Vice Ganda says Maricel deserves Best Actress win

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

COMEDIAN Vice Ganda defended the latest Best Actress win of Diamond Star Maricel Soriano at the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

The seasoned actress took home the acting award for Star Cinema's official entry "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" and bested other nominees Eugene Domingo ("Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel") and KC Concepcion ("Boy Golden").

After the awards night, many reacted that the trophy should have been given to either Domingo or Concepcion as their character played lead roles in their respective films as compared to Soriano's support character in the Vice Ganda-starrer.


In a "Buzz ng Bayan" interview aired over the weekend, Vice said the trophy has nothing to do with one's length of exposure but on the quality in the portrayal of one's role.

"Hindi naman ito paramihan ng eksena sa pelikula. Kasi kung tutuusin, mas marami eksena ko sa pelikula bilang ako 'yung pinakabida. Pero sa bawat eksena na nilabasan ni Maricel, napatunayan niya na siya ang Best Actress," he said.

Vice added that it's an honor for him to star opposite Maricel as she's one of people he admire in the business.

He said, "Isang malaking karangalan sa akin na makatrabaho ang akin ina na si Maricel Soriano. Lahat ng bakla iniidolo siya. Siguro kung hindi man lahat, maraming bakla ang tinitingala siya."

"Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy" and the other seven official entries in this year's MMFF will be screened only until Tuesday, January 7.

According to the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, organizer of the MMFF, this has been the most successful festival so far after it grossed a record breaking P815 million (as of January 3) compared to last year's P608 million.

Vic Sotto-starrer "My Little Bossings" is still leading the race followed by Vice's movie, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's "Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay" and "Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel."

Trailing behind are "10,000 Hours," "Boy Golden," "Pedro Calungsod: Batang Martir," and dance movie "Kaleidoscope World". (Sunnex)


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