Superstar Nora Aunor and award-winning actress Angel Locsin are in a neck-to-neck battle for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF 2012) Best Actress trophy. The awards night will happen Thursday, December 27 at the Meralco Theater.
Nora Aunor has been the front-runner to win Best Actress for her performance in Thy Womb as a Badjao midwife who is coping with her infertility by acting as a match-maker to his husband and the one that could give him a child. Ate Guy has won several accolades in international film festivals for the film and it would be safe to assume that she's a top contender for Best Actress in MMFF.
Meanwhile, One More Try lead actress Angel Locsin is also getting the Best Actress buzz for her role as Grace, a single mother who will do anything to save his ill child. Moviegoers who got to watch the film strongly believed that Angel's performance is worthy of an acting award.
Angelica Panganiban might also be up for the Best Actress trophy but if she will be nominated as Best Supporting Actress, she has it in the bag. Zanjoe Marudo might also won for the award's male counterpart, having nailed his role as Tristan in the movie. However, Cesar Montano and Christopher de Leon also did well in the historical biopic El Presidente.
For the Best Actor category, many said that it will be between Gov. E.R. Ejercito (Jeorge Estregan) of El Presidente, Dingdong Dantes of One More Try, Enchong Dee of The Strangers and Vice Ganda of Sisterakas.
We predict that it will be a tie between Nora Aunor and Angel Locsin for Best Actress and the other acting awards will be shared by the three movies One More Try, Thy Womb and El Presidente.