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Serbis: Best Film of the 32nd Gawad Urian 2009

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Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP) held its 32nd Gawad Urian 2009 Awards night at CCP's Little Theater (Tanghalang Aurelia Tolentino) last night September 19, 2009.

'Serbis' (Centerstage Productions, Inc.) won Best Film. It is about a dysfunctional family who operates a rundown 'porno' theater in Pampanga. The movie stars Gina Pareno, Jaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Kristofer King, Dan Alvaro, Mercedes Cabral and Coco Martin. Its director, Brillante Mendoza, won the Best Director plum again. Last year, Brillante also won the Best Film (2008) for 'Tirador'. He was not present during the awards night since he was still in Brazil.

Here's the rest of the winners this year:

Best Picture – 'Serbis' (Centerstage Productions)
Best Director – Brillante Mendoza, 'Serbis'
Best Screenplay – Francis Xavier Pasion, 'Jay'
Best Actor – Ronnie Lazaro, 'Yanggaw'
Best Actress – Mylene Dizon, '100'
Best Supporting Actor – Coco Martin, 'Jay'
Best Supporting Actress – Aleera Montalla, 'Yanggaw'
Best Production Design – Benjamin Padero and Carlo Tabije, 'Serbis'
Best Cinematography – Odyssey Flores, 'Serbis'
Best Editing – Chuck Guttierez, Francis Xavier Pasion, and Kats Serraon, 'Jay'
Best Music – Popong Landero, 'Hunghong sa Yuta'
Best Sound – Romy Lopez and Eduardo Velasques, 'Yanggaw'
Best Short Film – 'Andong' (Milo Tolentino)
Natatanging Gawad for Lifetime Achievement – Peque Gallaga

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