Mariel Rodriguez is extremely happy and proud for husband Robin Padilla’s achievement.
Padilla won the Best Actor during the Gabi ng Parangal of the 2013 MMFF.
Rodriguez said Padilla deserves the award, adding she immediately recognized her husband who is gunning for a best actor award when she first watched the film, ‘10,000 Hours.’
In the film, Robin portrayed the character of Gabriel Molino Alcaraz, a policeman who fought against a kidnap-for-ransom syndicate.
The story was patterned after the life of former Senator Panfilo Lacson and the movie was shot in Amsterdam.
The film was directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal, who also won Best Director that night.
Mariel shared Robin was very serious in the film.
All the cast deserve the 14 awards they got, out of the 20 awards in main category.
Mariel knew Robin will win the award and even before his name was pronounced, she has already been telling him about her forecast.
Robin, however, thought the award would go to Vice Ganda.
Even up to the last minute, Robin thought Vice would win.
The TV host said they just enjoyed the night and never expected anything.
Vice played four characters in ‘Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy’ under the direction of Wenn Deramas.
When Robin’s name was called, Mariel just whispered to him how proud she is of Robin.
During the filming for the movie, Direk Joyce kept telling the cast to just enjoy it.
But when they watched the final product, she turned to Robin and asked him to attend the awards night because he’s going to win the best actor award.
Even Mariel and the rest of the Padilla clan urged Robin to attend the awards night.
They made sure he knows how much they support him and the film.
Mariel did not even know that this is the first best actor award for Robin.
When she learned this, she realized how significant the night is for her husband.
As his wife, Mariel shared she usually hears Robin talks about the movies he wants to do in the future.
There are moments, of course, that Robin is concerned the Filipino viewing public cannot appreciate the kind of movies he does.
But Mariel remains to be his confident-booster, and asks him to wait for his own time.
She also shares her own ideas. Mariel said that in the next year, she still does not know what Robin has in store for the public when it comes to movies.
As for her own career, Mariel cannot really say yet if she will come back to ABS-CBN, her home network.
She transfered to TV5 when Willie Revillame did.
There’s no final deal yet on her reported comeback.
Right now, Mariel is just enjoying her life as a housewife and a morale booster to her husband.
There is no pressure, she added.
Meanwhile, the movie was based on former Senator Panfilo Lacson’s escape to avoid arrest.
The film also went home with the Best Supporting Actor (Pen Medina), Best Original Story, and Best Screenplay.
But the biggest win for the film was being awarded the 1st Best Picture.
10,000 Hours also took home most of the technical awards including Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Musical Score, and Best Sound Engineering.
It also received this year’s Gat Puno Antonio Villegas Cultural Award and 2nd Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award for Film Excellence.
Maricel Soriano won Best Actress for her role in Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, while Aiza Seguerra was Best Supporting Actress (My Little Bossings,) and Ryzza Mae Dizon bagged the Best Child Performer (My Little Bossings).
Pagpag, Siyam na Buhay picked up trophies for Best Make-up and Youth’s Choice.
Vice Ganda went up the stage to receive Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy’s award for Most Gender Sensitive movie.
My Little Bossings’ original theme song of the same title was recognized as the festival’s best.
The award for Best Float went to Boy Golden.