Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actor

Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Awarded for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Country Philippines
Presented by MMDA
First awarded 1975
Currently held by Jericho Rosales,
#Walang Forever (2015)
Official website

The Metro Manila Film Festival Award for Best Actor is an award presented annually by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). It was first awarded at the 1st Metro Manila Film Festival ceremony, held in 1975; Joseph Estrada received the award for his role in Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa and it is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role while working within the film industry.[1] Currently, nominees and winners are determined by Executive Committees, headed by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman and key members of the film industry.[2]

Winners and nominees

Joseph Estrada was the first winner in this category for his role in Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa.
Herbert Bautista won in 1984 for his performance in Shake, Rattle & Roll
Dolphy won in 1990 for his role in Espadang Patpat, and another in Father Jejemon in 2010.
Cesar Montano won several "Best Actor" Awards including his first win in 1998 for his performance in José Rizal.
Jinggoy Estrada won in 2007 for his role in Katas ng Saudi.
Ramon Bong Revilla won in 2009 for his acting in Ang Panday.
Dingdong Dantes won for 2 consecutive years starting in 2011 for his roles in Segunda Mano and One More Try respectively.
Robin Padilla won in 2013 for his role in 10,000 Hours.
Key Explanation
double-dagger Indicates the winning actor
Year Actor Film Role Ref
Joseph EstradaAward winner Diligan Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa [1]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon Nicolas "Kulas" Ocampo [3]
Rolly QuizonAward winner Burlesk Queen [4]
None<ref group="Note" "i">Only the "Best Performer" award was given.</ref> [5]
Raul AragonAward winner Ina ka ng Anak Mo Luis [6]
Dindo FernandoAward winner Langis at Tubig [7]
Vic SilayanAward winner Kisapmata Sgt. Diosdado Carandang [8]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Haplos [9]
Anthony AlonzoAward winner Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag [10]
Herbert BautistaAward winner Shake, Rattle & Roll Douglas [11]
Anthony AlonzoAward winner The Moises Padilla Story: The Missing Chapters [12]
Mario O'HaraAward winner Halimaw sa Banga [13]
Anthony AlonzoAward winner Anak Badjao [14]
Baldo MarroAward winner Patrolman [15]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Imortal [16]
DolphyAward winner Espadang Patpat [17]
Eric QuizonAward winner Juan Tamad at Mr. Shooli: Mongolian Barbecue Juan Tamad [18]
Aga MuhlachAward winner Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal [19]
Eddie GarciaAndres Manambit: Angkan ng MatatapangAndres Manambit
Aga MuhlachAward winner May Minamahal Carlitos [20]
Roi VinzonAward winner Lucas Abelardo Lucas Abelardo [21]
Richard GomezAward winner Dahas Jake [22]
Jomari YllanaAward winner Kahit Kailan Tyron [23]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Nasaan Ang Puso? Dave [24]
Cesar MontanoAward winner José Rizal Jose Rizal [25]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Bulaklak ng Maynila Tino [26]
Johnny DelgadoAward winner Tanging Yaman Danny [27]
Cesar MontanoAward winner Bagong Buwan Ahmad Ibn Ismael [28]
Eddie GarciaAward winner Mano Po Don Luis Go [29]
Fernando Poe, Jr.
Christopher de LeonDekada '70Julián Bartolome, Sr.
Lito LapidLapu-LapuLapu-Lapu
Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr.Agimat: Ang Anting-Anting ni Lolo
DolphyHome Along Da Riber Upoy
Rudy FernandezHula Mo, Huli KoInspector Randy Tuazon
Vic SottoLastikmanLastikman
Eric QuizonAward winner Crying Ladies Wilson Chua [30]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Mano Po 3: My Love Michael [31]
Raymart Santiago Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita Edilberto Manalang
Marvin AgustinAward winner Kutob Lemuel [32]
Cesar MontanoAward winner Ligalig [33]
Jinggoy EstradaAward winner Katas ng Saudi [34]
Christopher de LeonAward winner Magkaibigan Atoy Bustamante [35]
Bong RevillaAward winner Ang Panday Flavio [36]
DolphyAward winner Father Jejemon Father Jejemon [37]
Dingdong DantesAward winner Segunda Mano Ivan [38]
ER EjercitoManila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga StoryNicasio "Asiong" Salonga
Vic SottoEnteng Ng Ina MoEnteng Kabisote
Bong RevillaAng Panday 2Flavio
Ryan AgoncilloMy Househusband (Ikaw Na!)Rod
Jericho RosalesYesterday, Today, TomorrowJacob
Dingdong DantesAward winner One More Try Edward [39]
Vice Ganda Sisterakas Bernardo "Totoy/Bernice" Laurel Sabroso
Robin PadillaAward winner 10,000 Hours Gabriel Molino Alcaraz [40]
Vice GandaGirl, Boy, Bakla, TomboyGirlie, Peter, Mark Jill, and Panying Jackstone
Derek RamsayAward winner English Only, Please Julian Parker [41]
Jericho RosalesAward winner #Walang Forever Ethan Isaac [42]
John Lloyd Cruz Honor Thy FatherEdgar
Ian Veneracion All You Need Is Pag-IbigEric

Multiple awards for Best Actor

Throughout the history of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), there have been actors in a leading role who received multiple Awards for Best Actor. As of 2015 (41st MMFF), 7 actors have received two or more Best Actor awards.

Actor Record Set First year awardedRecent year awarded
Christopher de Leon719762008
Cesar Montano319982006
Anthony Alonzo19831987
Dingdong Dantes220112012
Eric Quizon19912003
Aga Muhlach19921993



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