Big Night! won big at the 47th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), taking home six awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Jun Lana), Best Actor (Christian Bables), Best Supporting Actor (John Arcilla), Best Cinematography and Best Musical Score.
A humorous take on the Philippines’ drug war, Big Night! is about Dharna, a beautician who learns his name is on the drug list that will be turned over to the police the next day.
But Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether the Weather is Fine), about a family fleeing their town after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” strikes, won seven: Second Best Picture, Best Actress (Charo Santos-Concio), Best Supporting Actress (Rans Rifol) MMFF Jury Prize (Daniel Padilla), Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects and Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award.
It is hoped that the awards night can draw more people to watch the entries in cinemas.
The full list of winners:
Best Picture – Big Night!
2nd Best Picture – Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
3rd Best Picture – A Hard Day
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Charo Santos-Concio (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)
Best Actor in a Leading Role – Christian Bables (Big Night!)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Rans Rifol (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role – John Arcilla (Big Night!)
Best Director – Jun Robles Lana (Big Night!)
MMFF Jury Prize Award – Daniel Padilla (Kun Maupay Man It Panahon)
MMFF Creator Jury’s Choice Award – Kandado
Best Cinematography – Big Night!
Best Editing – A Hard Day
Best Production Design – Kung Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Visual Effects – Kun Maupay Man It Panahon
Best Original Theme Song – Huling Ulan Sa Tag-Araw (Umulan Man o Umaraw by Louie Ignacio)
Best Musical Score – Big Night!
Best Sound – A Hard Day
Best Float – Huwag Kang Lalabas
Marichu Vera-Perez Maceda Memorial awardee – Rosa Rosal
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award – Kun Maupay Man It Panahon