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:
"2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten"
Special Jury Prize
"Si Magdalola at ang Mga Gago"
"People Power Bombshell: Diary of Vietnam Rose"
"Forbidden Memory by Teng Mangansakan"
Keith Deligero, "Lily"
Rocky Salumbides, "Lily"
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"
Jose Abdel Langit, "Malinak Ya Labi"
Carlos Mauricio, "2 Cool To Be 4gotten"
Best Production Design
Michael Espanol, "Tisay"
Francis De Veyra, "Tisay"
Andrew Millalos, "Baka Bukas"
Champion Bughaw Award
People Choice Award