Gawad Urian 2021: Full List of Nominees

It is interesting to note that the films considered in this year’s awards season may be the last films that were shot before the pandemic. These films mark the end of a certain way of making movies before the time of shooting bubbles, social distancing, and endless Covid tests.

But while we eagerly await how Filipino creatives wiggle their way around the limitations of a world that is standing still, let us look back at a simpler, (arguably) safer time. Here is the complete list of nominees for the 44th edition of Gawad Urian. The awarding ceremony is set to be streamed on YouTube and the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino Facebook Page on October 6, 2021.

BEST PICTURE

Aswang
Hayop Ka: The Nimfa Dimaano Story
Kintsugi
Lahi, Hayop
Midnight in a Perfect World
A Thousand Cuts
Watch List

BEST ANIMATION
Hayop Ka: The Nimfa Dimaano Story (winner)

BEST DIRECTOR
Joselito Altarejos (Memories of Forgetting)
Alyx Arumpac (Aswang)
Dodo Dayao (Midnight in a Perfect World)
Lav Diaz (Lahi, Hayop)
Ramona Diaz (A Thousand Cuts)
Dolly Dulu (The Boy Foretold by the Stars)
Lawrence Fajardo (Kintsugi)
Antoinette Jadaone (Fan Girl)
Avid Liongoren (Hayop Ka: The Nimfa Dimaano Story)
Ben Rekhi (Watch List)
Irene Villamor (On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets)

BEST ACTRESS
Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Alter Me)
Galiza de Castro (Midnigt in a Perfect World)
Alessandra de Rossi (Watch List)
Charlie Dizon (Fan Girl)
Shaina Magdayao (Tagpuan)
Bela Padilla (On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets)
Lovi Poe (Malaya)
Sue Ramirez (Finding Agnes)
Cristine Reyes (Untrue)

BEST ACTOR
Elijah Canlas (He Who is Without Sin)
Enchong Dee (Alter Me)
Noel Escondo (Memories of Forgetting)
Keann Johnson (The Boy Foretold by the Stars)
Nanding Josef (Lahi, Hayop)
Adrian Lindayag (The Boy Foretold by the Stars)
Zanjoe Marudo (Malaya)
JC Santos (On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sandy Andalong (Finding Agnes)
Lolita Carbon (Lahi, Hayop)
Dexter Doria (Memories of Forgetting)
Hazel Orencio (Lahi, Hayop)
Bing Pimentel (Midnight in a Perfect World)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Micko Laurente (“Watch List”) 
Jake Macapagal (“Watch List”)
Jess Mendoza (“Watch List”) 
Dino Pastrano (“Midnight in a Perfect World”)
Enzo Pineda (“He Who is Without Sin”)

BEST SCREENPLAY

The Boy Foretold by the Stars
Hayop Ka: The Nimfa Dimaano Story
Kintsugi
Lahi, Hayop
Memories of Forgetting
Midnight in a Perfect World
On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets
Watch List

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Alter Me
Finding Agnes
Kintsugi
Malaya
Magikland
Memories of Forgetting
Midnight in a Perfect World
On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets
Untrue
Watch List

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alter Me
Aswang
The Boy Foretold by the Stars
Fan Girl
Finding Agnes
Kintsugi
Lahi, Hayop
Magikland
Malaya
Midnight in a Perfect World
Memories of Forgetting
Untrue
Watch List

BEST EDITING
Alter Me
Aswang
Hayop Ka: The Nimfa Dimaano Story
He Who is Without Sin
Kintsugi
Magikland
Memories of Forgetting
Midnight in a Perfect World
A Thousand Cuts
Watch List

BEST MUSIC
The Boy Foretold by the Stars
Fan Girl
Hayop Ka: The Nimfa Dimaano Story
The Highest Peak
On Vodka, Beers, and Regrets
Midnight in a Perfect World

BEST SOUND
Aswang
Fan Girl
Hayop Ka: The Nimfa Dimaano Story
Kintsugi
Lahi, Hayop
Midnight in a Perfect World

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