It was supposed to be a historic event, last weekend's FAP awards night. Apart from the new 'payola-free' system of determining awardees, the FAP emulated the glitz of Oscar night by having the red carpet walk and the goodie-bag for attendees. Reports say that the proceedings were far from perfect, but it's a start. To its credit, the ceremonies only lasted a little over three hours, compared to other shows that shoot above four.
The major winners:
BEST PICTURE - MAGNIFICO
BEST DIRECTION - MARYO J. DELOS REYES (Magnifico)
BEST ACTRESS - MARICEL SORIANO (Filipinas)
BEST ACTOR - JIRO MANIO (Magnifico)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS - GLORIA ROMERO (Magnifico)
SUPPORTING ACTOR - ERIC QUIZON (Crying Ladies)