Glaiza de Castro leads Filipino nominees at 3rd Malaysia Golden Global Awards

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Two Filipino films and 6 actors will represent the Philippines.

Glaiza de Castro is leading the Filipino nominees who are raising the Philippine flag at the 3rd Malaysia Golden Global Awards.

Two Filipino films and six Filipino talents will vie for recognition at the Golden Global Awards at the Malaysia International Film Festival in July.

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Filipino films “Liway” and “Oda sa Wala” and their respective actors are competing against other participating films produced in different Asian countries.

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Here are the critically acclaimed Filipino films and actors who are nominated in the 3rd Malaysia Golden Global Awards:


The movie Liway was an entry to Cinemalaya 2018 and nominated for Best Film category. Credits to Liway Facebook page.

The movie “Liway” is nominated for Best Film. It is based on a true story during the time of Martial Law in the Philippines. Liway tells the story of a child whose parents are in prison for opposing the Marcos administration.

Liway was an official entry to the 2018 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. The film is top-billed by actors Glaiza de Castro and Dominic Roco. The movie received several nominations from various local award-giving bodies.

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Liway lead star Glaiza de Castro received multiple Best Actress nominations from different award-giving bodies such as FAMAS Awards, Gawad Urian Awards and Star Awards for Movies. Credits to Glaiza de Castro.

Award-winning GMA Network actress Glaiza de Castro is nominated for Best Actress for playing Liway lead character “Day” – a mother who used stories and music to protect her child Dakip from trauma while inside prison.

The Kapuso actress has earned positive reviews for her acting skills, received several nominations and awards such as the Excellence Acting Award at 5th Inding Indie Film Festival and Best Actress trophy at GEMS Hiyas ng Sining Awards.

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This is the first international Best Supporting Actor nomination for Dominic Roco. He won Best Actor award in 2015 QCinema International Film Festival for the movie Sleepless. Credits to Dominic Roco.

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the movie “Liway,” Dominic Roco played three roles in the film: Ric the husband of Day (Glaiza de Castro), Kip the father, and Commander Toto.

Dominic is the son of veteran actor Bembol Roco. He is part of GMA-7’s afternoon soap opera “Nang Dahil sa Pag-ibig” where he plays the role of Roger, bestfriend to the male lead character Eldon.

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“Oda sa Wala” secured several nominations in the 2019 FAMAS awards including Best Film. The movie eventually won the Outstanding Achievement in Production Design and Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography. Credits to Oda sa Wala Facebook.

The movie “Oda sa Wala” (Ode to Nothing) is written and directed by Dwein Baltazar. The film tells the story of how spinster Sonya’s life changes after she encounters a corpse in her family-owned funeral parlor.

Marietta Subong and Joonee Gamboa topbilled the movie which received nominations for Best Film category, Best Director, and Best Screenplay for Dwein Baltazar, and Best Cinematography for Neil Daza.

Aside from local awards and nominations, “Oda sa Wala” is set to compete at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. It will be part of the Camera Lucida section of the Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Marietta Subong was nominated for Best Actress at the FAMAS Awards, Gawad Urian Awards, and Young Critics Circle Philippines for her role as Sonya. Credits to Marietta Subong.

ABS-CBN actress Marietta Subong formerly known as “Pokwang” is nominated for Best Actress for the movie “Oda sa Wala.” Subong essayed the role of Sonya, a 44-year old spinster who is about to give up on herself. However, something changed in her life after she met one corpse delivered to their house for embalming service.

This is one of the few dramatic roles Marietta Subong a.k.a Pokwang who is best known for her funny and comic characters.

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Filipino veteran actor Joonee Gamboa has been receiving Best Supporting Actor nominations from various award-giving bodies since 1970s. Credits to Joonee Gamboa.

Veteran actor Joonee Gamboa’s portrayal of Rudy’s character in “Oda sa Wala” earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Mang Rudy is the eccentric father of Sonya. The father is estranged from his daughter Sonya even though they are living in the same house. Rudy helps Sonya in managing their Langit Funeral Services.

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The Malaysia International Film Festival will run from July 14-19. The awarding ceremony will be held on July 20 at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.