Friday, November 30, 2007

25th Luna Awards Nominees

After what seemed like forever, the Film Academy of the Philippines released its official list of nominations for the 25th Luna Awards. The Luna Awards is the Philippine equivalent to the Oscars, wherein industry practitioners call the shots.

For this year's race, Star Cinema's Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo earned top nods with eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress. In close second is Unitel Pictures' Inang Yaya with six noms, including Best Picture, though director duo Veronica Velasco and Pablo Biglang-Awa weren't cited.

The three other Best Picture contenders are Centerstage Productions' Kaleldo, Star Cinema's Sukob, and MLR Films' Kubrador. These three films earned four nominations each.

A total of 26 films bagged nominations, with both commercial and indie films represented.

To me, the oddity of the lot is Sukob. Apart from Picture and Director nods, the horror hit's other two nominations are for Supporting Actor and Editing. If it got a Screenplay nomination, then I would understand its place in the Picture category. But then, that's just me.

The Zaturnnah film earned nods for Production Design, Musical Director, and Actor. Hopefully they'll win.

2 comments:

vincedejesus said...
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vincedejesus said...

I recently received a call telling me I'm nominated for BEST MUSIC for ZZZ THE MOVIE. Then they informed me that I can formally start campaigning.

Campaign? WTF? Beauty contest ba ito?

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