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11:01 AM December 30, 2016

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4:32 PM December 30, 2016

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Full list of winners of the MMFF 2016.

Full list of winners of the most awaited film fest during the Christmas season which showcases movies that are locally made.

Thursday, December 29 at the Kia Theatre, Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal announced the winners of the MMFF 2016.

The Sunday Beauty Queen won the Best Picture while the Eat Bulaga host and now multi-awarded actor Paolo Ballesteros bags another acting award for the Metro Manila Film Festival official entry ‘Die Beautiful’.

Paolo won as Best Actor award and Erik Matti won Best Director for the movie Seklusyon.

In a recent news report of Rappler, MMFF is happy to announce that they hit their target ticket sales on the first day of the festival.

MMFF shared to the public that they have a shorter run this year compared to previous years.

Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is the annual Filipino film festival, which opens every Christmas Day.

MMFF is considered as one of the most awaited film fests during the Christmas season which showcases movies that are locally made.

Winners: Metro Manila Film Festival Gabi ng Parangal 2016

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Here is the full list of winners of the MMFF 2016.

  • Best Picture: Sunday Beauty Queen
  • Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award: Sunday Beauty Queen
  • Fernando Poe Jr. Memorial Award: Oro
  • Best Director: Erik Matti, Seklusyon
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Paolo Ballesteros, Die Beautiful
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Irma Adlawan, Oro
  • Best Ensemble Cast: Oro
  • Best Production Design: Seklusyon
  • Best Float: Die Beautiful
  • 42nd MMFF My Most Favorite Film: Die Beautiful
  • Children’s Choice Award: Saving Sally, Sunday Beauty Queen, Vince & Kath & James
  • Male Celebrity of the Night: Ronnie Alonte
  • Special Jury Prize: Rhed Bustamante, Seklusyon
  • Best Screenplay: Seklusyon
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bables, Die Beautiful
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Phoebe Walker, Seklusyon
  • Best Sound Design: Seklusyon
  • Best Theme Song: “Dominus Miserere” Seklusyon
  • Best Editing: Sunday Beauty Queen
  • Best Cinematography: Seklusyon
  • Best Musical Score: Saving Sally
  • Female Celebrity of the Night: Rhian Ramos
  • Short Film – Best Screenplay: Mitatang
  • Short Film – Special Jury Prize: Manila Scream
  • Short Film – Best Picture: EJK
  • Short Film – Best Work for Children: Passage of Life
  • Best Short Film Director: Jarell Serencio for Mga Bitoon sa Siyudad

Despite the several changes on their movie line-up on its 42nd year, MMFF ended up successful to show a  “festival that celebrates Filipino artistic excellence, promotes audience development and champions the sustainability of the Philippine movie industry.”

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