Superstar Nora Aunor Continues to Reign as Best Actress in Philippine Cinema

MANILA, PhilippinesSuperstar Nora Aunor has continued to lord it over as Best Actress of Philippine cinema with her awards from local and international prestigious award-giving bodies.

In the recent 11th GAWAD Tanglaw 2013 Awards, Nora Aunor won again as Best Actress for her sterling performance in the film, “Thy Womb.” It is the 9th award for Guy (Nora Aunor’s nickname to fans) for her role as Shaleha, a Badjao midwife, in Tawi-Tawi, Philippines.

Thy Womb Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor in Thy Womb: Image credit: Solar Films

Ms. Aunor won Best Actress in the following international events:

Bisato d’Oro: Premio Della Critica Indipendiente
APSA (Asia Pacific Screen Awards)
7th Asian Film Awards

The other 6 local award giving bodies where she won as Best Actress are:

Metro Manila Film Festival 2012 (MMFF)
Young Critics Circle (YCC)
Gawad Urian
FAMAS Awards
Gawad Tangi (Kritiko ng Pelikula, Telebisyon at Musikang Pilipino)
1st Philippine Edition Movie Awards (Favorite Actress – Drama)

The exemplary film, “Thy Womb” and its director, Brillante Mendoza, had won also various awards from local and international institutions.

Although Nora Aunor is primarily a great singer, her international recognition as an actress throughout the years has been overwhelming. Proof of this is her award as one of the ‘10 Asian Best Actresses of the Decade‘ given by Green Planet Movie Awards group in 2010.

Aside from the 8 trophies for Best Actress that Nora Aunor received this 2013, she was also accorded the “Ani ng Dangal Award “a local prestigious award given only to those who have received the most awards in the Philippine entertainment industry. This was given by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

She was also the recipient of the “Light of Culture Awards” awarded by the UNESCO group to persons who have contributed significantly to film, theater and television.

2013 seems to be a superb year for the only Superstar of Philippine entertainment because aside from her various awards, Nora Aunor is busy with several projects too

She is reunited with her favorite leading man, Tirso Cruz III (Pip to their fans); in an upcoming TV series entitled “When I Fall in Love.” The Guy and Pip love team was the most popular of all love teams in the 1970s in the Philippines. Their love team’s popularity is still unequaled,  even up to this day.

Guy and Pip

No one could also beat Nora Aunor’s achievement in showbiz, especially as an actress. Guy is the only Filipina actress who earned the most nominations in international events for her films , “Himala”, “Bona”, “The Flor Contemplacion Story” and countless more.

Reportedly, “Bona” earned the recognition of being the only film indexed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. As a singer, her track record is impressive too, with over 30 gold records and platinum albums.

Superstar Nora Aunor’s star is still shining, brightly, as ever, in this decade, that it is impossible to imagine her brilliance ever receding in the years to come. If ever it does, as all good things come to an end, Nora Aunor has etched already an indelible mark in Philippine Showbiz history.

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