Gawad Urian first-time winners beyond grateful

By , on June 19, 2015


L-R Allen Dizon, Eula Valdez, Martin del Rosario and Gladys Reyes (Facebook photos)
L-R Allen Dizon, Eula Valdez, Martin del Rosario and Gladys Reyes (Facebook photos)

MANILA – Several showbiz personalities were beyond greatful for their first-ever Gawad Urian awards.

Allen Dizon and Eula Valdez received the Best Actor and Best Actress awards, respectively.

“I didn’t act in the movie. I just gave what my character required me to do. I didn’t overact. What is happening in real life and what I feel are the things I always bring in my every portrayal,” Dizon said.

Dizon portrayed the role of “Randy” in “Magkakabaung.” His character was a desperate father who accidentally killed his eight-year-old daughter by giving her wrong medicaiton. He then struggled to bury his daughter’s body as well as bury his liability to the crime.

“Ang balak ko lang talaga ay um-attend… and to have ‘selfie’ with the nominees… I just wanted to have pictures taken with them. Maraming salamat sa mga Manunuri…,” Valdez said.

(What I really planned was to attend and to ‘selfie’ with the nominees… I just wanted to have pictures with them. Thank you to the judges.)

Valdez played the role of “Issey Tolentino” in “Dagitab.” Her character was a professor with a lost soul. She later on struggled with a failing marriage and a scandal with a young student.

Best Supporting Actor Martin del Rosario and Best Supporting Actress Gladys Reyes also protrayed roles in Dagitab and Magkakabaung, respectively. They were also first-time Urian winners.

“Magkakabaung and Barber’s Tales ay ang dalawa pa lamang sa pelikula na nagtiwala po sa akin, nagbigay sa akin ng pagkakataon, na bukod sa pananakit at pang-aapi sa bida, ay mayroon pa pala akong pwedeng ipakita,” Reyes said in her acceptance speech.

(“Magkakabaung” and “Barber’s Tales” are the two films which believed in me, gave me the chance, that aside from being an antagonist [in other movies and teleseryes], I could also show more.)

Here is a complete list of winners:

Best Director: Lav Diaz, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon

Best Actor: Allen Dizon, Magkakabaung

Best Actress: Eula Valdez, Dagitab

Best Supporting Actor: Martin del Rosario, Dagitab

Best Supporting Actress: Gladys Reyes, Magkakabaung

Best Picture: Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon

Best Screenplay: Lav Diaz, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon

Best Production Design: Popo Diaz, Dementia

Best Cinematography: Neil Daza, Bwaya

Best Editing: Lav Diaz, Mula Sa Kung Ano ang Noon

Best Music: Erwin Fajardo, Bwaya

Best Sound: Corinne De San Jose, Violator

Best Documentary: Walang Rape sa Bontok (of Lester Valle and Carla Ocampo)

Best Short Film: Kinabukasan (Adolf Alix Jr.)

Natatanging Gawad Urian (Lifetime Achievement Award): Nora Aunor

The 38th Gawad Urian awards was held last Tuesday and was hosted by Angelica Panganiban, Robi Domingo and Manunuri Butch Francisco.