2008 Best Films, Actors and Actresses

Year after year, Mario Bautista of People's Journal makes his own list of the best films and performances during the year, which somehow determines the outcome of the upcoming awards nights.

And for 2008, he has reviewed a total 84 films, 26 of which are mainstream movies while the rest are digital films, and comes up with his own honor roll of best films and performances for the year.

Anne Curtis, who won as Best Actress for 'Baler' in the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival is not one of the Best Actresses for 2008, according to Bautista.

Take a look.

“Jay” directed by Francis Pasion
“100” by Chris Martinez
“Boses” by Ellen Ongkeko
“Brutus” by Tara Illenberger
“Torotot” by Maryo J. delos Reyes
“Baler” by Mark Meily
“Ploning” by Dante Garcia
“Caregiver” by Chito Rono

Best Actors
Baron Geisler as the exploitative gay TV reporter in “Jay” and as the cuckolded husband who kills his wife and her paramour in “Torotot,”
Julian Duque as the battered boy who refuses to talk and turns out to be a precocious musician in “Boses,”
Christopher de Leon as the dying friend in “Magkaibigan,”
Yul Servo as the wronged husband who decides to forgive his erring wife in “Torotot,”
John Estrada as the woefully aimless husband in “Caregiver,”
John Lloyd Cruz as the cynical boss with an ax to grind against his own family in “A Very Special Love,”
Polo Ravales as the ill-fated gay fisherman looking for his lost lover in “Walang Kawala.”

Best Actresses
Mylene Dizon as the dying heroine who makes peace with her loved ones and with God in “100,”
Judy Ann Santos as the village lass who has a positive effect on the people around her in “Ploning,”
Gina Pareno as the matriarch of a wayward family living in a dilapidated moviehouse in “Serbis,”
Irma Adlawan as the theatre actress having problems with her marriage in “Hubad,”
Sharon Cuneta as the wife and mother working in London who has to make a final choice about her irresponsible husband in “Caregiver,”
Dawn Zulueta as the patient and sacrificing wife of a dying man in “Magkaibigan,” Boots Anson Roa as the addled mom who can’t accept her youngest son falling in love with another man in “Lovebirds.”

Best Supporting Actors
Ricky Davao as the abusive dad and Coke Bolipata as the helpful violinist in “Boses,”
Julio Diaz as the spineless cuckolded husband in “Serbis,”
German Moreno aka Kuya Germs as the aging gay in “Paupahan,”
Phillip Salvador as the rebel leader in “Baler,”
Peque Gallaga as the theater director who’s fighting for artistic freedom in “Hubad,”
Joseph Roble as the wacky friend in “UPCAT,”
Emilio Garcia as the ruthless and corrupt bisexual cop in “Walang Kawala,”
Yul Servo as the NPA leader who helps the Mangyan kids in “Brutus,”
Tommy Abuel as the understanding father of a gay son in “Lovebirds.”

Best Supporting Actresses
Shamaine Centenera as the mother who kills the rapist of his gay son in “Lihim ni Antonio,”
Mylene Dizon as the nurse from the city who serves in a backward town in “Ploning”, Eugene Domingo as the dying invalid mom in “Ploning” and as the supportive best friend in “100,”
Cherry Pie Picache as the kind-hearted directress of a shelter home for distressed kids in “Boses”,
Angelu de Leon as the mentally disturbed teacher
Snooky Serna as the foul-mouthed broker of body organs for sale in “Paupahan,”
Flor Salanga as the mother of a murdered gay son in “Jay,”
Irma Adlawan as the generous aunt having an affair with their gardener in “Dose,” Maricel Laxa as the feisty but supportive wife in “Magkaibigan.”

About M.I.

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