21st FAP Awards

The 21st FAP Awards were held on March 29, 2003 at the University of the Philippines Theater and they honored the best Filipino films of the year 2002.

21st FAP Awards
DateMarch 29, 2003 (2003-03-29)
SiteUniversity Theater (Villamor Hall),
University of the Philippines Diliman,
Quezon City
Best PictureLapu-Lapu
Most awardsLapu-Lapu (7)
Most nominationsDiskarte (11)
Television coverage

The nominations was heavily criticized due to non-nomination of Mga Munting Tinig in the Best Picture despite being the official submission for the 75th Academy Awards.[1]

Lapu-Lapu won most of the awards with seven awards, including the Best Picture.[2] These results were heavily denounced because this film didn't even receive a single award in the 2002 Metro Manila Film Festival and in the other three major film awards: FAMAS Awards, Gawad Urian Awards and Star Awards. The pakikisama system was mostly blamed that these results occurred. This system happens when an academy member only votes for their friends and not on the basis of cinematic accomplishments and craftsmanship.[3][4][5][6] This is one of the triggering factors on why the voting process was reformulated to provide credible results.[7]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Best Picture Best Direction
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Story
Best Cinematography Best Production Design
  • Shayne Clemente – Kailangan Kita
    • Jun Dalawis – Lapu-Lapu
    • Eduardo Jacinto – 9 Mornings
    • Richard Padernal – Ang Agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo
    • Jun Pereira – Diskarte
Best Editing Best Sound
  • Francis Vinarao – Diskarte
    • Marya Ignacio – Kailangan Kita
    • Tara Illenberger – Magkapatid
    • George Jarlego – Mga Munting Tinig
    • Augusto Salvador – Ang Agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo
  • Danny Lorilla – Lapu-Lapu
    • Audio Media – Ang Agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo
    • Albert Michael Idioma – 9 Mornings
    • Nestor Mutia – Diskarte
    • Arnold Reodica – Ang Alamat ng Lawin
Best Musical Score [A] Best Original Song [B]
  • Blitz Padua – Lapu-Lapu
  • Coritha – "Mabuhay Ang Kalayaan" from Lapu-Lapu


^[A] The complete list of nominations for the Best Musical Score is unknown.
^[B] Coritha was the lone nominee in the Best Original Song.

Special awardEdit

Lifetime Achievement Award Special Recognition Award
  • Rodolfo Velasco

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit


  1. ^ "RP's Oscar: FAP Nominees Announced". Manila Bulletin. March 28, 2003. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via Questia Online Library.
  2. ^ Belen, Leonardo (March 31, 2003). "Lapu-Lapu Wins Top Awards at FAP Rites". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via Questia Online Library.
  3. ^ "Armida Spills the Beans on FAP Awards". The Daily Tribune & Philippine Headline News Online. April 1, 2003. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "21st FAP Awards: Was it all a dream?". The Philippine Star. April 1, 2003. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "The FAP fiasco". The Philippine Star. April 12, 2003. Archived from the original on April 12, 2003. Retrieved June 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "All four major winners no show!". Filipino Reporter. April 10, 2003. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via HighBeam Research.
  7. ^ "Changes in FAP Procedures Bared". Manila Bulletin. September 16, 2003. Retrieved June 6, 2015 – via Questia Online Library.

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