Angeli Bayani beats Nora, Vilma in Gawad Urian

Angeli Bayani was named Best Actress in the 2014 Gawad Urian Awards held Tuesday, besting veteran actresses Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos.

Angeli Bayani

She won the award for her role in the indie film "Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan" where she plays Eliza, wife of Joaquin (Archie Alemania) whose life turned into misery and who failed to provide for his family after he was pinned in the murder of a money lender.

The film, which was rated 4 out of 5 stars by IMDB, has been widely acclaimed for its riveting storytelling and unique cinematography.

Complete list of 37th Gawad Urian winners:
  • Best Picture: Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan
  • Best Actress : Angeli Bayani (Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
  • Best Actor : Joel Torre (On The Job)
  • Best Director : Hannah Espia (Transit)
  • Best Screenplay : Lav Diaz and Rody Vera (Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
  • Best Cinematography: Lauro Rene Manda (Norte, Hangganan ng Kasaysayan)
  • Best Production Design: Adolfo Alix, Jr. (Porno)
  • Best Music: Emerson Texon (Sonata)
  • Best Editing: Chuck Gutierrez (Riddles of My Homecoming)
  • Best Sound: Corinne de San Jose (On The Job)
  • Best Documentary: Nanay Mameng
  • Best Short Film: Missing
  • Best Supporting Actor: Junjun Quintana (A Philippino Story)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Angel Aquino (Ang Huling Chacha ni Anita)