The 26th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in Manila, Philippines starting December 25.
Gloria Romero, received the Best Actress plum during the 2000 Metro Manila Film Festival for her role in Star Cinema's Tanging Yaman. It was a popular victory acknowledged with a standing ovation for a revered actress. As a matter of fact, unlike in past awards, no grumblings were heard. The movie also received eight more major awards including the Best Picture, the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards, Best Actor for Johnny Delgado and Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Director and Best Original Story for two-time winner Laurice Guillen among others. On the other hand, GMA Films' Deathrow took home four awards including the Second Best Picture.
|Title of Movie
||Hilda Koronel, Edu Manzano, Dina Bonnevie, Johnny Delgado, Joel Torre, Cherry Pie Picache, Marvin Agustin, Jericho Rosales, Ms. Gloria Romero, Janette McBride, John Prats, Carol Banawa, Ceejay Ramos, Dominic Ochoa & Shaina Magdayao
|Markova: Comfort Gay
||Dolphy, Eric Quizon, Loren Legarda, Jeffrey Quizon
||Eddie Garcia, Cogie Domingo, Angelika dela Cruz, Jaclyn Jose, Alan Paule, Pen Medina, Ray Ventura & Ace Espinosa
||Christopher de Leon, Lorna Tolentino, Cherie Gil, Patrick Garcia, Carlo Aquino
||Joel Torre, Jhong Hilario, Spencer Reyes, Vhong Navarro, Danilo Barrios, Chris Cruz, Meynard Marcellano, Sherwin Roux, Nikko Manalo, Michael Foz-Sesmundo, Denise Joaquin
||MAQ Productions and Roadrunner Network, Inc.
|Ping Lacson: Super Cop
||Rudy Fernandez, Lorna Tolentino, Ricky Davao, Glydel Mercado, Ace Espinosa, Trubador Ramos, Levi Ignacio & Herbert Bautista
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
Box Office gross
Final figures as of January 7, 2001.