1988 Metro Manila Film Festival
|1988 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 1988 to January 3, 1989|
|Most awards||Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang (5)|
The 14th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in 1988.
An unheralded and obscure movie, Patrolman was named the Best Picture in the 1988 Metro Manila Film Festival. The lead star, once unknown stuntman-actor Baldo Marro won the Best Actor award for his role as a dedicated policeman edging out the favored Christopher de Leon. Amy Austria won the Best Actress award for her convincing performance of a woman who led a life of crime in Bubbles: Ativan Gang. Other awardees include Best Director for Laurice Guillen, Best Supporting Actor for Dick Israel and Best Supporting Actress for Jacklyn Jose among others.
|Agila ng Maynila||Fernando Poe, Jr., Vic Vargas, RR Herrera, Encar Benedicto, Paquito Diaz, Raoul Aragonn, Dencio Padilla, Vic Diaz, Charlie Davao, Lito Anzures, Lucita Soriano, Mario Escudero, Nello Nayo and Max Alvarado||FPJ Productions||Pablo Santiago|
|Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang||Amy Austria, Miguel Rodriguez, Jacklyn Jose, Isadora, Lola Rodriguez, Gina Pareño||Golden Lion Films||Carlo J. Caparas|
|Itanong Mo Sa Buwan||Mark Gil, Anjo Yllana and Jacklyn Jose||Double M Films||Chito Roño|
|Magkano ang Iyong Dangal||Christopher de Leon, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Joel Torre, Jestoni Alarcon, Princess Punzalan, Michael Locsin||Seiko Films||Laurice Guillen|
|Patrolman||Baldo Marro, Melissa Mendez, Sunshine, Raoul Aragonn, Dick Israel, Zandro Zamora, Odette Khan||El Niño Films||Cesar Abella|
|Pik Pak Boom||Lea Salonga, Bing Loyzaga, Regine Velasquez, Lilet, Dingdong Avanzado, Richard Reynoso, Jayjay Salvador, Cathy Moira and Herbert Bautista||VIVA Films||Leroy Salvador|
Winners and nominees
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Art Direction||Best Cinematography|
|Best Sound Engineering||Best Music|
|Best Child Performer||Best Editing|
|Best Story||Best Screenplay|
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
|5||Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang|
|4||Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?|
|1||Agila ng Maynila|
|Pik Pak Boom|
|Itanong Mo sa Buwan|
"Best Director" controversy
During the award-giving ceremony, stuntman and character actor-turned-filmmaker Baldo Marro won the Best Actor for Patrolman film, which also won him the Best Director award. In fact, he was not known before this. He bested prizewinning director Chito Roño of Itanong Mo Sa Buwan in the division, sending uproar from well-meaning critics and regular local film observers. Nevertheless, the announced Best Director award goes to Laurice Guillen.
- "THE 1988 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL: "PATROLMAN", STUNTMAN BALDO MARRO TOP FILMFEST". Video 48. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
- Jimenez-Magsanoc, Letty. "Austria, Marro win top honors in Metro filmfest". Philippines Daily Inquirer. December 28, 1988. Newspaper Print.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival: Awards for 1988". Internet Movie Database.
- "Through the years: Controversies in the MMFF". Business World Online. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- "A look at the past MMFF controversies". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 2014-04-19.
1987 Metro Manila Film Festival
|Metro Manila Film Festival
| Succeeded by|
1989 Metro Manila Film Festival