Jadaone-helmed "Fan Girl" starring Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino wins big at 2020 MMFF Awards

Fan Girl, Magikland, and The Boy Foretold by the Stars bag many awards for the 2020 MMFF Awards.

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Fan Girl, Magikland, and The Boy Foretold by the Stars bag many awards for the 2020 MMFF Awards.

The dark coming-of-age flick Fan Girl, directed by Antoinette Jadaone, bagged tons of awards at the recently-concluded Gabi Ng Parangal of the 46th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) last Sunday, December 27, winning 8 awards out of its 9 nominations.

The film about a young girl's obsession with her all-time favorite celebrity won Best Picture, while Jadaone clinched awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Lead stars Charlie Dizon and Paulo Avelino took home the awards for Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively.

Fan Girl made its first premiere internationally in the form of the Tokyo International Film Festival. It also competed at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival before its local release in the MMFF.

Following Fan Girl was the fantasy film Magikland which won 5 awards, including Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, and Best Musical Score.

The Boy Foretold by the Stars, a coming-of-age romantic comedy about two high school boys who meet in a school retreat, won 3 awards, including the Gender Sensitivity Award and Second Best Picture.

Check out the full list of winners and nominees below:

Best Virtual Float
WINNER: Magikland
2nd Place: Isa Pang Bahaghari
3rd Place: Fan Girl

Best Student Short Film
WINNER: Paano Maging Babae - De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde
Balikbayan - University of Makati
Laruan Baril - Far Eastern University High School

Best Visual Effects
WINNER: Magikland - Richard Francia, Ryan Grimarez (Central Digital Lab)
Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim - Gerwin Meneses of GMVFX
The Missing - Luminous Films

Best Production Design
WINNER: Magikland - Ericson Navarro
The Boy Foretold by the Stars - Lars Magbanua
The Missing - Popo Diaz
Suarez: The Healing Priest - Ronnie Dizon
Tagpuan - Ericson Navarro

Best Musical Score
WINNER: Magikland - Emerzon Texon
Fan Girl - Teresa Barrozo
Suarez: The Healing Priest - Sherwin Castillo
The Boy Foretold by the Stars - Paulo Protacio
The Missing - Jessie Lasaten

Best Editing
WINNER: Fan Girl - Benjamin Tolentino
Isa Pang Bahaghari - Mai Calaparado
The Missing - Renewin Alano
Tagpuan - Carlo Francisco Manatad
Magikland - Manet Dayrit, She Lopez Francia (Central Digital Lab)

Best Cinematography
WINNER: Fan Girl - Neil Daza
Magikland - Rody Lacap
The Boy Foretold by the Stars - Marvin Reyes
Suarez: The Healing Priest - Teejay Gonzalez
The Missing - Marvin Reyes

Best Original Theme Song
WINNER: "Ulan" by Jhay Cura/Pau Protacio - The Boy Foretold by the Stars
"Hanggang Muli" by Emerson Texon - Isa Pang Bahaghari
"Yakapin Mo Ako" by Joven Tan - Suarez: The Healing Priest
"Smile" by Emerzon Texon - Magikland
"Ganyan ang Pag-ibig ko" by Lito Camo - Coming Home

Best Sound
WINNER: Fan Girl - Vincent Villa
The Missing - Fatima Nerrika Salim, Immanuel Verona
Tagpuan - Albert Michael Idioma
The Boy Foretold by the Stars - Wildsound
Magikland - Albert Michael Idioma, Alex Tomboc (Wildsound Studios)

FPJ Memorial Award
WINNER: Magikland
Coming Home
Suarez: The Healing Priest
Isa Pang Bahaghari

Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award
WINNER: Suarez: The Healing Priest
The Boy Foretold by the Stars
Coming Home
Isa Pang Bahaghari
Magikland

Gender Sensitivity Award
WINNER: The Boy Foretold by the Stars
Coming Home
Isa Pang Bahaghari

Special Jury Prize
Peque Gallaga

Manay Ichu Vera-Perez Maceda Memorial Award
Gloria Romero

Best Screenplay
WINNER: Fan Girl - Antoinette Jadaone
The Missing - Easy Ferrer
Tagpuan - Ricardo Lee
The Boy Foretold by the Stars - Dolly Dulu
Coming Home - Gina Marisa Tagasa

Best Child Performer
WINNER: Seiyo Masunaga - The Missing
Ryan Jay Obana - Tagpuan
Miguel Gabriel Diokno - Tagpuan
Jana Agoncillo - Coming Home

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Shaina Magdayao - Tagpuan
Rosanna Roces - Suarez: The Healing Priest
Bibeth Orteza - Magikland
Miles Ocampo - The Missing
Jaclyn Jose - Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Michael de Mesa - Isa Pang Bahaghari
Zanjoe Marudo - Isa Pang Bahaghari 
Edgar Allan Guzman - Coming Home
Leinard Ramos - The Boy Foretold by the Stars 
Dante Rivero - Suarez: The Healing Priest

Best Actor in a Leading Role
WINNER: Paulo Avelino - Fan Girl
John Arcilla - Suarez: The Healing Priest
Adrian Lindayag - The Boy Foretold by the Stars
Philip Salvador - Isa Pang Bahaghari

Best Actress in a Leading Role
WINNER: Charlie Dizon - Fan Girl 
Iza Calzado - Tagpuan
Nora Aunor - Isa Pang Bahaghari
Ritz Azul - The Missing
Sylvia Sanchez - Coming Home

Best Director
WINNER: Antoinette Jadaone - Fan Girl
Mac Alejandre - Tagpuan
Christian Acuna - Magikland
Dolly Dulu - The Boy Foretold by the Stars
Easy Ferrer - The Missing

Best Picture
WINNER: Fan Girl
2nd: The Boy Foretold by the Stars
3rd: Tagpuan
Other nominees: The Missing, Magikland

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