Best Performances of 2016

Essentially, there are at least 20 leading female performances we cited last year, but we had to cut the list down to just 7. The decision is specially heartbreaking, but we must give special mention to Rhed Bustamante for her searing portrayal of a fake child-prophet in Seklusyon, most of Nora Aunor’s 2016 filmography, Arci Munoz’s most entertaining and equally memorable turn in Always be my Maybe, Cherry Pie Picache’s matriarchal woman of the streets in Pauwi Na, and Irma Adlawan’s tour de force portrayal in the most controversial Oro.

On the other hand, we are just as surprised that we did not have enough listicle entries for the Leading –Male category, although it does not mean we experienced a sort of drought. J.C. De Vera’s performances in Best Partee Ever and Tisay are highly commendable but we thought he could give us some more in the future. Without a shadow of a doubt, Paolo Ballesteros’ wonderful performance in Die Beautiful is nothing short of precision, but we have to uncheck our ticker box.

Again, our choices are based on our own preset biases and preferences. We are sure that we missed a lot of names and favorites, but we are most definitely proud of this year’s harvest of better performances. Here they are in random order.


Angeli Bayani – Ned’s Project
Jaclyn Jose – Ma’Rosa
Hasmine Kilip – Pamilya Ordinaryo
Charo Santos – Ang Babaeng Humayo
Ryza Cenon – Ang Manananggal sa Unit 23B
Laila Ulao – Women of the Weeping River
Angelica Panganiban – The Unmarried Wife


Gerald Anderson – How To be Yours
Gerald Anderson – Always Be My Maybe
Alex Medina – Echorsis
Rocky Salumbides – Lily
Christian Bables – Die Beautiful

Maxine Eigenmann – Ned’s Project
Chai Fonacier – Pauwi Na
Meryll Soriano – Pauwi Na
Aiko Melendez – Barcelona
Antoinette Taus – Every Room is a Planet
Mercedes Cabral – Oro
Sue Prado – Oro


John Lloyd Cruz – Ang Babaeng Humayo
Noni Buencamino – Ang Babaeng Humayo
Jordan Herrera – Best Partee Ever
Jess Mendoza – Purgatoryo
Taha Daranda - Women of the Weeping River

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  1. Anonymous1/09/2017

    nakakatuwa ang choices. fan mentality lang...

    1. Anonymous1/12/2017

      Let me guess, yung dalawang Gerald Anderson?

    2. Baka naman yung Antoinette Taus? Chos!



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