VILMA IS URIAN BEST ACTRESS
Diliman, Quezon City, March 30, 1999 - Actress and Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos won her seventh Urian Best Actress Award last Sunday night at UP Theater for her performance in Star Cinema's "Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?"
Vilma Santos won her first Gawad Urian Award for Best Actress in 1982 for the movie "Relasyon." She again earned the best actress award in 1983 and 1984 for the movies "Broken Marriage" and "Sister Stella L.,"for "Pahiram ng Isang Umaga" in 1989, which she shared with Nora Aunor ("Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit"). Succeeding awards came for "Ipagpatawad Mo" in 1991 and "Dahil Minahal Kita: The Dolzura Cortez Story" in 1993.
In her acceptance speech, Vilma shared her award with her co-nominees - Nida Blanca, Elizabeth Oropesa, and Rosanna Roces.
8-year-old Serena Dalrymple took home her first Gawad Urian award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa."
Another first-time Gawad Urian winner was Jaime Fabregas, this year's recipient of the Best Supporting Actor award for the movie "Jose Rizal."
Raymond Bagatsing won his second consecutive Gawad Urian Best Actor Award for the movie "Serafin: Kriminal ng Baryo Concepcion." He received his first Urian best actor award (for "Milagros") last year.
The movie "Jose Rizal" went home with the most technical awards. Although "Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa" won this year's Best Picture Award, Marilou Diaz Abaya took the Best Director honors for "Rizal.'
Other awards received by "Rizal" were Best in Sound (Michael Albert Idioma), Best in Music (Nonong Buencamino), Best Production Design (Leo Abaya), and Best Cinematography (Rody Lacap).
The other winners were: Best Editing, Danny Gloria for the movie "Gangland" and Best Screenplay, Lualhati Bautista for "Bata, Bata, Paano Ka Ginawa?"
The "Natatanging Gawad Urian" was bestowed on actress Mona Lisa who started her career in 1938 in Parlatone Hispano Filipino's "Ang Pagbabalik." Her most recent work was under Nick de Ocampo, "Mother Ignacia."
Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi
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