The 42ND METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL GABI NG PARANGAL was held last December 29, 2016 at the Kia Theater, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City. HOOQ, Asia’s largest video-on-demand service, is the exclusive presenter of the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival and its New Wave category.
“In a year marked by big changes in the MMFF, we are proud to say that our full support for the premiere movie festival in the country has remained the same,” said Jane Cruz-Walker, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager. “We welcome another year of partnership with the Metro Manila Film Festival, and we are proud to be part of the festival as it takes brave new steps in focusing on quality films, fresh casting choices and new approaches to filmmaking.”
Erik Matti’s “Seklusyon” bagged 8 awards including Best Director for Erik Matti; Best Supporting Actress Phoebe Walker; Special Jury Prize Rhed Bustamante; Best Screenplay; Best Sound; Best Production Design; Best Cinematography and Best Theme Song for Dominus Miserere.
Sunday Beauty Queen, the first ever docu to be included in MMFF was picked as Best Picture.
Paolo Ballesteros took home the Best Actor award for his performance in Die Beautiful while Irma Adlawan won Best Actress for the movie Oro.
Christian Bables was very emotional when he was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Die Beautiful.
HOOQ also gave out its own set of awards for the Short Films category including Best Screenplay: Mitatang; Best Director: Jarell Serencio Mga Bituin sa Siyudad; Special Jury Prize for Manila Scream; and Best Picture for EJK.
Ronnie Alonte and Rhian Ramos meanwhile, were recognized as the HOOQ Male and Female Celebrities of the Night for their stunning looks at the red carpet.
Just to note, HOOQ is the home of the largest collection of Pinoy movies and TV series, including close to a hundred winners and finalists of the Metro Manila Film Festivals. Plus HOOQ will be adding more past MMFF winners to HOOQ’s library of Filipino titles.
Here is the complete list of winners of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night co-presented by HOOQ.
- Best Picture – Sunday Beauty Queen
- Best Director – Erik Matti (Seklusyon)
- Best Actress – Irma Adlawan (Oro)
- Best Actor – Paolo Ballesteros (Die Beautiful)
- Best Supporting Actress – Phoebe Walker (Seklusyon)
- Best Supporting Actor – Christian Balbes (Die Beautiful)
- Children’s Choice – Saving Sally, Sunday Beauty Queen and Vince & Kath & James
- People’s Choice – (voted online) Die Beautiful
- Best Cast Ensemble – Oro
- Special Jury Prize – Rhed Bustamante (Seklusyon)
- Best Screenplay – Seklusyon
- Best Sound – Seklusyon
- Best Musical Score – Saving Sally
- Best Theme Song – Dominus Miserere (Francis De Veyra) Seklusyon
- Best Production Design – Seklusyon
- Best Editing – Sunday Beauty Queen
- Best Cinematography – Seklusyon
- FPJ Memorial Award for Excellence – Oro
- Gatpuno Antonio J Villegas Cultural Award – Sunday Beauty Queen
- Best Float – Die Beautiful