Aside from Vilma Santos, Iza also bested the other nominees in the drama actress category such as Bea Alonzo in “And I Love You So,” Rustica Carpio in “Lola,” Sharon Cuneta in “Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love,” Anita Linda in “Lola,” Lovi Poe in “Sagrada Familia” and Snooky Serna in “Sagrada Familia.”
Iza Calzado‘s intense performance as Maricel Salvacruz in the indie film Dukot (Desaparecidos) earned her a second Golden Screen trophy. Her first was Best Supporting Actress in the film “Blackout.”
The film Dukot sheds light on the plight of political prisoners under martial law, who suffered atrocities when they were abducted, tortured and murdered. It was nominated for Best Picture – Drama but the trophy went to the Cannes Film Festival entry “Kinatay” by Brillante Mendoza.
On the other hand, the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Musical or Comedy) went to Eugene Domingo for her hilarious performance in Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme. Eugene bested Gina Alajar (Ded Na Si Lolo), Sarah Geronimo (You Changed My Life) and Elizabeth Oropesa (Ded Na Si Lolo).
The Best Picture – Comedy award went to the country’s Oscar entry “Ded Na Si Lolo.”