Two Filipino performers recently got global recognition as Best Actor from separate festivals abroad.
Jake Cuenca won the Best Actor award at the 2016 World Cinema Festival Brazil for his performance in the indie “Mulat (Awaken).” The psychological thriller directed by Diane Ventura featured a love triangle involving a mysterious woman named Sam, her fiancé, and her new man (Jake). The film also took the Best Narrative Feature award. Meanwhile, Sid Lucero was adjudged Best actor at the 19th Los Angeles Comedy Festival for his role in “Toto,” a film about a young Filipino service attendant who will do everything to attain a US visa. The movie also won the Best Foreign Film at the festival.