Sep 20
REPRINTS OF SPECIAL AWARDS TEXT FOR GOLDEN REEL AND FPJ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Reprinted as follows are the texts of the Golden Reel Award given to Congresswoman Vilma Santos and the FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award bestowed on Director Emmanuel H. Borlaza:


THE FILM ACADEMY OF THE PHILIPPINES
awards to

VILMA SANTOS
this
GOLDEN REEL AWARD
for her outstanding career as an actress which has spanned more than five decades since she was discovered by Sampaguita Pictures for the title role in Trudis Liit where she won the FAMAS best child performer award in 1963;

for persistently winning the Luna Awards of the Film Academy of the Philippines where her four best actress trophies still stand as the most wins for an actress, actually just short of another trophy to enter the Luna Awards Hall of Fame;
her best actress awards were for Ishmael Bernal’s Relasyon (1982); Laurice Guillen’s Dolzura Cortez Story (1993); Chito Rono’s Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa? (1998); and Chito Rono’s Dekada ’70 (2002);

for being declared during her career as the Star for all Seasons, once holding the title of Grand Slam Queen for her various roles which garnered awards upon awards and rendered her the longest reigning box office queen of Philippine cinema;

for pursuing another role, aside from being an actress, in Philippine politics and public service, serving as Mayor of Lipa City from 1998 to 2007 and governor of Batangas from 2007 to 2016, and for being elected representative of the lone district of Lipa, Batangas in the last elections.

The big winners of 34th Luna Awards including Golden Reel awardee Vilma Santos.

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THE FILM ACADEMY OF THE PHILIPPINES
Is honored to grant this

FERNANDO POE, JR.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

to

EMMANUEL H. BORLAZA

for his lifelong involvement in Philippine cinema,
foremost in the fields of directing and scriptwriting
since starting his career in Sampaguita Pictures in the 1960s;

for the treasure trove of outstanding films he directed
through several decades and his handling of
box-office actresses in unforgettable cinematic gems,
including 24 films he directed for Vilma Santos;

for directing other actresses in films which eventually
installed them in the enviable list of box-office and
award-winning actresses, including Sharon Cuneta
in Bituing Walang Ningning and Bukas Luluhod ang mga Tala,
Alma Moreno in Eva Fonda 16, Snooky Serna in Blusang Itim
and Maricel Soriano in Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,
to mention a few;
for serving as chairman of the board
in the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc.;

for serving since 2010 as acting chairman or deputy chairman
of the Movie and Television Rating and Classification Board
in his personal effort to guide the directorial prerogatives
of his co-directors as well as the other members of the film industry.