25th PMPC Star Awards For Movies: 2009 Winners And Nominees

The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) held it’s 25th Star Awards for Movies last May 31, 2009 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Here’s the list of Nominees and the Winners of the 25th PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2009:

25th PMPC Star Awards For Movies: 2009 Winners And Nominees

Movie of the Year:

Baler (Viva Films and Bida Productions) – Winner
A Very Special Love (Star Cinema)
Caregiver (Star Cinema)
Kulam (Regal Entertainment)
Magkaibigan (Maverick Films)
Ploning (Panoramanila Pictures Co.)

Digital Movie of the Year:

Yanggaw (Creative Programs Inc. / Strawdogs Studio Productions) – Winner
100 (Martinez Rivera Films Productions)
Boses (Erasto Films)
Paupahan (ATD Productions)
Torotot (Viva Digital)
Sisa (Oncam Productions)
Jay (Pasion Para Pelicula Productions)

Movie Director of the Year:

Mark Meily (Baler) – Winner
Dante Nico Garcia (Ploning)
Cathy-Garcia Molina (A Very Special Love)
Jun Lana (Kulam)
Chito Roño (Caregiver)

Digital Movie Director of the Year:

Richard Somes (Yanggaw) – Winner
Crisostomo Juan Andaluz (Sisa)
Maryo J. delos Reyes (Torotot)
Ellen Ongkeko Marfil (Boses)
Chris Martinez (100)
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Joven Tan (Paupahan)

Movie Actor of the Year:

Jericho Rosales (Baler) – Winner
Carlo Aquino (Carnivore)
John Lloyd Cruz (A Very Special Love)
Allen Dizon (Paupahan)
Baron Geisler (Jay)
Ronnie Lazaro (Yanggaw)
Aga Muhlach (When Love Begins)

Movie Actress of the Year:

Sharon Cuneta (Caregiver) – Winner
Irma Adlawan (Hubad)
Anne Curtis (Baler)
Mylene Dizon (100)
Gloria Romero (Fuchsia)
Judy Ann Santos (Kulam)
Jodi Sta Maria (Sisa)

Movie Supporting Actor of the Year:

Emilio Garcia (Walang Kawala) – Winner
German Moreno (Paupahan) – Winner

Ricky Davao (Boses)
Baron Geisler (Baler)
Phillip Salvador (Baler)

Movie Supporting Actress of the Year:

Snooky Serna (Paupahan) – Winner
Tetchie Agbayani (Yanggaw)
Shamaine Buencamino (Ang Lihim ni Antonio)
Gloria Romero (Paupahan)
Tessie Tomas (100)

New Movie Actor of the Year:

Sherwin Ordoñez (Kurap) – Winner
Julian Duque (Boses)
Bojong Fernandez (Ploning)
Kenjie Garcia (Ang Lihim ni Antonio)
Carlo Guevara (Desperadas 2)
Prince Stefan (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, “Class Picture” episode)

New Movie Actress of the Year:

KC Concepcion (For The First Time) – Winner
Precious Adona (Torotot)
Ynna Asistio (Concerto)
Niña Jose (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, “Class Picture” episode)
Chariz Solomon (My Best Friend’s Girlfriend)

Movie Child Performer of the Year:

Julian Duque (Boses) – Winner
Ashley Rhein Arca (Kurap)
Tala Santos (Boses)
Sharlene San Pedro (Kulam)
Robert Villar (Shake, Rattle & Roll X, “Nieves” episode)

Original Movie Screenplay of the Year:

Roy Iglesias (Baler) – Winner
Raz Sobida-Dela Torre (A Very Special Love)
Dante Nico Garcia and Benjamin Lingan (Ploning)
Jun Lana, Elmer Gatchalian and Renato Custodio (Kulam)
Chris Martinez (Caregiver)

Digital Original Movie Screenplay of the Year:

Dennis Evangelista (Paupahan) – Winner
Chris Martinez (100)
Froi Medina and Rody Vera (Boses)
Francis Xavier Pasion (Jay)
Richard Somes (Yanggaw)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year:

Lee MeiIy (Baler) – Winner
Eli Balce (Caregiver)
Charlie S. Peralta (Ploning)
Manuel Teehankee (A Very Special Love)
Moises Zee (Kulam)

Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year:

Hermann Claravall and Lyle Sacris (Yanggaw) – Winner
Albert Banzon (Sisa)
Larry Manda (100)
Lee Meily (Lovebirds)
Romy Vitug (Paupahan)

Movie Editor of the Year:

Danny Añonuevo (Baler) – Winner
Danny Añonuevo (Ploning)
Manet Dayrit (Caregiver)
Marya Ignacio (A Very Special Love)
Ria De Guzman, Renewin Alano & Mikael Angelo Pestano (Kulam)

Digital Movie Production Designer of the Year:

Michael Español, Donald Camon, Rashem Gumacal (Yanggaw) – Winner

Digital Movie Editor of the Year:

Francis Xavier Pasion, Kats Serraon, and Chuck Gutierrez (Jay)

Movie Musical Scorer of the Year:

Jessie Lasaten (Ploning) – Winner

Digital Movie Musical Scorer of the Year:

Jourdann Petalver (Boses) – Winner

Movie Sound Engineer of the Year:

Ditoy Aguila (Baler)

Digital Movie Sound Engineer of the Year:

Jethro Joaquin and Ronald de Asis (Concerto)

Movie Original Theme Song of the Year:

“Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman” (Baler)

Digital Movie Theme Song of the Year:

“Sangandaan” (Paupahan)

Ulirang Artista Award: Vilma Santos

Newsmaker of the Year: Manny Pacquiao

Darling of the Press: Herbert Bautista

Award for Cinematic Excellence in Filipino Animation: Dayo (Cutting Edge Productions) & Urduja (APT Entertainment)

Male Star of the Night: John Lloyd Cruz

Female Star of the Night: Sarah Geronimo


Kris Allen On Winning American Idol 8: “It Feels Good But Adam Deserves This”

Kris Allen, the Acoustic Rocker finally wins American Idol Season 8, the most coveted and most anticipated talent search in the US that just garnered almost 100 million votes!

Kris Allen On Winning American Idol 8: \

Kris Allen is the ‘underdog‘ in the Adam Lambert VS Kris Allen showdown. However he came out as a powerful force to reckon, the ‘Dark Horse’ that swayed the masses into a great following. What charm and creativity and greatness can actually touch millions of hearts and minds like that? Whew… When Ryan Seacrest break in to him that he just won American Idol Season 8, Allen was just so unbelievably surprised, “It feels good man but Adam deserves this. I’m sorry i don’t even know how to feel right now, this is crazy. Thank you so much!”

Kris Allen Wins American Idol Season 8

Kris and Adam battled it off in three rounds of spectacular performances in American Idol’s Season 8 Finale. In round 1, Adam Lambert performed again his maddening interpretation of “Mad World” by Tears For Fears while Kris Allen sang his spirit-awakening version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.

In the second round, Lambert rolled out iconic in his rendition of “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. Allen gets to play soulfully “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye. In the final round, Adam ‘the glam rocker’ and Kris ‘the acoustic rocker‘ both rendered a different version of “No Boundaries.”

Kris Allen right now lines up with the roster of the greats and the champions of American Idol: David Cook, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks and Jordin Sparks.

Kris Allen On Winning American Idol 8: \

Videos of Adam Lambert VS Kris Allen showdown and performances can be watched and be downloadable in You Tube links and site.

Manny Paquiao Beats And Wins Over Ricky Hatton: The Country’s Greatest Fighter!

Manny Pacquiao beats and wins fight over Ricky Hatton! As of today, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is the country’s greatest fighter that just fought the fight of his life!

The Ricky “Hitman” Hatton VS Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao just ended at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA this May 2, 2009 (May 3, 2009 – Philippines time). The crowd’s just shouting and yelling and screaming witnessing the Greatest Fight ever to dawn the world.

Manny Paquiao Beats And Wins Over Ricky Hatton: The Country\'s Greatest Fighter!

Two quick rounds and Hatton was out of the game! It took Hatton at least 5 mins to get up from a clear disappointment. The British fans had their moment of silence hoping that Hatton’s just alright. It’s really a good, well respected fight for both of the champs.But only has to emerge as the Ultimate Winner.

Manny Paquiao Beats And Wins Over Ricky Hatton: The Country\'s Greatest Fighter!

What a performance from our Pambansang Kamao! We’re all proud of you People’s Champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao! :)

Cinemalaya’s ‘Boses’ Dominates The 6th Golden Screen Awards

The 6th Golden Screen Awards 2009 of the Entertainment Press Society, Inc. (Enpress) was held last Thursday night, April 30, at the Metro Bar in West Avenue, Quezon City. The Cinemalaya indie film ‘Boses’ dominated and snatched away 6 trophies including the Best Picture award. The much loved KC Concepcion also got her first acting award for a Breakthrough Performance By An Actress for her first movie, For The First Time.

Cinemalaya's 'Boses' Dominates The 6th Golden Screen Awards \

Here are the winners of the 6th Golden Screen Awards:

Best Motion Picture for Drama: Boses (Erasteo Films Production)
Best Director: Ellen Ongkeko Marfil (Boses)
Best Original Screenplay: Froilan Medina and Rody Vera (Boses)
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor: Julian Duque (Boses)
Best Editing: Orlean Joseph Tan (Boses)
Best Musical Score: Jourdan Petalver (Boses)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Fuchsia (APT Entertainment)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy: Gloria Romero (Fuchsia)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Musical or Comedy: Eddie Garcia (Fuchsia)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Drama: Baron Geisler (Jay)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama, Musical or Comedy: Flor Salanga (Jay)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama, Musical or Comedy: John Estrada (Caregiver) and Coco Martin (Jay)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Drama: Mylene Dizon (100)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: KC Concepcion (For The First Time)

Best Sound: Mike Idioma (Ploning)
Best Editing: Danny Añonuevo (Ploning)

Gawad Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award: Anita Linda

Best Production Design: Gerry Santos (Concerto)
Best Screenplay Adaptation: Paul Alexander Morales (Concerto)

Best Original Song: “Babae Ako” from the movie Urduja; written and composed by Joey de Leon and Ogie Alcasid, and performed by Regine Velasquez

Best Motion Picture – Animation: Urduja (APT Entertainment)

Best Visual Effects: Robert Quilao (Dayo)

The 6th Golden Screen Awards were hosted by comedienne Eugene Domingo and BB Gandanghari.