39th Gawad Urian Nominees Revealed: “Honor Thy Father” And “Da Dog Show” Lead This Year’s Nominees

The members of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) together with Cinema One have announced the nominees for the 39th Gawad Urian Awards to be held on June 21 at the Kia Theater.

Present during the announcement on May 17 at ABS-CBN were Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino President Grace Alfonso and its members Mario Hernando, Nic Tiongson, and Tito Valiente.

The group also confirmed that cinematographer FAMAS Hall of Famer Romy Vitug is this year’s Natatanging Gawad Urian or Lifetime Achievement awardee.

Leading the nominees with 10 nominations including Best Picture and Best Direction are Erik Matti’s “Honor Thy Father” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Ralston Jover’s “Da Dog Show” starring Mercedes Cabral.

John Lloyd Cruz also got double nominations for Best Actor this year for his films “Honor Thy Father” and “A Second Chance.”

Jennylyn Mercado also got her first Best Actress nomination in Gawad Urian for the film “Walang Forever.”

“Honor Thy Father”  and the “Da Dog Show” are followed closely by Jerrold Tarog’s “Heneral Luna,” Brillante Mendoza’s “Taklub,” Jun Lana’s “Anino Sa Likod ng Buwan,” and Carlo Encisco Catu’s “ARI: My Life With A King.” The four films are also in the race for Best Picture.

The Gawad Urian is the most esteemed film awards in the Philippines. The nominees and winners are chosen by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP), a group that is composed of reputable pillars in Philippine cinema.

The MPP members are Rolando Tolentino, Grace Javier Alfonso, Butch Francisco, Mario Hernando, Bienvenido Lumbera, Miguel Rapatan, Benilda Santos, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Tito Genova Valiente, and Lito Zulueta.

The 39th Gawad Urian will be held on June 21, 2016 at the Kia Theater and will be aired live on Cinema One.

For more information, visit Cinema One’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel) and the official website of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (www.manunuri.com).

To see full list, please visit the official website of ABS-CBN PR at http://abscbnpr.com/list-39th-gawad-urian-nominees-named/.

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