Toni Gonzaga wins FAMAS Best Actress award

Toni Gonzaga (MNS photo)

Toni Gonzaga (MNS photo)

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

SPECIAL AWARDS

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)

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