Written By ProbyPro on Saturday, December 31, 2011 | 1:23:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Despite placing second to the last in the box office tills, action film "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story" got the most number of awards during the recent 37th Manila Metropolitan Film Festival (MMFF) awards night held at Resorts World Manila. "Manila Kingpin" bagged 10 awards last night, including Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Sound Recording, Best Original Theme Song, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director and Best Festival Picture.
According to MMFF day 3 box office tally, fantasy movie "Enteng ng Ina Mo" ranked first with 91.8 million, followed by epic film "Ang Panday 2" with 51.5 million. Placing 3rd and 4th are horror movies "Segunda Mano" and "Shake Rattle & Roll 13" with 46.9 and 22.7 million respectively. Comedy flick "My Househusband" earned 20.8 million, while award contenders "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story" and "Yesterday Today and Tomorrow" only made 7.9 and 4 million each.

37th MMFF Awards

Best Festival Float: "Ang Panday 2"
Best New Wave Actor: JM de Guzman for "Pintakasi"
Best New Wave Actress: Iza Calzado for "HIV"
Best New Wave Full-Length Film: "Pintakasi"
Best Production Design, Best Editing & Best Sound Recording: "The Asiong Salonga Story"
Best Visual Effects: "Ang Panday 2"
Best Make-Up: "Enteng ng Ina Mo"
Best Original Theme Song & Best Cinematography: "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story"
Gender Sensitivity Award: "My Househusband"
Best Child Performer: Bugoy Cariño for "Shake Rattle & Roll 13"
Best Supporting Actor: John Regala for "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story"
Best Supporting Actress: Eugene Domingo for "My Househusband"
Best Original Story: Chris Martinez & Marlon Rivera for Lunod episode "Shake, Rattle & Roll 13"
Best Screenplay: Roi Iglesias & Rey Ventura for "Manila Kingpin the Asiong Salonga Story"
Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award: "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story"
Best Director: Tikoy Aguiluz/ Darell dela Cruz for "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salong Story"
Best Actor: Dingdong Dantes for "Segunda Mano"
Best Actress: Maricel Soriano for "Yesterday, Today Tomorrow "
3rd Best Picture Award: Shake Rattle and Roll 13
 2nd Best Picture Award: Enteng ng Ina Mo
 Best Festival Picture: Manila Kingpin - The Asiong Salonga Story

Special Awards:

Posthumous Award for Excellence: TV director/choreographer Lito Calzado
Celebrity Sexiest Appeal of the Night - Jeorge Estregan, Jr. (Male) and Judy Ann Santos (Female)
SMDC Most Glamorous Stars - Iza Calzado and Ryan Agoncillo
Face of the Night - Richard Gomez (Male) and Iza Calzado (Female)
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mr. Eddie Garcia