2006 Metro Manila Film Festival

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2006 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date 25 December 2006 (2006-12-25) to 5 January 2007 (2007-01-05)
Official website website
Highlights
Best Picture Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On
Most awards Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo (10)
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The 32nd Metro Manila Film Festival was held in Manila, Philippines, from December 25, 2006 to January 5, 2007.

Star Cinema's Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo bagged the top prizes and went home with the most number of trophies at the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival during its awarding ceremony at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City. The film, which starred real-life couple Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, won some of the major awards including the Second Best Picture, Best Actress for Santos, Best Director for Jose Javier Reyes, Best Supporting Actress for Gina Pareno, Most Gender-Sensitive Film, and the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards among others. In addition, the film's theme song, "Hawak Kamay" composed and sang by Pinoy Dream Academy Grand Star Dreamer Yeng Constantino, won the Best Original Theme Song. The Best Picture award is received by OctoArts Films and M-Zet Production's third installment of Enteng Kabisote film series entitled Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On.

The Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor awards went to Ligalig's actor, producer, and director Cesar Montano and second-time awardee Johnny Delgado respectively.

Other awardees are Shake, Rattle & Roll 8's Nash Aguas for Best Child Performer, Regal Films' Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di receiving five awards, and CM Films' Ligalig and Violett Films' Tatlong Baraha which received three awards each.[1]

Entries[edit]

There were originally ten entries in this year's edition of the annual film festival but OctoArts Films' Short Time backed out at the last minute, leaving the field to just nine. As a result of this, the Executive Committee of MMFFP decided to simultaneously show all the entries on December 25 compared to the past years when some of the films are shown one week after.[2]

Title of Movie Starring Studio Director
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Gina Pareno, Gloria Diaz, Ariel Ureta, AJ Perez Star Cinema Jose Javier Reyes
Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On Vic Sotto, Kristine Hermosa, Bing Loyzaga, Oyo Boy Sotto, G. Toengi, Jose Manalo, Aiza Seguerra, Antonio Aquitania and Allan K. OctoArts Films and M-Zet Productions Tony Y. Reyes
Ligalig Cesar Montano, Sunshine Cruz, Celia Rodriguez, Johnny Delgado, Katya Santos, Bayani Agbayani, John Regala, Rebecca Lusterio, Rommel Montano, Alvin Anson, Kalila Aguilos & Gwen Garci CM Films Cesar Montano
Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di Richard Gutierrez, Angel Locsin, Lorna Tolentino, Gina Alajar, Tirso Cruz III, Boots Anson-Roa, Christian Bautista Regal Films Joel Lamangan
ZsaZsa Zaturnah Pops Fernandez, Rustom Padilla, Alfred Vargas, Pauleen Luna, Chokoleit, Christian Vasquez, Say Alonzo and Zsa Zsa Padilla Regal Films Joel Lamangan
Matakot Ka sa Karma Rica Peralejo, Angelica Panganiban, Gretchen Barretto, Tanya Garcia, Bianca King & Ana Capri Canary Films and OctoArts Films Jose Javier Reyes
Shake, Rattle & Roll 8 Regal Films Mike Tuviera, Rahyan Carlos and Topel Lee
Super Noypi John Prats, Sandara Park, Polo Ravales, Katrina Halili, Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, Monsour del Rosario, Aubrey Miles, Karla Estrada, Jao Mapa, Mon Confiado, Allan Paule Regal Films Quark Henares
Tatlong Baraha Lito Lapid, Mark Lapid, Maynard Lapid, Phoemela Barranda, Girlie Revilla, Jackie Rice, Bearwin Meily & Monsour del Rosario Violett Films Toto Natividad

Winners and nominees[edit]

Awards[edit]

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

Judy Ann Santos, Best Actress winner
Cesar Montano, Best Actor winner
Nash Aguas, Best Child Performer winner
Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Cinematography Best Production Design
Best Child Performer Best Editing
  • Jason Cahapay - Ligalig
Best Original Story Best Screenplay
Best Original Theme Song Best Musical Score
Best Visual Effects Best Make-up Artist
Best Sound Recording Best Float
Most Gender-Sensitive Film
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards

Multiple awards[edit]

Films with multiple awards[edit]

The following films received one or multiple awards:

Awards Film
10 Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo
5 Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di
3 Ligalig
Tatlong Baraha
2 Shake, Rattle & Roll 8
1 Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On

Ceremony Information[edit]

"Best Picture" issue[edit]

Octoarts Films and M-Zet Production's Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On was declared the Best Picture after festival organizers changed the criteria for the award by giving more weight to "commercial appeal". As it was the only prize that the film won, the decision to let the film receive it becomes the subject of yet another controversy at the festival. Movie producer Star Cinema made a protest to the MMDA and wrote to then MMFF chairman Bayani Fernando, claiming that the movie Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo should have won Best Picture because it topped the box office for the first few days.[4][5]

Box Office gross[edit]

The list shows the final figures of the films as of January 7, 2007. The overall earnings is P 380.3 million (below 2006 P 415 million).

MMFF Entry Gross Ticket Sales
Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka, Fairy Ko: The Legend Goes On and On and On P 137.3 million*
Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo P 119.1 million
Shake, Rattle and Roll 8 P 73 million
Mano Po 5: Gua Ai Di P 63.0 million
Ligalig P 27.2 million
Tatlong Baraha P 14.0 million

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2005 Metro Manila Film Festival
Metro Manila Film Festival
2006
Succeeded by
2007 Metro Manila Film Festival