Trivia About The Filipino Superstar Nora Aunor
In 2010, the Green Planet Film Awards, Hollywood, California awarded Nora Aunor as one of the 10 Best Asian Actresses of the Decade. In 1999, she received the Centennial Honor for the Arts awarded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) - the only film actress included in the prestigious list of awardees.
- Nora Aunor: The Only Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry
- Nora Aunor: The Box Office Queen of Philippine Cinema
- Nora Aunor: The Philippines Best Actress of All Time
- Nora Aunor's Film Himala was Chosen as The Best Asia-Pacific Film of all Time
- Nora Aunor: One of the World's Greatest Actresses
- Between Ten and Eleven Nora Aunor Started Her Singing Career
- Nora Aunor's Film Naglalayag Received International Awards
- My Brother is Not a Pig: One of Nora Aunor's Dramatic Punch Lines
- Only Nora Aunor Can Beat Nora Aunor
Nora Aunor: The Only Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry
According to Wikipilipinas Miss Nora Aunor is regarded as the only "Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry". She is a living history and a living library of great achievements in Music, Movie, and Television and in Theater in Philippines and Overseas.
In September 23, 2006, the City of Kileen, Texas U.S.A. officially announced the day as "Nora Aunor Day". The same on May 21, 2004, the City of San Francisco, California, U.S.A. has officially announced the day as "Nora Aunor Day". Also on March 31, 2006, the Office of the Governor of Las Vegas honored the Superstar with a "Certificate of Recognition for Phenomenal Talent and Extraordinary Performance".
Nora Aunor: The Box Office Queen of Philippine Cinema
In 1993, Nora Aunor was the youngest recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" given by the Film Academy of the Philippines. She was also the only Filipino actress to win three successive best actress awards in the Film Academy of the Philippines in 1989,1990 and in 1991. She was also chosen by the Gawad Urian as "Actress of the Decade" for the years 1980s and 1990s.
She was the only Filipino actor to bag seven Metro Manila Film Festival best actress awards. She was the first Filipino actress to be crowned as "Box Office Queen of Philippine Cinema" in 1971 and the only Filipino actress of her generation to have been directed by four Philippine National Artist Awardees, Gerardo de Leon, Lamberto Avellana, Lino Brocka, and Ishmael Bernal.
Nora Aunor: The Philippines Best Actress of All Time
She was named by YES! Magazine as one of the "Philippines 15 Best Actresses of All Time" in 2005. Also by S Magazine as the "Philippines Best Actress of All Time" in 2006. She is the only Filipino actor received 5 times with the most "Best Performer" awards. And the first Filipino actor ever to win the "Best Performer" award in 1978.
Her film Himala was the first and only Filipino film ever to qualify in the Competition Section of the Berlin International Film Festival in 1983 and it bagged 1983s Bronze Hugo Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival. Himala was the lone Filipino film chosen by CNN as one of the ten best Asian films of all time from the provisional list of 18 great films in September 2008.
Nora Aunor's Film Himala was Chosen as The Best Asia-Pacific Film of all Time
CNN also cited "Himala" for its "austere camera work, haunting score, and accomplished performances that sensitively portray the harsh social and cultural conditions that people in the Third World endure." And it received the CNN APSA Viewers Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of all Time on November 14, 2008.
While her film The Flor Contemplacion Story became the first Filipino movie to win the grand prize in a Major International Film Festival in Cairo in 1995. And it grossed US$ 3.3 million in its domestic and international exhibitions, making it one of the highest-grossing films in Philippine history. And her film Bona was cited as one of "The Best 100 Films in the World" by the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, USA in 1997.
Nora Aunor: One of the World's Greatest Actresses
Nora Aunor has notched more than 30 gold singles with estimated sales of one million units and her cover of "Pearly Shells" in 1971 was one of the biggest-selling singles in the Philippines. She has released more than 260 singles and recorded more than 500 songs and over more than 40 albums. At the height of her popularity as a recording artist in the late 1960s and early 1970s, sales of local records soared up to 75% of national sales according to Alpha Records Philippines.
She was the first Filipino actress to sit as juror in an International Film Festival in Hawaii in 1996. And the only Filipino and Asian actress apart from China's Gong Li to be featured by HBO, an American cable network, in a documentary film about the lives and achievements of the world's greatest actresses in 1997.
Between Ten and Eleven Nora Aunor Started Her Singing Career
Nora Aunor was born on May 21, 1953 in Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines. At age ten and eleven, Nora Aunor has started her singing career through singing competitions as recorded in 1964 she received the first Certificate of Honor, First Prize Liberty Big Show, Camarines Sur, 1965 Winner for 14 weeks - Darigold Bulilit Contest, 1966 Certificate of Honor, First Prize Darigold Jamboree, Naga City, 1967 Pinakamahusay na Tuklas na Talino, Grand National Finals Champion Tawag ng Tanghalan, 1969 she became the Favorite Singer of Northern Luzon Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, Dagupan City.
Other remarkable citations that Nora Aunor received as a recording artist: 1969 she received the honor as the Best New Recording Artist of the Year PREDA, 1970 Best New Female Recording Artist of '69 Awit Awards, 1970 Singer for the Months of February, March, and April DWOW Radio, 1970 Best Female Singer in English Philippine Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, 1971 Female Singer of the Year PREDA, 1973 Binibining Pilipinas ng Pelikula at Awiting Pilipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, 1973 Top Selling Records, Female Singer of the Year, English Version PREDA, 1973 Top Selling Records, Female Singer of the Year, Tagalog Version PREDA.
Nora Aunor's Film Naglalayag Received International Awards
In 1974 Nora Aunor was chosen as the Queen of Northern Luzon for 100 Hit Records, 1984 Gallery of Distinction Aliw Awards, 1991 Gold Record Award Aguilar Music Corporation Langit Pala ang Umibig the Album, 1991 Gold Record Award Universal Records Handog ni Guy LIVE, the Album, 1995 Best Country Folk Singer 1st Katha Awards Maliit Man sa Tingin, 1995 Best Interpreter of Movie Theme Song 9th Awit Awards Kahit Konting Awa, 1995 Gold Record Award Viva Records Kahit Konting Awa the Album, 1997 National Music Festival Award Sandiwa Philippines, 1998 Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino Award Awit Awards Lifetime Achievement.
In 1999 she received the Gawad Siglo as One of the 50 Best Live Entertainers of the Century Aliw Awards. In 2004 her film Naglalayag received International awards and recognition at Brussels Festival of Independent Films, Belgium and she was chosen as best actress. In early 1997, she was chosen as best actress for her film Bakit May Kahapon Pa? during the East Asia Film and Television Award, Malaysia.
My Brother is Not a Pig: One of Nora Aunor's Dramatic Punch Lines
In Theater she received awards and recognitions as best performer in Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo in 1991 from PETA (Philippine Education Theater Association). In 1993 best performer in DH (Domestic Helper) from PETA and in 1994 best performer in Trojan Women from Cecille Guidote – Alvarez's Theater Company.
And no-one will forget those dramatic punch lines and dialogues she used on her movies like "Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao!" (Himala movie), "I did not...Kill... Anybody!" (Flor Contemplacion The Movie) and "My Brother is not a Pig!" (Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo 1976 Movie).
This movie Minsa’y Isang Gamu-Gamo was directed by Lupita Aquino-Kashiwahara. At that time under the administration of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos all films criticizing the American existence in the Philippines were not allowed for public showing, but the producers tapped Nora Aunor to star in the film believing that the superstar has connection with the president and his wife Imelda Marcos. The film, despite being critical to the presence of the United States military bases, was indeed released.
Only Nora Aunor Can Beat Nora Aunor
As a great news maker, the one and only Superstar Miss Nora Aunor had become the subject of laughter and jokes. Many Filipinos accused her and believed that she betrayed the former president Joseph Estrada and the Philippine movie action king Fernando Poe Jr. and the country during the past elections. All these pushed her to leave the country and live in the USA. Now Miss Nora Aunor has returned to Philippines. According to the latest update, she arrived Philippines last August 2011. She is there to start her book project – about her life.
Whatever people say against Nora Aunor, she is still the one and only Superstar Nora Aunor. And only Nora Aunor can beat Nora Aunor!
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