Last night, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2019 Gabi ng Parangal was held at the New Frontier Theater to award the movies and the people who have boldly helmed them. This year's film lineup include Sunod, The Mall, The Merrier, Miracle in Cell No. 7, Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity, 3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon, Culion, Mindanao, and Write About Love.
Dominating the awards was Mindanao directed by Brillante Mendoza, which won Best Picture, Best Actor (Allen Dizon), Best Actress (Judy Ann Santos), and Best Child Performer (Yuna Tangog). Another film which racked up the awards was Write About Love, through which Yeng Constantino earned the Best Supporting Actress award and Joem Bascon won as Best Supporting Actor.
It was truly a night of Philippine cinema magic, and the stars were not ones to miss out on the opportunity to dress up and to celebrate. While everyone looked stunning in their formal attire, we've spotted a few noteworthy ensembles which were major headturners:
1. Judy Ann Santos
The Best Actress winner marvels in a plum-colored gown by Charina Sarte.
2. Bela Padilla
Bela hosted the night's event with Marco Gumabao. She changed her outfit three times and sported two gowns by Patricia Santos and one by Hannah Kong.
One of the Patricia Santos gowns was a bejeweled, low-cut number with radiating beads. The other was a similarly structured frock rendered in blush pink and adorned with floral appliqués. Bela's Hannah Kong gown, on the other hand, was a dainty lilac ball gown bedecked with feathers.
3. Jasmine Curtis
Jasmine looked ravishing in a glittering deep purple gown with a sweetheart neckline. She paired the bold look with an equally dramatic 'do, which highlighted her bangs.
4. Charlene Muhlach
We simply loved Charlene's simple yet elegant ensemble by Martin Bautista. It featured a white pleated top and a slim-fit black skirt which accentuated her curves.
5. Atasha Muhlach
Atasha wowed in her Yong Davalos dress, which appears to be in a shiny black gazaar fabric. The simple tube neckline and circle skirt were cinched in the middle, giving her an hour-glass figure.
6. Cindy Miranda
VIVA artist Cindy Miranda turned heads with her glittering nude-colored gown, which featured a criss-cross neckline. The most striking detail, however, would have to be the cool corset bodice.
7-8. Mavy Legaspi and Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi
The Legaspi family came to the event fabulously color-coordinated, but we have to tip our hats off to Mavy who wore an old-rose suit paired with John Lennon-esque tinted sunglasses. We also loved Carmina's hot-red number, a simple sleeveless dress cinched with a belt.