A movie about intersex romped away with major plums at the Cinema One Originals 2019 Awards held Nov. 15.
It won for Gold Aceron the best actor trophy, and for JE Tiglao the best director honor. The best supporting actress is Iana Bernardez.
On the technical side, the movie won best sound (Immanuel Verona and Vince Banta) and best cinematography (Tey Clamor), tied with Carlos Mauricio for “Tia Madre.”
“Naiiyak ako, grabe. Thank you sa lahat ng bumubuo ng ‘Metamorphosis.’ Direk JE, salamat hindi kayo nagsawang mag-guide sa akin. Nag-trust kayo. Pa, thank you, Pa. Simula nang mag-start akong mag-acting, nagsimula ako sa crowd, sa extra, lahat napagdaanan ko halos lahat. Hindi ako tumigil. Tiyaga lang. God is good all the time,” said a teary-eyed Gold.
JE was also emotional in accepting his award.
“Maraming salamat po. Limang taon kong nilaban itong pelikulang ito. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng nagtiwala, sa mga tumulong sa akin para magawa na ‘yung pelikula. Sa lahat ng nakasama sa production, kay Gold Azeron, maraming salamat. Itong award na ito ay inaalay ko sa mga kapatid nating intersex.”
Iana said: “Thank you so much ‘Nay Sarah for trusting me with the role. Nanginginig ako. Hindi ko kaya ito. Basta, thank you so much for trusting me with the role of Onang. Gold, thank you for being easy to work with. All my scenes are with you so thank you for giving me that opportunity to connect with you, to connect with the characters.”
Meanwhile, Alessandra de Rossi was named the best actress for “Lucid.” She had everyone in stitches over her acceptance speech.
“Akalain mo ‘yun. Hindi pa ako mnakapagsuklay. Hindi ko naman in-expect (ito). Maraming-maraming Salamat sa Cinema One Originals. Nakaisa rin. Kay direk Victor Villanueva, hindi niya talaga ako tinigilan. Take four. First time ko lang ‘yun. Take one, take one lang ako, eh. Na-take four ako sa sabi ko, ‘My God, kailangan ko ng introspection.’ Promise, magsusuklay na po ako starting tomorrow,” she said.
The best film was “Sila-Sila” directed by Giancarlo Abrahan’s. Topper Fabregas won the best supporting actor award.
“I dedicate this award to the entire spectrum in the LGBT community. Nandito kaming lahat ngayon nakatayo sa harap ninyo, baklang direktor, baklang manunulat, at baklang mga aktor. We are seen,” said Giancarlo in his acceptance speech.
Best Picture: “Sila Sila”
Best Director: J.E. Tiglao, “Metamorphosis”
Best Screenplay: Daniel Saniana, “Sila Sila”
Best Sound: Immanuel Verona and Vince Banta, “Metamorphosis”
Best Music: “O,” Kevin Dayrit and “Lucid,” Emerzon Texon
Best Editing: Benjamin Tolentino, “Lucid”
Best Production Design: Eero Yves Francisco, “Utopia”
Best Cinematography: Tey Clamor, “Metamorphosis” and Carlos Mauricio, “Tia Madre”
Best Actor: Gold Aceron, “Metamorphosis”
Best Actress: Alessandra de Rossi, “Lucid”
Best Supporting Actor: Topper Fabregas, “Sila Sila”
Best Supporting Actress: Iana Bernardez, “Metamorphosis”
Jury Prize: “Utopia”
Audience Choice: “Sila Sila”
Best Short Film: “Sa Among Agwat (In Between Spaces),” Don Senoc
Best Student Film: “Kapasidad,” Tyrone James Luanzon