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32nd urian award nominees unveiled

yehey! just received news via PEP.ph that serbis was nominated also for prod design 🙂  carlo and i worked on the film together and this is great news! wohoo! below is the article from PEP in full


32nd Urian Award Nominees unveiled

Jocelyn Dimaculangan /Thursday, August 6, 2009 10:25 PM

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino has already released the list of nominees for the 32nd Gawad Urian for excellence in filmmaking. In last year’s edition, the indie film Tirador was hailed as “Pinakamahusay na Pelikula” while its director Brillante Mendoza was cited for “Pinakamahusay na Direksyon.” The recipient of the Natatanging Gawad Urian was acclaimed filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik.

The awards night of the 32nd Gawad Urian is set for September 19 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This year’s outstanding nominees for Best Picture are all indie films: Francis Xavier Pasion’s Jay, Brillante “Dante” Mendoza’s Serbis, Arnel Mardoquio’s Hunghong sa Yuta (Earth’s Whisper), Lav Diaz’s Melancholia, Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil’s Boses, Sherad Anthony Sanchez’ Imburnal, and Richard Somes’ Yanggaw.

It is interesting to note that Daybreak co-stars Coco Martin and Paulo Rivero are competing against each other for the Best Actor trophy while Serbis co-stars Gina Pareño and Jaclyn Jose are also pitted against each other for the Best Actress Award. Based on the list given by the Manunuri, Yanggaw earned 11 nominations out of the 12 categories of Gawad Urian. This included double nominations for Tetchie Agbayani and Aleera Montalla of Yanggaw for the category Best Supporting Actress.

Direk Dante’s film Serbis bagged ten nominations this year while Melancholia, Lav Diaz’s eight-hour pastoral meditation on love, life and suffering, earned 8 nominations.

Two of the films nominated for Best Picture were shot in Mindanao: Hunghong sa Yuta, described by the Manunuri as a “poignant movie about war and peace in Mindanao as seen through the eyes of deaf-mute children” and Imburnal, which is called “a bucolic but mordant romp through the dirty creeks and grimy alleys of Davao City.”

Here is the list of nominees for this year’s Gawad Urian:

Best Picture
Jay (Cinemalaya)
Serbis (Centerstage Productions)
Hunghong sa Yuta (Brothers of the Sacred Heart Youth Ministry)
Melancholia (Sine Olivia)
Boses (Casa San Miguel)
Imburnal (Cinema One Originals and Creative Programs)
Yanggaw (Cinema One Originals and Creative Programs)


Best Director
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Brillante Mendoza (Serbis)
Arnel Mardoquio (Hunghong sa Yuta)
Lav Diaz (Melancholia)
Ellen Ongkeko-Marfil (Boses)
Sherad Anthony Sanchez (Imburnal)
Richard Somes (Yanggaw)
Tara Illenberger (Brutus)
Adolfo Alix Jr. (Imoral)

Best Actor
Baron Geisler (Jay)
Julian Duque (Boses)
Ronnie Lazaro (Yanggaw)
Coco Martin (Daybreak)
Paulo Rivero (Daybreak)
Timothy Mabalot (Brutus)
Perry Dizon (Melancholia)
Neil Ryan Sese (Huling Pasada)

Best Actress
Gina Pareño (Serbis)
Jaclyn Jose (Serbis)

Judy Ann Santos (Ploning)
Mylene Dizon (100)
Angeli Bayani (Melancholia)
Rhea Medina (Brutus)
Boots Anson Roa (Lovebirds)
Anita Linda (Adela)

Best Supporting Actor
Coco Martin (Jay)
Julio Diaz (Serbis)
Yul Servo (Brutus)
Roeder Camanag (Melancholia)
Archie Aleman (Baby Angelo)

Best Supporting Actress
Tessie Tomas (100)
Katherine Luna (Imoral)
Tetchie Agbayani (Yanggaw)
Aleera Montalla (Yanggaw)
Flor Salanga (Jay)
Agot Isidro (Huling Pasada)

Best Screenplay
Richard Somes and Dwight Gaston (Yanggaw)
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Armando Bing Lao and Boots Agbayani Pastor (Serbis)
Lav Diaz (Melancholia)
Arnel Mardoquio (Hunghong sa Yuta)
Froilan Medina and Rody Vera (Boses)

Best Production Design
Melancholia
Yanggaw
Jay
Baby Angelo
Carlo Tabije and Benjamin Padero (Serbis)
Hunghong sa Yuta
Ploning
Imburnal

Best Cinematography
Yanggaw
Odyssey Flores (Serbis)
Jay
Huling Pasada
Ploning
Melancolia
Boses
Imburnal
Adela
Brutus
Hunghong sa Yuta

Best Editing
Jay
Huling Pasada
Serbis
Yanggaw
100
Motorcycle
Ploning
Imburnal

Best Music
Boses
Concerto
Ploning
Imburnal
Brutus
Yanggaw
Kolorete
Hunghong sa Yuta

Best Sound
Hunghong sa Yuta
Serbis
Ploning
Yanggaw
Boses
Adela
Melancholia

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino is headed by Rolando Tolentino, dean of the UP College of Mass Communication. Other MPP members are National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera; Nicanor Tiongson, former artistic director of the CCP and former chair of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board; Mario Hernando, Sunday Malaya editor and MTRCB member; Miguel Rapatan of the De La Salle University; Butch Francisco, columnist and co-host of Startalk; Lito Zulueta, Inquirer lifestyle editor and professor at the University of Santo Tomas; and Benilda Santos and Tito Valiente, professors at the Ateneo de Manila University.

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