MANILA – “Felix Manalo,” which tells the life story of the first Executive Minister of Iglesia ni Cristo, was a big winner at the 64th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) Awards held at the Century Park Hotel Sunday.
The biopic won major awards including best film, best director for Joel Lamangan and best actor for Dennis Trillo.
It also bagged the best screenplay award and the best theme song awards for Sarah Geronimo’s "Ang Sugo ng Diyos sa mga Huling Araw."
Meanwhile, Andi Eigenmann was named best actress for her performance in the Carlo J. Caparas film “Angela Markado.”
Gabby Concepcion and Lorna Tolentino got the best supporting actor and actress awards for their roles in the Star Cinema film “Crazy Beautiful You.” Also from the same movie is young star JM Ibanez, who was named best child performer.
Best cinematography went to Rain Yamson for “Silong,” while best editing went to Carlo Francisco Manatad for ”Para Sa Hopeless Romantic.”
Toni Gonzaga and Coco Martin’s “You’re My Boss” won best sound and best production design, while “A Love Affair” brought home the best musical score award.
Vincent Ilagan and Mike Velasquez likewise won the best visiual effects award for the movie “Angela Markado.”
Meanwhile, here are the special awards handed during the ceremony:
FAMAS Lifetime Achievement Awardee - Gloria Sevilla
Presidential Award - Hon. Vilma Santos- Recto
Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award - Robin Padilla
Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award - Jojo Gabinete
Art M. Padua Memorial Award - Danny Dolor
German Moreno Memorial Youth Achievment Awards - Jak Roberto, Sanya Lopez and Gabbi Garcia
Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance - Arnold Reyes
2016 Advocacy Film - “EDSA”
Father of Visual Poetry - Doc Penpen B. Takipsilim
Posthumous Award - German Moreno
Best New Female Artist - Ysabelle Peach fpr “Angela Markado”
Actor Par Excellence - Piolo Pascual for “Silong”
Director Par Excellence - Carlo J. Caparas for “Angela Markado”
Screenplay Par Excellence - Carlo J. Caparas for “Angela Markado”
A special citation was also given to Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Acosta for championing the cause of eliminating violence against women.