Iyah Mina becomes first transwoman to win Cinema One Best Actress

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Transgender comedienne Iyah Mina was hailed as "Best Actress" at the 2018 Cinema One Original Awards Night held at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City on Sunday. | Source: Cinema One originals

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 21) — Transgender comedienne Iyah Mina was hailed as "Best Actress" at the 2018 Cinema One Original Awards Night held at the Dolphy Theater in Quezon City on Sunday.

Mina, who portrayed the role of an aging transgender sex worker in the thought-provoking film "Mamu; And a Mother Too," is the first transgender to receive the top actress plum in the annual film festival.

 

Meanwhile, the "Best Actor" award was given to Alwyn Uytingco who played the role of a Bicolano god of sin rebranding himself for a comeback in the movie "Asuang."

"Never Tear Us Apart," a film shot using an iPhone X, dominated the awards with six recognitions-- including the "Best Director" and "Jury Prize." The movie tells the story of a spy and his family's unconventional way of life.

Animated film "Paglisan," which revolves around the struggle of a former theater playwright suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and his wife, took home five awards, including the "Best Picture."

Here's the full list of the winners:

Best Picture: Paglisan

Best Short Film: Manila is Full of Men Named Boy

Best Sound: Paglisan

Best Musical Score: Never Tear Us Apart and Paglisan

Best Production Design: Never Tear Us Apart

Best Cinematography: Never Tear Us Apart

Best Screenplay: Paglisan

Best Editing: Ilsa Malsi for Never Tear Us Apart

 

Best Actress: Iyah Mina for Mamu; And a Mother Too

Best Actor: Alwyn Uytingco for Asuang

Best Supporting Actress: Mary Joy Apostol for Hospicio

Best Supporting Actor: Arron Villaflor for Mamu; And a Mother Too

Best Director: Whammy Alcazaren for Never Tear Us Apart

 

Jury Prize: Never Tear Us Apart

Special Citation Award: A Short History of A Few Bad Things

Special awards:

Audience Choice: Mamu; And a Mother Too

Champion Bughaw Award: Paglisan

CNN Philippines' Tristan Nodalo contributed to this report.