Best Supporting Actress (Tinik Sa Dibdib)
Vivian Velez - Best Actress (Paradise Inn)
Oscar Miranda - Best Screenplay Writer (Paradise Inn)
1985 FAMAS Best Actor Award to Phillip Salvador for "Kapit Sa Patalim"
1985 FAMAS Best Supporting Actress to Dina Bonnevie for "Tinik Sa Dibdib".
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Friday, November 20, 2009
A grandson (Michael Xavier Chung) of former movie actress Lila Luna (Teresita Kho Chung in real life) emailed me to inform those who remember the actress in Prinsipe Amante, Lupang Pangako, Florante At Laura and Harana Sa Karagatan, that she passed away last September 22, 2009. Michael said her grandmother was totally blind since 1964. He sent some pictures of her grandmother and posted here.
Lila Luna in the 50s.
According to her grandson, Lila Luna was totally blind since 1964, pictured here holding a cat.
Lila Luna's son and daughters.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Krus Na Kawayan (1956)
(MC Pictures, starring Manuel Conde, Aida Carino, Ding Tello, Myrna Mirasol, Bruno Punzalan, Ben Castillo, Africa de la Rosa, Totoy Torrente, Raul Salvacion, Julian Yulo, Solano Gaudite, Manuel Urbano, Jr., Ricardo Remias, Henry Urbano, Max Rodriguez, Betty Zamora, directed by Manuel Conde)
After the Vietnamese war of liberation against the French, Vinh (Manuel Conde) comes home to find his village dominated by communists who execute his parents and incarcerate him. He also discovered that his sweetheart, Lan (Aida Carino), has joined the tyrants. Vinh rejects Lan and eventually escapes from Vietnam.
Krus Na Kawayan was shot in two versions, a Vietnamese and a Tagalog version, and with each version's main characters played by its own set of native actors. Two battalions of Vietnamese soldiers were engaged to act as extras for the film.