The Film Academy of the Philippines has released the final list of nominees for its 24th Luna Awards –which will be held on September 16—during a press conference at the Ihaw-Ihaw Kalde-Kaldero Kawa-Kawali at Aawitan Kayo Restaurant at the corner of Quezon and Timog avenues.
A total of 15 local films received nominations in the 12 main categories. Hereunder is the official list of nominees:
Best Picture—Blue Moon, Regal Entertainment Inc.; Dubai, ABS-CBN Star Cinema; Nasaan Ka Man, ABS-CBN Star Cinema; Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, Cinemalaya; and La Visa Loca, Unitel Pictures.
Best Director—Joel Lamangan, Blue Moon; Cholo Laurel, Nasaan Ka Man; Mark Meily, La Visa Loca; Rory Quintos, Dubai; and Aureaus Solito, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros.
Best Scriptwriter—Ricky Lee and Shaira Salvador, Dubai; Mark Meily, La Visa Loca; Boots Agbayani Pastor, Masahista; Allan Tijamo, Blue Moon; and Michiko Yamamoto, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros.
Best Actor—Marvin Agustin, Kutob; Ricky Davao, Mga Pusang Gala; Eddie Garcia, Blue Moon; Nathan Lopez, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros; and Dennis Trillo, Blue Moon.
Best Actress—Irma Adlawan, Mga Pusang Gala; Claudine Barretto, Dubai and Nasaan Ka Man; Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ako Legal Wife; and Boots Anson Roa, Blue Moon.
Best Supporting Actor—Ryan Agoncillo, Kutob; Johnny Delgado, La Visa Loca; BJ ‘Tolits’ Forbes, Ispiritista, Itay May Moomoo; Ping Medina, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Mximo Oliveros; and Michael de Mesa, Dubai.
Best Supporting Actress—Irma Adlawan, Nasaan Ka Man; Ana Capri, Kutob; Hilda Koronel, Nasaan Ka Man; Jean Garcia, Birhen ng Manaoag; and Jennylyn Mercado, Blue Moon.
Best Cinematogapher—Ely Cruz, Enteng Kabisote 2; Jay Linao and Richard Padernal, Mulawin, the Movie; Rolly Manuel, Ako Legal Wife; Charlie Peralta, Nasaan ka Man; and Lyle Sacris, Exodus.
Best Editor—Vito Cajili, Kutob; Alex Castañeda, Exodus; Manet Dayrit, Mulawin, the Movie; and Marya Ignacio, Ako Legal Wife and Nasaan Ka Man.
Best Production Designer—Clint Catalan, Cristina Dy and Lily Esquillon, Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros; Jon Cuyson, Nasaan Ka Man; Joey Luna, Blue Moon, Richard Somes, Exodus; and Elfren Vibar, Dubai.
Best Sound Technician—Albert Idioma, Kutob; Arnold Reodica, Dubai; and Addis Tabong, D’Anothers, Enteng Kabisote 2 amd Nasaan Ka Man.
Best Musical Scorer—Von de Guzman, Blue Moon and Exodus; Vincent de Jesus, Ako Legal Wife; Lutgardo Labad, Mulawin, the Movie and Jesse Lazaten, Nasaan Ka Man.