Nora Aunor and Jericho Rosales led the 36th Gawad UrianAwards held at NBC Tent on Tuesday, June 18, by bagging the Best Actress andBest Actor awards of “Thy Womb” and “Alagwa,” respectively.
“Masaya sa pakiramdam kung ang mga kababayan ang nagbibigayng karangalan. Urian ang unang nagbigay sa akin ng karangalan bilang aktres,”Nora said onstage. Nora’s first UrianBest Actress award was for the film “Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” in 1976.
The award is the Superstar's seventh Urian Best Actress trophy, making her the second most-awarded actress in the said award-giving body after Vilma Santos who has so far clinched eight trophies.
It was Jericho’s first Gawad Urian Best Actor award. LastMay, he was cited for Outstanding Acting Achievement at the California-based Newport Beach FilmFestival, also for Alagwa.
“Baguhan lang po ako sa indie films. Hindi ko alam na ditoko pala matatagpuan ‘yung galak bilang isang actor,” Jericho said.
Indie films dominated this year’s list of nominees. ArnelMardoquio’s “Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim” won Best Film.
Veteran actress Mila del Sol received the Natatanging GawadUrian Award for her contributions to the local movie industry since the 1930s.Among her movies are “Giliw Ko,” “Pakipot” and “Tatlong Magdalena.”
The event was hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Richard Gomezand Cherie Gil.
The Honor Roll:
Best Film: Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa GabingMadilim
Best Director: Adolfo Alix (Mater Dolorosa)
Best Actress: Nora Aunor (Thy Womb)
Best Actor: Jericho Rosales (Alagwa)
Best Supporting Actress: Alessandra de Rossi (Sta. Niña)
Best Supporting Actor: Art Acuña (Posas)
Best in Cinematography: Whammy Alcazaren (Colossal)
Best in Screenplay: Mes de Guzman (Diablo)
Best Short Film: Remton Zuasola (Ritmo)
Best Documentary: Benito Bautista (Harana)
Best Production Design: Brillante Mendoza (Thy Womb)
Best Editing: Aleks Castañeda (Kalayaan)
Best Sound: Willy Fernandez, Bong Sungcang & FerdinandMarcos Sabarongis (Florentina Hubaldo)
Best Music: Diwa de Leon (Baybayin)
Special Award for Film - Natatanging Gawad Urian (LifetimeAchievement Award): Mila del Sol