In Philippine movies, we often go for the "dramatic" rather than the "natural" when it comes to acting. This is true in the 22nd Star Awards for Movies ng PMPC. I have nothing against Claudine, i think she has given a very "dramatic" performance in Dubai and she deserves a "Dramatic Actress of the Year" award if there was one. But performance awards should be based on how the actors portray his/her role in the most believable and natural way. And if this is the main criteria, Irma Adlawan (Pusang Gala) should have won against Claudine Baretto, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jennylyn Mercado and Cherry Pie Picache.
I will not complain if they gave the Movie Actor trophy to Robin Padilla. Robin's performance in La Visa Loca is his best ever. And i think Ricky Davao deserves the trophy more than Aga Muhlach.
I agree with John Lloyd Cruz winning the Supporting Actor category. Yung performance niya sa Dubai ay sakto lang, he didn't overdo his role. And I also think wala siyang kalaban sa category na ito.
Same thing with the Supporting Actress category. Either Gloria Diaz or Hilda Coronel (both from Nasaan Ka Man) deserves the trophy. And the Star Award goes to Gloria Diaz. I also agree.
Anyway, here is the complete list of winners:
- Movie Actress of the Year: CLAUDINE BARRETTO for ‘Nasaan Ka Man’
- Movie Actor of the Year: AGA MUHLACH for ‘Dubai‘
- Supporting Actress of the Year: GLORIA DIAZ for ‘Naaan Ka Man’
- Supporting Actor of the Year: JOHN LLOYD CRUZ for ‘Dubai‘
Movie of the Year: BLUE MOON Regal Films
Movie Director of the Year: JOEL LAMANGAN Blue Moon
Movie Cinematographer of the Year: CHARLIE PERALTA Nasaan Ka Man
Movie Editor of the Year: MARYA IGNACIO Nasaan Ka Man
Movie Production Designer of the Year: JOEY LUNA Blue Moon
Sound Engineer of the Year: ADISS TABONG Nasaan Ka Man
Original Movie Screenplay of the Year: ARNEL TIJAMO Blue Moon
Original Movie Soundtrack of the Year: IKAW LAMANG by Gary Valenciano
Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: VINCE DE JESUS Let the Love Begin
Digital Film of the Year: ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS
Digital Film Director of the Year: AUREUS SOLITO for Maximo
New Movie Actress of the Year: RYZA CENON
New Movie Actor of the Year: NATHAN LOPEZ
Movie Child Performer of the Year: ANNALYN BANGSIIL
Ulirang Artista Awardee: ARMIDA SIGUION-REYNA
Male and Female Star of the Night: RUFFA GUTIERREZ and HERO ANGELES
Male and Female Face of the Night: AGA MUHLACH and ANA ROCES
Darling of the Press: ARA MINA