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MMFF Best Actress Winners from 1975 to 2010

Find out who was the most awarded recipient of the MMFF Best Actress Award with 7 wins...

She’s none other than Superstar Nora Aunor. Ate Guy grabbed the MMFF Best Actress trophy in 1978 for Atsay (Best Performer), 1979 for Ina Ka ng Anak Mo, 1982 for Himala, 1984 for Bulaklak ng City Jail, 1990 for Andrea Paano Ba ang maging Isang Ina?, 1991 for Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M., and in 1995 for Muling Umawit ang Puso.

Second to Nora Aunor is the star for all seasons Vilma Santos with 4 wins (1977, 1981, 1989, 2004) and tied in third place with 3 wins each are Amy Austria (1980, 1988, 1996) and Maricel Soriano (1997, 2003, 2007).

MMFF Best Actress Winners from 1975 to 2010

1975 – Charito Solis (Araw-Araw, Gabi-Gabi)
1976 – Hilda Koronel (Insiang)
1977 – Vilma Santos (Burlesk Queen)
1978 – Nora Aunor (Atsay) – BEST PERFORMER AWARDEE
1979 – Nora Aunor tied with Lolita Rodriguez (Ina Ka ng Anak Mo)
1980 – Amy Austria (Brutal)
1981 – Vilma Santos (Karma)
1982 – Nora Aunor (Himala)
1983 – Coney Reyes (Bago Kumalat ang Kamandag)
1984 – Nora Aunor (Bulaklak ng City Jail)
1985 – Vivian Velez (Paradise Inn)
1986 – Liza Lorena (Halimaw sa Banga}
1987 – Melanie Marquez (The Untold Story of Melanie Marquez)
1988 – Amy Austria (Bubbles: Ativan Gang Queen)
1989 – Vilma Santos (Imortal)
1990 – Nora Aunor (Andrea, Paano ba ang Maging Isang Ina?)
1991 – Nora Aunor (Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M.)
1992 – Kimberly Diaz (Alyas Kanto Boy)
1993 – Dawn Zulueta (Kung Mawawala Ka Pa)
1994 – Gina Alajar (Shake Rattle and Roll 5)
1995 – Nora Aunor (Muling Umawit Ang Puso)
1996 – Amy Austria (Trudis Liit)
1997 – Maricel Soriano (Nasaan ang Puso?)
1998 – Alice Dixson (Sa Ngalan ng Ama)
1999 – Elizabeth Oropesa (Bulaklak ng Maynila)
2000 – Gloria Romero (Tanging Yaman)
2001 – Assunta de Rossi (Hubog)
2002 – Ara Mina (Mano Po)
2003 – Maricel Soriano (Filipinas)
2004 – Vilma Santos (Mano Po 3: My Love)
2005 – Zsazsa Padilla (Ako Legal Wife, Mano Po 4)
2006 – Judy Ann Santos (Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo)
2007 – Maricel Soriano (Bahay Kubo, The Pinoy Mano Po)
2008 – Anne Curtis (Baler)
2009 – Sharon Cuneta (Mano Po 6: A Mother’s Love)
2010 – Ai Ai delas Alas (Ang Tanging Ina Mo, Last Na ‘To!)

50 Comments on MMFF Best Actress Winners from 1975 to 2010

  1. Dapat nga Best Comedy Bar Actress ang award na ibinigay kay Ai Ai maniniwala pa ng publiko, Shocking at comedy of error ang pagkapanalo niya.

  2. Bakit kailangan namang imention ni Rufa Gutierrez ang pangalan ang isang laos, eh hindi naman interesado ang publiko sa isang bangag at drug addict.

  3. richmobo54 // December 30, 2010 at 3:09 pm //

    I was deeply disappointed with Ms. Ruffa Gutierrez for not even mentioning the name of Ms. Nora Aunor during the MMFF Awards night, considering that Ms. Aunor got seven (7) Best Actresses Awards, both at MFF and MMFF, and the fact that she was chosen as the No. 1 Best International Actress of the Decade for the movie Himala. She mentioned Himala as the Greatest Movie of All Times.

    I observed for several times she mentioned Ms. Vilma Santos for the awards received. We dont need a biased host like her.

    I have a high regard with Ms. Gutierrez. She’s also my favorite female host but I felt sad for that incident. I thought she is fair.

  4. ” kayang >>>> Katanga

    sorry ng automatic spelling ang iPhone. :-)

  5. So funny. Bitter talaga ng mga kapuso. Aiai deserves it. Sya Lang Katanga mgpatawa at magpaiyak at the same time. Tsaka napolitika ang gross revenues?? Tanong nyo sa last ng nanood…. An layo ng tanging ina sa super bibe ( haha ) and with Rosario , ang dull kc nc acting Nila, tas halatang baguhan pa si Albert sa directing. Needs more experience. Tanging Ina is the best sa entries. YOU CANT DENY THIS!!!! It’s the NEW millennium. Tignan mo ang oscars. Hindi naman BEST DRAMATIC, BEST COMEDIAN,OR ANY TITLE, ang tawag is BEST ACTRESS, meaning in any field. Loser talaga mg kapuso. Lang pambayad ng sine!!!! Haha

  6. KATANGI TANGING TANGA // December 30, 2010 at 7:53 am //

    AI AI DOESNT DESERVE TO BE IN THE LIST OF FINE ACTRESSES IN THE PHIL MOVIES.SANA NAG BIGAY NG NG MMFF NG BEST COMEDY ACTRESS SIGE PAYAG NA KO.LETS FACE IT ME GUMAPANG AT ME NAGPAGAPANG SA CATEGORYANG ITO NGAYONG TAON .(ISAMA NA ANG BATCH NG KIMBERLY DIAZ NA TO NA ASAN NA AT SINO SIYA?)ME MGA UMUUPO KASING HURADO NA DI NAMAN DESERVING AT NABAYARAN NG MGA TAON NA YAN KASAMA NA ANG TAON NA TO..SORRY AI AI DO MO TALAGA DESERVE , SANA GUMAYA KA KE KRIS NA MARUNONG MAG BIGAY SA MGA NARARAPAT NA BIGYAN NG AWARD.NANALO KA NGA DAMI NAMANG NAG REACT MEANING DI MO TALAGA NAPABILIB ANG MASANG MANUNOOD.SABI NGA NG IBANG ENTERTAINMENT WRITERS, NAKATULOG ANG MGA HURADO NG NANUOD NG MGA ENTREES SA MMFF KAYA NAKALIMUTAN ANG MGA DESERVINGS.

  7. @bading #26

    Ikaw nga ang tanga kasi 1994 Metro Manila Filmfest yun. Si Gabby ang nanalo. Si Viveka Vavajee ang announcer pa nga.

  8. Galing ni Amy Austria. Dami din niya awards.

  9. RICKY LEE GUMAWA KA NAMAN NG PELIKULA PARA KAY NORA AUNOR NA DELUBYO NA ISA SYANG MANGINGISDA NAPADPAD SA ISLA … OBRA MAESTRA KAHIT ISA LANG

  10. ANG PAGDATING NG NAG- IISANG SUPERSTA SA PINILAKANG TABING AY HUFYAT NG PAGGWA ULI NG ISANG MAKABULLUHANG PELIKULA SANA TAMA YUNGGINAWA NI NORA NA DEMANDS WAG AK NG MAGPALUKO SA MGa producers kasi sa estado mo at alam ko gagwa ka alng at babalik ka rin sa estados unidos at sana ang gumawa ng script ay si ricky lee suggestion ko delubyo …. na isang sakuna mula sa tabing dagat na angggmpanan mo ay isang mangingisda kasi di pa kita akita na gumanap non na namatay ang gma anak na salot sa dagt .. na nawaln ng ulirat sa bandang huli at napadpad sa isang isla na puno ng …. kawaln ng pagpuputo ng kagubatan na nainvolved sya saiang lalaking may asawang baliw …di ba magnda ricky lee….obra MAESTRA ULI..

  11. AI AIA WALA AKONG BILIB S AIYO SORRY KA NA LANG KASI SLAPASTICK TLGA MASMAHUSAY SA IYO SI EUGENE DOMINGO.. YON LANG GAWIN MONG POSITIBO ITONG COMMNTS …

  12. the greatest actress of all time none other than miss nora aunor sya tlga mula noong nag-aaral ako sa rtu sya tlga hanggng makatpaos ako ngkurso sa edukasyon bilang natuutro sa english at filipino bawat filmfest entry pinapanood ko at ginagwang pagssusri sa mga 3rd year ar fourth year students kaya nga binigyan ny ng kulay ang tamng kahulugan ng pelikula yan baka umangl na naamn ang iba dyan na mga diehard sa governor nyo bilang isang tagapnood at anglilingkos sa akademya ng pagtutro ako rin ay nagsusri pero sya ang pinakamahsay tlga sa kamay ,imbay at tamnggmit ng mata at linaw ng salita …. kasi matA NAIPAABOT LAAHT ANG EMOSYON ….

  13. LETS BE FAIR! // December 29, 2010 at 8:17 pm //

    versatile c jen kasi marunong din sya sa comedy noh!kung kilala mo tlaga sya at fan ka nya malalaman mo na versatile tlaga sya!

  14. pls. visit my blog, moviecaholic.blogspot.com for mmff movie reviews. thanks

  15. STAR Cinema movies (54.3M+33.1M+13.4M = 100.8Million) Congrats sa overall gross ng 3 STAR CINEMA MOVIES! // December 29, 2010 at 9:29 am //

    CONGRATS TO TANGING INA!!!

    Katangi tanging mag isa dinala ang movie at second sa box-office!!! wow!

  16. to no. 32

    tama naman yan kasi nationwide na ang mmff. pero gaya nga ng sabi ko nung una MMFF is different from MFF wag masyadong magrely sa wikipedia kasi naeedit yan ng kahit sino.

    again ang MMFF tuwing december, nakuha ang idea na ito na magshow ng pinoy movies lang sa buong mtero manila, thru MFF (manila film festival) (na ginaganap coinciding araw ng maynila sa month ng june) na pinasimulan sa maynila lang take note maynila, not the whole metro manila na siyang scope ng MMFF before (kasi ngayon nga eh nationwide na).

    1992 kimberly diaz won for alyas kanto boy (sobrang shocking din to noon, kasi sino yun ang iaask mo? kasi noon lahat ng lead actress sa movie na kasali nominated sa acting category siguro nagkahati hati ang boto, ngayon ginawa na nilang top 3 na lang kasi nga laging may question pag nanalo eh d ineexpect manalo pero sa case this year ganun pa din kasi nga naman marian and carla over jenelyn?)

    1994 best actress si gina alajar for shake rattle and roll 5. so tama tong nasa starmometer for best actress.

    bigyan kita ng another info

    2002 manila film festival – sharon cuneta won best actress for magkapatid (w/ judy ann santos).check mo yung sa taas 2002 sino ang winner? ara mina for mano po. yun po yun.

    tama naman ang nasa wikipedia na si roi vinzon ang nanalo for best actor noong 1994 for lucas abelardo, i think yung gabby sa best actor ng starmometer for 1994 ay sa loretta movie nina gabby at ruffa noong 1994 for manila film festival na sya ngang ugat ng manila film festival scandal.

    may mmff tuwing december na sakop buong metro manilam(now nationwide na), at may mff tuwing june na sa manila cinemas lang ginagawa.

    sana nakatulong tong mga infos na to para malinawan ka.

    end point: MMFF is different from MFF though the idea of MMFF was derived from MFF.

    MMFF is mas pinalawak ang sakop na version ng MFF.

  17. yung mga winners noon pede mong sabihin na magagaling talaga but these recent years parang hindi lutong ulam..

  18. Iba tlga pag KAPAMILYA... // December 29, 2010 at 2:54 am //

    Amy Austria will be back n MINSAN yahoo… Galing tlga ng mga artista sa ABSCBN[][] kaht saan talo tlga ang KAPUSO!

  19. ayon sa Wikkipedia // December 29, 2010 at 2:23 am //

    The Metro Manila Film Festival-Philippines (MMFF-P) is the annual film festival held in Manila. The festival, which runs from the 25th of December to the first week of January, focuses on locally-produced films.

    The MMFF was established in the year 1975, during which Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa (Water the Thirsty Earth with Fog) by Augusto Buenaventura won the best film award.

    During the course of the festival, no foreign movies are shown across the Philippines. Moreover, only films approved by the jurors of the MMFF will be shown. One of the festival highlights is the parade of floats during the opening of the festival. The floats, each one representing a movie entry for the festival, parade down Roxas Boulevard, while the stars for films ride on them. On the awards night, the Best Float award is also announced, together with the major acting awards

    at saka isa pa, baket magkaiba ang best actress at best actor noong 1994 dito sa wiki vs starmo..ano ba talaga?

  20. maraming nalilito sa 2 filmfests, iba po ang MMFF (metro manila film festival) sa MFF (manila film festival).

    ang metro manila film festival na ginagaganap sa buong GMA n now eh nationwide kapag december.

    ang manila film fest ay ginaganap around june kasabayan ng araw ng maynila.

    nanyari yan noong 1994 manila film festival (na nauna sa MMFF) nagkaron ng MMFF dahil sa manila filmfest kung saan walng ibang showing sa manila cinemas kundi pinoy films lang.

    kaya may gatpuno villegas award sya ang 2nd manila mayor (elected) na nagpaimplement nito sa maynila lang not metro manila. binuhay to nung early 90’s ni mayor lim at sumulpot ang manila filmfest 94 scam nila gretchen, rocky gutierrez, at viveka babajee (nagsabi ng take it take it kay rocky kasi iba pala ang nakasulat dun sa envelope aiko at d ruffa – kala amy switching later on sa investigation nalaman na di switching ang nangyari kundi sinadya na iba talaga ang iaannounce na winner) (ms. mauritius 1994 at miss universe 1994 held in manila)(dead by suicide) at kung saan tinawag na best actress si ruffa for loreta instead na si aiko m. for mmk the movie, ganun din kay gabby c. sa best actor imbes na si edu m.. yun ang nagbunsod na kay mayor lim na kasuhan ang mga gumawa ng krimen na nagpaconvict kay lolit solis ng aminin nya na sya ang may utak ng lahat, dahil nga nagsqueak si gretchen na isa sa mga presentors ng best actress award. later on nagsqueal din si gabby kaya nagtapos ang mgr-talent relationship nila ni loit solis at napadpad sya sa us. it was the news of the year noong time na yun na umabot pa sa international media.

  21. at eto pa bading // December 29, 2010 at 1:16 am //

    at eto pa bading kung hindi ka satisfied
    galing sa biography ni Gretchen

    La Greta found herself in was the 1994 Metro Manila Film Festival scam, where she was alleged to be the real whistleblower. This happened when then Ms. Mauritius and one of her co-presenters during the Awards Night deliberately called on Ruffa Gutierrez as Best Actress instead of Aiko Melendez. This led to a publicized court hearing and sent Ruffa to oblivion for quite a while.

    After the incident, Gretchen suddenly disappeared from the entertainment industry.

    At heto pa tungkol naman sa article ni Ruffa Guttierrez

    In 1994, she was involved in the 20th Metro Manila Film Festival scandal. Through her friend and former Miss Universe 1994 contestant from Mauritius Viveka Babajee’s on purpose obstruction, she received the Best Actress award, which was supposedly meant for fellow actress and good friend Aiko Melendez. The mistake has since been corrected by then Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and the Metro Manila Film Festival committee, and the award was rightfully given to Melendez a few days later.
    • She and her parents are currently under investigation for tax evasion in the Philippines

    Peyan nagresearch na ko para masatisfied ka na pero di kita tatawaging engot

  22. for bading // December 29, 2010 at 1:08 am //

    engot! ang take it take it ni lolit, Manila filmfest yun. hindi metro manila filmfest!!!! research nga muna bago magmarunong!!!! kapuso ka for sure!
    ……
    Nagresearch na pala ako according to my research it is indeed Metro Manila Filmfest, heto ung part noong Article sa PEP noong June 2, 2009

    1994 FILMFEST SCAM. The infamous “Take it! Take it!” was uttered during the 20th Metro Manila Film Festival that shook the movie industry in 1994.

    The Best Actress award, originally meant for Aiko Melendez, was given to Best Actress nominee Ruffa Gutierrez (Loretta) by her friend, Miss Universe 1994 contestant from Mauritius, Viveka Babajee. The Best Actor trophy, which was supposed to be given to Edu Manzano, went to Gabby Concepcion (Loretta).

    The brains behind the switching of awards was talent manager Lolit Solis. Gabby Concepcion, who was managed by Lolit at the time, blew the whistle and announced Lolit’s role in the scam. Lolit pleaded guilty and was sentenced under the probation law; she wasn’t imprisoned but remained under court supervision.

    Through the efforts of Mayor Alfredo Lim, together with the Metro Manila Film Festival committee, the controversy was resolved and the awards were rightfully given to Aiko Melendez. and Richard Gomez. Eventually, the case was dismissed under Mayor Lito Atienza’s term.

  23. kapamilya ako no..huwag mo kong murahin wala akong inaaway, binabase ko lang naman ang sinabi ko sa naalala ko..ngaun puede mo namang sagutin ung sinabi ko ng maayos, kung manila filmfest un hindi metro manila filmfest, oh eh di ok..akala ko kasi tama ung naaalala ko, dahil may nagkeclaim din na iba sa taas na katulad ko, then thank you for making it clear.. and God bless you

  24. Major Major // December 29, 2010 at 12:47 am //

    That’s the most accurate leveling, NONE OTHER THAN THE SUPERSTAR and SECOND ONLY IS THE STAR FOR ALL SEASONS. Hindi pa kasali dyan yung mga nadaya kaya natalo ang superstar. Hanep, Superstar against Star for all seasons lang. Bakit nga ba walang search for the next MEGA STAR or the next STAR FOR ALL SEASONS? Bakit puro lahat gusto maging superstar? There’s one and only Superstar as well as the original Multi Media Queen… none other than Nora Aunor.

  25. engot! ang take it take it ni lolit, Manila filmfest yun. hindi metro manila filmfest!!!! research nga muna bago magmarunong!!!! kapuso ka for sure!

  26. mali mali naman itong listahan na ito, si Aiko Melendez ang nanalo noong 1994 sa movie niyang Maalaala mo kaya na nagkaroon ng controversy dahil sa pang aahas ni Ruffa Gutierrez at Gabby Concepcion sa awards…pakiayos nga ang listahan niyo pls..baka akala niyo nalimutan na ng tao iyon

  27. credibility is yhe game ay naku kung mahusay si ai ai noon pa sa una pa lang pero satotoo lang slapstick pagpapatawa nya mahusay na komedyante si eugne domingo may dating at tila may ping-araln the way she pronounce the words correctly sa tv… yun lang bigyan lang sya ng break uli…. mahusay umarte tlga … ewan ko kungbakit piniplit ni aiai sarili nya yon lang po…

  28. PARANG MAY MALI // December 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm //

    parang may mali.. diba may scam nung 1994 MMFF. best actress daw si ruffa at si gabby best actor.. dapat si aiko at edu panalo diba???

  29. Abang na lang ang 2nd at 3rd installment ng rosario.. ROSARIO NYONG LAHAT AT ROSARIO MO RIN (LAST NA TO!)

  30. si jennylyn ang nasa panghuli sya ang best actress Pak!

  31. tamang tama // December 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm //

    okey comment mo itlog ni inday d napisa… pansin ko rin hehe

  32. Asan si Aiko Melendez? Di ba si Aiko ung dapat nanalo noong 1994 filmfest scandal na inagaw ni Ruffa Guttierrez? at si Edu Manzano naman, na si Gabby naman ang umangkin courtesy of Lolit Solis na manager niya at ni Rocky na kapatid ni Ruffa? mali mali naman yata itong listahan na ito.

  33. d ko ma imagine ai ai best actress? dapat pala dun sa unang tanging ina 1 and 2 napansin na sya kung tlagang magaling sya.

  34. dapat kay jennylyn M. ung last spot sa best actress kaso may hokus pokus eh. mmff is such a big scrap.

  35. itlog ni inday d napisa // December 28, 2010 at 10:37 pm //

    bakit ba pilit nyong isinasaksak si marian sa mga article pro-marian or anti-marian man. nakakasawa sya ha sa totoo lng kung d lng naman para sa kanya ang article wag na magcomment sa kanya pansin ko lng hit sya sa mga comment pero sa mga project nya flop sya.

  36. yung pinakahuli sa list prinoprotesta pa ibig sabihin di credible at questionable… masarap ba manalo ng madami d naniniwala na deserve ka dun sa award???? “it’s better not to win but people thinks you deserve it than to win but nobody believes in it”

  37. bakit nasali si marian? ung paradise inn ba na pangit na movie na di pa credible ang mmff ang pinag mamalaki ni vivian.. hmmp

  38. crazyinlove20 // December 28, 2010 at 9:12 pm //

    versatile kamo? d nga marunong mag comedy e haha..

  39. isa lang ang tanong ko just to break the ice:

    SINO SI KIMBERLY DIAZ???

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  40. LETS BE FAIR! // December 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm //

    oo nga nauwi nanaman kay marian!plsss wag nyo na sya idamay!peace?:D bsta deserve parin ni MS. JENNYLYN ANNE PINEDA MERCADO!kung mgaling si ai ai mas magaling si jen!versatile pa!!!

  41. Base sa list mukang credible naman ang MMFF ngyong 2010..tama lang.. Tama

  42. Mauuwi na naman kay Marian ang article na to… Iba ka Marian…

  43. Go Anne Curtis..More Awards pa in the Future..

  44. Marianknights // December 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm //

    Wag muna banggitin si marian sa article na ito, hindi ka-level..Hmmm. Best actress ang article

  45. Marian Rivera is Queen Amaya! // December 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm //

    Thanks Starmo for a very informative article! Congrats Marian for Best Actress nomination!

  46. Marian rivera fanatics!
    may maipagmamalaki nman plang award si Ms Vivian Velez!

    LOOK AT THE LIST!

  47. 3 wins din si Maricel Soriano…

  48. hanep pala ang superstar at star for all season! Db? Db?

  49. Yep… i think ai-ai deserves the award… but i would also like to give props to ms. kris aquino who gave a superb performance is dalaw…carla abellana’s acting in shake rattle and roll was good too…

  50. Ai-Ai really deserves the Best Actress Award..Superb ang acting niya sa Tanging Ina 3….pareho sila ni Uge…..

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