40TH GAWAD URIAN WINNERS NAMED

“Women of the Weeping River” wins big at Urian

“Women of the Weeping River” dominated the 40th Gawad Urian as it bagged this year’s Best Film and five more awards given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino on Thursday night at the ABS-CBN Studio 10 in Quezon City.

Sheron Dayoc received this year’s Best Direction and Best Screenplay for his exceptional work on “Women of the Weeping River.” The film, which likewise bagged the Best Cinematography and Best Editing nods, tells the story of women in a remote Muslim community facing an escalating blood feud that stretches back generations. It is produced by Southern Lantern Studios, Haut Lesmains, and TBA.

Paolo Ballesteros was hailed as the Urian Best Actor for his outstanding performance in “Die Beautiful,” while Hasmine Kilip emerged as Best Actress for her lead role in the film “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” beating nine other nominees for the coveted acting nod.

Meanwhile, “Finally Found Someone” star Christian Bables bagged the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in “Die Beautiful,” while Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-Dans got the Best Supporting Actress nod for “Women of the Weeping River.”

Star for All Seasons and eight-time Urian Best Actress awardee Vilma Santos was honored with the Natatanging Gawad Urian lifetime achievement award. She was cited for her incredible performances in “Relasyon,” “Broken Marriage,” “Sister Stella L,” “Ipagpatawad Mo,” “Bata, Bata… Pa’no Ka Ginawa,” “Pahiram ng Isang Umaga,” “Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story,” and “Dekada ’70.”

“More than 50 years [in the industry], and I’m still here,” shared the actress in her acceptance speech. She revealed the commitment she had made to make only relevant movies when she first won an Urian award. “It’s not even my acting, it’s the film that I do, it has to be significant so that I can make the Manunuri proud.”

Erik Santos, Jona, and Rey Valera serenaded the veteran actress with theme songs from some of her multi-awarded films.

Charo Santos, who was one of the best actress nominees for her role in “Ang Babaeng Humayo,” welcomed the guests and shared an insightful background of Urian and how it has become one of the most esteemed award-giving body in the history of the Philippine cinema.

A grand opening performance also greeted the audience with Lea Salonga giving a heartfelt serenade of classic OPM hits. Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano capped the event with a musical performance to complement the Urian parade of winners tradition. Billy Crawford, Butch Francisco, and Jodi Sta. Maria hosted the event.

Most of the nominees were present at the ceremony, led by Jaclyn Jose, John Lloyd Cruz, Lotlot De Leon, Khalil Ramos, Irma Adlawan, Bembol Roco, Elizabeth Oropesa, Ai-ai De Las Alas, Angeli Bayani, Cherry Pie Picache, Laila Ulao, Jess Mendoza, Anna Luna, Meryl Soriano and many more. Liza Dino, chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, also attended the annual event.

This year marks Gawad Urian’s 40th year in the industry. Since its first ever awarding ceremony held in 1977, it has become one of the most prestigious and most respected film awards in the country. It honors films with masterful storytelling and those that depict real-life stories of Filipinos, an objective supported by the country’s film community.

The winners were chosen by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino composed of reputable pillars in Philippine cinema led by its chairman Tito Genova Valiente together with members Rolando Tolentino, Grace Javier Alfonso, Butch Francisco, Mario Hernando, Bienvenido Lumbera, Miguel Rapatan, Benilda Santos, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, and Lito Zulueta.

Stella Rosa served as the official wine sponsor of the Gawad Urian awards night, while Seda Vertis North, the largest and premier hotel in Quezon City, also sponsored the event.

The ceremony aired live on the leading cable channel in the country, Cinema One. Catch the replays on July 23, Sunday at 2:30PM and July 25, Tuesday at 7PM. Cinema One is available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.

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“Women of the Weeping River,” nanguna sa Urian

MGA NANALO SA 40TH GAWAD URIAN, PINANGALANAN NA

 

Nanguna ang pelikulang “Women of the Weeping River” sa 40th Gawad Urian pagkatapos nitong makamit ang Pinakamahusay na Pelikula at lima pang ibang pagkilala mula sa Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino noong Huwebes ng gabi sa ABS-CBN Studio 10 sa Quezon City.

Nakuha ni Sheron Dayoc ang awards para sa Pinakamahusay na Direksiyon at Dulang Pampelikula para sa kanyang nakakabilib na kwentong ibinigay sa “Women of the Weeping River.” Bukod dito, nakuha din ng pelikula ang Pinakamahusay sa Sinematograpiya at Editing. Tungkol ito sa kwento ng mga babae na hinarap ang matinding away ng mga pamilya sa isang Muslim community. Ito ay prinodyus ng Southern Lantern Studios, Haut Lesmains at TBA.

Kinilalang Pinakamahusay na Aktor si Paolo Ballesteros para sa natatangi niyang pagganap sa pelikulang “Die Beautiful,”  habang si Hasmine Kilip naman ang hinirang na Pinakamahusay na Aktres para sa kanyang magaling na pagganap sa “Pamilya Ordinaryo.”

Nagwagi din ang aktor ng “Finally Found Someone” na si Christian Bables, laban sa anim pang nominado bilang Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktor para sa kanyang karakter na ginampanan sa pelikulang “Die Beautiful,” habang si Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-Dans naman ang nakasungkit sa Pinakamahusay na Pangalawang Aktres para sa “Women of the Weeping River.”

Iginawad naman sa Star for All Seasons na si Vilma Santos ang Natatanging Gawad Urian award. Siya na ang may pinakamaraming best actress award sa Urian sa bilang na walo para sa kanyang pagganap sa “Relasyon,” “Broken Marriage,” “Sister Stella L,” “Ipagpatawad Mo,” Bata, Bata… Pa’no Ka Ginawa,” “Pahiram ng Isang Umaga,” “Dahil Mahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story,” at “Dekada ’70.”

Ibinahagi ng aktres na mahigit 50 taon na siya sa industriya at simula noong unang beses siyang nagwagi sa Urian, ipinangako na niya sa sarili na gagawa lang siya ng pelikula kapag ito ay may kabuluhan. “Naisip ko dapat lahat ng movies na gagawin ko, dapat may ibig-sabihin. Kailangan lagi significant, para maipagmalaki ko sa Manunuri na hindi man pang-best actress, ay gumawa ako ng mga pelikulang kaya kong maipagmalaki.”

Nag-alay ng mga awitin mula sa mga natatanging pelikula ng beteranang aktres sina Erik Santos, Jona at Rey Valera.

Nagbigay naman ng pambungad na pagbati sa mga bisita si Charo Santos na isa sa mga nominado sa Pinakamahusay na Aktres para sa pelikulang “Ang Babaeng Humayo.” Ibinahagi niya ang ilan sa mga dahilan kung bakit ang Urian ay isa na sa pinaka-tanyag na award-giving body sa kasaysayan ng pelikulang Pilipino.

Isang bonggang panimulang performance din ang bumati sa mga manonood sa pag-awit ni Lea Salonga ng ilang mga paboritong OPM classics. Hinarana naman ni Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano ang mga nanalo sa tradisyon ng Urian na parada ng mga nagwagi. Nagsilbing hosts ng gabing iyon sina Billy Crawford, Butch Francisco at Jodi Sta. Maria.

Ang Gawad Urian ay dinaluhan ng karamihan sa mga nominado tulad na lamang nina Jaclyn Jose, John Lloyd Cruz, Lotlot De Leon, Khalil Ramos, Irma Adlawan, Bembol Roco, Elizabeth Oropesa, Ai-ai De Las Alas, Angeli Bayani, Cherry Pie Picache, Laila Ulao, Jess Mendoza, Anna Luna, Meryl Soriano at iba pa. Dumalo rin ang chairperson ng Film Development Council of the Philippines na si Liza Dino.

Ngayong taon ipinagdiwang ng Gawad Urian ang ika-40 taon nito sa industriya. Mula noong una nitong awarding ceremony noong 1977, ang Gawad Urian ay naging isa na sa pinakatanyag at pinaka-respetadong award-giving body sa bansa. Kinikilala nito ang mga pelikulang makabuluhan ang kwento at naglalarawan ng tunay na buhay ng mga Pilipino, isang layunin na suportado ng film community ng bansa.

Ang mga nanalo ay pinili mismo ng kapisanan ng Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino na kinabibilangan ng mga natatanging pangalan sa industriya. Ito ay pinangungunahan ng chairman nito na si Tito Genova Valiente kasama ang mga miyembro na sina Rolando Tolentino, Grace Javier Alfonso, Butch Francisco, Mario Hernando, Bienvenido Lumbera, Miguel Rapatan, Benilda  Santos, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, at Lito Zulueta.

Naging official wine sponsor ang Stella Rosa ng Gawad Urian awards night, habang ang Seda Vertis North naman ay isa rin sa mga naging sponsor ng nasabing event.

Ipinalabas ng live ang Gawad Urian sa nangungunang cable channel ng bansa, ang Cinema One. Panoorin ang replays sa July 23, 2:30PM at July 25, 7PM.  Mapapanood ang Cinema One sa SkyCable at Destiny Cable Digital Ch. 56, at Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Sundan ang Cinema One sa Facebook facebook.com/Cinema1channel para sa kumpletong schedule nito.

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LIST: 2017 GAWAD URIAN WINNERS

 

PICTURE: “Women of the Weeping River”

ACTOR: Paolo Ballesteros  – “Die Beautiful”

ACTRESS: Hasmine Kilip – “Pamilya Ordinaryo”

DIRECTION: Sheron Dayoc – “Women of the Weeping River”

SUPPORTING ACTOR Christian Bables – “Die Beautiful”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-Dans  – “Women of the Weeping River”

SCREENPLAY Sheron Dayoc – “Women of the Weeping River”

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Rommel Sales – “Women of the Weeping River”

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Erik Manalo, Rommel Laquian – “Saving Sally”

EDITING: Carlo Francisco Manatad – “Women of the Weeping River”

MUSIC: Jema Pamintuan – “Tuos”

SOUND: Mark Laccay – “Hinulid”

SHORT FILM: “Nakaw”

DOCUMENTARY: “Sunday Beauty Queen”

NATATANGING GAWAD URIAN: Vilma Santos

Hosts Butch Francisco, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Billy Crawford

Performers Jona, Rey Valera, and Erik Santos

Urian Parade of Winners with Gary Valenciano

Natatanging Gawad, Vilma Santos

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