Angel Locsin was accorded the Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award at the recently held Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) 2020 digital awards night.
On Instagram, the actress said it's a "huge honor" to have been chosen as the recipient of the award.
"Alam niyo po isa sa mga pinaka-pinanghihinayangan ko ay ang hindi po ako na-bless na makatrabaho si Da King, ang nagi-isang FPJ. Kaya po ang mahandugan po ng Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award ay napakaling karangalan po para sa akin. Hindi ko po akalain na makakaabot po ako sa ganitong antas at tinitingala ko po talaga si Sir FPJ," she said.
She also expressed her gratitude to FPJ's family and to the team behind this year's FAMAS.
"Kaya nagpapasalamat po ako, of course, sa Poe family at nagpapasalamat po ako sa lahat ng bumubuo ng FAMAS Digital 2020. Of course, sa MEGAVISION Integrated, ang producer po ng this year's FAMAS," she said. "Maraming maraming salamat po sa napakalaking karangalang ito. Mabuhay po kayo."
Aside from Angel, other stars who were given special recognition at the 2020 FAMAS Awards were Pokwang, Liza Soberano, and Matteo Guidicelli.
The full list of winners can be seen below:
Best Picture: Aswang
Best Actor: Elijah Canlas, Kalel, 15; Kristoffer King, Verdict
Best Actress: Janine Gutierrez, Babae at Baril
Best Director: Raymund Bibay Gutierrez, Verdict
Best Documentary: Aswang, Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Best Short Film: Tokwifi, Carla Pulido Ocampo
Best Supporting Actor: Ricky Davao, Fuccbois
Best Supporting Actress: Dolly De Leon, Verdict
Best Editing: Fatima Bianchi and Anne Fabini, Aswang
Best Sound: Jet Leyco and Brian Gonzales, My Alien Friend
Best Scoring: Nerikka Salim and Immanuel Verona, Babae at Baril
Best Cinematography: Alyx Arumpac and Tanya Haurylchyk, Aswang; Tey Clamor, Babae at Baril
Best Screenplay: Glenn Barit, Cleaners
Best Production Design: Eero Yves Francisco, Babae at Baril
Fernando Poe Jr Memorial Award: Angel Locsin
German Moreno Youth Achievement Award: Liza Soberano and Matteo Guidicelli
Dolphy King of Comedy Award: Pokwang
Dr Jose Vera Perez Memorial Award: Boy Abunda
FAMAS 2020 Advocacy Directing Award: Neil "Buboy" Tan
FAMAS Lifetime Achievement Awardees: Ricky Lee, Scriptwriting; Rox Lee, Alternative Cinema; Armida Siguion-Reyna, Industry Development