Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sweet Sweep for Stella L

It was a sweet sweep for Sister Stella L., the movie which garnered ten of the twelve trophies at stake during Friday night’s 9th Urian Awards rites. The Regal Films production was hailed the best film; Sister Stella L herself, Vilma Santos, Best Actress; Jay Ilagan, Best Actor; Mike De Leon, Best Director; Laurice Guillen, Best Supporting Actress; Tony Santos Sr., Best Supporting Actor; Sister Stella L’s Jose Lacaba, Jose Almoujuella, and Mike de Leon were cited for the Best Screenpla category; Jess Navarro, for Best Editing; Ding Achacoso, for Best Music; and Ramon Reyes, for Best Sound. This is more than enough to compensate for its poor performance at the box office.

ECP’s Misteryo sa Tuwa went home with two remaining awards for Best Production Design for Don Escudero and Rodel Cruz; and for Best Cinematography by Rod Lacap. For his outstanding contribution to the film industry, the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino bestowed a special award to William Smith. Smith is particularly renowned for bringing into the country the first colored film laboratory.

Some people could use a lesson in courtesy. At his age, Smith, understandably, could hardly walk, speak well or display clarity of thought, theresore, the need for him to read his remark of thanks from a piece of paper. While national artist Lamberto Avellana and veteran actress Mary Walter paid due respect for Smith, a young man seated beside us took note of this and declared, “Pare, ‘yung speech niya binbabasa pa niy, o!”

Although the presentation ran smoothly and briefly (yes, the audience were relieved of long waits and intermissions), notable was the marked seriousness about the atmosphere that night. Champoy’s twosome’s (emcee Cherie Gil and Noel Trinidad) efforts to perk up the audience were futile.

The Urian show, furthermore, lacked star luster. Several guest stars failed to attend the ceremony as shown by the many vacant seats. Some presentors even had to go upstage twice. Have we sudenly grown weary of awards rites?

Even the major awardees were not present to claim their trophies, thus only Vilma posed for photographers at the end of the show. Source: Pinoy Exchange

 
Related Reading:
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted materials the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to preserve the film legacy of actress, Vilma Santos, and to make her career information available to future generations. We believe this is NOT an infringement of any such copyrighted materials as in accordance to the fair dealing clauses of both the Canadian and U.S. Copyright legislation, both of which allows users to engage in certain activities relating to non-commercial/not for profit research, private study, criticism, review, or news reporting. We are making an exerted effort to mention the source of the material, along with the name of the author, performer, maker, or broadcaster for the dealing to be fair, again in accordance with the allowable clauses. For more info: Wikipedia: Fair Dealing

PLEASE NOTE: Paid advertising on Star For All Seasons may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied. The owner of this web-site is not earning any revenue from advertising posted in this site. This is in connection to the “not for profit/commercial use” fair use notices the site owner have been disclosing to this site’s readers.