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April 30, 2014

The nominees for the 37th Gawad Urian Awards revealed; Piolo Pascual and Bianca Gonzales will be the host on June 17

The nominees for the 37th Gawad Urian Awards have been announced this morning, April 29, 2014 held at the ELJ Bldg. Abs-Cbn, Quezon City.
In Photo: (L-R) Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino member and National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, MPP President Grace Javier Alfonso, MPP member Mario Hernando and Cinema One Head Ronald Arguelles

Three members of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino were present during the announcement; President Grace Javier Alfonso, Mario Hernando and National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, 

All is set for the night to honor and celebrate cinematic excellence, as the highly-anticipated ceremony for the 37th Gawad Urian fast approaches.

The Gawad Urian, considered the most prestigious film award-giving body in the country, which has shaped cinematic history over the years. This annual ceremony is held in light of a partnership formed between the oldest and most respected film awards institution in the country, the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino, and Cinema One, the Philippines’ number one cable channel.

This year’s awarding ceremony will be hosted by two of the country’s best local talents in entertainment, Piolo Pascual and Bianca Gonzales, along with Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino member Butch Francisco.

Piolo and Bianca will be part of an even greater population of artists in the field of filmmaking—the biggest names in Philippine cinema and stars of all generations—who will be gathering in celebration of local cinema at Studio 9 and 10 of the ELJ Building this year to witness the awards convocation.

Tight competition is expected among this year’s nominees. Most nominees are independent films or starred in one.

The 37th Gawad Urian nominations are dominated by Lav Diaz’s “Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan” and Armando Bing Lao’s “Dukit” with ten nominations each. They are followed by “On The Job” and “Porno,” with nine nominations each. “Transit,” on the other hand has eight nominations this year, and both “Riddles of my Homecoming” and “Ekstra” tie for six nominations each. Also part of those raking in a number of nominations are “Badil” and “Ang Kuwento ni Mabuti,” with four nominations each.

Here is the full list of nominees for the 37th Gawad Urian awards:

Best Picture:
Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
OTJ
Transit
Ekstra
Riddles of my Homecoming
Badil
Ang Kuwento ni Mabuti
Porno
Dukit

Best Actor:
Mark Gil (A Philipino Story)
Joel Torre (OTJ)
Mimi Juarenza (Quick Change)
Sid Lucero (Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
Ping Medina (Transit)
Jhong Hilario (Badil)
Alex Medina (Babagwa)

Best Actress:
Nora Aunor (Mabuti)
Vilma Santos (Ekstra)
Angeli Bayani (Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
Cherie Gil (Sonata)
Eugene Domingo (Instant Mommy)
Rustica Carpio (Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap?)
Agot Isidro (Mga Anino ng Kahapon)
Vivian Velez (Bendor)
Lorna Tolentino (Burgos)

Best Supporting Actor:
Junjun Quintana (A Philippino Story)
Art Acuna (Kabisera)
John Arcilla (Metro Manila)
Joey Marquez (OTJ)
Yul Servo (Porno)
Carlo Aquino (Porno)
Victor Basa (Lauriana)
Cesar Montano (Alamat ni China Doll)
Archie Alemania (Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
Bor Ocampo (Dukit)

Best Supporting Actress:
Angel Aquino (Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita)
Angel Aquino (Porno)
Mitch Smith (Angustia)
Ruby Ruiz (Ekstra)
Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Transit)
Raquel Villavicencio (Dukit)

Best Direction:
Erik Matti (OTJ)
Lav Diaz (Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
Jeffrey Jeturian (Ekstra)
Peque Gallaga and Lore Reyes (Sonata)
Arnel Mardoquio (Riddles of My Homecoming)
Hannah Espia (Transit)
Alvin Yapan (Mga Anino ng Kahapon)
Whammy Alcazaren (Islands)
Chito Rono (Badil)
Mes de Guzman (Ang Kuwento ni Mabuti)
Adolf Alix Jr. (Porno)
Bing Lao (Dukit)

Best Screenplay:
Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
OTJ
Badil
Transit
Babagwa
Porno
Death March
Bing Lao (Dukit)

Best Production Design:
Sonata
Riddles of my Homecoming
OTJ
Ekstra
Porno
Shift
Dukit

Best Music:
Lauriana
Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
Riddles of My Homecoming
Sonata
Dukit

Best Cinematography:
Riddles of My Homecoming
Transit
OTJ
Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
Porno
Islands
Dukit

Best Editing:
OTJ
Riddles of My Homecoming
Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
Porno
Transit
Dukit

Best Sound:
OTJ
Ekstra
Transit
Norte Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
Ang Kuwento ni Mabuti
Death March
Dukit

This year’s Gawad Urian is also made more meaningful and exciting with the Natatanging Gawad Urian being conferred to film director Mike de Leon.

Stay tuned for the winners’ big proclamation night happening on June 17. 

Catch the 37th Gawad Urian as it airs on Cinema One on the same night at 10:00pm. Encores of the awards show program will be on the weekend of June 21 and June 22.


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