3 Pinoys nominated in Asia’s Oscar’s Asian Film AwardsPosted on January 27th, 2012 under Entertainment Success
“Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” bagged two nominations in the 6th Asian Film Awards via lead actress Eugene Domingo and screenwriter Chris Martinez, and Sharmaine Buencamino snared a Best Supporting Actress nomination for the film “Niño.”
According to the award-giving body’s official website, Domingo will be pitted against Vidya Balan of India, Michelle Chen of Taiwan, Leila Hatami of Iran, and Deanie Ip of Hong Kong under the Best Actress category.
In July last year, Domingo was hailed Best Actress in Cinemalaya’s New Breed (Full Length) category for said movie. In December, she took home the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress trophy for her performance in “My Househusband.” The comedienne had also won numerous supporting actress awards for the films “100,” “Here Comes the Bride,” and the “Ang Tanging Ina” series from the Cinemalaya, the FAMAS, and the MMFF, respectively.
Apart from her eccentric portrayal of herself in “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” Domingo may also be remembered for her roles as Rowena, the best friend of Ai Ai delas Alas’ character in the “Ang Tanging Ina” series; the twins Kimmy and Dora in “Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme”; and the filthy rich woman Precy in “Here Comes the Bride.”
On the other hand, Martinez will be up against Iran’s Asghar Farhadi for “Nader and Simin, A Separation,” Japan’s Kaneto Shindô for “Postcard,” Mainland China’s Heng Liu and Geling Yan for “The Flowers of War,” and Hong Kong’s Alan Mak and Felix Chong for “Overheard 2” under the Best Screenwriter category.
The Marlon Rivera-helmed “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” a comedy flick that endearingly poked fun at independent filmmaking, premiered at last year’s Cinemalaya film fest under the New Breed (Full Length) category. There, it bagged the Balanghay trophies for Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Film and the Audience Choice Award.
Niño was directed Loy Arcena’s “Niño” is a multi-awarded Cinemalaya film gained international recognition after it won the New Currents award at the 16th Busan International Film Festival.