Angel Locsin was the night’s big and unexpected winner at the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies on Sunday, March 10 at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City. The Kapamilya actress was named Movie Actress of the Year award for her role in “One More Try,” besting veteran stars such as Nora Aunor (“Thy Womb”) and Gina Alajar (“Mater Dolorosa”), among others.
“Hindi po ako makapaniwala talaga,” she said during her acceptance speech. “Para sa akin, ang mga artista, isa sa pinakainsecure na tao yan… So yung nga ganitong bagay, ang laki ng naitutulong.”
“Honestly, hindi ko po alam kung ano ang gagawin ko pag di ako umaarte. Ganun ko kamahal ang acting,” Angel added.
The 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “El Presidente” received the Movie of the Year and the Actor of the Year award for Jeorge Estregan Jr. This is Estregan’s second consecutive Actor of the Year award from the Star Awards for Movies. Last year, he won the same award for “Manila Kingpin” with Aga Muhlach (who won the award for “In the Name of Love”).
Mark Meily also scored two victories for the historical film by winning the Movie Director of the Year and Movie Screenwriter of the Year awards. Janice de Belen won the Supporting Actress of the Year award for her performance in “Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles.” Meanwhile, Carlo Aquino of the Cinema One Originals film “Mater Dolorosa” won Supporting Actor of the Year. Neil Coleta and Tippy Dos Santos of the musical-comedy film “I Do Bi Doo Bi Doo” bagged the New Movie Actor and New Movie Actress of the Year, respectively. Tippy shared her award with Kapuso star Kim Komatsu fot her role in the Cinemalaya film “Mga Mumunting Lihim.’
In the independent film categories, the Jericho Rosales-starrer “Alagwa” beat early critical favorites such as “Thy Womb” and “Bwakaw” by winning the Indie Movie of the Year and Indie Director of the Year (for Ian Loreños) awards.
Here are the complete list of winners:
- MOVIE OF THE YEAR – El Presidente / Scenema Concept International, Inc.
- MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – Mark Meily / El Presidente
- INDIE MOVIE OF THE YEAR – Alagwa / Breakaway Films
- INDIE MOVIE DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – Ian Loreños / Alagwa
- MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR – Jeorge “E.R.” Estregan / El Presidente
- MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR – Angel Locsin / One More Try
- MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTOR OF THE YEAR – Carlo Aquino / Mater Dolorosa
- MOVIE SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF THE YEAR – Janice de Belen / Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles
- NEW MOVIE ACTOR OF THE YEAR – Neil Coleta / I Doo Bidoo Bidoo
- NEW MOVIE ACTRESS OF THE YEAR – Tippy Dos Santos / I Doo Bidoo Bidoo
- – Kim Komatsu / Mga Mumunting Lihim
- CHILD PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – Bugoy Cariño / Alagwa
- MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR – Mark Meily / El Presidente
- MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Carlo Mendoza / El Presidente
- MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – Danny Red and Joel Bilbao / El Presidente
- MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR – Jason Cahapay and Ryan Orduña / El Presidente
- MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR – “Aking Inang Bayan” from the movie “El Presidente,” composed by Marizen Soriano, arranged by Jessie Lasaten and interpreted by Maita Ejercito
- MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Corinne de San Jose and Ditoy Aguila / Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles
- MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR – Vincent De Jesus / I Do Bi Doo
- INDIE MOVIE SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR – Ian Loreños / Alagwa
- INDIE MOVIE CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR – Odyssey Flores / Thy Womb
- INDIE MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – Dante Mendoza / Thy Womb
- INDIE MOVIE EDITOR OF THE YEAR – Dempster Samarista / Alagwa
- INDIE MOVIE ORIGINAL THEME SONG OF THE YEAR – “Saan Ako Tutungo” from the movie Migrante, . composed by Lucien Letaba, Rody Vera and Boni Ilagan, arranged by Melvin Corpin and interpreted by Honey Araneta
- INDIE MOVIE MUSICAL SCORER OF THE YEAR – Von de Guzman / Supremo
- INDIE MOVIE SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Ditoy Aguila and Mark Locsin / Mater Dolorosa
- DARLING OF THE PRESS - Isko Moreno
- NORA AUNOR ULIRANG ARTISTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Sen. Lito Lapid
- ULIRANG ALAGAD NG PELIKULA SA LIKOD NG KAMERA – Mr. Romy Vitug