Joseph Emmanuel “Joem” Bascon, 33, was the Best Supporting Actor of the Metro Manila Film Festival 2019 for his performance in “Write About Love.” It was the 45th edition of the annual Filipino film festival.
The MMFF 2019 Gabi ng Parangal (Awards Night) took place at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on December 27, 2019. Marco Gumabao and Bella Padilla served as hosts with Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda as the backstage presenter.
Among the MMFF 2019 jury members were Vilma Santos-Recto, Jose Javier Reyes, Christopher de Leon, Belinda Enriquez, Corazon Bautista Cruz, Romeo Vitug, Dionisio “Nonong” Buencamino and Larry Faraon. Santos-Recto, Reyes, de Leon, Vitug and Buencamino were also among the Hall of Fame awardees.
“Miracle in Cell No. 7” actor Soliman Cruz and “Sunod” actor JC Santos were also nominated in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category but lost to Bascon. Aljur Abrenica and Allen Dizon presented the award to the “Write About Love” actor.
Crisanto B. Aquino directed “Write About Love,” which he co-wrote with Janyx Regalo. They won the Best Screenplay award at the MMFF 2019.
“Write About Love” was produced by TBA Studios. Among Bascon’s co-stars in the romantic movie are Enrico Raphael “Rocco” Quiogue Nacino, 32, Camille “Miles Ocampo” Hojilla, 22, and Josephine “Yeng Constantino” Eusebio Constantino-Asuncion, 31.
Nacino and Ocampo play scriptwriters in “Write About Love.” The characters are working on a script about a couple played by Bascon and Constantino.
For the role, Constantino won the Best Actress in a Supporting Actress award. Also nominated in the category were “Culion” actress Meryl Soriano and “Sunod” actress Krystal Brimner.
Directed by Brillante Mendoza, “Mindanao” won Best Picture. “Write About Love”and “Sunod” won the Second and Third Best Picture awards, respectively.