The lists of nominees for five categories of the 2006 Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines were finalized during deliberations of nominators on Thursday, June 29, 2006.
The final lists will, however, be announced together with the nominees for the categories of performers, directing, musical scoring and best picture.
Nominators for best performances, scoring and directing will meet and deliberate on their final choices on Thursday, July 6, 2006.
The nominees for best picture will be decided only upon submission of all nominees for the 11 categories. The picture with the most number of nominees in the different categories (with nomination on either direction or screenplay or both) will be proclaimed the final nominees for best picture.
After the announcement of the final list of nominees, voters will be previewing all films with nominations at the UP Film Center starting on August 14, 2006.
The groups of nominators which have submitted their nominees include the following:
–Best screenplay nominators—Director Eddie Romero, Lualhati Bautista, Manny Buising, Jose N. Carreon and Joen Chionglo.
–Best cinematography nominators—Eduardo ‘Totoy’ Jacinto, Juanito Pereira Jr., and Shayne Sarte Clemente.
–Best sound nominators—Rolly Ruta, Ramon Reyes, Albert Rima, Nestor Mutia and Danny Lorilla.
–Best production design nominators—Manny Morfe, Joey Luna, Edgar Martin Littaua, Merlito ‘Len’ Santos and Benjie de Guzman.
–Best editing nominators—Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao, Ferren Salumbides, Ron Dale and Renewin Alano.
Academy Director General Leo G. Martinez said that the announcement of the complete list of nominees will be held in a press conference in coordination with the Eight Elephants Productions which had been contracted to produce and arrange the TV coverage of the 2006 Luna Awards.
The awards night is tentatively scheduled on September 16, 2006 at the UP Film Center.