- Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz earns the nod for Best Supporting Actor at the International Cinephile Society awards.
- The 35-year old award-winning actor will compete with Hollywood actors.
Despite showbiz hiatus, Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz proved that he is one of the greatest actors of his generation. The 35-year old actor earned the nod for Best Support Actor at the Internation Cinephile Society Awards for his performance in the revenge-themed movie, “Ang Babaeng Humayo.”
Aside from John Lloyd, the movie stars veteran actress and ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos, who played the role of Horacia, a woman seeking vengeance for her imprisonment of 30 years for a crime she didn’t commit.
Meanwhile, John Lloyd portrayed the role of Hollanda, a transvestite whom Horacia eventually takes under her wing.
The Lav Diaz film is also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film not in the English Language category. These nominations came after almost two years when it won the top prize at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in 2016.
The award-winning actor is set to compete with American actors Willem Dafoe famous for his character in “Spiderman,” Armie Hammer famous for being “The Lone Ranger” and Michael Stuhlbarg, known in the series “Boardwalk Empire,” as well as “Dunkirk” Irish actor Barry Keoghan and French actor Arnaud Valois.
The winners of the 15th ICS Awards will be announced on February 4.
The International Cinephile Society, formed in 2003, is an online group made up of approximately 100 accredited journalists, film scholars, historians and other industry professionals who cover film festivals and events on five continents. The award-giving body aims at honoring “the finest in American and international cinema.”