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2013 Oscar Winners

Movies By February 25, 2013 Tags: , , No Comments

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln – WINNER
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook – WINNER
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi – WINNER
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Hankie
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino – WINNER
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio – WINNER
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin, 
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice, music and lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from Ted, music by Walter Murphy; lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi, music by Mychael Danna; lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from Skyfall, music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth – WINNER
“Suddenly” from Les Misérables, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna – WINNER
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
Les Misérables, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
Life of Pi, Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Lincoln, Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson – WINNER

Best Film Editing
Argo, William Goldenberg – WINNER
Life of Pi, Tim Squyres
Lincoln, Michael Kahn
Silver Linings Playbook, Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
Zero Dark Thirty, Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables – WINNER
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Sound Editing
Argo, Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
Django Unchained, Wylie Stateman
Life of Pi, Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
Skyfall, Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers – WINNER
Zero Dark Thirty, Paul N.J. Ottosson – WINNER

Best Sound Mixing
Argo, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Les Misérables, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes – WINNER
Life of Pi, Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
Lincoln, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
Skyfall, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour, Austria – WINNER
Kon-Tiki, Norway
No, Chile
A Royal Affair, Denmark
War Witch, Canada

Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man – WINNER

Best Documentary Short
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart

Best Live Action Short
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew – WINNER
Death of a Shadow 

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained – WINNER

Best Animated Short
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman – WINNER

Best Animated Feature
Brave – WINNER
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina, Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained, Robert Richardson
Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda – WINNER
Lincoln, Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall, Roger Deakins

Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
Life of Pi, Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott – WINNER
The Avengers, Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
Prometheus, Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
Snow White and the Huntsman, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson

Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran – WINNER
Les Misérables, Paco Delgado
Lincoln, Joanna Johnston
Mirror Mirror, Eiko Ishioka
Snow White and the Huntsman, Colleen Atwood

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock, Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
Les Misérables, Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell – WINNER


*This list was lifted off this site. I just wanted to repost it so I have my own copy. 😛


Film: The Grave Bandits, Trailers and Poster

Movies By December 4, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

A dormant alien virus has been unleashed on a desolated island of the Philippines and the only hope of the survivors are in the hands of two graveyard thieves. Trapped on an island and left with nothing to defend themselves, the grave bandits must use their wit to win the battle against a swarm of flesh eating ghouls.

Directed by Tyrone Acierto
Written by Tyrone Acierto
Screenplay by Tyrone Acierto
Produced by Vanessa Ulgado, Tyrone Acierto



Peewee – Martin Sandino San Juan
Romy – Ronald Pacifico
Maiya – Jill Palencia
William Seabrook – Robert Nunes
King – Millard Keung
Cemetery Undertaker – Amante Pulido
Peewee’s Mother – Kalila Aguilos
George – Vic Tiro
Jack Jack – Love Falcis
Laughing Drunk Pirate – Rosillo Abay


Film: Limang Dipang Tao, Poster and Trailer

Movies By December 2, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

Official Limang Dipang Tao – The Movie Poster.
Graphics and Layout by: Manix Abrera (of Kiko Machine and Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Content by: Pao Bobita

(c) Spuyep Productions 2012. an Eseng Cruz film.

Produced by: Ryan Cayabyab and Film Development Council of the Philippines
Cinematography by: Best Cinematographer Renato De Vera
Musical Scoring by: Krina Cayabyab and Armor Rapista
Editing by: Keith Flash Matienzo
Production Management and Casting by: Janellyn “Jha” Briones

Manila release: January 2013 in all SM Cinemas nationwide.

13 individuals, 13 lives.

Based on the song of “Maestro” Ryan Cayabyab entitled, “Limang Dipang Tao” (A Five-Long Queue of People), this film talks about different conflicts and realities of a Filipino individual. The jeepney route from Remedios (Manila) to Cubao (Quezon City), will show a splice of life of these individuals, as we take one day out of their busy lives. Witness what happens to each passenger, before and after their jeepney ride.


Brillante Mendoza’s Captive

Movies By August 21, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Directed by Brillante Mendoza
Written by Brillante Mendoza, Patrick Bancarel, Boots Agbayani Pastor, and Arlyn dela Cruz
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kathy Mulville, Mark Zanetta, Raymond Bagatsing, Joel Torre, Mon Confiado, Maria Isabel Lopez,  Ronnie Lazaro, Sid Lucero, Mercedes Cabral, Neil Ryan Sese, Rustica Carpio, Angel Aquino, and many others.
Runtime: 120mins


Filipino director Brillante Mendoza is back with another grim kidnapping story inspired by the May 2001 kidnapping of local and foreign tourists in Dos Palmas Resort in Palawan by Abu Sayyaf. Though weaker in terms of shock and quality as his 2009 film Kinatay and the film failed to win any award at the Berlin film festival held last February, it received the highest rating from the Film Development Council of the Philippines’ Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

It had its Philippine premiere at the Citi-Rustan’s French Film Festival, and is now being seen and heard in the Philippines through various reviews and social media support.

Richard Bolisay, Oggs Cruz and Jessica Zafra each wrote a review on the film.


A Call for Support for Eseng Cruz’s Limang Dipang Tao

Movies By August 20, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

Eseng Cruz (director and scriptwriter) of the full-length Independent Film, “Limang Dipang Tao”, finalist for the Second Leg (Ikalawang Yugto): Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival, of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), is asking for your support in his first-ever full-length project. They are currently shooting the film, but are still in the process of looking for investors/producers/sponsors to have additional funds from the initial grant of FDCP.

Deadline of submission for the final cut is set on 1st of October 2012. They are badly in need of your support so they can proceed in funding quality equipment, allot fees that are rightly due to professional and non-professional actors, and spare funds to post-production materials (i.e. editing, musical scoring, etc.). Your help will be greatly appreciated. Be part of this film’s success!

13 individuals, 13 lives.


Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival 2 Nov 22-25, 2012

Movies By August 20, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , 1 Comment

The second National Film Festival will be held on November 22-25, 2012 in Davao City.

Follow/Like the Facebook page of the Film Development Council of the Philippines for updates and more information :

Support local and independent films.


6th International Silent Film Festival August 2012

Movies By August 5, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Here is a first look of this year’s International Silent Film Festival from their Facebook page.

 The films will be shown at Cinema 2 at Shang Cineplex, Shangri-La Plaza. For the registration, you can contact the institution in charge of the movie you want to see.

For more details and updates, follow the festival’s Facebook page here:

To view photos from last year’s festival, click HERE.


Cinemalaya 2012 Winners

Movies By August 2, 2012 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Here are the winners for the 8th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater last July 29.

Best Screenplay – Sigrid Andrea Bernardo (Paghihintay sa Bulong), Rody Vera (REquieme!), Jose Javier Reyes (Mga Mumunting Lihim)

Best Direction – Sheron Dayoc (As He Sleeps), Mes De Guzman (Diablo), Raymond Red (Kamera Obskura)

Special Jury Prize – Manenaya, REquieme!, Kamera Obskura

Best Film – Victor, Diablo, Posas

Audience Choice – Ruweda, Ang NawawalaBwakaw

Best Sound – Albert Michael Idioma (Aparisyon), Ditoy Aguila (Kalayaan)

Best Original Music Score – Mikey Amistoso, Jazz Nicolas, and Diego Mapa (Ang Nawawala), Diwa De Leon (Kamera Obskura)

Best Editing – John Wong and Rona Delos Reyes (The Animals), Vanessa De Leon (Mga Mumunting Lihim)

Best Production Design – Benjamin Payumo (Intoy Syokoy), Adolf Alix Jr. (Kalayaan)

Best Cinematography – Tristan Salas (Diablo), Albert Banzon (Kalayaan)

Best Performance of a Supporting Actor – Joross Gamboa (Intoy Syokoy), Art Acuna (Posas)

Best Performance of a Supporting Actress – Anita Linda (Sta. Nina), Best Performance of a Supporting Actress – Iza Calzado, Janice de Belen, Agot Isidro, Judy Ann Santos (Mga Mumunting Lihim)

Best Performance of an Actor – Kristoffer King (Oros), Eddie Garcia (Bwakaw)