57 th Annual FAMAS awards finalists

 In October 8th, the 57th Annual Famas Awards will be helsat the Grand Theater of PAGCOR. The following are the finalists for the awards:

The finalists for the coming 57th Annual FAMAS Awards were recently announced by the members of the Board of Directors headed by its president, Angelo “Eloy” Padua. The awards ceremonies will be held at the Grand Theater of PAGCOR-Parañaque on Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. This year, the pioneering award-giving body has added one finalist in each category increasing them from five nominees to six to give more recognition to deserving artisans in the local film industry.
Here is the list of finalists in alphabetical order:
Best Actress: Anne Curtis (“Baler”), Dawn Zulueta (“Magkaibigan”), Heart Evangelista (“Ay, Ayeng”), Judy Ann Santos (“Ploning”), Melissa Mendez (“Kalakal”) and Sharon Cuneta (“Caregiver”).
Best Actor: Aga Muhlach (“When Love Begins), Allen Dizon (“Paupahan”), Jericho Rosales (“Baler”), John Estrada (“Caregiver”), Polo Ravales (“Walang Kawala”) and Richard Gutierrez (“For the First Time”).
Best Suppporting Actor: Bojong Fernandez (“Ploning”), Eddie Gutierrez (“For the First Time”), Emilio Garcia (“Walang Kawala”), German Moreno (“Paupahan”), John Manalo (“Caregiver”) and Philip Salvador (“Baler”).
Best Director: Chito Roño (“Caregiver”), Dante Nico Garcia (“Ploning”), Ed Palmos (“Ay, Ayeng”), Jose Javier Reyes (“Magkaibigan”), Bb. Joyce Bernal (“For the First Time”), and Mark Meily (“Baler”).
Best Picture: “Ay, Ayeng” (Aloha Pearl Productions), “Baler” (GMA Films), “Caregiver” (Star Cinema), “Magkaibigan” (Maverick Films), “Ploning” (Panoramanila Pictures, Inc.) and “When Love Begins” (Star Cinema).
Best Child Actress: Janel Calma (“Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat”), Jessica Mae Flores (“Ay, Ayeng”).
Best Child Actor: Alvin Christian Flores (“Ay, Ayeng”), Dominico Soriano (“Ay, Ayeng”), Makisig Morales (“Caregiver”), Yuuri Kadooki (“Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat”).
Best Cinematography: Charlie Peralta (“Ploning”), Lee Meily (“Baler”), Rodel Bonus (“Ate”), Rodolfo Y. Aves, Jr. (“Magkaibigan”), Rodolfo Y. Aves, Jr. (“When Love Begins”) and Shane Sarte (“For the First Time”).
Best Story: Dante Nico Garcia (“Ploning”), C. Roño/J. Castro/C. Martinez (“Caregiver”), Jose Javier Reyes (“Magkaibigan”), Peque Gallaga (“Ate”), Roy Iglesias (“Baler”) and T. Dinopol/C. Gasmen (“When Love Begins”).
Best Screenplay: Dante Nico Garcia (“Ploning”), Dennis Evangelista (“Paupahan”), Ed Palmos (“Ay, Ayeng,”), Jose Javier Reyes (“Magkaibigan”), P. Gallaga/L. Reyes/ G. Tagasa (“Ate”) and Roy Iglesias (“Baler”).
Best Sound: Albert Michael Idioma (“Ploning”), Albert Michael Idioma (“When Love Begins”), Albert Michael Idioma (“Caregiver”), Raffy Magsaysay (“Ate”), Ronald de Asis (“Magkaibigan”) and Ditoy Aguila (“Baler”).
Best Editing: Danilo Anonuevo (“Baler”), Danilo Anonuevo (“Ploning”), Manet Dayrit (“Caregiver”), Randy Gabriel (“Ate”), Randy Gabriel (“Magkaibigan”) and Vito Cajili (“When Love Begins”).
Best Musical Score: Carmina Robles-Cuya (“Caregiver”), Jesse Lucas (“Ploning”), Jesse Lasaten (“Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat”), Jesse Lucas (“Magkaibigan”), Jesse Lucas (“Magkaibigan”) and Vincent de Jesus (“Baler”).
Best Theme Song: “Akap” composed by Imago and sang by Imago (“Ate”), “Sangandaan” composed by Joven Tan and sang by Jan Nieto (“Paupahan”), “Ngayon, Bukas at Kailanman” composed by Louie Ocampo and sang by Sarah Geronimo.
Mr. Padua, the president, invites all finalists to attend this momentous event. Required attire for the finalists is formal, while the public is requested to come in smart casual. Sitting arrangement is first come, first serve. Admission is free.

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