Alessandra de Rossi won best actress, while Allen Dizon took home the best actor award at the 69th FAMAS awards which streamed live on Sunday, December 12.
Alessandra was recognized for her role as a mother of three whose husband was mysteriously murdered in the crime-thriller film Watch List. The movie was directed by Ben Rekhi and was released last year.
"Maraming maraming salamat, FAMAS. I'm very, very touched na kinonsider niyo akong best actress. Gusto ko lang sabihin na napaka-espesyal ng FAMAS para sa akin dahil sila ang nagbigay ng kauna-unahang award ko when I was 17, best supporting actress for Azucena. And 20 years later, my second FAMAS. Best actress naman so parang, 'Whoo!' Baka last ko na 'to, or maybe I did something right again. Who knows?" said Alessandra in her acceptance speech.
"But mula sa buong Reality Entertainment, sa Watch List family, maraming maraming salamat sa pag-consider niyo sa amin. Ako rin, sobrang agang pamasko nito para sa akin."
For his part, Allen got the best actor award for the movie Latay, about a modest fisherman who suffers from domestic violence at the hands of his wife.
"Nung bata pa po ako, nung hindi pa ako nag-aartista, kapag 'yung artista po magaling umarte, sinasabi nila, 'Uy pang-FAMAS 'yan ah.' Kaya maraming maraming salamat po dahil isa sa pinaka-matagal na award-winning body ng Pilipinas," said Allen. "Taos pusong pasasalamat FAMAS sa panibagong best actor na binigay niyo sa akin. Sobra po akong natutuwa. Pang-limang best actor na po ito na binigay niyo sa akin, kaya maraming maraming salamat po."
Meanwhile, the movie Magikland—about four kids who got transported to a fantasy world which is a setting of a popular mobile game—took home the most awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Christian Acuña, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sounds.
The 69th FAMAS Awards "give tribute to the best achievements from films that were commercially made available to either streaming or theatres. This edition of one of the country's most reputable award-giving bodies presents the best among this season's crop of masterpieces."
Here is the full list of winners at the 69th FAMAS Awards:
BEST PICTURE - Magikland
BEST DIRECTOR - Christian Acuña (Magikland)
BEST ACTRESS - Alessandra de Rossi (Watch List)
BEST ACTOR - Allen Dizon (Latay)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Dexter Doria (Memories of Forgetting)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Enzo Pineda (He Who Is Without Sin)
BEST CHILD PERFORMER - Miel Espinosa (Block Z)
BEST SCREENPLAY - Manny Angeles and Paulle Olivenze (Hayop Ka!)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - Rody Lacap (Magikland)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Ericson Navarro (Magikland)
BEST EDITING - Manet A. Dayrit and She Lopez-Francia (Magikland)
BEST MUSICAL SCORE - Kean Cipriano and Brain Coat (On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - ‘Maibalik’ by Joshua Bulot and JBK (Us Again)
BEST SOUND - Gerald James D’Lonsod, Albert Michael Idioma, and Vanya Fantonial (Magikland)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Richard Francia and Ryan Grimarez (Central Digital Lab) for Magikland
BEST SHORT FILM - Solo by Kevin Piamonte
GERMAN MORENO YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Joaquin Domagoso, Cassy Legaspi
FPJ MEMORIAL AWARD - Mon Confiado