Eugene Domingo: I had to Eat Shit to Win


Filipino comedienne Eugene Domingo won as best actress in the recent Cinemalaya 2011 awards night for the indie film, ‘Ang Babae sa Septic Tank’ [The Woman in the Septic Tank].

As she accepted the award, the actress-stand-up comic was her usual funny self, starting her acceptance speech with the line, “Kung hindi pa ako nakakain ng tae, hindi pa ako mananalo.”, before translating what she said by herself, “For the foreign jury, I said, ‘I had to eat shit to win this.’…” The audience naturally roared with laughter.

It was reported that while filming the said movie, Eugene actually, although accidentally, fell into a septic tank and ingested some unmentionables.

Aside from the comedy spiel and the usual run-though of people involved in the making of the movie whom she would like to thank, Eugene also jokingly offered her trophy to Cherry Pie Picache. She said she knows her friend Cherry Pie had always wanted a best actress trophy from Cinemalaya and that she [Eugene] already has one (Eugene won her first Cinemalaya best actress trophy in 2008).

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