The Jakarta Post
Held since 2012, Piala Maya was initiated by online Indonesian film enthusiasts. (Shutterstock/File)
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts and Pengabdi Setan (Satan’s Slave) were among the most recognized films at the Piala Maya (Maya Awards) 2017 held in Jakarta on Saturday.
According to kompas.com, Marlina brought home five trophies during the award ceremony, including for Best Actress, Best Long Story/Cinema Film, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Original Score.
Meanwhile Joko Anwar, the director of horror movie Pengabdi Setan, brought home the Best Director award. The film also beat other nominees in other categories, such as Best Picture Editing, Best Audio, Best Original Song for “Kelam Malam” and Best Child/Youth Actor.
Documentary film Banda – The Dark Forgotten Trail by Jay Subiakto was also recognized in the Long Documentary category, while Reza Rahadian won Best Actor for his appearance in Critical Eleven and Ernest Prakasa, director and writer of Cek Toko Sebelah (Check the Store Next Door) received the Best Original Screenplay award.
Held since 2012, Piala Maya was initiated by online Indonesian film enthusiasts. (wir/kes)