I do not believe in awards. John Lloyd Cruz said he believes in the movie industry when he received the Best Actor Award for Honor Thy Father at the 39th Gawad Urian Awards last night at the KIA Theater. Among the big winners include Brillante Mendoza's Taklub by Centerstage Productions bagging the Best Picture Award.
John Lloyd joined LJ Reyes who won Best Actress for Anino Sa Likod Ng Buwan, Anna Abad Santos, Best Supporting Actress for Apocalypse Child, Bernardo Bernardo, Best Supporting Actor for Imbisibol, Jerrold Tarog, Best Director for Heneral Luna, Romy Vitug, Natatanging Gawad Urian and the rest of the winners in the grand parade.
Heneral Luna bagged 4 awards; Best Direction(Jerrold Tarog), Best Cinematography(Pong Ignacio), Best Editing (Jerrold Tarog) and Best Sound (Mikko Quizon). Ari: My Life With A King won Best Screenplay ( Robby Tantingco) and Best Music (Jake Abella). Ben Payumo of Water Lemon won Best Production Design, Angeli Mae Catalan of Wawa won the Best Short Film and Crescent Rising won the Best Documentary.
Romy Vitug was awarded Natatanging Gawad Urian presented by Maricel Soriano. Special performances include Morisette Amon and Jonah Viray, Darryl Ong and Sheryn Regis hosted by Iza Calzado, Zoren Legaspi and Manunuri Butch Francisco aired in delayed telecast via Cinema One Channel.