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Candy Pangilinan wins first acting trophy in 25 yrs

Candy Pangilinan

After 25 years, actress-comedianne Candy Pangilinan finally received her first acting award at the 2016 CineFilipino Film Festival awards night held in Cubao, Quezon City last March 19.

“Ang tagal ko na hong artista, ngayon lang ho ako nagka-award. Thank you ho. Marami hong salamat. Sa pamilya ko ho, sa anak ko ho, marami pong salamat. Grabe, mula nung pagkabata ako, lahat ho ng tao, salamat. Lord, thank you ho talaga. Lahat ho kayo, pati mga waiter! Maraming maraming salamat ho. Mabuhay ang pelikulang Pilipino!’ said Pangilinan as she accepted the acting award.

Pangilinan, 43, played a single mom who raised her child with Down Syndrome for the film “Star Na Si Van Damme Stallone.”

It was in 1991 when Pangilinan was introduced in a supporting role for the blockbuster horror-flick “Shake, Rattle and Roll III.” She then went to appear in other movies and teleseryes.

Pangilinan tied with Angeli Bayani for the best actress honors. Bayani stars in the lesbian-themed movie “Ned’s Project.”

“Ned’s Project,” a story of a lesbian tattoo artist who wants to bear a child, was named Best Picture.

Launched in 2015, CineFilipino features both mainstream and indie artists of the Philippines in various films that look into the Filipino identity and its culture.

The complete list of winners:

Best Picture: “Ned’s Project”
2nd Best Picture: “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”
3rd Best Picture: “Star Na si Van Damme Stallone”
Best Director: Ice Idanan – “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”
Best Actress: Angeli Bayani – “Ned’s Project”
Best Actress: Candy Pangilinan – “Star Na si Van Damme Stallone”
Best Actor: Pepe Herrera – “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”
Best Supporting Actress: Max Eigenmann – “Ned’s Project”
Best Supporting Actor: Isaac Aguirre – “Star Na si Van Damme Stallone”
Best Cinematography: Ice Idanan – “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”
Best Cinematography: Tey Clamor – “Ned’s Project”
Best Screenplay: John Bedia – “Ned’s Project”
Best Production Design: “Ned’s Project”
Best Musical Score: Mon Espia – “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”
Best Sound: Raffy Magsaysay – “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”
Best Editing: Hannah Espia – “Sakaling Hindi Makarating”