Last year, “Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria” was the Jury Prize winner in Cinema One Originals. And recently, it was chosen to receive the Special Jury Prize Award in the International Competition Section of the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea.
And now, the Cebuano indie film bagged the highest honor–the Best Picture award–at the 34th Gawad Urian Tuesday night. The film also won in three other categories: Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Director for Remton Siega Zuasola.
Fe GingGing Hyde won Best Actress for “Sheika” while International Emmy Awards nominee Sid Lucero was named Best Actor for the gay-themed movie “Muli.”
Rosanna Roces, on the other hand, bagged the Best Supporting Actress plum for “Presa” while Joem Bascon was awarded Best Supporting Actor for “Noy.”
Here is the full list of winners for the 2011 Gawad Urian, held Tuesday night, May 17, at the Marriott Hotel in Resorts World Manila:
“Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria”
Remton Siega Zuasola (“Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria”)
Fe GingGing Hyde (“Sheika”)
Sid Lucero (“Muli”)
Best Supporting Actress:
Rosanna Roces (“Presa”)
Best Supporting Actor:
Joem Bascon (“Noy”)
Arnel Mardoquio (“Sheika”)
Christian Linaban (“Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria”)
Best Production Design:
Rodell Cruz (“Amigo”)
Willie Apa, Jr. and Arthur Ian Garcia (“Sheika”)
Jerrold Tarog (“Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria”)
Dempster Samarista (“Limbunan”)
Best Short Film:
“Wag Kang Titingin” by Pam Miras
Best Documentary Film:
“Kano: An American and His Harem” by Monster Jimenez
Gawad Urian also presented the 10 Best Films of the Decade: “Tuhog” (2000), “Batang Westside” (2001), “Babae Sa Breakwater” (2003), “Magnifico” (2003), “Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino” (2004), “Ang Pagdadalaga Ni Maximo Oliveros” (2005), “Kubrador” (2006), “Serbis” (2008), “Kinatay” (2009), “Lola” (2009);.
Coco Martin was named Aktor ng Dekada while Gina Pareño and Cherry Pie Picache were tied for Gawad Urian Aktres ng Dekada.
Natatanging Gawad was given to scriptwriter Jose F. Lacaba.
Cesar Montano, Ai-Ai delas Alas and Butch Francisco served as hosts for this year’s ceremony.