Zac Efron, Robert De Niro star in buddy road trip comedy ‘Dirty Grandpa’

Zac Efron and Robert De Niro go on a wild familial bonding in “Dirty Grandpa,” where Edron plays young, buttoned-up, conservative lawyer Jason Kelly who is in the final stages of preparation for a picture-perfect wedding to his seemingly ideal fiancée Meredith Goldstein (Julianne Hough) when Jason’s beloved paternal grandmother passes. Though it’s the week before his big day, everyone’s concerned for Grandpa Dick (Robert De Niro), suddenly alone for the first time after 40 years of marriage.

After the funeral, Dick asks if Jason can drive him to Florida the following day, where he can grieve in the solace of their beloved getaway home. Knowing that Dick’s license has been suspended – and with the promise that he’ll be back the next day – Jason reluctantly agrees.

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Once the trip begins, Grandpa’s true agenda emerges and it’s decidedly not one of him moping silently in a car. Between the golf detour, the cigar chomping, hard-drinking, and the Daytona Beach detour that goes completely off the rails, Jason quickly learns that the grandpa he knows and loves is not exactly the man he thought he was. Yet the pair’s crazy, debauched and revealing road trip will also help Jason come to grips with who he is too, which may be an even bigger surprise. With these very different blood relatives, learning something about how life should be lived turns out to be a two-way street.

For the role of Jason, Dick’s conservative and uptight grandson tricked into serving as co-pilot to Dick’s last effort at youth-grabbing wish fulfillment, the script was sent to actor Zac Efron, whose recent foray into the comedy realm with Neighbors proved to be a huge success. Efron found the script shocking, smart, and hilarious and was all-in, particularly when presented with the possibility of working with the incomparable Robert De Niro.

“It’s every guy’s dream to work with Bob De Niro,” says Efron. “I was really curious how we would work together. He’s been doing this for so long, he’s such an icon, yet I don’t think I’ve ever seen him do a role like this. The day I heard this could potentially happen, every antenna went up. It was like, ‘Could I even work with this guy?’ Our histories are so different! There’s Robert De Niro, Taxi Driver, and then there’s me, High School Musical!”

Efron continues, “being such a big fan, it was an opportunity to learn from one of the absolute greatest actors that’s ever lived. He’s such a presence on camera – formidable and dramatic and real – that when he applies all those talents and skill to comedy, the screen just blows up. I would break constantly because the stuff that would come out of his mouth was insane. Then the movie ended up being really cool, so it was a double win.”

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Zac Efron notes that as packed with laughs as it is, the undercurrent of family bonding and self-expression in Dirty Grandpa gives the comedy a richer texture. “At the end of the day, the movie is about family coming back together, and about being set free,” says Efron. “It’s a story of growth and happiness. It’s just that the road there is ridiculously funny and chaotic.”

Guaranteed to be a boundless, wild ride, Dirty Grandpa is sure to not disappoint, either as a raucous laugh-getter or a compelling, inspiring story of two men seeking different types of fulfillment. Says director Dan Mazer, “All road trips lead somewhere. But in this case, it’s a destination of understanding, growth and bonding that points the way forward for both Dick and Jason, who come to realize how much they had to learn from each other. There may not be many dignified moments on their journey, but the ultimate indignity is tolerating a life you don’t want, and that’s where Jason grows the most from hanging out with his one-of-a-kind Dirty Grandpa.”

“Dirty Grandpa” opens this February 3, 2016 in cinemas from Pioneer Films.

Japan’s infamous suicide ‘Forest’ now subject of new horror film

Rising with terrifying grandeur at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan, the legendary real-life Aokigahara Forest is the suspense-filled setting of Columbia Pictures’ new supernatural thriller “The Forest.”

In the film, a young American woman, Sara (Natalie Dormer), journeys to the Aokigahara Forest in search of her twin sister, who has mysteriously disappeared. In the company of expatriate Aiden (Taylor Kinney), Sara enters the forest having been well warned to “stay on the path.” Determined to discover the truth about her sister’s fate, Sara will have to face the angry and tormented souls of the dead that prey on anyone who dares come near them. These malevolent spirits lying in wait for Sara at every turn will plunge her into a frightening darkness from which she must fight to save herself.

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Aokigahara is a forest that lies at the base of Mount Fuji, less than 100 miles west of Tokyo. Locally, it is also known under the name of Jukai (“Sea of Trees”) because of its very high density of trees.

It is a unique forest in many ways; there is barely any wildlife in here, thus it is very quiet, making it a popular destination among locals. However, this quietness hides a more macabre side of it as the Aokigahara is the number one suicide spot for Japanese.

Its quietness has attracted people to consider it haunted, and there are plenty of Japanese who would not dare to enter the forest. This resulted in even more myths surrounding Aokigahara.

But even if you are not attracted to ghost stories, the truth is, the place has a special feeling to it.

When you enter it, there are signs in both Japanese and English preventing people against suicide. One sign at the entrance reads: “Your life is something precious that was given to you by your parents” while another one states “Meditate on your parents, siblings and your children once more. Do not be troubled alone.” The exact number of suicides committed here in a year is unknown as the police discontinued publishing this data. The last time it was made public was in 2003, when 105 confirmed suicides took place.

However, it is believed that annually more people die here, but their corpses are never found in the thick forest.

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It is hard to make a profile of the average person who commits suicide in the forest, but they are usually males between 40 and 50 years, and the biggest month for suicides is March, possibly because March is the end of the fiscal year in Japan. So many people come from all over Japan to end their stressful lives here as they feel it’s is the perfect location in which to breathe their last.

It is baffling why there is such a high rate in the country but it has something to do with the Japanese psyche and that many Japanese men feel rejected when retrenched. Some of them had held important positions in their respective companies, including that of chief executive officers.

Unable to face their families and loved ones, they perhaps, in the manner of the samurai warriors of the past, felt that suicide is one way to atone for their failures.

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The Aokigahara has not always attracted hundreds of people wishing to end their lives. While there is some evidence that suggests that as far as the 19th century, it was a place where Japanese carried their elders to die of starvation (a practice called ubasute), it became popular after the 1960’s when a novel by famed author Seichō Matsumoto was published. In this novel called “Tower of Waves”, a couple commit suicide in the Aokigahara forest. Another book from 1993, “The Complete Manual of Suicide” by Wataru Tsurumi added to the fuel and increased suicide rates. The author described the Aokigahara as the perfect place to commit suicide and even described which parts of the forests are less circulated so the bodies cannot be found later on.

An annual body sweep is organized before the holiday season in which the found dead bodies are removed and, where possible, identified. (Source: http://www.aokigaharaforest.com)

Opening across the Philippines on Feb. 17, 2016, “The Forest” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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GUIDE: Power Mac Center presents ‘Cinemansanas’

Premier Apple reseller Power Mac Center launches Cinemansanas, a campaign for aspiring and established artists who have a vision in storytelling through film in the digital age. Cinemansanas is the second installment of Pixelworx, Power Mac Center’s advocacy of recognizing artists who break the standards of the art scene. It is celebrated with a series of workshops, live demos, and an ultimate art challenge.

Digital Short Competition

This year, Cinemansanas dares artists to defy convention and create a short film using Apple devices. The digital short competition calls for short film entries with the theme “Designing for a Bold New World.” Entries may be executed in any form, i.e., documentary, narrative fiction, and the like as long as they are original and shot and edited using Apple devices.

Contest Categories

  • Student Category is open to all officially enrolled High School and College/University students.
  • Professional Category is for local residents.

All finalists in the Student and Professional categories will qualify to win the People’s Choice Award.

Rules and Process

  1. Short film must run a minimum time of five (5) minutes and a maximum of ten (10) minutes including credit titles.
  2. Entries must include a trailer of their short film maximum of 15 seconds.
  3. Before your film begins you should have:
    a) 2 seconds of black
    b) A title card with: your team name, date, city, title, and genre
    c) A title card with: “This film is made for Power Mac Center Pixelworx”
    d) A title card with: “Shot using an iOS device”
    e) 2 seconds of black
    f) After the two seconds of black, your film should begin.
  4. Entries must be creative and original.
  5. Entries must be in digital video format.
  6. Entries must be received on or before March 20, 2016.
  7. Entry fee:
    • Students – Free
    • Professionals – P500 (you may opt not to pay the entry fee, but your work will not be eligible as official entry for Adobo Design Awards 2016. However, it will still be eligible for the Power Mac Center Pixelworx Awards)
  8. Execution of the material may be in the form of documentary or a narrative fiction and the like as long as it was taken using your iPad or iPhone.
  9. Dialogue can be in Filipino, English, or any dialect. English subtitles will have to be provided for entries not in Filipino or English.
  10. All materials used in the film must be original. No stock photo/footage will be allowed.
  11. Entries should have no violent content, nudity or obscenity.
  12. Only entries that have not been featured in other festivals and competitions are eligible to join.
  13. Entries are eligible if the work is made from January 2015 to March 2016.
  14. Entries shall not have been, in any way, commercially exhibited here and/or abroad. “Commercially exhibited” means any show, display or presentation intended for viewing by members of the general public, the audience thereof being required to pay or give valuable consideration, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for viewing the same. Any film entry which has been shown in any regular, advance or preview screening for valuable consideration whether in movie theaters, television or other media or venue, shall be disqualified; provided: any non-revenue advance or preview screening for promotional purposes only shall not be disqualified as long as the producer shall submit at the time of applying as an entry for the film festival a sworn statement attesting to the non-revenue and promotional nature of the said exhibition.

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  1. Ensure that all content in your film (including footage, music, images, props, etc.) is your own. If you include any copyrighted content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorized content will be disqualified. In accordance to the copyright laws, music used in any entry must be original, licensed or in the public domain.
  2. Artist must also agree to the reproduction of their artwork for the purpose of art advocacy.
  3. All finalists will be notified by April 1, 2016. If an entry is selected as a winner, artist will be asked to attend the awarding ceremony on April 9, 2016.
  4. The decision of the Board of Jurors is final and irrevocable. The board reserves the right not to give an award in any category should no entry merit it and the organizers and the judging committee are not obliged to give explanation for the results.
  5. Power Mac Center reserves the right to create, revoke, and modify at any time, in any way its entry requirements, rules and regulations at its absolute discretion without prior notice. Finalists and submitted entries shall be bound by any amendments or addition to the entry requirements, rules and regulations herewith.

 

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MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES THAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:

  • Footage that were not taken by the artist.
  • Any copyrighted video from digital sources (internet).
  • Footage with violent content, nudity or obscenity.
  • Any logos or derivative works.
  • Any images or derivative works depicting the Apple brand, Power Mac Center brand and its products.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Duly accomplished application form with the list of the main and supporting roles, production, technical and creative teams.
  2. For students, provide a copy of the members’ Certificate of Enrollment for SY 2015-2016.
  3. Three (3) DVD copies with a maximum resolution of 1280/70. Video encoding format of MPEG-4 / H264. The DVD should include the short film entry, the 1-minute trailer and all raw files that were taken using your iOS devices.
  4. DVD cover must contain the following information:
    a) Entry Title
    b) Director’s Name
  5. Enclose all requirements in a short brown envelope, properly labeled with the following details:
    a) Contest Title
    b) Entry Title
    c) Director’s Name
    d) Category (Student or Professional)
  6. Submit your entries to any branch of Power Mac Center.

Criteria for Judging

  1. Creativity of Presentation – 50%
    • Originality of presentation
    • Overall appeal
    • Inspiring/moving story
  2. Technical Presentation – 50%
    • Quality of film presentation
    • Writing/script
    • Directing
    • Editing
    • Videography
    • Sound design/music (original or with permission)
    • Acting/performance
    TOTAL: 100%

People’s Choice Awards

Encourage your friends to vote for your entry for the People’s Choice Award by liking your entry which will be posted in Power Mac Center’s YouTube channel.

Adobo Design Awards Asia

Power Mac Center aims to honor the brightest and best local talents in contemporary creativity further by participating at the Adobo Design Awards Asia (ADAA) Open/Theme category: Digital Short Film. Student entries are automatically eligible to win the much coveted ADAA recognition (Student category) while professionals will have to pay a nominal fee of Php500 for their category.

“Power Mac Center challenges everyone to reconnect with their inner artist. We need a new breed of storytellers now and with the amazing things you can do on the iPad and iPhone, the only limit is your creativity,” said Joey Alvarez, Marketing Director of Power Mac Center.

Prizes at Stake

Student Category

Recipient of 1 Gold Award: Php 10,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards
Recipient of 1 Platinum Award: Php 15,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards
Recipient of 1 Diamond Award: Php 30,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards

Professional Category

Recipient of 1 Gold Award: Php 20,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards
Recipient of 1 Platinum Award: Php 30,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards
Recipient of 1 Diamond Award: Php 50,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards

Adobo Design Award for Digital Short

Recipient of 1 Award for Student: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
Recipient of 1 Award for Professional: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
People’s Choice Award Recipient of 1 Award: Php 10,000 worth of Power Mac Center Gift Cards

Deadline of Submission of Entries

The deadline for submission of entries is on March 20, 2016. For the registration form and full contest mechanics, visit https://goo.gl/yWBXkT.

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Cinemansanas Workshops

As in the previous year, Pixelworx Cinemansanas will feature a series of workshops led by brand ambassadors, as well as live demo sessions in select Power Mac Center stores. This year’s workshops will showcase some of the country’s premier figures in the film industry.

Pixelworx Ambassadors

The chosen Pixelworx ambassadors are the following:

  • Erik Matti for Direction (Mar 19-20, Trinoma, 2-6PM)
  • Yam Laranas for Cinematography (Mar 12-13, Greenbelt 3, 2-6PM) & Directing and Storytelling through Editing (March 19-20, Power Mac Center Greenbelt 3)
  • Ricky Lee for Scriptwriting (Feb 27-28, Trinoma, 2-6PM)
  • Mario Cornejo and Monster Jimenez for Film Production (Feb 13-14, Greenbelt 3, 2-6 PM)

It is a rare opportunity to have these distinguished film artists share their unconventional way of visual storytelling to equip participants with valuable skills that can help in their own filmmaking.

In-Store Activities

Apart from the workshops, also scheduled are in-store activities featuring live demonstrations of apps used for filmmaking. Topics include Digital Filmmaking with iMovie, Musical Scoring with GarageBand, and Final Cut Pro X for Mac OS. This will show how Apple devices can be used as instruments in crafting in any chosen medium, particularly in creating film masterpieces.

Interested participants may check the Power Mac Center social media accounts for the online registration announcement.

For more information, visit any Power Mac Center branch, or go to http://www.powermaccenter.com or call 855-8888.

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WINNERS: Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016

The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was held Saturday, January 30 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles after the voting by the 165,000 members of SAG-AFTR.

The awards were handed out to both films and television series as broadcasted on TBS and TNT. Early awards for stunt performers were handed out to Mad Max: Fury Road and Game of Thrones respectively. The remaining 13 awards were given during the live telecast.

Here is the complete list of winners of SAG Awards 2016 along with the nominees for each category:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films) (WINNER)
    BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish
    BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
    MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
    RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
    MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
    LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
    JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
    STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian
  • BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
  • THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)
  • STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
  • TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS) (WINNER)
    HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
    LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
    JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
    RAQUEL CASSIDY / Baxter
    BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates
    TOM CULLEN / Anthony Gillingham
    MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
    KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley
    JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates
    LILY JAMES / Lady Rose
    ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow
    ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
    PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
    ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
    SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
    LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
    JULIAN OVENDEN / Charles Blake
    DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
    MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
    PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley
  • GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
  • HOMELAND (Showtime)
  • HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix)
  • MAD MEN (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix) (WINNER)
    UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren
    MIKE BIRBIGLIA / Danny Pearson
    MARSHA STEPHANIE BLAKE / Berdie Rogers
    DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson
    LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset
    JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol “Flaca” Gonzales
    CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell
    LEA DELARIA / Carrie “Big Boo” Black
    BETH FOWLER / Sister Jane Ingalls
    JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O’Neill
    KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso
    ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano
    DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos
    MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy
    VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson
    SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza
    TARYN MANNING / Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett
    ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy
    KATE MULGREW / Galina “Red” Reznikov
    EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor
    MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek
    LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill
    JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz
    DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz
    LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause
    ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz
    RUBY ROSE / Stella Carlin
    NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo
    ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina
    TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman
    CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones
    DALE SOULES / Frieda
    YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello
    SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington
  • THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
  • KEY & PEELE (Comedy Central)
  • MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
  • TRANSPARENT (Amazon)
  • VEEP (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24) (WINNER)
  • CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
  • HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
  • SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox) (WINNER)
  • BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
  • JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
  • EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC) (WINNER)
  • CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
  • JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
  • MAGGIE SMITH / Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (Masterpiece/PBS)
  • ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix) (WINNER)
  • PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)
  • JON HAMM / Don Draper – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
  • RAMI MALEK / Elliot – “MR. ROBOT” (USA Network)
  • BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill – “BETTER CALL SAUL” (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon) (WINNER)
  • TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
  • LOUIS C.K. / Louie – “LOUIE” (FX Networks)
  • WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
  • JIM PARSONS / Sheldon Cooper – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix) (WINNER)
  • EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
  • ELLIE KEMPER / Kimmy Schmidt – “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” (Netflix)
  • JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
  • AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features) (WINNER)
  • ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
  • RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
  • HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
  • KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix) (WINNER)
  • CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures)
  • MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
  • MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
  • JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

  • QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO) (WINNER)
  • NICOLE KIDMAN / Grace – “GRACE OF MONACO” (Lifetime)
  • CHRISTINA RICCI / Lizzie Borden – “THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES” (Lifetime)
  • SUSAN SARANDON / Gladys Mortenson – “THE SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE” (Lifetime)
  • KRISTEN WIIG / Delores DeWinter – “THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING” (IFC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

  • IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America) (WINNER)
  • BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
  • RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
  • BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
  • MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL” (Masterpiece/PBS)

SAG AWARDS® HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” (Warner Bros. Pictures) (WINNER)
  • “EVEREST” (Universal Pictures)
  • “FURIOUS 7” (Universal Pictures)
  • “JURASSIC WORLD” (Universal Pictures)
  • “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

  • “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO) (WINNER)
  • “THE BLACKLIST” (NBC)
  • “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
  • “MARVEL’S DAREDEVIL” (Netflix)
  • “THE WALKING DEAD” (AMC)

WINNERS: CineKabalen Kapampangan Film Festival 2016

The winners of the fifth CineKabalen Kapampangan Film Festival were awarded Saturday at PGN Roof Garden, Peter G. Nepomuceno Center for Professional Development, Holy Angel University, Angeles City.

The following are the winners of CineKabalen 2016:

Best Short Film: PAMAGSADIA (Preparation) by Gabrielle Tayag (Angeles)

2nd Best Short Film: RATATAT NANG DANTE (Dante’s Shot) by Jasper Ramon Tulabot (Paniqui, Tarlac)

Best Direction: PAMAGSADIA

Best Screenplay: PAMAGSADIA

Best Cinematography: PAMAGSADIA

Best Actor: Waka Hasegawa for RATATAT NANG DANTE

Best Actress: Michelle Perfecto for PAMAGSADIA

Best Editing: SIWALA (Voice) by Josue Gopez (Angeles)

Best Sound & Music: SIWALA

Best Production Design: SIWALA

Kapampangan Culture Award: LUMPUT (Fishnet) by Arcel Juan Lacap

Citation (Munag Sumala category): DANUM (Water) by Pearl Lagman (San Fernando, Pampanga)

The winners each received a customized unique trophy depicting animals from Kapampangan mythology: Gintung Tugak, Gintung Tikbalang, Gintung Matsing, Gintung Salaksak, Gintung Dapu, and Gintung Damulag. These are original trophies created by Kapampangan artist Don Reich De Dios.

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