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Sanchez won the Movie Actress of the Year for her exemplary performance in the film ‘Jesusa.’ Richards bagged the Movie Actor of the Year award for his role as Ethan in the movie ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye.’

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the awarding show was held virtually and streamed live on the official Facebook page of the PMPC.

Aside from the two actors, Ricky Davao was also awarded this year’s Movie Supporting Actor prize for ‘Fuccbois,’ and Maricel Laxa was named Movie Supporting Actress of the Year for ‘Hello, Love Goodbye.

Moreover, the popular movie film, ‘Hello, Love Goodbye’ took home most of the major awards as Director Cathy Garcia-Molina was proclaimed the Movie Director of the Year winner. Brillante Mendoza also won the Indie Movie Director of the Year Award for ‘Mindanao.’

The success of ‘Hello, Love Goodbye’ was seen as Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards were named Movie Loveteam of the Year.

PMPC President Roldan Castro extended his sincerest gratitude to the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Director Pete Mariano, hosts Rep. Alfred Vargas and Sanya Lopez, WEMSAP, and performers Jed Madela, Luke Mejares, and Regine Velasquez- Alcasid, for making the awards night possible.

Here is the full list of winners for the 36th PMPC Star Awards:

  • Movie of the Year: Hello, Love, Goodbye
  • Indie Movie of the Year: Mindanao
  • Indie Director Movie of the Year: Brillante Mendoza (Mindanao)
  • Movie Actor of the Year: Alden Richards (Hello, Love, Goodbye)
  • Movie Actress of the Year: Sylvia Sanchez (Jesusa)
  • Movie Supporting Actor of the Year: Ricky Davao (Fuccbois)
  • Movie Supporting Actress of the Year: Maricel Laxa (Hello, Love, Goodbye)
  • New Movie Actor of the Year: David Licauco (Because I Love You), tied with Paolo Marcoleta (Guerrero Dos, Tuloy Ang Laban)
  • New Movie Actress of the Year: Michelle Dee (Because I Love You)
  • Movie Child Performer of the Year: Xia Vigor (Miracle In Cell No. 7)
  • Movie Ensemble Acting of the Year: The cast of “Miracle In Cell No. 7” headed by Aga Muhlach
  • Indie Movie Ensemble Acting of the Year: The cast of “John Denver Trending” headed by Jansen Magpusao
  • Short Movie of the Year: Forever (Adlibs Entertainment Corp., Institute of the Moving Image, Bandido Media Productions)
  • Short Movie Director of the Year: Domingo Molina (Forever)
  • Movie Screenwriter of the Year: Cathy Garcia-Molina, Carmi Raymundo, Rona Co (Hello, Love, Goodbye)
  • Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Noel Teehankee (Nuuk)
  • Movie Editor of the Year: Vanessa De Leon (Write About Love)
  • Movie Production Designer of the Year: Maria Rowella Talusig (Quezon’s Game)
  • Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Pat Lasaten (LSS)
  • Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc (Maria)Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: Araw-Araw (LSS)
  • Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year: Arden Rod Condez (John Denver Trending)
  • Indie Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Tey Clamor (Metamorphosis)
  • Indie Movie Editor of the Year: Benjo Ferrer (John Denver Trending)
  • Indie Movie Production Designer of the Year: Brillante Mendoza (Mindanao)
  • Indie Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Teresa Barrozo (Mindanao)
  • Indie Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Fatima Nerrika Salim and Immanuel Verona (Babae At Baril)
  • Indie Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: Walang Katulad (Immaculada)
  • Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award: Angie Ferro
  • Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera Lifetime Achievement Award: Elwood Perez
  • Darling of the Press: Joed Serrano
  • Movie Love Team of the Year: Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards (Hello, Love Goodbye)


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