Three of the biggest movies of 2018 and from Viva have been nominated in the Guild of Educators, Mentors, and Students (GEMS) Hiyas ng Sining Award.
Never Not Love You was released in March 2018, it starred one of the country’s hottest love teams, James Reid and Nadine Lustre and was directed by Antoinette Jadaone.
Miss Granny on the other hand is a Filipino adaptation of a famous South Korean film with the same title. The main character was portrayed by the Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo and also starred James Reid, Xian Lim, and Nova Villa.
Buy Bust was a 2-year in the making masterpiece by Erik Matti that was topbilled by Anne Curtis. It premiered in the US before it was shown in the Philippines. Now, you can stream this action-packed eye-opener of a film through Netflix too.
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We just locked audio production for #BuyBust. And after watching the entire film again, I can’t help but think about all the crazy things we asked @annecurtissmith to do. She’s a star! And to ask for such unconventional things from stars; to ask her to be dragged on a table full of breakables, to light her on fire with no double, to demand 3 days of gruelling 57 takes of 3-minute one tracking shot all night through with rain, jumps, punches and kicks is not at all easy. Stars who are willing to do what it takes for certain roles they feel are memorable, just like Nora and Vilma, are not too many. Others will have too many rules. Some will take shortcuts and not break out a drop of sweat. A lot of them will spend more time looking at the mirrors than doing the actual scenes. And most of them will think that that is already what committment means. And looking at the roles she’s been accepting with #SidandAya and her new horror film, Anne Curtis Smith is the real deal. She’s a celebrity second. And a really good actor first.
All three films, plus The Day After Valentine’s, and Through Night and Day, are included in the list nominees in the Best Mainstream Film category.
The awards night will be on March 21, 2019 at the Center for Performing Arts, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School , Ayala Alabang Village , Muntinlupa City.
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