In a delightful show of solidarity, the renowned Megastar, Sharon Cuneta, took to social media to express her joy for the iconic Vilma Santos, who clinched the coveted title of Best Actress at the 49th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal.
Vilma Santos Triumphs as Best Actress at MMFF 2022
Vilma Santos, affectionately known as the Star for All Seasons in local showbiz, secured the prestigious Best Actress award for her outstanding performance in the film “When I Met You In Tokyo,” a reunion project with the esteemed Drama King, Christopher de Leon.
Sharon Cuneta’s Heartfelt Congratulations to Vilma Santos
Sharing the exciting news on her Instagram, Sharon Cuneta, a nominee herself for the MMFF Best Actress category with “Family of Two,” showered Vilma Santos with heartfelt congratulations. In her post, Cuneta exclaimed, “And the Best Actress is… Congratulations, my friend and idol, ate Vi! I told you! I love you so much! Hugely deserved.”
Vilma Santos’ Emotional Acceptance Speech at MMFF Awards Night
Vilma Santos, visibly emotional, graciously accepted her well-deserved Best Actress award during the ceremony. She emphasized that their primary goal was not just to win awards but to revitalize Philippine cinema in the aftermath of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MMFF 2022 Big Winners: “Firefly” and “Gomburza” Shine Bright
Apart from Vilma Santos’ triumphant win, other notable victors at the MMFF Gabi ng Parangal included “Firefly,” securing the prestigious Best Picture award, and “Gomburza,” a film that garnered an impressive seven trophies. The night celebrated outstanding achievements in Philippine cinema, marking a meaningful resurgence after the pandemic-induced hiatus.
This victory not only highlights the excellence of Vilma Santos but also underscores the resilience and vibrancy of the Philippine film industry. Congratulations to all the winners for contributing to the cultural tapestry of the nation!