Sarah and Kathryn bested acting heavyweights in the 35th Star Awards

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PHOTOS: Melo Balingit & @bernardokath on IG

Sarah Geronimo and Kathryn Bernardo tied in Movie Actress of the Year category of the 35th Star Awards for Movies 2019, besting veterans stars that included Ms. Gloria Romero and Ms. Gina Pareño.

Sarah, who was recognized for her portrayal of an old woman that was magically trapped inside a 20-something woman’s body, was not present at the awards rite, held last night, June 2, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila. 

Kathryn, for her part, personally accepted her trophy, which she won for her emotionally-charged role in The Hows Of Us. Kathryn, who was also one of the program hosts that night, reportedly said that Sarah also truly deserved the award.

The two young superstars, bested the following as Star Awards best actresses this year.

Iza Calzado (Distance), Anne Curtis, (Buy Bust), Glaiza De Castro, Liway, Alessandra De Rossi (Through Night And Day), Nadine Lustre (Never Not Love You), Gina  Pareño (Hintayan Ng Langit), Gloria Romero (Rainbow’s Sunset), and Judy Ann Santos (Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes).

The rest of the major awardees at last night’s 35th Star Awards for Movies 2019 include:

Movie Actor of the Year - Ogie Alcasid (Kuya Wes)

Indie Movie of the Year - Citizen Jake
Indie Movie Director of the Year - Mike De Leon (Citizen Jake)

Movie of the Year - Rainbow's Sunset
Movie Director of the Year - Joel Lamangan (Rainbow's Sunset)
Movie LoveTeam of the Year - KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla)

Movie Supporting Actor of the Year - Arjo Atayde (Buy Bust) 
Movie Supporting Actress of the Year - Cherie Gil (Citizen Jake)

Indie Movie Ensemble Acting of the Year - Citizen Jake
Movie Ensemble Acting of the Year - Rainbow's Sunset

New Movie Actor of the Year – (tie) Danzel Fernandez (Otlum) and Ryle Santiago (Bakwit Boys)
New Movie Actress of the Year- Sanya Lopez (Wild and Free)

Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Award - Dante Rivero
Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula Sa Likod ng Camera - Laurice Guillen

Moreover, in lieue of the celebration of the 100 Years of Philippine Cinema this year, the Philippine Movie Press Club or PMPC (the giver of the awards), presented the “Mga Natatanging Bituin Ng Siglo” (outstanding stars of the century) Special Awards, which were given to 12 iconic names for their remarkable contributions to Philippine cinema. 

In alphabetical order, the Natatanging Bituin awardees are: Nora Aunor, Tirso Cruz III, Christopher De Leon, Joseph Estrada, Eddie Garcia, Anita Linda, Niño Muhlach, Ramon Revilla Sr., Susan Roces, Gloria Romero, Philip Salvador, and Vilma Santos.

Among those who personally accepted their special awards include Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Christopher De Leon, Tirso Cruz III, Phillip Salvador, Nino Muhlach, & Ramon Revilla Sr., who was escorted by his son, Sen Bong Revilla, Jr.