Gawad Urian announces this year's nominees

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Friday, April 27, 2012


INDEPENDENT films dominate this year's official list of nominees for the 35th Gawad Urian Awards.

Eugene Domingo's hit Cinemalaya entry "Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank" and Cinema One's "Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay" earned several nods in the competition.

Domingo and Cantupay will also go head to head for the Best Actress plum against Racque Villavicencio ("Bisperas"), Maja Salvador ("Thelma") and Diana Zubiri for "Bahay Bata."

Showbiz newbies and seasoned actors will also compete in the Best Actor trophy. Few names included in this category are JM De Guzman, Paulo Avelino, Alfred Vargas, Ronnie Lazaro, and Tirzo Cruz III.

Here's the official list of nominees for this year's Gawad Urian:

Best Film

"The Natural Phenomenon of Madness"
"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank"
"Busong"
"Bisperas"
"Amok"
"Ka Oryang"
"Niño"
"Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa"
"Boundary"
"Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay"

Best Director

Sari Dalen ("Ka Oryang")
Lawrence Fajardo ("Amok)
Benito Bautista ("Boundary")
Loy Arcenas ("Niño")
Marlon Rivera ("Ang Babae sa Septic Tank")
Alvin Yapan ("Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa")
Jeffrey Jeturian ("Bisperas")
Antoinette Jadaone ("Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay")
Auraeus Solito ("Busong")

Best Actress

Lilia Cuntapay ("Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay")
Raquel Villavicencio ("Bisperas")
Eugene Domingo ("Ang Babae sa Septic Tank")
Maja Salvador ("Thelma")
Opaline Santos ("The Natural Phenomenon of Madness")
Isabel Lopez ("Cuchera")
Alessandra de Rossi ("Ka Oryang")
Fides Cuyugan ("Niño")
Cherie Pie Picache ("Isda")
Diana Zubiri ("Bahay Bata")

Best Actor

Bong Cabrera ("Sa Ilalim ng Tulay")
Tirso Cruz III ("Bisperas")
Paulo Avelino ("Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa")
Alfred Vargas ("Teoriya")
Ronnie Lazaro ("Boundary")
Raymond Bagatsing ("Boundary")
TJ Trinidad ("Deadline")
Martin Escudero ("Zombading")
JM de Guzman ("Ang Babae sa Septic Tank")
Kean Cipriano ("Ang Babae sa Septic Tank")
Jess Mendoza ("The Natural Phenomenon of Madness")

Best Supporting Actress

Angeli Bayani ("Ka Oryang")
Julia Clarete ("Bisperas")
Jean Garcia ("Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa")
Shamaine Buencamino ("Niño")
Solenn Heussaff ("Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow")

Best Supporting Actor

Bembol Roco ("Isda")
Jojit Lorenzo ("Anatomiya ng Korupsyon")
Marvin Agustin ("Patikul")
Mark Gil ("Amok")
John Regala ("Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story")
Dido dela Paz ("Amok")
Art Acuña ("Niño")
Joem Bascom ("Ka Oryang")
Jake Cuenca ("In The Name of Love")
Garry Lim ("Amok")
Ronnie Lazaro ("Manila Kingpin: Tha Asiong Salonga Story")

Best Cinematography

Neil Daza and Kiri Dalena ("Ka Oryang")
Albert Banzon ("Liberacion")
Arvin Viola ("Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa")
Roberto Yniquez ("Bisperas")
Louie Quirino ("Amok")
Regiben Romana ("Sakay sa Hangin")
Carlo Mendoza ("Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story")
Louie Quirino ("Busong")

Best Screenplay

Antoinette Jadaone (Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay")
Charliebebs Gohetia ("The Natural Phenomenon of Madness")
John Bedia ("Amok")
Bonifacio P. Ilagan ("Deadline")
Paul Sta. Ana ("Bisperas")
Rody Vera ("Niño")
Sari Lluch Dalena and Keith Sicat ("Ka Oryang")
Alvin Yapan ("Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa")
Chris Martinez ("Ang Babae sa Septic Tank")

Best Editing

"Ka Oryang"
"Niño"
"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank"
"Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa"
"Amok"
"Busong"
"Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay"

Best Music

"Niño"
"Sakay sa Hangin"
"Ka Oryang"
"Busong"
"Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa"

Best Sound

"Amok"
"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank"
"Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story"
"Bisperas"
"Boundary"
"Liberacion"

Best in Production Design

"The Natural Phenomenon of Madness"
"Bisperas"
"Sakay sa Hangin"
"Ang Babae sa Septic Tank"
"Amok"
"Niño"
"Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story"
"Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay" (Sunnex)

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