Jasmine Curtis-Smith voices support for LGBT community in Best Actress speech

She played a lesbian in the film, Baka Bukas.

 

(SPOT.ph) Jasmine Curtis-Smith won the Best Actress trophy at the 2016 Cinema One Originals Festival awards night held on Sunday, November 20, for her role in the movie Baka Bukas.

 

ABS-CBN News reports that Curtis-Smith, who played a lesbian in love with her best friend in the movie, dedicated her victory to the LGBT community. "Mabuhay ang LGBT community!" Curtis-Smith shouted during her victory speech. She also said, "We have a voice. I am with you guys whether I am LGBT or not. I stand with you guys and I will be with you all the way."

 

Here is the full list of winners:

 

Best Picture
2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten

 

Special Jury Prize
Si Magdalola at ang Mga Gago

 

Special Citation
People Power Bombshell: Diary of Vietnam Rose

 

Best Documentary
Forbidden Memory by Teng Mangansakan

 

Best Director
Keith Deligero, Lily

 

Best Actor
Rocky Salumbides, Lily

 

Best Actress
Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Baka Bukas

 

Best Supporting Actor
Jameson Blake, 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten

 

Best Supporting Actress
Natileigh Sitoy, Lily

 

Best Short Film
JP Habac's Maria

 

Best C1 Minute Top Student Film 
Nino Justin Tecson's No Seguir

 

Best Screenplay
Jose Abdel Langit, Malinak Ya Labi

 

Best Cinematography
Carlos Mauricio, 2 Cool To Be 4gotten

 

Best Production Design
Michael Espanol, Tisay

 

Best Editing
Lily

 

Best Music
Francis De Veyra, Tisay

 

Best Sound
Andrew Millalos, Baka Bukas

 

Champion Bughaw Award
Tisay

 

People's Choice Award
Baka Bukas

 

The festival is happening until November 22 at selected cinemas in Trinoma, Glorietta, Gateway, and Greenhills. Tickets are priced at P200 for non-students, so go catch a film while you still can! 

 

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