A star-studded event held last night, July 14 at the New Frontier Theater as they handed trophies for the 3rd Eddys Awards by SPEEd hosted by the multi-awarded broadcast journalist Ms. Korina Sanchez- Roxas.
At the start of the awards night, video clips of the movies of Eddie Garcia were shown on the big screen, prompting the audience to burst into applause. One of the most applauded moments was when Eddie received his award last year and shouted “Mabuhay ang mga Eddys!”
Celebrating the centennial (100 years) of Philippine movies, the EDDYs toast various film artists who worked either in front or behind the cameras as a tribute to their contribution to the growth of cinema in the country.
“Parangal Sa Sandaan” was presented to: Armida Siguion-Reyna (posthumous), Rustica Carpio, Rosa Rosal, Tommy Abuel, Pepito Rodriguez, Perla Bautista, Lorli Villanueva, Robert Arevalo, Odette Khan, Tony Mabesa, Val Iglesias, poster artists Vic Delotavo and Val Campbell, Romy Vitug, Romy Peralta of Roper Studio, and Lucy Quinto.
TV host-journalist Lourd de Veyra anchored the said portion with a fascinating lookback on the beginnings of film in the country all the way to its thriving presence today as a source of internationally renowned works with that ever inimitable Filipino touch of reality, wonder and artistry.
Honored as well as Sandaan awardees are three of the biggest movie producers in the history of our cinema. These are Sampaguita Pictures (represented by Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda), LVN Pictures (Nenita Eraña), and Premiere Productions (Digna Santiago).
Also, a yearly tradition at the EDDYs is the naming of EDDYs ICONS.
Special awardees in 2019 are movie queens Amalia Fuentes and Vilma Santos, Tirso Cruz III, Christopher de Leon, Joseph Estrada, Eddie Gutierrez, Dante Rivero, Celia Rodriguez, Lorna Tolentino, and Anita Linda.
The Eddys is mounted by the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd) in partnership with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) under its Chairman Liza Diño.
Special song numbers and production numbers of the night came from from Kuh Ledesma, Ice Seguerra, Aicelle Santos, Gerald Santos, Rayver Cruz, Lara Maigue, Bituin Escalante, Rita Daniela, Hashtags’ Rayt Carreon, Jem Cubil and Andrea Babierra, Sean Oliver, Both of Us (BOU), RJ dela Fuente, and Raket Manila Dancers.
Spotted also at the awards night were Senator Bong Revilla with wife Lani Mercado-Revilla, former QC Mayor Herbert Bautista, Harlene Bautista and Hero Bautista, and former Senator Jinggoy Estrada
Kapamilya star KATHRYN BERNARDO won the Best Actress Award for the movie, “How’s of Us” and this is her 2nd Best Actress award for the movie. She also won Best Actress at the recent 35th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies for the same film.
Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes, meanwhile, bagged the Best Actor award for the movie “Sid and Aya.”
Here are the winners of the 3rd Eddy’s Awards:
Best Picture: “Liway”
Best Director: Joel Lamangan
Best Actress: Kathryn Bernardo (“The Hows of Us”)
Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes (“Sid & Aya”)
Best Supporting Actor: Arjo Atayde (“Buy Bust”)
Best Supporting Actress: Max Collins (“Citizen Jake”)
Best Screenplay: “Liway”
Best Cinematography: “Aurora”
Best Visual Effects: “Aurora”
Best Musical Score: “Bakwit Boys”
Best Production Design: “Goyo”
Best Editing: “Liway”
Best Original Theme Song: “Maybe The Night” (Ben & Ben, “Exes Baggage”)
Best Sound: “Bakwit Boys”
Joe Quirino Award: Cristy Fermin
Manny Pichel Award: Ethel Ramos
Producer of the Year: Star Cinema
Rising Producers’ Circle: Spring Films and T-Rex Entertainment
Lifetime Achievement Award: Elwood Perez
Posthumous Award: Dolphy
BeauteDerm Red Carpet Choice: Lorna Tolentino
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