Indies lead Urian nominees

Independent films led the list of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino’s  2013 Gawad Urian

Brillante Mendoza’s film “Thy Womb,” which topbills Nora Aunor, bagged eight nominations  in 11 categories, including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Editing.
Many mainstream films recognized by other award-giving bodies,  such as “One More Try” and “El Presidente,”  failed to get an Urian nomination.

“Hindi naman sa ginusto namin na maging indie awarding group. Kundi sa mga pelikulang napanuod namin, ang nangingibabaw ay yung mga pelikulang ginawa sa labas ng studio system. Hindi nakaabot sa pamantayan sa kasalukuyanhg miyembro ang totality ng (ibang) pelikula,” National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera said at the press conference in ABS-CBN compound on Tuesday, April 30.
Manunuri president Tito Valiente  explained  why there are too many nominees in other categories.  There are 16 nominees  for Best Cinematography,  while Best Screenplay has 14.
“Sa dami ng napanuod namin, ang hirap i-trim down sa maliit. Parang nasasayangan kaming i-drop yung iba. Maganda rin kasi ang daming pagpipilian sa process of selection. Meron din naming kaunti sa ibang categories,” Tito said.
Gawad Urian once again partnered with cable channel Cinema One, which produced the awards night in the previous years.

The 2013 Gawad Urian Awards will be held Thursday, June 18, at the Rockwell Tent, and will be aired on Cinema One shortly thereafter.

The nominees:

Best Film
· Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Dilim ng Gabi
Producers: Cinema One Originals, Skyweaver Productions, Red Motion Media, HYDEntertainment, Alchemy of Vision and Light Film and TV Productions and Conrad Cejoco
· Baybayin
Cinema One Originals in association with Solito Arts, with the support of HUBO Productions Inc.
· Bwakaw
 Producer -  Antonio P. Tuviera, Producer-Ferdinand Lapuz, Executive Producers Ramel David, Joselito Oconer & Michael Tuviera, Executive Producers Perci Intalan and Jun Robles Lana
· Colossal
Producer Joenathann Alandy and Paulo Alcarazen
· Diablo
Producer: Cinemalaya with Mes de Guzman, Line Producer: Rhea Operaña-de Guzman, Associate Producer: Gay Ace Domingo
· Florentina Ubaldo, CTE
Producer: Lav Diaz/Sine Olivia Pilipinas
·  Mater Dolorosa
Producer: Cinema One with Maan Dimla
· Oros
Producer: Cinemalaya with Joey Abacan and Paul Sta. Ana
· Posas
Producer: Cinemalaya with Josabeth Alonso, Armando Lao, John Victor Tence
· Thy Womb (Sinapupunan)
Producer: Center Stage Productions and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, with Larry Castillo, Melvin Mangada, Brilliante Mendoza and Jaime Santiago
Best Actor:
· JM de Guzman (Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Mariano)
· Nico Antonio (Posas)
· Kristoffer King (Oros)
· Dominic Roco (Ang Nawawala)
· Eddie Garcia (Bwakaw)
· Coco Martin (Sta. Niña)
· Joem Bascon (Qwerty)
· Jericho Rosales (Alagwa)
· Bembol Roco (Thy Womb)
· Adrian Sebastian (Baybayin)
· Ananda Everingham (Kalayaan)
· Anthony Falcon (Requieme)
· Deuel Raynon Ladia (Anac ti Pating)

Best Actress
· Alessandra de Rossi (Baybayin)
· Assunta de Rossi (Baybayin)
· Gina Alajar (Mater Dolorosa)
· Ama Quiambao (Diablo)
· Jodi Sta. Maria (Aparisyon)
· Shamaine Centenera-Buencamino (Requieme)
· Olga Natividad (Mga Dayo)
· Liza Dino (In Nomine Matris)
· Nora Aunor (Thy Womb)
Best Director
· Arnel Mardoquio (Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Dilim ng Gabi)
· Aureas Solito (Baybayin)
· Ian Loreños (Alagwa)
· Whammy Alcarazen (Colossal)
· Mes de Guzman (Diablo)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Sigfried Barros Sanchez/Racquel Zaballero-Sanchez (Huling Biyahe)
· Adolfo Alix (Mater Dolorosa)
· Maribel Legarda/Maria Isabel Legarda (Melodrama Negra)
· Paul Sta. Ana (Oros)
· Lawrence Fajardo (Posas)
· Emmanuel Quindo Palo (Sta. Niña)
· Brillante Mendoza (Thy Womb)

Best Supporting Actor
· Joross Gamboa (Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Mariano)
· Carlo Aquino (Mater Dolorosa)
· Art Acuña (Posas)
· Dax Alejandro (Qwerty)

Best Supporting Actress
· Alessandra de Rossi (Mater Dolorosa)
· Mylene Dizon (Aparisyon)
· Raquel Villavicencio (Aparisyon)
· Alessandra de Rossi (Sta. Niña)\
· Joy Viado (MNL143)
· Clara Ramona (In Nomine Matris)
· Annicka Dolonius (Ang Nawawala)

Best Sound
· Diwa de Leon (Baybayin)
· Addis Tabong and Wildsound Ami (Posas)
· Wildsound Ami (Oros)
· Ditoy Aguila (Kalayaan)
· John Barredo (Qiyamah)
· Jonathan Hee Kai Chung (Colossal)
· Mark McCullie (MNL143)
· Willy Fernandez, Bong Sungcang, Ferdinand Marcos Sabarongis (Florentina Hubaldo)

Best Editing
· Mikael Angelo Pestaño (Baybayin)
· Benjamin Gonzales Tolentino (Mater Dolorosa)
· Lawrence Fajardo (Oros)
· Marie Jamora and Edsel Abesames (Ang Nawawala)
· Aleks Castañeda (Kalayaan)
· Dempster Samarista (Alagwa)
· Chuck Gutierrez (MNL143)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Kats Serraon (Thy Womb)

Best Music
· Diwa de Leon (Baybayin)
· Mikey Amistoso, Diego Mapa and Jazz Nicolas (Ang Nawawala)
· Diwa de Leon with Original Soundtrack-Nix Damn P! (The Animals)
· Teresa Barrozo (Thy Womb)

Best Cinematography
· McRobert Nacario and Arnel Barbarona (Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Dilim ng Gabi)
· Jun L. Pereira, Jr. (Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino)
· Louie Quirino (Baybayin)
· Carlo Mendoza (Bwakaw)
· Albert Banzon (Kalayaan)
· Whammy Alcarazen (Colossal)
· Tristan Salas (Diablo)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Albert Banzon (Mater Dolorosa)
· Rommel Sales (Oros)
· Louie Quirino (Posas)
· Ming Kai Leung (Ang Nawawala)
· McRobert Nacario (Qiyama)
· Alex Espartero (The Animal)
· Odyssey Flores (Thy Womb, Sinapupunan)
· Nor Domingo (Sta. Niña)

Best Screenplay
· Layette Bucoy and Allan Lopez (Melodrama Negra)
· Jerry  Gracio (Mater Dolorosa)
· Zig Dulay (Posas)
· Paul Sta. Ana and Obet Villela (Oros)
· Mes de Guzman (Diablo)
· Jun Robles Lana (Bwakaw)
· Sigfried Barros Sanchez (Huling Biyahe)
· Whammy Alcarazen (Colossal)
· Ian Loreños (Alagwa)
· Henry Burgos (Thy Womb)
· Lav Diaz (Florentina Ubaldo, CTE)
· Emerson Reyes (MNL143)
· Jeff Stelton (The Animals)
· Arnel Mardoquio (Ang Paglalakbay ng mga Bituin sa Gabing Madilim)

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