A movie about two Muslim women, Women of the Weeping River bagged six awards at the 40th Gawad Urian held last Thursday at ABSCBN. Best Director Sheron Dayoc had to accept awards Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Rommel Sales) and for Best Supporting Actress Sharifa Pearlsia Ali-Dans while Carlo Francisco Manatad for Best Editing also for the same film.
Besties from the movie Die Beautiful both bagged Best Supporting Actor Christian Bables and Best Actor Paolo Ballesteros. Hasmine Kilip won Best Actress from the movie Pamilya Ordinario and Saving Sally film won Best Production Design. Best Music went to Jemma Pamintuan of Tuos and Best Sound went to Mark Laccay for the film Hinulid. The 40th Gawad Urian Awards opened with Mam Charo Santos hosted by Jodi Sta Maria and Billy Joe Crawford.
Natatanging Gawad Urian was presented to the Star for All Seasons Ms Vilma Santos for being the most awarded actress (11 awards since 1978). Performances by Lea Salonga, Erik Santos, Jona and Rey Valera made the event truly unforgettable.