And the Winners of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2011 were named already.
The stars were all glamorous as they dazzled at the Resorts World Performing Arts Theatre for the 37th MMFF Awards Night.
Many have already placed their bets on “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” to bag several awards in the 2011 MMFF. Indeed, “The Asiong Salonga Story”, despite the controversies surrounding the movie, bagged most of the major awards. The movie received a total of 8 major awards, including best picture, best director, best supporting actor, best screenplay, best production design, best original theme song and best cinematography awards, plus 3 minor awards.
Of course, the big news still was the disqualification of the Regal Films entry, ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.’ The film was penalized for allegedly making changes in the pre-approved script without the permission of the executive committee of the film festival. Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) reportedly noticed the changes when Tolentino watched the film again last Monday.