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1994 Metro Manila Film Festival

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Best Picture  none
Most awards  Lucas Abelardo (6)
1994 Metro Manila Film Festival
Date  December 25, 1994 (1994-12-25) to January 3, 1995 (1995-01-03)

The 20th Metro Manila Film Festival was held in December 1994. This film festival is notable because no film won the award for Best Picture, the Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. When asked on the absence of these awards, Board of Jurors chairman Alejandro Roces stated that none of the entries during that year were deserving of the awards. Furthermore, this film festival is different from the Manila Film Festival (MFF) that took place earlier that year, which was marked by a scandal over the recipient of the Best Actor and Best Actress award.

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Awards

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Lack of Award-winners

During the "Gabi ng Parangal" held in PICC, December 27 of Tuesday night, Alejandro Roces, chairman of the Board of Jurors announced that: "none of the entries was deserving". Therefore, the six major awards (Three Best Pictures, Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards, Best Director, and Best Screenplay) were not given. On the side note, the Manila Film Fest (MFF) had a similar, but different case in which both the Best Actress and Best Actor awards were given to Ruffa Gutierrez and Gabby Concepcion respectively instead of the supposed-to-be winners.

References

1994 Metro Manila Film Festival Wikipedia


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