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Globe Studios’ Films Nominated at the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards
Globe Studios’ films Ang Panahon ng Halimaw and Hintayan ng Langit recently earned nominations at the 42nd Gawad Urian Awards to be held at the UP Film Institute (UPFI) Film Center in Quezon City on June 18.
Nominated for Best Director was Lav Diaz, for his outstanding directorial job in Ang Panahon ng Halimaw, while veteran thespian Eddie Garcia earned a Best Actor nomination for his role as Manolo in Hintayan ng Langit.
It is another notable recognition for Globe Studios, who continue to co-produce outstanding creative film, television, and online content.
Ang Panahon ng Halimaw (Season of the Devil) is the latest brilliant product of Diaz, a four-hour epic which stars Piolo Pascual (Hugo) and Shaina Magdayao (Lorena). The film mixed Diaz’s usual ascetic aesthetics with powerful dialogues set in unaccompanied live “rock opera” fashion, a story told amid a late 1970s society that reeked with authoritarianism, repression, and violence.
The movie also recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the recently concluded 67th Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS), its second after bagging Best Film in the Gems section of the 58th Festival Internacional de Cine Cartagena de Indias last year. It also competed for the Golden Bear award in the Main Competition section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival.
Hintayan ng Langit, helmed by acclaimed writer Juan Miguel Severo (also known as a spoken word poet of On the Wings of Love and The Hows of Us), is about a recently deceased Manolo (Eddie Garcia) who got reunited with his ex-girlfriend Lisang, played by another veteran actress, Gina Pareño in, of all places, purgatory.