Jasmine Curtis wins Best Actress in Cinema One Originals film fest

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Posted at Nov 21 2016 12:33 AM | Updated as of Nov 21 2016 12:53 AM

Jasmine Curtis-Smith could not hold back her tears after she was named Best Actress at the 2016 Cinema Originals Film Festival. Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - A visibly moved Jasmine Curtis-Smith won the Best Actress trophy for her role in "Baka Bukas" at the 2016 Cinema One Originals Film Festival awards night held Sunday evening. 

Playing a lesbian who is in love with her best friend, the actress emerged victorious from a pool of nominees that included Shaina Magdayao ("Lily"), Natalie Hart ("Tisay"), and Peewee O'Hara ("Si Magdalola at ang mga Gago"). She dedicated her win to the plight of the LGBT community. 

"Mabuhay ang LGBT community!" shouted Curtis-Smith to applause from the crowd, before, in tears, adding: "We have a voice. I am with you guys whether I am LGBT or not. I stand with you guys and I will be with you all the way." 

When it came time to the thank-you portion of her remarks, Curtis-Smith, the younger sister of Kapamilya star Anne Curtis, had nothing but love for her co-stars and the film's director, Samantha Lee. 

"You guys really helped me become the Alex that I needed to be," she said, referring to her character in the film. 

She also thanked her boyfriend, Jeff Ortega.

Meanwhile, the Best Actor award went to Rocky Salumbides for his role in the horror film "Lily." One of his co-actors, Natileigh Sitoy, won Best Supporting Actress, and the Best Supporting Actor was given to Hashtags member Jameson Blake, who had to shoot a masturbation scene for "2 Cool 2 Be Forgotten." 

Check out the full list of winners below: 

Best Picture
"2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten"

Special Jury Prize
"Si Magdalola at ang Mga Gago"

Special Citation
"People Power Bombshell: Diary of Vietnam Rose"

Best Documentary
"Forbidden Memory by Teng Mangansakan"

Best Director
Keith Deligero, "Lily"

Best Actor
Rocky Salumbides, "Lily"

Best Actress
Jasmine Curtis-Smith, "Baka Bukas"

Best Supporting Actor
Jameson Blake, "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten"

Best Supporting Actress
Natileigh Sitoy, "Lily"

Best Short Film
JP Habac's "Maria"

Best C1 Minute Top Student Film 
Nino Justin Tecson's "No Seguir"

Best Screenplay:
Jose Abdel Langit, "Malinak Ya Labi"

Best Cinematography
Carlos Mauricio, "2 Cool To Be 4gotten"

Best Production Design
Michael Espanol, "Tisay"

Best Editing
"Lily"

Best Music
Francis De Veyra, "Tisay"

Best Sound
Andrew Millalos, "Baka Bukas"

Champion Bughaw Award
"Tisay"

People Choice Award
"Baka Bukas"