Vilma Santos’ Film Academy of the Philippines (Luna Awards) Recognitions
(12 Nominations 4 Wins 1 Life Time Achievement)
- 1982 Best Actress - Relasyon
- 1983 Best Actress Nomination - Broken Marriage
- 1984 Best Actress Nomination - Sister Stella L
- 1987 Best Actress Nomination - Tagos ng Dugo
- 1988 Best Actress Nomination - Ibulong mo sa Diyos
- 1989 Best Actress Nomination - Pahiram ng Isang Umaga
- 1990 Best Actress Nomination - Hahamakin Lahat
- 1991 Best Actress Nomination - Ipagpatawad Mo
- 1993 Best Actress - Dahil Mahal Kita The Dolzura Cortez Story
- 1997 Lifetime Achievement Award
- 1998 Best Actress - Bata bata Paano Ka Ginawa
- 2000 Best Actress Nomination - Anak
- 2002 Best Actress - Dekada 70
Vilma’s Saan Nagtatago Ang Pag-ibig won best director for Eddie Garcia and best cinematography for Romy Vitug in 1987. Lorna Tolentino won the best actress for Maging Akin Ka Lamang. Tagos Ng Dugo, Vilma’s winning film at the FAMAS won, best musical score. Veteran actress, Mary Walter received the lifetime achievement award. Amy Austria and Philip Salvador was the big winner in 1988, for surprisingly for forgettable films, Boy Negro and Celestina Sanchez aka Bubbles respectively. As both Vilma and Nora shared the best actress at the URIAN, FAP gave the best actress solely to Nora Aunor in 1989. Her film Bilangin Mo Ang Bituin Sa Langit, won best actor, best director as well. Vilma’s film, Pahiram ng Isang Umaga won two, best production design and best sound. Director Lamberto Avellana received the posthumous recognition award and veteran actors, Leopoldo Salcedo and Bella Flores, the lifetime achievement awards. Leopoldo did the memorable film Burlesk Queen with Vilma while Bella Flores was Vilma’s torturer in her very first film as a child actress in Trudis Liit.
As Vilma Santos won three times in rival award giving bodies, URIAN, Nora Aunor did the same with her three consecutive best actress in 89, 90, and 91. Both Vilma and Nora have four Lunas. Vilma’s Kapag Langit ang Humatol won best story and cinematography and Joseph Estrada received the lifetime achievement award in 1990. Also, this year, the Lamberto Avellana Memorial Award was given to Lino Brocka. Vilma’s Ipagpatawad Mo won best child performer for Terence Baylon and best Editing while the lifetime achievement award went to Fernando Poe Jr in 1991. Nora’s three-year feat ends when Lorna Tolentino won the best actress in 1992 for Narito ang Puso Ko.
Vilma Santos won her third best actress in 1998 for Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa, her co-stars, child actors, Carlo Aquino and Serena Dalrymple won the supporting acting trophies. The film also won best in production design. Vilma’s director in box office hits like Sinasamba Kita and Imortal, Eddie Garcia, received the lifetime achievement award. Bulaklak ng Maynila win big in 1999, best director (Joel Lamangan), best actor (Christopher de Leon) and best actress (Elizabeth Oropesa). Vilma’s blockbuster movie, Anak won two trophies in 2000: best supporting actress for Amy Austria and best screenplay for Ricardo Lee. Gloria Romero won the best actress for Tanging Yaman. Vilma’s director and co-star in memorable films Nakakahiya and sequeal, Hindi Nakakahiya, Eddie Rodriguez received the lifetime achievement award. Lorna Tolentino reclaimed her spot in FAP history when she won the following year her second best actress for Abakada Ina.
In 2005, the FAP award became, the “Luna Awards.” In 2006, Nida Blanca and George Canseco received the posthumous recognition award. Nida Blanca co-starred with Vilma in 1988’s Ibulong Mo Sa Diyos. George Canseco created so many memorable songs for films starring Vilma Santos. In 2007, the special posthumous award was given to Armando Garces and Fernando Poe Jr. RV