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Prior to this credit from FAMAS, Allen already bagged the Movie Supporting Actor of the Year award for the same role during the 23rd Star Awards for Movies. Despite these honors, the actor did not win a nomination in this year’s Gawad Urian (which was won by Rafael Rosell for his role in the 2006 lesbian film Rome and Juliet). In their partial list of nominees for Best Supporting Actor released last November 20, Luna Awards did not include Allen Dizon. However, they included Ariel Ignacio in the list for his role in the same movie. Whatever, right?
Further complicating things are the new award-giving bodies sprouting from around the corner. We have the Golden Screen Awards, Gawad Pasado, UP Young Critics Circle Awards, among others. This is why, in reality, no award-giving body could match the prominence of Oscars. Until those four main award-giving bodies merge as one big player, they will remain irrelevant and second-rate to the ordinary Filipino people.
Meantime, let us (the ordinary Filipino people) be contented as to what these guys could recommend. I personally think that these events are pretty much delayed and outdated. Or maybe I’m just used to the Oscars which is usually held as early as the first quarter of each year.
I’ve rarely checked the movies in the last few months but I was able to catch Twilight Dancers from a friend’s pad not too long ago. The movie offered less than expected and showed more skin than anticipated. It was a good skin flick and nothing more. But Tyron Perez and Allen Dizon did fine in the movie, as well as the supporting casts. Though, ironically, I think that the town mayor (whosoever played that role) was more credible to win an acting award than any other supporting cast in the movie. But perhaps, I just need a second look before I could totally criticize the actors.