Paolo Ballesteros & Irma Adlawan Win as Best Actor & Best Actress in 2016 MMFF

Paolo Ballesteros, Irma Adlawan are named ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Actress’ in MMFF 2016.

Irma is the lead actress of ‘Oro’ while Paolo won for his portrayal of a transgender woman in the MMFF 2016 entry ‘Die Beautiful.’

During the awarding ceremony, Paolo was sick. Director Jun Lana accepted the award on his behalf.

Irma thanked the MMFF management for implementing some changes this year.

The awarding ceremony of the 42nd edition of the MMFF was held last night December 29, at the KIA Theater.

Christian Bables shed tears when he received the Best Supporting Actor award during the Gabi Ng Parangal. He played the transgender Barbs in the MMFF 2016 entry ‘Die Beautiful.’

The Best Supporting Actress award went to Phoebe Walker who played a mysterious nun in Seklusyon.

The other jury members were Bien Miguel Lumbera, Kiah Leslie Dunne, Sean Paul Earnest Fabregas & Joshiann Audrielle Salazar.

Here is the list of all winners of MMFF 2016:

Best Picture: Sunday Beauty Queen
Best Actor: Paolo Ballesteros, Die Beautiful
Best Actress: Irma Adlawan, Oro
Special Jury Prize: Rhed Bustamante, Seklusyon
Best Ensemble Cast: Oro
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bables, Die Beautiful
Best Supporting Actress: Phoebe Walker, Seklusyon
Best Director: Erik Matti
Best Cinematography: Seklusyon
Best Screenplay: Seklusyon
Best Musical Score: Saving Sally
Best Sound Design: Seklusyon
Best Original Theme Song: Seklusyon
Children’s Choice Award: Saving Sally, Sunday Beauty Queen, Vince & Kath & James
MMFF My Most Favorite Movie (Audience Choice Award): Die Beautiful
Best Production Design: Seklusyon
Best Editing: Sunday Beauty Queen

HOOQ Short Film Special Jury Prize: Manila Scream
Best Short Film Screenplay Award: Mitatang
Best Work for Children: Passage of Life
Best Short Film Director: Jarell Serencio
MMFF Best Short Film: EJK by Bor Ocampo