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'Big Night!', 'Kun Maupay Man It Panahon' win big at MMFF 2021

The movies ‘Big Night!’ and ‘Kun Maupay Man It Panahon’ led the list of winners at the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival's Gabi ng Parangal.

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Leah Bueno

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12/28/2021 09:36 AM
'Big Night!', 'Kun Maupay Man It Panahon' win big at MMFF 2021
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The movies Big Night! and Kun Maupay Man It Panahon led the list of winners at the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival's Gabi ng Parangal held Monday, December 27.

Big Night!, a film about a gay beautician who discovers that he is part of a watchlist, brought home the most number of awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Christian Bables, and Best Director and Best Screenplay for Jun Robles Lana.

It also won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for John Arcilla and Best Cinematography for Carlo Canlas.


Kun Maupay Man It Panahon, which is set during the onslaught and aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda, the deadliest storm to ever hit the Philippines, also bagged major awards, including the MMFF Jury Prize Award for Daniel Padilla and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Charo Santos.

The tragic film was also named Second Best Picture. Rans Rifol won Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Meanwhile, the late Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Danilo "Danny" Lim and National Artist Bienvenido "Bien" Lumbera were honored with the Natatanging Gawad MMFF awards. Veteran actress Rosa Rosal was awarded the Marcichu Vera Perez Maceda Memorial Award.

The 2021 MMFF is set to run in theaters until January 7, 2022.

READ: MMFF 2021 Parade of Stars stay afloat despite rain

Below is the full list of winners:

BEST PICTURE

•  Big Night!

SECOND BEST PICTURE

•  Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

THIRD BEST PICTURE

•  A Hard Day

BEST DIRECTOR

•  Jun Robles Lana, Big Night!

MMFF JURY PRIZE AWARD

•  Daniel Padilla, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

•  Charo Santos, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

•  Christian Bables, Big Night!

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

•  Rans Rifol, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

•  John Arcilla, Big Night!

BEST SCREENPLAY

•  Jun Robles Lana, Big Night!

GATPUNO ANTONIO J VILLEGAS CULTURAL AWARD

 Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

•  Carlo Canlas, Big Night!

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

•  Juan Manuel Alcazaren, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

•  Mofac Creative Works, Hue Media Quantum Post, Ogie Tiglao, Kun Maupay Man It Panahon

BEST EDITING

•  Lawrence Fajardo, A Hard Day

BEST ORIGINAL THEME SONG

•  “Umulan Man O Umaraw,” Huling Ulan sa Tag-Araw

BEST MUSICAL SCORE

•  Teresa Barrozo, Big Night!

BEST SOUND

•  Albert Michael Idioma, A Hard Day

BEST FLOAT

•  Huwag Kang Lalabas

GENDER SENSITIVITY AWARD

•  Big Night!

MMFF CREATOR JURY'S CHOICE AWARD

 Kandado

NATATANGING GAWAD MMFF

•  Chairman Danny Lim and Bienvenido Lumbera

MARICHU VERA PEREZ MACEDA MEMORIAL AWARD

•  Rosa Rosal