The full list of Gawad Urian 2023 nominees

FILIPINO FILM CRITICS HAVE CONFERRED and decided on the nominees for the forty-sixth Gawad Urian, the Philippines’ premier award-giving body for film. The awards night happens on November 29th.

Gawad Urian 2023 nominees include works like Leonor Will Never Die, Martika Escobar’s genre-bending magical realist dramedy, which bagged most noms, including Best Film. It sits alongside Anna Isabelle Matutina’s excellent 12 Weeks, Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagñalan’s thrilling Blue Room, and Lav Diaz’s short (by Lav’s standards) Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon.

Here’s the full list of Gawad Urian 2023 nominees:

Best Film
  • Blue Room
  • Leonor Will Never Die
  • 12 Weeks
  • Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
Best Director
  • Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagñalan, Blue Room
  • Lav Diaz, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Martika Ramirez Escobar, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Anna Isabelle Matutina, 12 Weeks
  • Carlo Obispo, The Baseball Player
  • Mikhail Red, Deleter
Best Actress
  • Max Eigenmann, 12 Weeks
  • Chai Fonacier, Nocebo
  • Shiela Francisco, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Nadine Lustre, Deleter
Best Actor
  • Tommy Alejandrino, The Baseball Player
  • John Lloyd Cruz, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Baron Geisler, Doll House
  • Andrew Ramsey, Ginhawa
  • Noel Trinidad, Family Matters
Best Actress in Supporting Role
  • Sharmaine Centenera, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Claudia Enriquez, 12 Weeks
  • Bing Pimentel, 12 Weeks
  • Nikki Valdez, Family Matters
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Soliman Cruz, Blue Room
  • Dido dela Paz, Ginhawa
  • JK Labajo, Blue Room
  • Ronnie Lazaro, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Rocky Salumbides, Leonor Will Never Die
Best Screenplay
  • Lav Diaz, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Martika Ramirez Escobar, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Jason Gray and Chie Hayakawa, Plan 75
  • Siege Ledesma and Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagñalan, Blue Room
  • Anna Isabelle Matutina, 12 Weeks
  • Garret Shanley, Nocebo
Best Cinematography
  • Neil Daza, Blue Room
  • Ian Alexander Guevara, Deleter
  • Jakuub Kijowski and Radek Ladczuk, Nocebo
  • Larry Manda, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Carlos Mauricio, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Hideho Urata, Plan 75
Best Editing
  • Lawrence Ang, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Tony Cranstoun, Nocebo
  • Vanessa de Leon, Blue Room
  • Zig Dulay, The Baseball Player
  • Goncalo Ferreira, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Nikolas Red, Deleter
Best Production Design
  • Lav Diaz, Kapag Wala Nang Mga Alon
  • Marxie Maolen Fadul, Blue Room
  • Eero Yves Francisco, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Benjamin Padero, Nocebo
Best Music
  • Mikey Amistoso and Jazz Nicolas, Blue Room
  • Alyana Cabral, Pan de Coco, Joseph Salcedo, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Jose Buencamino, Nocebo
Best Sound
  • Kristian Eidnes Andersen, Nocebo
  • Armand de Guzman, Deleter
  • Corrine de San Jose, Leonor Will Never Die
  • Jannina Mikaela Minglanilla and Michael Keanu Cruz, Blue Room
  • Alex Tomboc, The Baseball Player
  • Wildsound Studios, Ginhawa
  • Wildsound Studios, Nanahimik ang Gabi
Natatanging Gawad Urian

Jaime Fabregas