2001 Metro Manila Film Festival
|2001 Metro Manila Film Festival|
|Date||December 25, 2001 to January 3, 2002|
|Best Picture||Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure|
|Most awards||Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure (11)|
Award-winning actor Cesar Montano, newcomer Assunta de Rossi and the film Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure topped the 2001 Metro Manila Film Festival. Montano and De Rossi took home the Best Actor and Best Actress awards for their performances in the films Bagong Buwan and Hubog respectively. Bagong Buwan and Hubog made it to the top three Best Picture honors. Nevertheless, MAQ Productions' Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure still leads the awards which won a total of eleven awards including the Best Picture and Best Director for Chito Rono among others. de Rossi's younger sister, Alessandra de Rossi was named Best Supporting Actress for Hubog, while Ronnie Lazaro received the Best Supporting Actor award for Bagong Buwan. The latter film also received five other awards including the Best Child Performer for Jiro Manio, Second Best Picture and the recipient of Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Award.
|Bagong Buwan||Cesar Montano, Jericho Rosales, Amy Austria, Caridad Sanchez, Jiro Manio, Ronnie Lazaro||Star Cinema||Marilou Diaz-Abaya|
|Bahay ni Lola||Gloria Romero, Aiza Seguerra, Manilyn Reynes, Gina Alajar, James Blanco, Maybelyn dela Cruz, Maxene Magalona, Miko Sotto, Isabella de Leon and Allan K.||Regal Films||Uro Q. dela Cruz|
|Di Kita Ma-Reach||Mikey Arroyo, LJ Moreno, Eula Valdez, Tonton Gutierrez, Ana Capri, Raymond Bagatsing||ECorp Films||Wilfredo Milan|
|Hubog||Jay Manalo, Wendell Ramos, Alessandra de Rossi, Assunta de Rossi||Good Harvest Productions||Joel Lamangan|
|Susmaryosep: 4 Fathers||Bobby Andrews, Bojo Molina, Polo Ravales, Gerard Madrid||Maverick Films||Edgardo 'Boy' Vinarao|
|Tatarin||Dina Bonnevie, Edu Manzano, Rica Peralejo, Raymond Bagatsing, Carlos Morales, Patricia Javier||Viva Films||Tikoy Aguiluz|
|Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure||Danilo Barrios, Camille Prats, Armando Goyena, Rustom Padilla, Carlo Munoz, Vic Diaz, Tetsuya Matsui and Albert Martinez||MAQ Productions||Chito Rono|
Winners and nominees
|Best Film||Best Director|
|Best Actor||Best Actress|
|Best Supporting Actor||Best Supporting Actress|
|Best Cinematography||Best Production Design|
|Best Child Performer||Best Editing|
|Best Original Story||Best Screenplay|
|Best Original Theme Song||Best Musical Score|
|Best Visual Effects||Best Make-up Artist|
|Best Sound Recording||Best Float|
|Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards|
Films with multiple awards
The following films received one or multiple awards:
|11||Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure|
Disappointment towards the Best Picture
During the "Gabi ng Parangal" held in PICC Plenary Hall on December 27, Cesar Montano, although he received the Best Actor award, expressed his disappointment that his film, Bagong Buwan did not receive the Best Picture award. He states: "For me, Bagong Buwan is still the best picture. No offense meant, but for others, Yamashita may be the best picture. Kanya-kanya 'yan. Wala nga lang kaming trophy. Bibili na lang kami ng trophy sa Recto. (To each his own. We just don't have a trophy. We'll just buy one in Rector)", referring to a strip on C.M. Rector Avenue in Manila notorious for manufacturing fake diplomas, certificates and trophies.
Box Office gross
|Entry||Gross Ticket Sales|
|Bagong Buwan||₱ 38,115,631*|
|Bahay ni Lola||₱ 36,830,052|
|Yamashita: The Tiger's Treasure||₱ 23,840,110|
|Susmaryosep: 4 Fathers||₱ 1,872,713|
|Di Kita Ma-Reach||₱ 779,042|
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- "Through the years: Controversies in the MMFF". Business World Online. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
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- "BAGONG BUWAN TOPS FILMFEST BOX OFFICE". Philippine Headline News Online. January 7, 2002. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
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