Saturday, September 06, 2008

SUPERSTAR Triumphant

The year was 1978. Tension filled the CCP during the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night where the country's Top Superstars were vying for the Best Performer Award. Nora Aunor was nominated for her work in Eddie Garcia's Atsay while rival Vilma Santos has been predicted to win that night for her portrayal of rape victim Rubia Servios directed by multi-awarded filmmaker Lino Brocka. The Superstar reigned triumphant by winning the much coveted acting award in the history of the MMFF. Unforgettable was her acceptance speech where she uttered the words Mamay, mali ang hula nila! Everyone watched in awe as the Superstar proved once again that she can rise above the media circus that surrounded the most controversial awards night in the history of Philippine Cinema. Atsay was named Best Picture with Eddie Garcia bagging the Best Director Award. Jack & Jill Of The Third Kind, her team-up with Comedy King Dolphy was the highest grossing film of the festival.