Janine Gutierrez did not expect she would win the Best Actress award at the renowned Gawad Urian awards for her performance in the action film Babae at Baril.
In a social media post, the Kapuso star admitted she did not think she would get this far considering all the other notable actresses nominated for the top acting prize such as the late screen legend Anita Linda, Kathryn Bernardo and Nadine Lustre.
“Hindi ko pinaabot ang isip ko sa posibilidad na mangyari ito dahil lahat ng artistang kasabay ko dito, sobrang hinahangaan ko,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, in an Instagram post, Janine thanked Gawad Urian’s Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino for acknowledging their film for Filipina women.
“Hindi man tayo nakadalo sa New York at Osaka, ibang klaseng karangalan ang mapansin ng ating Gawad Urian (at para sa akin, mapasama sa hanay ng mga artistang matagal ko nang hinahangaan)!” she said.
Babae at Baril was screened at international film fests, including the New York Asian Film Festival and Osaka International Film Festival.
The film won big at Gawad Urian as it was acknowledged as Best Picture.