“Changing Partners” Bags Most Wins in Cinema One Originals Awards

Changing Partners
Screenshot from Trailer: Sandino Martin

Vincent de Jesus’ Changing Partners wins 8 out of 18 awards at the 2017 Cinema One Originals!

In the festival’s awarding ceremonies held last night at the Dolphy Theater, the film, which just moved from stage to screen, bagged a number of the ceremony’s highest awards, including Best Direction for Dan Villegas (tying with Giancarlo Abrahan for Paki), Best Actress for Agot Isidro, Best Actor for Jojit Lorenzo, Best Ensemble Acting, Best Music for Vincent de Jesus, and Best Editing for Marya Ignacio.

Changing Partners is a torch musical that explores the alchemy of relationships and questions the nature of fidelity and the complex issues partners face regardless of gender. The film retains the stars from its stage version—Agot Isidro, Jojit Lorenzo, Anna Luna, and Sandino Martin.

Here is a clip of Jojit Lorenzo and Dan Villegas accepting their awards:

Here is the full list of winners according to ABS-CBN News :

1. Best Picture: Paki
2. Best Ensemble Acting: Changing Partners
3. Best Actor: Jojit Lorenzo (Changing Partners)
4. Best Actress: Agot Isidro (Changing Partners)
5. Best Director: Dan Villegas (Changing Partners) and Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
6. Best Editing: Marya Ignacio (Changing Partners)
7. Best Music: Vincent de Jesus
8. Audience Choice Award: Changing Partners
9. Champion Bughay: Changing Partners
10. Best Documentary: Bundok Banahaw, Sacred Profane (Dempster Samarista)
11. Best Short Film: Sorry for the Inconvenience (Carl Chavez)
12. Best Supporting Actor: Ricky Davao (Paki)
13. Best Supporting Actress: Mae Paner (Si Chedeng at si Apple)
14. Best Screenplay: Giancarlo Abrahan (Paki)
15. Best Cinematography: Alex Espartero (Historiographika Errata)
16. Best Production Design: Donald Camon and Julius Somes (Historiographika Errata)
17. Best Sound: Mikko Quizon (Nervous Translation)
18. C-1 Minute Vivo Perfect Short Film: Saludo by Carlo Canlas

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