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2012: The Year in Lead Actresses   7 comments

2012 lead actresses

Hey there everyone! And Happy New Year once again from Tit for Tat! ūüėÄ

There’s no better way to kick off 2013 with a blog post that covers a topic awards prognosticators love the most:¬†BEST ACTRESS.¬†The past few days, I have been covering acting performances in local cinema, and we’ve already tackled¬†supporting actresses,¬†supporting actors and¬†lead actors. To complete the list, here’s my coverage of lead actress.

LEADERS OF THE PACK

There’s no better person more fitting to begin this coverage with the one and only Superstar herself Nora Aunor. After years of absence in local filmmaking scene, she is back with Brillante Mendoza’s¬†Thy Womb as midwife Shaleha who wants to grant her husband’s wish of having a child. Aside from La Aunor, Gina Alajar‘s role as the matriarch in Adolf Alix’s¬†Mater Dolorosa¬†gives her a huge possibility to have an awards comeback as well. A pair of Kapamilya actresses can find themselves contending at different award giving bodies: Angel Locsin will definitely be nominated either for her role as the sultry Princess in¬†Unofficially Yours though my bet is she’ll get nods ¬†for her role as a mother who will do anything for her son in the MMFF entry¬†One More Try.¬†Bea Alonzo‘s most mature performance to date as the title role in Olivia Lamasan’s¬†The Mistress can reap some nods as well. As for the fifth spot, a consecutive visit at award giving bodies is plausible for veteran actress Shamaine Buencamino, this time, for her comedic turn in Loy Arcenas’s¬†Requieme.

MIDDLE TIER

Aside from the five names above, other¬†noteworthy¬†lead actress performances the past year were from Jodi Sta. Maria as the newest member of Adoracion Convent in¬†Aparisyon,¬†Pokwang as another mother who sacrificied as an OFW in the US in¬†A Mother’s Story, and¬†French actress Isabelle Huppert having the most vital role in Brillante Mendoza’s Berlin entry¬†Captive. Vilma Santos can get in based on name status alone for her movie last year,¬†The Healing,¬†while Lauren Young as the psycho best friend of Maxene Magalona in¬†Catnip can break through the awards circuit too. Other performances that gained buzz this year were Cinemalaya Best Actress winner Ama Quiambao in¬†Diablo,¬†Erich Gonzales who is in search of her sister in Manila in¬†Mariposa sa Hawla ng Gabi,¬†Veronica Santiago who plays the charming ¬†title role in¬†Pascalina,¬†LJ Reyes who resorted to being the town prostitute in¬†Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino,¬†and Judy Ann Santos as the owner of the diary in¬†Mga Mumunting Lihim.

THE REST OF THE RACE

As for the rest of the race, there’s also Anne Curtis, not as the other woman, in¬†A Secret Affair, the pair of Fe GingGing Hyde and Glorypearl Dy trying to escape in¬†Ang Paglalakbay ng Mga Bituin ng Gabing Madilim,¬†Mylene Dizon as the other nun in¬†Aparisyon,¬†and Cinema One Originals Best Actress Mara Lopez in¬†Palitan.¬†There’s also the performances of Erich Gonzales as the¬†unang aswang¬†in¬†Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang,¬†Angelica Panganiban as the naive Majoy in¬†Every Breath U Take,¬† and real life sisters¬†Assunta and Alessandra de Rossi in¬†Baybayin.¬†Lastly, Angel Aquino can also see herself nominated either for her performance as the torn mother in¬†Amorosa: The Revenge or as the reporter who everybody thought was dead in Biktima.

That’s it. Who are your bets this year? Are you excited for the coming award giving bodies? I sure am! ūüôā

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2012: The Year in Lead Actors   1 comment

2012 lead actors

Hey everyone! We’re still continuing the yearend lists over here at Tit for Tat. Aside from that, we’re also doing the recap of the movie performances in local cinema the past year. The past two days, we gave the focus to the¬†supporting actresses¬†and¬†supporting actors. It’s time to move now to the leading categories. For this day, we’d give the spotlight to the men and tackle the Best Actor category. Like what I said, these are possible choices from all the award giving bodies this year from mainstream to indie and those that can cross-over in between. Let’s begin!

LEADERS OF THE PACK

Probably the strongest contender in this category for this year is acting legend Eddie Garcia as he adds another memorable turn for his role as the old gay man living with his dog in¬†Bwakaw.¬†His competition this year might skew to much younger actors though as there have been lots of good awards-bait performances this year such as the likes of Dingdong Dantes‘ MMFF winning performance in¬†One More Try, Coco Martin‘s indie comeback as the father who found the remains of his daughter in¬†Santa Nina, Jericho Rosales as the single parent whose son gone missing in¬†Alagwa, and JM de Guzman as the mussel diver in the title role¬†Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino.

MIDDLE TIER

As for the other lead roles in contention, award giving bodies might also throw a bone to Arnold Reyes as the loyal driver who was caught in the middle in his Congressman employer in the Tribeca hit¬†Graeland,¬†awards staple John Lloyd Cruz might get some nominations as well for his performance opposite Bea Alonzo in¬†The Mistress or for his movie with Angel Locsin,¬†Unofficially Yours.¬† Scene stealing Archie Alemania should hear his name be read especially at the Comedy Best Actor of the Golden Screen Awards for his role in Cinema One Original entry¬†Slumber Party. And in a surprising turn of events, we’d have a battle of two heroes this year in the Best Actor category: Alfred Vargas as Andres Bonifacio in Richard Somes’¬†Supremo and ER Ejercito as Emilio Aguinaldo in the MMFF entry¬†El Presidente.

Cinemalaya movies also produced a lot of worthy Best Actor turns such as the winning performance of Kristoffer King in¬†Oros,¬†Pen Medina in¬†Kamera Obskura, Dominic Roco‘s Gibson in¬†Ang Nawawala,¬†and Thai actor playing lone soldier¬†Ananda Everingham in¬†Kalayaan.¬†Casting issues (from Cinemalaya) aside, Allan Paule‘s fantastic turn in Emerson Reyes’s¬†MNL 143¬†can possibly reap nominations as well.

THE REST OF THE RACE

Other lead actor contenders that might are still in the race are Dennis Trillo in the title role of¬†Ang Katiwala,¬†Cinema One Originals Best Actor winner Alex Medina in¬†Palitan,¬†newbie actor Gerry Adeva as the title role in¬†Mamay Umeng,¬†Allen Dizon in Joel Lamangan’s drama¬†Migrante,¬†and the most intelligent and uptight of the three gay friends Markki Stroem in¬†Slumber Party.¬†Among mainstream movies, one can also consider Derek Ramsey in¬†A Secret Affair,¬†Aga Muhlach in¬†Of All The Things,¬†Piolo Pascual in¬†Every Breath U Take, Enchong Dee in The Strangers, and Vice Ganda in either This Guy’s in Love With U Mare or Sisterakas.

That’s it. Last part of the acting spotlight tomorrow with everybody’s favorite category: Best Actress!

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