Angel, 'El Presidente' win at FAMAS Awards


Posted at Apr 22 2013 11:53 AM | Updated as of Apr 23 2013 08:47 PM

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Angel Locsin gives her acceptance speech after she was named Best Actress at the 61st FAMAS Awards at the AFP Theater in Quezon City on Sunday night. Photo by Nimfa Chua for

MANILA, Philippines -- Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin won her second best actress trophy on Sunday for her performance in the drama "One More Try" at the 61st Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards at the AFP Theater in Quezon City.

Locsin was also named best actress for the Star Cinema film last month at the PMPC Star Awards.

But despite Locsin's victory, Sunday's awards night belonged to the historical biopic "El Presidente," which won 13 awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Mark Meilly.

Its lead star Jeorge "E.R" Estregan also took home the Best Actor trophy, while Cesar Montano was named Best Supporting Actor for his turn as Andres Bonifacio in the movie.

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Angel Locsin and Jeorge "E.R" Estregan won top acting honors at the 61st FAMAS Awards at the AFP Theater in Quezon City on Sunday night. Photo by Nimfa Chua for

Veteran actress Jaclyn Jose was named Best Supporting Actress for the movie "A Secret Affair."

"To my Star Cinema family, especially to Tita Malou Santos, Inang Olive Lamasan, direk Ruel Bayani, 'One More Try' team, adprom, ABS-CBN family, sa mga nanuod at nagbigay ng nakakatabang pusong reviews, sa Angels, at sa lahat ho ng bumubuo ng FAMAS, buong puso po akong nagpapasalamat sa inyo," Locsin said via her official Twitter account early Monday.

The awards night was hosted by Pops Fernandez and Christian Bautista. 
Below is the full list of winners of the 61st Famas Awards:
Best Picture - "El Presidente" 
Best Director - Mark Meily ("El Presidente")
Best Actress - Angel Locsin ("One More Try") 
Best Actor - Jeorge "E.R" Estregan ("El Presidente") 
Best Supporting Actress - Jaclyn Jose ("A Secret Affair")
Best Supporting Actor - Cesar Montano ("El Presidente")
Best Child Actor - Miguel Vergara, ("One More Try") 
Best Child Actress - Barbara Miguel, ("Migrante")  
Best Screenplay - Mark Meiley, ("El Presidente")
Best Cinematography - Carlo Mendoza, ("El Presidente") 
Best Production Design - Danny Red and Joel Bilbao ("El Presidente")
Best Editing - Jason Cahapay and Ryan Orduna ("El Presidente")
Best Musical Score - Jessie Lasaten ("El Presidente")
Best Sound - Alberto Michael Idioma and Adiss Tabong, ("El Presidente") 
Best Visual Effects - "El Presidente"
Best Special Effects - "El Presidente"
Best Story - "El Presidente"
Best Original Theme Song - "Aking Inang Bayan" from "El Presidente" 
Advocacy Film Award: "Larong Bata"

Special Awards:

Special Recognition Award: German Moreno
German Moreno Youth Achievement Award - Janella Salvador, Xian Lim, Joyce Ching and  Ruru Mardid
FAMAS Presidential Award in Cinema Art - Nora Aunor
FAMAS Fernando Poe Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award - Jeorge "E.R" Estregan
Arturo M. Padua Memorial Award - Cristy Fermin
Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award - Butch Francisco
FAMAS Grand Award - Francis Tolentino, Metro Manila Development Authority chairman
Exemplary Award for Public Service - Victor B. Endriga, PhD and Dean Amado Domingo Valdez
61st FAMAS Special Award 2013 as Champion of Humanitarian Service - Dr. Ricardo B. Pascasio
Best Male Celebrity Skin of the Night - Benjamin Alves
Best Female Celebrity Skin of the Night - Maxene Magalona