'Signal Rock,' 'Liway' score most nominations at 37th Luna Awards with 9 each


Posted at Nov 12 2019 08:51 PM

"Signal Rock," "Liway," and "Buy Bust" are the three most nominated movies in this year's Luna Awards.

MANILA -- "Signal Rock" and "Liway" will go head to head at the 37th Luna Awards after they received 9 nominations each. 

"Signal Rock," Chito S. Roño's acclaimed drama about a boy who regularly climbs a rock in his hometown just to communicate with his sister living abroad with his outdated phone, scored 9 nods, it was revealed Tuesday, including best picture and best director. 

"Liway," a movie centering on a young boy growing up in a prison during the Martial Law era, also got 9 nominations, including best actress for Glaiza de Castro. 

Kapamilya star Anne Curtis was also nominated in the same category as De Castro, for "Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story." Her other film, "Buy Bust," has the second-most nominations with 8. 

Daniel Padilla, meanwhile, got a Best Actor nod for "The Hows of Us," one of the highest grossing Filipino films of all time. 

The awards night for the 37th Luna Awards is set for November 30 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater in Taguig. 

You can check out the full list of nominees below: 

Best Editing

  • Jay Halili (Buy Bust)
  • Marya Ignacio and Noemi Paguiligan (The Hows of Us)
  • Maynard Pattaui and Edlyn Tallada-Abuel (Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes)
  • Chuck Gutierrez (Liway)
  • Emerzon Texon (Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi)

Best Musical Score

  • Jerrold Tarog (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)
  • Jay Halili (Buy Bust)
  • Emerzon Texon (Meet Me in St. Gallen)
  • Nhick Ramiro Pacis (Liway)
  • Emerzon Texon (Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi)

Best Cinematography

  • Neil Derrick Bion (Buy Bust)
  • Neil Daza (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)
  • Pong Ignacio (Liway)
  • Neil Daza (Signal Rock)
  • Tey Clamor (Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi)

Best Production Design

  • Michael Español and Roma Regala (Buy Bust)
  • Aped Santos (Liway)
  • Mark Sabas (Signal Rock)
  • Roy Lachica (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)
  • Maolen Fadul (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)

Best Sound

  • Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)
  • Albert Michael Idioma and Alex Tomboc (Signal Rock)
  • Whannie Dellosa and Steven Vesagas (Buy Bust)
  • Axel Fernandez (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)
  • Jason Conanan, Mikko Quizon, and Kat Salinas (Meet Me in St. Gallen)

Best Screenplay

  • Carmi Raymundo, Gillian Ebreo, Crystal San Miguel, and Cathy Garcia-Molina (The Hows of Us)
  • Rodolfo Vera (Signal Rock)
  • Rodolfo Vera and Jerrold Tarog (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)
  • Irene Villamor (Meet Me in St. Gallen)
  • Zig Dulay and Kip Oebanda (Liway)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Aiko Melendez (Rainbow’s Sunset)
  • Daria Ramirez (Signal Rock)
  • Max Collins (Citizen Jake)
  • Nova Villa (Miss Granny)
  • Sunshine Dizon (Rainbow’s Sunset)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Arjo Atayde (Buy Bust)
  • Soliman Cruz (Liway)
  • Carlo Aquino (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)
  • Epy Quizon (Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral)
  • Mon Confiado (Signal Rock)

Best Actress

  • Angelica Panganiban (Exes Baggage)
  • Glaiza de Castro (Liway)
  • Ai Ai delas Alas (School Service)
  • Anne Curtis (Sid & Aya)
  • Agot Isidro (Changing Partners)

Best Actor

  • Eddie Garcia (Rainbow’s Sunset)
  • Christian Bables (Signal Rock)
  • Nicco Manalo (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)
  • Daniel Padilla (The Hows of Us)
  • Dingdong Dantes (Sid & Aya)

Best Director

  • Chito Roño (Signal Rock)
  • Dwein Baltazar (Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus)
  • Erik Matti (Buy Bust)
  • Kip Oebanda (Liway)
  • Irene Villamor (Meet Me in St. Gallen)

Best Motion Picture

  • Liway (Exquisite Aspect Ventures, VY/AC Productions, and Cinemalaya)
  • Buy Bust (Viva Films and Reality Entertainment)
  • Signal Rock (CSR Productions)
  • Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (TBA Studios and Globe Studios)
  • Gusto Kita with All My Hypothalamus (Epicmedia Productions, CineFilipino, Unitel, and Cignal Entertainment)

Special Awards

  • Fernando Poe, Jr. (FPJ) Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Ms. Lily Monteverde
  • Manuel de Leon Award for Exemplary Achievements
  • Ms. Nova Villa

Lamberto Avellana Memorial Award

  • Director Wenn Deramas
  • Director Soxie Topacio