20 Jun – Eddie Garcia was recently named Best Actor by the Gawad Urian for his performance in the movie, "ML".
As reported on ABS-CBN, the veteran star, who is currently in a comatose state following an on-set accident early this month, bested contenders including co-star Tony Labrusca and "Signal Rock" actor Christian Bables to win the award.
It is noted that Garcia was nominated twice in the category, one for "ML" and another for "Hintayan ng Langit", making him the favourite to win.
Director Benedict Mique represented Garcia's family in accepting the award, expressing his hope that the veteran star would be granted the National Artist Award for his contribution to the industry for the past 70 years.
In "ML", Garcia plays the role of an elderly delusional military officer who tortures students researching about Marcos' martial law rule.
Winners of 2019 Gawad Urian are as follows:
Best Picture: BuyBust
Best Director: Denise O'Hara (Mamang)
Best Actress: Nadine Lustre (Never Not Love You)
Best Actor: Eddie Garcia (ML)
Best Supporting Actress: Cherie Gil (Citizen Jake)
Best Supporting Actor: Joel Lamangan (School Service)
Best Screenplay: Rody Vera (Signal Rock)
Best Cinematography: Neil Bion (BuyBust)
Best Documentary: Jewel Maranan (Sa Palad ng Dantaong Kulang)
Best Short Film: Shaira Advincula (Tembong)
Best Production Design: Michael Espanol & Roma Regala (BuyBust)
Best Editing: May-i Guia Padilla (Tanabata's Wife)
Best Music: Malek Lopez & Erwin Romulo (BuyBust)
Best Sound: Jonathan Hee, Steff Dereja and Miguel Hernandez (Never Tear Us Apart)
(Photo Source: ABS CBN)