Filipino actress Jaclyn Jose wins Best Actress Award at Cannes 2016


Jaclyn Jose was awarded at the Cannes Film Festival with the Best Actress Prize for her role in the film Ma’Rosa directed by Brillante Mendoza.

Jaclyn Jose words after receiving the award: “I dont know what to say…. I am so surprice… thank you to Cannes, thank you so much, thank you to the Jury. Thank you that you liked our film. Thank you to Mr. Brillante Mendoza, I was just following what he is saying and telling me to do. He’s a brilliant director, and a genious. Thank you so much. I’d like to salute the Philippine people, thank you so much.” *


Ma´Rosa by Brillante Mendoza – Philippines | 2015 – 110 min.

Ma’ Rosa has four children. She owns a small convenient store in a poor neighborhood of Manila where everybody likes her. To make ends meet, Rosa and her husband, Nestor, resell small amounts of narcotics on the side. One day, they get arrested. Rosa and her children are ready to do anything to buy her freedom from the corrupt police.


About Jaclyn Jose
Jaclyn Jose is a Filipino actress born in Angeles City (Philippines). Throughout her extensive career she has portrayed many memorable roles in Films and TV series, such as A Secret Affair (2013), Sarong Banggi (2006), The Flor Contemplacion Story (1996), Naglalayag (1996), Itanong MO sa Buwan (1989) to name a few. Her acting skills have earned critical acclamation both by local and foreign award-giving bodies.

1988 – Best Supporting Actress for Celestina Sanchez, Celestina Sanchez, Alyas Bubbles/ Enforcer: Ativan Gang (Metro Manila Film Festival)
1990 – Best Supporting Actress Award for Macho Dancer (Gawad Urian Awards)
1996 – Best Supporting Actress for The Flor Contemplacion Story (Star Awards for Movies)
1996 – Best Supporting Actress for The Flor Contemplacion Story (Luna Awards)
1996 – Best Supporting Actress Award for The Flor Contemplacion Story (Gawad Urian Awards)
2002 – Best Performance by Female in Leading or Supporting Role for Minsan May Isang Puso (Young Critics Circle)
2005 – Best Supporting Actress for Naglalayag (Luna Awards)
2006 – Best Actress Award for Sarong Banggi (Gawad Urian Awards)
2013 – Best Supporting Actress for A Secret Affair (Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards)
2016 – Best Actress Award (Cannes Film Festival)


* – A more accurate transcription of the acceptance speech was updated. | UPDATE: 05.22.2016-9:50pm

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