Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actor

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Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Country Philippines
Presented by MMDA
First awarded 1975
Currently held by Paolo Ballesteros,
Die Beautiful (2016)
Official website

The Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). It was first awarded at the 1st Metro Manila Film Festival ceremony, held in 1975; Joseph Estrada received the award for his role in Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa and it is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry.[1] Currently, nominees and winners are determined by Executive Committees, headed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman and key members of the film industry.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Joseph Estrada was the first winner in this category for his role in Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa.
Herbert Bautista won in 1984 for his performance in Shake, Rattle & Roll
Dolphy won in 1990 for his role in Espadang Patpat, and another in Father Jejemon in 2010.
Cesar Montano won several "Best Actor" Awards including his first win in 1998 for his performance in José Rizal.
Jinggoy Estrada won in 2007 for his role in Katas ng Saudi.
Ramon Bong Revilla won in 2009 for his acting in Ang Panday.
Dingdong Dantes won for 2 consecutive years starting in 2011 for his roles in Segunda Mano and One More Try respectively.
Robin Padilla won in 2013 for his role in 10,000 Hours.
Key Explanation
double-dagger Indicates the winning actor
Year Actor Film Role Ref
Joseph EstradaAward winner Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa [1]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon Nicolas "Kulas" Ocampo [3]
Rolly QuizonAward winner Burlesk Queen [4]
None[Note 1] [5]
Raul AragonAward winner Ina ka ng Anak Mo Luis [6]
Dindo FernandoAward winner Langis at Tubig [7]
Vic SilayanAward winner Kisapmata Sgt. Diosdado Carandang [8]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Haplos [9]
Anthony AlonzoAward winner Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag [10]
Herbert BautistaAward winner Shake, Rattle & Roll Douglas [11]
Anthony AlonzoAward winner The Moises Padilla Story: The Missing Chapters [12]
Mario O'HaraAward winner Halimaw sa Banga [13]
Anthony AlonzoAward winner Anak Badjao [14]
Baldo MarroAward winner Patrolman [15]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Imortal [16]
DolphyAward winner Espadang Patpat [17]
Eric QuizonAward winner Juan Tamad at Mr. Shooli: Mongolian Barbecue Juan Tamad [18]
Aga MuhlachAward winner Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal [19]
Eddie Garcia Andres Manambit: Angkan ng Matatapang Andres Manambit
Aga MuhlachAward winner May Minamahal Carlitos [20]
Roi VinzonAward winner Lucas Abelardo Lucas Abelardo [21]
Richard GomezAward winner Dahas Jake [22]
Jomari YllanaAward winner Kahit Kailan Tyron [23]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Nasaan Ang Puso? Dave [24]
Cesar MontanoAward winner José Rizal Jose Rizal [25]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Bulaklak ng Maynila Tino [26]
Johnny DelgadoAward winner Tanging Yaman Danny [27]
Cesar MontanoAward winner Bagong Buwan Ahmad Ibn Ismael [28]
Eddie GarciaAward winner Mano Po Don Luis Go [29]
Fernando Poe, Jr.
Christopher de Leon Dekada '70 Julián Bartolome, Sr.
Lito Lapid Lapu-Lapu Lapu-Lapu
Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. Agimat: Ang Anting-Anting ni Lolo
Dolphy Home Along Da Riber Upoy
Rudy Fernandez Hula Mo, Huli Ko Inspector Randy Tuazon
Vic Sotto Lastikman Lastikman
Eric QuizonAward winner Crying Ladies Wilson Chua [30]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Mano Po 3: My Love Michael [31]
Raymart Santiago Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita Edilberto Manalang
Marvin AgustinAward winner Kutob Lemuel [32]
Cesar MontanoAward winner Ligalig [33]
Jinggoy EstradaAward winner Katas ng Saudi [34]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Magkaibigan Atoy Bustamante [35]
Bong RevillaAward winner Ang Panday Flavio [36]
DolphyAward winner Father Jejemon Father Jejemon [37]
Dingdong DantesAward winner Segunda Mano Ivan [38]
ER Ejercito Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story Nicasio "Asiong" Salonga
Vic Sotto Enteng Ng Ina Mo Enteng Kabisote
Bong Revilla Ang Panday 2 Flavio
Ryan Agoncillo My Househusband (Ikaw Na!) Rod
Jericho Rosales Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow Jacob
Dingdong DantesAward winner One More Try Edward [39]
Vice Ganda Sisterakas Bernardo "Totoy/Bernice" Laurel Sabroso
Robin PadillaAward winner 10,000 Hours Gabriel Molino Alcaraz [40]
Vice Ganda Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Girlie, Peter, Mark Jill, and Panying Jackstone
Derek RamsayAward winner English Only, Please Julian Parker [41]
Jericho RosalesAward winner #Walang Forever Ethan Isaac [42]
John Lloyd Cruz Honor Thy Father Edgar
Ian Veneracion All You Need Is Pag-Ibig Eric
Paolo BallesterosAward winner Die Beautiful Trisha [43]
Joem Bascon Oro
Joshua Garcia Vince & Kath & James James
Kean Cipriano Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: #ForeverIsNotEnough Rainier de la Cuesta

Multiple awards for Best Actor[edit]

Throughout the history of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), there have been actors in a leading role who received multiple Awards for Best Actor. As of 2015 (41st MMFF), 7 actors have received two or more Best Actor awards.

Actor Record Set First year awarded Recent year awarded
Christopher de Leon 7 1976 2008
Cesar Montano 3 1998 2006
Anthony Alonzo 1983 1987
Dingdong Dantes 2 2011 2012
Dolphy 1990 2010
Eric Quizon 1991 2003
Aga Muhlach 1992 1993


  1. ^ Only the "Best Performer" award was given.


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