The stars smartened up this year by gracing the 2nd Eddys or Entertainment Editors’ Choice Awards at The Theatre of Solaire last July 9. Unlike last year when many of the nominees and winners were noticeably absent at the maiden event of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd), the 2018 edition strongly says The Eddys is here to stay going by the large number of celebrities spotted on the red carpet and onstage when the awards were handed out.
Acting as hosts on the red carpet were Tim Yap and Rhian Ramos. The program was emceed by the siblings Ruffa and Raymond Gutierrez.
The performers that night were the Wishful Five (Princess Sevillena, Kimberly Baluzo, Louie Anne Culala, Carmela Ariola, and Ace Bartolome), Noel Cabangon, Ciarra Sotto, Jona, Bituin Escalante, Loonie and Abra. Some of the presenters were David Licauco, Andrea Torres, Jolo Revilla with his brothers Bryan Revilla and Luigi Revilla, Arjo Atayde, Meg Imperial, Donnalyn Bartolome, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board head Rachel Arenas and Film Development Council of the Philippines head Liza Dino.
The winners this year are:
Best Film: “Respeto”
Best Director: Mikhail Red (“Birdshot”)
Best Actress: Mary Joy Apostol (“Birdshot”)
Best Actor: Aga Muhlach (“Seven Sundays”)
Best Supporting Actress: Angeli Bayani (“Maestra”), Therese Malvar (“Ilawod”) and Chai Fonacier (“Respeto”)
Best Supporting Actor: Dido Dela Paz (“Respeto”)
Best Cinematography: Mycko David (“Birdshot”)
Best Original Screenplay: Eric Cabahug (“Deadma Walking”)
Best Sound Design: Corinne De San Jose (“Respeto”)
Best Musical Score: Jay Durias (“Respeto”)
Best Original Theme Song: “Respeto”
Best Visual Effects: “Ang Panday”
Best Editing: Marya Ignacio (“Kita Kita”)
Best Production Design: Gino Gonzales (“Ang Larawan”)
Special awards were given to Mario Hernando, Joe Quirino Award (posthumous); Ricky Lo, Manny Pichel Award; and Viva Films producer Vic del Rosario for the Producer of the Year Award.
SPEEd also gave out the EDDYS Rising Producers Circle Award to Roselle Monteverde of Regal Entertainment and Veronique del Rosario of Viva Films.
The EDDYS Icon awardees are Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Susan Roces, Nora Aunor, Charo Santos-Concio and Maricel Soriano.
The 2nd Eddys was presented by Globe and produced by FM station Wish 107.5. (With report from Christelle Perez)
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