The Viva Films’ official entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018—Yam Laranas’s Aurora and the most-favored to win was overtaken by a complicated love triangle drama between two elderly gay men and a straight woman in Joel Lamangan’s Rainbow Sunset.
Despite the shock from the audience that Eddie Garcia who played the old Ramon who has an affair with Tony Mabesa’s character as Fredo; the veteran actors settled as Special Jury Prize and Best Supporting Actor awardee, respectively. Gloria Romero who played the old Sylvia, the wife of Ramon was also declared Best Actress beating Kim Chiu (One Great Love) and Anne Curtis (Aurora).
In total, the Heaven’s Best Entertainment production took 11 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Lamangan, Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award, Best Supporting Actress for Aiko Melendez, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Original Theme Song, and two Special Jury prizes for Garcia and Max Collins.
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Aurora got five awards including Second Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Design, Best Cinematography and Best Child Performer for Phoebe Villamor. While Regal Entertainment’s One Great Love was able to bag Third Best Picture with two other awards—Best Actor for Dennis Trillo and Best Musical Score.
The trio of Vic Sotto, Maine Mendoza and Coco Martin in Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles received three awards including Best Float, Best Editing and the FPJ Memorial Award. However, the leading film in the box-office—Fantastica: The Princess, The Prince and The Perya failed to score any award as well as the three other entries Otlum, Mary, Marry Me, and The Girl in the Orange Dress.