Charo Santos Concio as Horacia SomorostroThe Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino has announced the nominees for the 40th Gawad Urian happening at ABS-CBN’s Studio 10 and airing live on Cinema One on July 20.
Leading this year’s list is “Women of the Weeping River” produced by Southern Lantern Studios, Haut Lesmains and TBA, with 12 nominations including best picture and best direction for Sheron Dayoc.
“Paglipay,” produced by Milagros Ong How, follows with 11 nominations. “Ma’ Rosa” from Centerstage Productions and Solar Pictures; “Pamilya Ordinaryo” produced by Found Films, Quantum Films and Cinemalaya Foundation; and “Ang Babaeng Humayo” produced by Cinema One Originals and Sine Olivia Pilipinas all have nine nominations.
This year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian award will go to Vilma Santos who won the most number of acting awards—a total of eight best actress nods—from the esteemed body in the past years.
The nominees for Best Film also includes “Baboy Halas” from Origane Films, Timewrap, Oya Film Productions, Alchemy of Vision, Lights Productions and Three SixZero Industries.
The nominees for Best Actress are Charo Santos, Laila Ulao, Jaclyn Jose, Cherry Pie Picache, Ai Ai de las Alas, Elizabeth Oropesa, Irma Adlawan, Hasmine Kilip, Angeli Bayani and Nora Aunor.
Khalil Ramos, Tommy Abuel, Bembol Roco, Garry Cabalic, Paolo Ballesteros, Ronwaldo Martin and Pepe Smith are the Best Actor nominees.
This year marks Gawad Urian’s 40th year in the industry. Since its first awarding ceremony in 1977, it has become one of the most prestigious and most respected film awards in the country.
Catch the 40th Gawad Urian on Cinema One (SKYcable Channel 56, Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56 and Destiny Analog Channel 37) on July 20, 9 p.m.
For the full list of nominees, visit www.cinemaone.ph or the official website of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (www.manunuri.com).