Here Are All the Winners From the 48th Metro Manila Film Festival's Gabi ng Parangal
The 48th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal wrapped up last night at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City and the results speak for themselves. Out of the eight competing entries for this year, the festival's biggest winners were Mikhael Red's Deleter, Lester Dimaranan's Winner Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told, and our beloved Vilma Santos-Recto. This year marks the MMFF's first full-scale return to cinemas.
Deleter bagged a total of seven awards, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Director for Red, Best Actress for Nadine Lustre, Best Editing for Nikolas Red, and Best Cinematography for Ian Guevarra.
2nd Best Picture Winner Mamasapano: Now It Can Be Told by Dimaranan took home several awards, as well. These include the trophies for Best Sound and for Best Original Theme Song with "Ang Aking Mahal" The film, which stars Edu Manzano, Aljur Abrenica, and Paolo Gumabao, also won the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award and the Best Screenplay in the festival.
The Shugo Praico-directed Nanahimik Ang Gabi, on the other hand, was given the 3rd Best Picture award and Best Production Design. It also led to Mon Confiado and Ian Veneracion getting recognitions for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor. Greg Rodriguez III was honored with the Best Musical Score, as well.
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Meanwhile, the controversial Jake Cuenca-led My Father, Myself took home honors for Best Float, Best Child Performer for Shawn Niño Gabriel, and Best Supporting Actress for Dimples Romana.
Toni Gonzaga and Joey De Leon's My Teacher won the Gender Sensitivity Award while Family Matters received the GatPuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award. Vilma Santos was also honored with the Marichu Vera-Perez Maceda Memorial Award for her contributions to local cinema. Nadine Lustre and Ian Veneracion each won the Stars of the Night distinctions.
MMFF 2022 entries will run in cinemas nationwide until January 7, 2023.