The nominees in 12 categories of the 26th Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines were announced last Friday, August 29, at the SM Megamall Cinema lobby.
Leo Martinez, Candy Pangilinan, Jason Abalos and event host Leila Chikadora
FAP Director-General Leo Martinez together with actress Candy Pangilinan and young star Jason Abalos made the official announcement of the nominees for the awards which will be held on September 28, a Sunday. The event was hosted by Leila Chikadora of DZMM.
Candy and Jason announcing the first half of nominees
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Banal (Comguild Productions, Inc.)
Faces of Love (Eddie Romero Foundation)
A Love Story (Star Cinema)
One More Chance (Star Cinema)
Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo (Star Cinema).
Cesar Apolinario (Banal)
Joel Lamangan (Silip)
Jose Javier Reyes (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)
Maryo J. de los Reyes (A Love Story)
Eddie Romero (Faces of Love).
Paolo Contis (Banal)
John Lloyd Cruz (One More Chance)
Aga Muhlach (A Love Story)
Piolo Pascual (Paano Kita Iibigin)
Joel Torre (Ataul for Rent).
Bea Alonzo (One More Chance)
Judy Ann Santos (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)
Maricel Soriano (A Love Story and Bahay Kubo)
Regine Velasquez (Paano Kita Iibigin).
Best Supporting Actor
Alchris Galura (Batad: Sa Paang Palay)
Ronnie Lazaro (Ataul for Rent)
Pen Medina (Banal)
Wendell Ramos (Happy Hearts)
Dante Rivero (A Love Story).
Best Supporting Actress
Irma Adlawan (Ataul for Rent)
Eugene Domingo (Bahay Kubo and Paano Kita Iibigin)
Angelica Panganiban (A Love Story)
Gina Pareno (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo).
Vic Acedillo Jr. (Batad: Sa Paang Palay)
Carmi G. Raymundo & Vanessa Valdez (One More Chance)
Murphy Redd & Bong Ramos (Haw-Ang… After the Harvest)
Eddie Romero & Rica Arevalo (Faces of Love)
Vanessa R. Valdez (A Love Story).
Rodolfo Aves Jr. (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)
Marissa Floirendo (The Promise)
Ramoncito Redoble (Batanes)
Manuel Teehankee (One More Chance)
Renato de Vera (Ataul for Rent).
Best Production Design
Rodell Cruz (Resiklo)
Blanca Dadivas & Felisberto Besina (Haw-Ang…After the Harvest)
Cyrus Khan (Batanes)
Mitoy Sta. Ana (Enteng Kabisote 4)
Ma. Asuncion Torres & Anna Carmela Manda (Ang Lalaki sa Parola).
Vito Cajili (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)
Marya Ignacio (Ouija and You Got Me)
Jess Navarro (Silip)
Tara Illenberger (A Love Story).
Best Musical Score
John Ballesteros (Faces of Love)
Carmina Robles Cuya (Ouija)
Allan Feliciano & Arnold Buena (Resiklo)
Von de Guzman (Bahay Kubo)
Jesse Lucas (Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo).
Ditoy Aguila (Ouija)
Ditoy Aguila & Junel Valencia (Resiklo and The Promise)
Albert Michael Idioma (A Love Story and Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo)
Addiss Tabong (Katas ng Saudi).
Leo Martinez being interviewed by the media.
The film with the most number of nominees turned out to be A Love Story, with eight nominations, followed by: Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo, 7 nominations; One More Chance, 4 nominations; Ataul for Rent, 4 nominations; Banal, 3 nominations; and Faces of Love, 3 nominations. To be nominated for best picture, a film must garner the most number of nominations, provided that it is nominated for best director and/or screenplay.
The films which also got 3 nominations were Bahay Kubo, Ouija, Paano Kita Iibigin and Resiklo.