“Midnight in a Perfect World” Leads the 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards Nominations

The Society of Filipino Film Reviewers’ Pinoy Rebyu Awards celebrate the best achievements in Philippine cinema of 2020. For eligibility, members of SFFR considered all films released in the calendar year in at least one cinema in the Philippines or on a largely accessible streaming service between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

Of the nominees, Dodo Dayao’s “Midnight in a Perfect World” received 9 nominations, the most of any film. It was nominated for Best Film, along with Alyx Ayn Arumpac’s “Aswang”, Antoinette Jadaone’s “Fan Girl”, Lav Diaz’s “Lahi, Hayop”, and Isabel Sandoval’s “Lingua Franca”.

Three of the films nominated for Best Film were directed by women, who also earned Best Director mentions.

The winners of the 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards will be announced on February 1, 2021.

Best Feature Film

A total of 20 films received nominations from members of the society.

ASWANG

Directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Produced by Armi Rae Cacanindin

FAN GIRL
Directed by Antoinette Jadaone
Produced by Bianca Balbuena, Dan Villegas

LAHI, HAYOP
Directed by Lav Diaz

MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD
Directed by Dodo Dayao
Produced by Bianca Balbuena, Quark Henares, Bradley Liew

LINGUA FRANCA
Directed by Isabel Sandoval
Produced by Isabel Sandoval, Carlo Velayo, Darlene Malimas, Jhett Tolentino, Jerome Kerkman

Best Director

A total of 18 directors received nominations from members of the society.

Alyx Ayn Arumpac
ASWANG

Dodo Dayao
MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD

Dolly Dulu
THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS

Antoinette Jadaone
FAN GIRL

Isabel Sandoval
LINGUA FRANCA

Best Lead Performance

A total of 35 actors received nominations by members of the society.

Elijah Canlas
HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN

Charlie Dizon
FAN GIRL

Adrian Lindayag
THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS

Bela Padilla
ON VODKA, BEERS, AND REGRETS

Isabel Sandoval
LINGUA FRANCA

Best Supporting Performance

A total of 47 actors received nominations by members of the society.

Nanding Josef
LAHI, HAYOP

Shaina Magdayao
TAGPUAN

Phi Palmos
KINTSUGI

Bing Pimentel
MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD

Enzo Pineda
HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN

Best Ensemble Performance

A total of 16 ensembles were nominated by members of the society.

THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS

FOUR SISTERS BEFORE THE WEDDING

LAHI, HAYOP

MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD

WATCH LIST

Best Screenplay

A total of 24 screenplays were nominated by members of the society.

THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS
Dolly Dulu

FAN GIRL
Antoinette Jadaone

LAHI, HAYOP
Lav Diaz

LINGUA FRANCA
Isabel Sandoval

MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD
Dodo Dayao

Best Production Design

A total of 20 productions were nominated by members of the society.

THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS
Lars Magbanua

FAN GIRL

Ferdi Abuel

KINTSUGI

Hai Balbuena, Roli Inocencio

MAGIKLAND

Ericson Navarro

MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD

Benjamin Padero, Carlo Tabije

Best Cinematography

A total of 22 directors of photography were nominated by members of the society.

ASWANG
Alyx Ayn Arumpac, Tanya Haurylchyk

THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS
Marvin Reyes

FAN GIRL
Neil Daza

LAHI, HAYOP
Lav Diaz

MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD
Albert Banzon, Gym Lumbera

Best Film Editing

A total of 23 film editors were nominated by members of the society.

ASWANG
Anne Fabini, Fatima Bianchi

THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS
Noah Tonga

FAN
GIRL
Benjamin Tolentino

LINGUA FRANCA

Isabel Sandoval

MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD

Lawrence Ang

Best Music Score

A total of 19 film scores were nominated by members of the society.

ASWANG
Teresa Barrozo

THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS
Paulo Protacio

FAN GIRL
Teresa Barrozo

MAGIKLAND

Emerzon Texon

MIDNIGHT IN A PERFECT WORLD

Erwin Romulo, Malek Lopez, and Juan Miguel Sobrepeña

Best Documentary Feature

A total of 8 films were nominated by members of the society.

ASWANG
Directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Produced by Armi Rae Cacanindin

DREAMING IN THE RED LIGHT
Directed by Pabelle Manikan
Produced by Pabelle Manikan, Wena Sanchez

ELEHIYA SA PAGLIMOT
Directed by Kristoffer Brugada
Produced by Cha Escala

ANG LAKARAN NI KABUNYAN

Directed by Kidlat Tahimik

A THOUSAND CUTS

Directed by Ramona Diaz
Produced by Julie Goldman, Ramona Diaz, Leah Marino, Carolyn Hepburn, Chris Clements

Best First Feature

A total of 8 films were nominated by members of the society.

ASWANG
Directed by Alyx Ayn Arumpac
Produced by Armi Rae Cacanindin

THE BOY FORETOLD BY THE STARS
Directed by Dolly Dulu
Produced by Roderick Cabrido, Dolly Dulu, Omar Sortijas, Jodi Sta. Maria

DREAMING IN THE RED LIGHT
Directed by Pabelle Manikan
Produced by Pabelle Manikan, Wena Sanchez

ELEHIYA SA PAGLIMOT
Directed by Kristoffer Brugada
Produced by Cha Escala

MAGIKLAND

Directed by Christian Acuna
Produced by Rey Bantug, Albee Benitez, Peque Gallaga, Jo Macasa, Lore Reyes

Best Short Film

A total of 43 films were nominated by members of the society.

BULLET-LACED DREAMS
Directed by Kristoffer Brugada, Cha Escala
Produced by Kristoffer Brugada, Cha Escala

GULIS
Directed by Kyle Jumayne Francisco
Produced by Carlo Enciso Catu

HENERAL RIZAL

Directed by Chuck Gutierrez
Produced by Tanghalang Pilipino, Voyage Studios

LIVING THINGS

Directed by Martika Ramirez Escobar
Produced by Tin Velasco

ANG
PAGPAKALMA SA UNOS
Directed by Joanna Vasquez Arong
Produced by Joanna Vasquez Arong

Best International Film

A total of 62 films were nominated by members of the society.

END OF THE CENTURY
Directed by Lucio Castro
(Argentina)

HAPPY OLD YEAR

Directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
(Thailand)

LITTLE WOMEN

Directed by Greta Gerwig
(USA)

SOUND OF METAL

Directed by Darius Marder
(USA)

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

Directed by Aaron Sorkin
(USA)

2 thoughts on ““Midnight in a Perfect World” Leads the 1st Pinoy Rebyu Awards Nominations

  1. Hi! Is the voting system similar from the previous year end list that Pinoy Rebyu has done? Will it be based on the points system based on the ranking of each critic? Thanks!

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