Jennylyn Mercado was the winner of the Best Actress award at the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Awards Night held Saturday, December 27, 2014 at the PICC Plenary Hall. It was for her outstanding performance as Tere, a Filipino-English tutor, in the festival's rom-com entry "English Only, Please", which also grabbed 6 other wins, such as 2nd Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Derek Ramsay, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Story.
Robin Padilla, lead star of 'Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo' announced the Best Actress winner, and the trophy was handed to Jennylyn by former Philippine President, now Manila Mayor Joseph 'Erap' Estrada.
It took more than 10 seconds for the 77-year-old politician-actor to hand the trophy to the Kapuso actress. He held Jen's right hand for so
long as he congratulated her, then whispered something to her ear and kissed the actress so close to her lips.
and he loved it a lot!
Many netizens believe Jennylyn got kissed on the lips.
#MMFFAwardsNight2014 Namalikmata lang ako o talagang aksidenteng nalips to lips ni Jennylyn si Erap?— Johnx Almario (@johnx_003) December 27, 2014
San nahalikan ni Jennylyn si erap? XD— Peachy Pie 피치 파이 (@SoshiRegine) December 27, 2014
Erap be like: "Nakajackpot ako kay Jennylyn."— Agent Patrich (@johnpaulpatrich) December 27, 2014
Can't blame Erap if he can't resist it while giving the trophy to the Best Actress winner. Jennylyn was sooo hot that night!
It was Jennylyn Mercado's first time ever to win the MMFF Best Actress award. She was able to beat nominees Vina Morales for "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo", Erich Gonzales for the 'Ahas' episode of "Shake, Rattle & Roll XV" and Carla Abellana also for "Shake, Rattlle & Roll 15", but for its 'Ulam' episode. - Mykiru.ph