Toni Gonzaga was named Best Actress at the 63rd FAMAS Awards held at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on Sunday night for her performance in the Star Cinema movie “Starting Over Again.”
On Instagram, Gonzaga posted a photo of her trophy with the caption: “To God be the glory.”
Her husband, director Paul Soriano, also took to Instagram to congratulate Gonzaga, saying: “My wife wins best actress! So proud of you, Tin. Hard work pays off. God is good!”
Gonzaga recalled her younger days when she and her sister Alex were still just dreaming of becoming actresses one day.
“Nung bata kami ni Alex, naglalaro kami ng artista-artistahan. May hawak kaming bote ng shampoo na kunwari nanalo kami ng award. Ngayon totoong award na hawak ko at FAMAS pa,” she said.
For the Best Actress award, Gonzaga bested nominees including Gretchen Barretto, Kris Aquino, Kathryn Bernardo, Jennylyn Mercado, Jean Garcia, Sam Pinto, Vina Morales, Gladys Reyes and Aiko Melendez.
Allen Dizon was named the Best Actor for his performance in the movie “Magkakabaung.”
Meanwhile, Sarah Geronimo was hailed as the youngest recipient of the Iconic Movie Queen of Philippine Cinema award as she joined the likes of Gloria Romero, Susan Roces, Maricel Soriano, Dawn Zulueta and Nora Aunor.
All six of them were honored during the star-studded ceremony.
Below is the list of winners in this year’s FAMAS Awards:
Best Actress: Toni Gonzaga (Starting Over Again)
Best Actor: Allen Dizon (Magkakabaung)
Best Picture: Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo
Best Supporting Actress: Sylvia Sanchez (The Trial)
Best Supporting Actor: Gabby Eigenmann (Asintado)
Best Child Performer: Miggs Cuaderno (Asintado)
Best Director: Enzo Williams (Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo)
Best Cinematography: Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo
Best Editing: Feng Shui
Best Production Design: Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo
Best Screenplay: The Trial
Best Story: The Trial
Best Sound: Feng Shui
Best Musical Score: She’s Dating the Gangster
Best in Original Theme Song: “Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Laban” by Gloc-9 (Bonifacio Ang Unang Pangulo)
Best Visual Effects: Magnum Muslim .357
Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema: Gloria Romero, Susan Roces, Nora Aunor, Maricel Soriano, Dawn Zulueta and Sarah Geronimo
German Moreno Youth Achievement Award: Bianca Umali, Diego Loyzaga, Jasmine Smith, Kiko Estrada, Kim Rodriguez, Mark Neumann, Miguel Tanfelix, Nadine Lustre, Robi Domingo and Sofia Andres
Fernando Poe, Jr. Memorial Award: Coco Martin
Public Service Awardee: Kaye Dacer and Julius Babao
Lifetime Achievement Award: Tito Vic and Joey
Dr. Jose Perez Memorial Award: Lhar Santiago
Arturo Padua Memorial Award: Emy Abuan
FAMAS Presidential Award: Dr. Marcelo Ramirez
Film Critics Choice Award: Esoterika: Maynila
Male Face of the Night: Richard Gutierrez
Female Face of the Night: Toni Gonzaga. (MNS)