Director Adolf Alix Jr.'s Porno was named Best Film by the Young Critics' Circle (YCC) on its 24th Annual Citations. The film, which is about individuals linked through pornography wins big with 5 out of 6 awards in the bag.
Porno's Carlo Aquino won Best Performance, tied with It's Showtime host Jhong Hilario, who won for his performance in the indie movie Badil, a film which exposed the realities of politics and vote buying during elections.
Prior to winning, both Carlo Aquino and Jhong Hilario have been previously nominated for Best Performance by the academe-based group: Aquino for Minsan May Isang Puso (1999) and Baler (2008), and Hilario for Muro-Ami (1999).
Meanwhile, Frasco Mortiz's MMFF 2013 entry Pagpag which stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla won Best Editing, and aso tied with the said Alix's film for the award.
Established in 1990, the YCC Film Desk is composed of members of academe from the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University.
The awards ceremony is set on the third week of March, with the specific date and venue to be announced soon. Below is the complete list winners:
- Best Film – Porno directed by Adolfo Alix Jr.
- Best Performance – Carlo Aquino (Porno) and Jhong Hilario (Badil)
- Best Screenplay - Ralston Jover (Porno)
- Best Editing – Aleks Castañeda (Porno) and Jerrold Tarog (Pagpag)
- Best Cinematography and Visual Design – Lauriana
- Best Sound and Aural Orchestration – Porno
- First Feature – Kristian Sendon Cordero (Angustia), Miguel Alcazaren (Puti), and Randolph Longjas (Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin)