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‘Signal Rock,’ ‘Liway’ top nominees at 37th Luna Awards

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Two independently-produced films earned the nod of critics, each landing several nominations at the 37th Luna Awards.

Chito Rono’s “Signal Rock” scored nine nominations including best picture and best director. Starring Christian Bables, it is an acclaimed drama based on a true story set in the 1990s. It is about a boy who regularly climbs rock formations in his hometown just to communicate with his sister living abroad with his outdated phone.

GLAIZA de Castro in 'Liway;' Christian Bables in 'Signal Rock'

GLAIZA de Castro in ‘Liway;’ Christian Bables in ‘Signal Rock’

“Liway” got nine nods, including best actress for Glaiza de Castro. Set in the waning days of the Marcos dictarorship and directed by Kip Oebanda, Liway is told from the point of view of Dakip, a boy living in a prison camp housing both criminals and members of the New People’s Army.

“BuyBust” has the second most number of nominations,eight. Lead star Anne Curtis is nominated in the best actress category.

The awards night for the 37th Luna Awards is set for Nov. 30 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Taguig.

Full list of nominees:

Best Editing

Jay Halili (Buy Bust)

Marya Ignacio and Noemi Paguiligan (The Hows of Us)

Maynard Pattaui and Edlyn Tallada-Abuel (Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes)

Chuck Gutierrez (Liway)

Emerzon Texon (Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi)

Best Musical Score

Jerrold Tarog (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)

Jay Halili (Buy Bust)

Emerzon Texon (Meet Me in St. Gallen)

Nhick Ramiro Pacis (Liway)

Emerzon Texon (Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi)

Best Cinematography

Neil Derrick Bion (Buy Bust)

Neil Daza (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)

Pong Ignacio (Liway)

Neil Daza (Signal Rock)

Tey Clamor (Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi)

Best Production Design

Michael Español and Roma Regala (Buy Bust)

Aped Santos (Liway)

Mark Sabas (Signal Rock)

Roy Lachica (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)

Maolen Fadul (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)

Best Sound

Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)

Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc (Signal Rock)

Whannie Dellosa and Steven Vesagas (Buy Bust)

Axel Fernandez (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)

Jason Conanan, Mikko Quizon, and Kat Salinas (Meet Me in St. Gallen)

Best Screenplay

Carmi Raymundo, Gillian Ebreo, Crystal San Miguel, and Cathy Garcia-Molina (The Hows of Us)

Rodolfo Vera (Signal Rock)

Rodolfo Vera and Jerrold Tarog (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)

Irene Villamor (Meet Me in St. Gallen)

Zig Dulay and Kip Oebanda (Liway)

Best Supporting Actress

Aiko Melendez (Rainbow’s Sunset)

Daria Ramirez (Signal Rock)

Max Collins (Citizen Jake)

Nova Villa (Miss Granny)

Sunshine Dizon (Rainbow’s Sunset)

Best Supporting Actor

Arjo Atayde (Buy Bust)

Soliman Cruz (Liway)

Carlo Aquino (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)

Epy Quizon (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)

Mon Confiado (Signal Rock)

Best Actress

Angelica Panganiban (Exes Baggage)

Glaiza de Castro (Liway)

Ai Ai delas Alas (School Service)

Anne Curtis (Sid & Aya)

Agot Isidro (Changing Partners)

Best Actor

Eddie Garcia (Rainbow’s Sunset)

Christian Bables (Signal Rock)

Nicco Manalo (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)

Daniel Padilla (The Hows of Us)

Dingdong Dantes (Sid & Aya)

Best Director

Chito Roño (Signal Rock)

Dwein Baltazar (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)

Erik Matti (Buy Bust)

Kip Oebanda (Liway)

Irene Villamor (Meet Me in St. Gallen)

Best Motion Picture

Liway (Exquisite Aspect Ventures, VY/AC Productions, and Cinemalaya)

Buy Bust (Viva Films and Reality Entertainment)

Signal Rock (CSR Productions)

Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (TBA Studios and Globe Studios)

Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus (Epicmedia Productions, CineFilipino, Unitel, and Cignal Entertainment)

Special Awards

Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ) Lifetime Achievement Award

Ms. Lily Monteverde

Manuel de Leon Award for Exemplary Achievements

Ms. Nova Villa

Lamberto Avellana Memorial Award

Director Wenn Deramas

Director Soxie Topacio

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