Coco Martin pushes his film “Noy” for Oscars entry

Coco Martin graced the November 16 screening of Noy held in Los Angeles to drum up interest for his film. This docu-drama is the Philippines’ entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 83rd Academy Awards.

During the red-carpet screening, Coco wore a white tuxedo designed by Avel Bacudio.

A limousine brought Coco to the Raleigh Studios Theater, which is located on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. It is located directly across the street from the giant Paramount Studios.

Filipino-American Hollywood actor Michael Copon served as the emcee of the event, which was attended by members of the Hollywood press. Michael has appeared in various TV shows such as Power Rangers and One Tree Hill.

“Nakaka-flatter kasi ang daming nanood na mga puti, yung mga foreigners sobrang na-a-appreciate nila ang pelikula,” says Coco.

Produced by CineMedia, Noy is about a young man (Coco) who poses as a journalist in order to create a documentary about then-Senator Noynoy Aquino. Aside from starring in the film, Coco also co-directed and co-produced Noy.

Erich Gonzales, Cherry Pie Picache, Vice Ganda, Joem Bascon, and Baron Geisler also appear in this film, which aims to bring home the first Oscar award for the Philippines.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will continue screening the 65 entries until January 2011. Members will then vote by secret ballot to nominate five movies for the Best Foreign Language Film category.

A short list of nine semi-finalists will be released by January 20, 2011. The final list of nominees will be announced on January 25, 2011 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Los Angeles.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

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