Saturday, September 10, 2016

Repost: 34th Luna Awards Nominees

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John Lloyd Cruz, John Arcilla, and JM de Guzman were among the nominees for the 34th Film Academy of the Philippines' Luna Awards, which were announced Monday.

The historical biopic "Heneral Luna" topped all film nominations with 11, including Best Picture and a nod for director Jerrold Tarog.

Mario Cornejo's "Apocalypse Child," which dominated last year's QC International Film Festival, earned nine nominations -- including Best Director for Cornejo -- while ABS-CBN's production outfit Star Cinema took five of the nine spots for Best Picture.

"The Breakup Playlist," "Crazy Beautiful You," and "The Love Affair" were all nominated for the top award alongside "Kid Kulafu" and "That Thing Called Tadhana" -- films Star Cinema distributed last year.

In the acting category, aside from the aforementioned "Honor Thy Father" lead Cruz, many Kapamilya stars were nominated, including Bea Alonzo and Dawn Zulueta for "The Love Affair," and Angelica Panganiban for "That Thing Called Tadhana."

Below is the full list of nominees:

Best Picture

Apocalypse Child (Arkeo Films)
The Breakup Playlist (Star Cinema)
Crazy Beautiful You (Star Cinema)
Felix Manalo (Viva Entertainment)
Heneral Luna (Artikulo Uno)
Honor Thy Father (Reality Entertainment)
Kid Kulafu (Ten 17P/Star Cinema)
The Love Affair (Star Cinema)
That Thing Called Tadhana (Star Cinema)

Best Director

Mario Cornejo (Apocalypse Child)
Antoinette Jadaone (That Thing Called Tadhana)
Joel Lamangan (Felix Manalo)
Erik Matti (Honor Thy Father)
Nuel Naval (The Love Affair)
Paul Soriano (Kid Kulafu)
Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
Dan Villegas (The Breakup Playlist)

Best Screenplay

Henry Francia, E.A. Rocha and Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
Antoinette Jadaone (That Thing Called Tadhana)
Antoinette Jadaone (The Breakup Playlist)
Jancy Nicolas, Carmi Raymundo, Bianca Bernardino and Maan Dimaculangan-Fampulme (Crazy Beautiful You)
Bienvenido C. Santiago (Felix Manalo)
Vanessa R. Valdez (The Love Affair)
Michiko Yamamoto (Honor Thy Father)

Best Actor

John Arcilla (Heneral Luna)
John Lloyd Cruz (Honor Thy Father)
JM de Guzman (That Thing Called Tadhana)
Sid Lucero (Apocalypse Child)
Dennis Trillo (Felix Manalo)
Robert ‘Buboy’ Villar (Kid Kulafu)

Best Actress

Bea Alonzo (The Love Affair)
Angelica Panganiban (That Thing Called Tadhana)
Merryl Soriano (Honor Thy Father)
Gwen Zamora (Apocalypse Child)
Dawn Zulueta (The Love Affair)

Best Supporting Actor

RK Bagatsing (Apocalypse Child)
Bernardo Bernardo (Imbisibol)
Nonie Buencamino (Heneral Luna)
Tirso Cruz III (Honor They Father)
Allen Dizon (Imbisibol)
JM de Guzman (Imbisibol)
Dennis Padilla (The Breakup Playlist)

Best Supporting Actress

Ana Abad-Santos (Apocalypse Child)
Mylene Dizon (Heneral Luna)
Annicka Dolonius (Apocalypse Child)
Rio Locsin (The Breakup Playlist)
Ces Quesada (Imbisibol)
Alessandra de Rossi (Kid Kulafu)
Lorna Tolentino (Crazy Beautiful You)

Best Cinematography

Ike Avellana (Apocalypse Child)
Tey Clamor (Ex With Benefits)
Odyssey Flores (Kid Kulafu)
Pong Ignacio (Heneral Luna)
Rody Lacap (Felix Manalo)
Boy Yniguez (Tragic Theater)

Best Production Design

Cristina Dy (Apocalpyse Child)
Edgar Martin Littaua (Felix Manalo)
Joey Luna (Kid Kulafu)
Ericsson Navarro (Honor Thy Father)
Benjamin Padero and Carlo Tabije (Heneral Luna)

Best Editing

Beng Bandong (The Love Affair)
Jay Halili (Honor Thy Father)
Marya Ignacio (Crazy Beautiful You)
Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
Benjamin Tolentino (Ex with Benefits)
Benjamin Tolentino (That Thing Called Tadhana)
Mark Victor (Kid Kulafu)

Best Musical Scoring

Robbie Factoran, Ricardo Jugo and Mark Villar (Kid Kulafu)
Von de Guzman (Felix Manalo)
Jesse Lucas (Crazy Beautiful You)
Erwin Romulo (Honor Thy Father)
Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna)
Emerzon Texon (That Thing Called Tadhana)
Emerzon Texon (Tragic Theater)

Best Sound

Aurel Claro Bilbao (The Love Affair)
Bebet Casas and Roy Santos (Para sa Hopeless Romantic)
Alberto Michael Idioma and Lamberto Casas Jr. (Felix Manalo)
Arnel Labayo (Crazy Beautiful You)
Arnel Labayo (Ex with Benefits)
Mikko Quizon (Heneral Luna)
Mikko Quizon (Kid Kulafu)
Addis Tabong (The Breakup Playlist)
Addiss Tabong (That Thing Called Tadhana)
Alex Tomboc and Alberto Michael Idioma (Tragic Theater)

The 34th Luna Awards will be held on September 18 at the Quezon City Sports Plaza.


  1. HENERAL LUNA deserves to sweep the awards ♡ Fine. Kahit di sweep. But they deserve to win at least 3. And give them Best Picture, please!

    1. Ngyon lang ata walang puchu puchu na nanominate for best actor.

  2. Heneral Luna! wait whuut! Sa love affair pa si Bea? how about A Second Chance?

    1. For me, mas maganda A Second Chance mas sa The Love Affair.

  3. Wasn't that thing called tadhana released in 2014? I love that movie pero parang ang tagal na since lumabas yun pero nominee parin dito.

    1. Kaya nga I dont find this award-giving body credible.


    2. Sila-sila rin ata ang mamimili. So palakasan lang yan.

    3. Na release commercially in Feb.2015

  4. yung daming nominations ng crazy beautiful you pero wala sa best actor/actress category..


    henera luna deserves to win!!

    1. hashtag bitter. wala dian idol mo noh.

    2. Darating din yan baks. But for now thankful kami dahil narecognize ang CBY. Yung movie ba ng idolets mo andyan?

    3. sorry idol ko si heneral luna hahahaha

    4. 2:05 Sorry JM de guzman kasi idol ko so yes na yes!!! ^_^

    5. Naku ang mga jejemon nagpangap pa.

    6. Naku ang mga jejemon nagpangap pa. Idol daw si heneral luna wag kami uy!

  5. Angelica Panganiban for best actress..i like her in that thing called tadhana.

  6. JM may be out of picture right now, but he's still getting nominations for an acting award. Hope this guy lays off the vices and keeps away from people who could have supported him in his full recovery. Not tempting him by doing the very things that brought him trouble in the first place. Moreover, with his talent and potential, he must consciously sort himself out.

    1. I agree baks!!!
      Jm deserves that!
      He's indeed a good actor!

    2. I agree. Sa post-jlc/piolo/coco/dennis generation, si jm lang talaga pag-asa ng pinoy cinema. Well, im sure may iiimprove pa ung ibang guys, pero one of a kind si jm sa actors in their 20s.

    3. Siya lang nominated sa best actor at supporting.Grabe ang galing kasi niya.sayang bakit kasi tinopak

  7. Dennis Trillo should win the Best Actor Award

  8. I hope That Thing called Tadhana wins - same with JM and Angelica - that was a good indie movie.

  9. Dennis Trillo for Best Actor.

  10. Walang tapon sa best actor nominees! Deserving lahat. :)

  11. Natural na natural acting ni Sarah Geronimo sa The Breakup Playlist, sana nakasama sya sa nominees although siyempre di sya mananalo. Buti pa si Dennis Padilla naksama eh di namn gaanong challenging ang role nya doon.

  12. Ang galing ni Sarah at Piolo bakit d man lang na nominate.

  13. rooting for that thing called tadhana :)

  14. John Arcilla for best actor!

  15. Dennis Trillo dapat and best actor. Felix Manalo is not really an interesting movie if you are not INC but Dennis managed to make it interesting because of his great acting.



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