Caregiver and Baler Top 27th Luna Awards List of Nominees

18 Sep


 Film Academy of the Philippines has released the final list of nominees for the upcoming 27th Luna Awards last Wednesday, September 26, 2009. Luna Awards is said to be the local counterpart of the prestigious Academy Awards in the US. Mainstream movies dominate the roll with Caregiver (Star Cinema) and Baler (Viva Films) scoring the most number of nominations with a total of nine. Ploning (Panoramanila Pictures), the Philippine’s entry to the Oscars last year follows closely with seven nods while Magkaibigan (Maverick Films) and A Very Special Love (Star Cinema) garnered five nominations each.

Two veteran actors scored an impressive double nomination. Philip Salvador is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for both his portrayals in Baler of Viva Films and For the First Time of Star Cinema. Christopher de Leon is recognized in two different categories on the other hand. His performances in Maverick Films’ Magkaibigan and in Star Cinema’s When Love Begins are nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 27th Luna Awards.

Baler (Viva Films)-
Caregiver (Star Cinema)-
Magkaibigan (Maverick Films, Inc.)
Ploning (Panoramanila Pictures Co.)
Torotot (Viva Films)
A Very Special Love (Star Cinema/Viva Films)

Cathy Garcia-Molina (A Very Special Love/Star Cinema & Viva Films)
Mark Meily (Baler/Viva Films)
Jose Javier Reyes (Magkaibigan/ Maverick Films)
Maryo J. de los Reyes (Torotot/Viva Films)
Chito S. Rono (Caregiver/Star Cinema)

Jade Francis Castro, Michiko Yamamoto & Raymond Lee (Endo/UFO Pictures)
Dante Nico Garcia & Benjamin Lingan (Ploning/Panoramanila Pictures)
Roy Iglesias (Baler/Viva Films)
Chris Martinez (Caregiver/Star Cinema)
Paul Alexander Morales (Concerto /Digital Spirit Films)

John Lloyd Cruz for A Very Special Love (Star Cinema/Viva Films)
John Estrada for Caregiver (Star Cinema)
Baron Geisler for Torotot (Viva Films)
Christopher de Leon for Magkaibigan (Maverick Films)
Aga Muhlach for When Love Begins (Star Cinema/Viva Films)
Jericho Rosales for Baler (Viva Films)

Ai-Ai de las Alas for Ang Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat (Star Cinema)
Sharon Cuneta for Caregiver (Star Cinema)
Anne Curtis for Baler (Viva Films)
Mylene Dizon for 100 (Martinez-Rivera Films)
Judy Ann Santos for Ploning (Panoramanila Pictures).

Ricky Davao for Endo (UFO Pictures)
Christopher de Leon for When Love Begins (Star Cinema/Viva Films)
Makisig Morales for Caregiver (Star Cinema)
Dante Rivero for A Very Special Love (Star Cinema/Viva Films)
Philip Salvador for Baler (Viva Films) and for the First Time (Star Cinema)
Ronaldo Valdez for When Love Begins (Star Cinema/Viva Films).

Iza Calzado for One True Love (Regal Ent./GMA Films)
Eugene Domingo for Ikaw Pa Rin (Viva Films)
Maricel Laxa for Magkaibigan (Maverick Films)
Candy Pangilinan for For the First Time (Star Cinema)
Tessie Tomas for 100 (Martinez-Rivera Films).

Eli Balce (Caregiver/Star Cinema)
Larry Manda (100/Martinez-Rivera Films)
Lee Meily (Baler/Viva Films)
Charlie S. Peralta (Ploning/Panoramanila Pictures Co.)
Shayne Sarte (For the First Time/Star Cinema).

Manet Dayrit (Caregiver/ Star Cinema)
Marya Ignacio (A Very Special Love/Star Cinema & Viva Films) and (My Only You/Star Cinema)
Jess Navarro (Torotot/Viva Films)
Ike Veneracion (100/Martinez-Rivera Films).

Nancy Arcega (A Very Special Love/Star Cinema & Viva Films)
Raymond George Fernandez (Ploning/Panoramanila Pictures)
Benjamin Padero & Carlo Tabije (Serbis/Centerstage Productions)
Aped Santos (Baler/Viva Films)
Gerry Santos (Concerto/Digital Spirit Films)

Carmina Robles-Cuya (Caregiver)
Von de Guzman (Kulam)
Vincent de Jesus (Baler and I.T.A.L.Y.)
Jesse Lasaten (Ploning).

Ditoy Aguila (Baler/Viva Films)
Ronald de Asis (Magkaibigan/ Maverick Films)
Albert Michael Idioma (Ploning/Panoramanila Pictures) and (When Love Begins/Star Cinema & Viva Films)
Albert Michael Idioma & Addiss Tabong (One Night Only/ Canary Films).



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