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Young Critics Circle Film Desk Just Named Nadine Lustre Best Performer For 2018

PHOTO: Photos: Instagram/nadine and Viva Films

Actress Nadine Lustre was just awarded by the Young Critics Circle Film Desk (YCC-FD) winner of Best Performance for her role in the 2018 cinema hit Never Not Love You

The YCC-FD is a society of film critics and an award-giving body for cinema in the Philippines. It was established in 1990 and had its first awarding in 1991. According to YCC-FD, it screens “from both regular and non-regular releases comprising the entirety of annual Philippine cinema output. Films considered for discussion are those that had at least two screenings before a paying or non-paying audience in any public venue.”

The process for selecting the winners for the YCC-FD doesn’t go by the typical popularity contest or ticket sales.The YCC is composed of film critics and academics from the University of the Philippines Diliman, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Santo Tomas, University of the Philippines Mindanao, and Philippine High School for the Arts. The critics group narrowed down the 132 films that were released in cinemas last year to 18 films and, after thorough deliberations, to a further shortlist of 10,” says YCC-FD. Only six awards are given out  by the YCC-FD yearly: Best Film, Best Perfomance, Best Screenplay, Best Achievement in Editing, Best Achievement in Cinematography and Visual Design, and Best Achievement in Sound and Aural Orchestration. The awarding ceremony will be held in August 2019 at the UP Diliman Vargas Museum.


Nadine bagged one of these six coveted awards—a testament to her talent and acting chops. Her fans are absolutely thrilled. Nadine is on a roll, what with her latest H&M swimsuit selection and her recent film UlanWith the way her star is rising, we’re expecting even more surprises from the actress in the coming months.

If you haven’t seen the flick, Never Not Love You is an Antoinette Jadaone–directed romantic drama starring James Reid and Nadine. The film tells the tale of Gio (James) and Joanne (Nadine) whose young, delicate love is tested when their career leads them to different paths. In a rocky LDR? You can probably relate to this one. It was released in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2018. (FYI: We cried when Nadine cried in the movie. If you want to catch this Viva Films blockbuster, you can stream it now on HOOQ.)

Congratulations, Nadine! This is a such a well-deserved win!

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