1988 Metro Manila Film Festival

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1988 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date 25 December 1988
Official website website
Highlights
Best Picture Patrolman
Most awards Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang (5)
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The 14th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1988.

An unheralded and obscure movie, Patrolman was named the Best Picture in the 1988 Metro Manila Film Festival. The lead star, once unknown stuntman-actor Baldo Marro won the Best Actor award for his role as a dedicated policeman edging out the favored Christopher de Leon. Amy Austria won the Best Actress award for her convincing performance of a woman who led a life of crime in Bubbles: Ativan Gang. Other awardees include Best Director for Laurice Guillen, Best Supporting Actor for Dick Israel and Best Supporting Actress for Jacklyn Jose among others.

FPJ Productions' Agila ng Maynila was the festival's top grosser. Only six entries participated in the 10-day film festival.[1][2]

Entries[edit]

Title of Movie Starring Studio Director
Patrolman Baldo Marro, Melissa Mendez, Sunshine, Raoul Aragonn, Dick Israel, Zandro Zamora, Odette Khan Cesar Abella
Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang Amy Austria, Miguel Rodriguez, Jacklyn Jose, Isadora, Lola Rodriguez, Gina Pareno Carlo J. Caparas
Agila ng Maynila Fernando Poe, Jr., Vic Vargas, RR Herrera, Encar Benedicto, Paquito Diaz, Raoul Aragonn, Dencio Padilla, Vic Diaz, Charlie Davao, Lito Anzures, Lucita Soriano, Mario Escudero, Nello Nayo and Max Alvarado FPJ Productions Pablo Santiago
Itanong Mo Sa Buwan Mark Gil, Anjo Yllana and Jacklyn Jose Chito Rono
Magkano ang Iyong Dangal Christopher de Leon, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Joel Torre, Jestoni Alarcon, Princess Punzalan, Michael Locsin Laurice Guillen
Pik Pak Boom Lea Salonga, Bing Loyzaga, Regine Velasquez, Lilet, Dingdong Avanzado, Richard Reynoso, Jayjay Salvador, Cathy Moira and Herbert Bautista Leroy Salvador

Winners and nominees[edit]

Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[3]

Best Film Best Director
  • Patrolman
    • Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang (2nd Best Picture)
    • Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? (3rd Best Picture)
Best Actor Best Actress
  • Amy Austria – Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
  • Jacklyn Jose – Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang
Best Art Direction Best Cinematography
  • Manny Morfe – Pik Pak Boom
  • Romeo Vitug
Best Sound Engineering Best Music
  • Itanong Mo sa Buwan
  • Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?
Best Child Performer Best Editing
  • Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?
Best Story Best Screenplay
  • Carlo J. Caparas and Tony Mortel – Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang
  • Carlo J. Caparas and Tony Mortel – Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
5 Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang
4 Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?
3 Patrolman
1 Agila ng Maynila
Pik Pak Boom
Itanong Mo sa Buwan

Ceremony information[edit]

"Best Director" controversy[edit]

During the award-giving ceremony, stuntman and character actor-turned-filmmaker Baldo Marro won the Best Actor for Patrolman film, which also won him the Best Director award. In fact, he was not known before this. He bested prizewinning director Chito Roño of Itanong Mo Sa Buwan in the division, sending uproar from well-meaning critics and regular local film observers.[4][5] Nevertheless, the announced Best Director award goes to Laurice Guillen.[2]

Box Office gross[edit]

MMFF Entry Gross Ticket Sales
Agila ng Maynila P 30.8 million*
Pik Pak Boom P 28.5 million
Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang P 23 million
Itanong Mo sa Buwan P 20.0 million
Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal? P 16.2 million
Patrolman P 5.0 million

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE 1988 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "PATROLMAN", STUNTMAN BALDO MARRO TOP FILMFEST". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  2. ^ a b Jimenez-Magsanoc, Letty. "Austria, Marro win top honors in Metro filmfest". Philippines Daily Inquirer. December 28, 1988. Newspaper Print.
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1988". Internet Movie Database. 
  4. ^ "Through the years: Controversies in the MMFF". Business World Online. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  5. ^ "A look at the past MMFF controversies". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2014-04-19.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1987 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
1988
Succeeded by
1989 Metro Manila Film Festival