Nora Aunor

Nora Aunor
Born Nora Cabaltera Villamayor
May 21, 1953 (1953-05-21) (age 58)
Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Philippines
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 1967-present

Nora "Guy" Aunor (born Maria Leonora Teresa Cabaltera Aunor on May 21, 1952) is a multi-awarded Filipino actress, singer and producer. Aunor has also topbilled several stage plays, television shows, and concerts. She is regarded as the "Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry".[1] In 1999, Aunor received the Centennial Honor for the Arts awarded by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). She was the only film actress included in the prestigious list of awardees. In 2010, she was hailed by the Green Planet Awards as one of the 10 Asian Best Actresses of the Decade.[2]

Contents

Career

Cinema

Latest picture of Nora Aunor & German Moreno during her arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on August 10, 2011.

Aunor has received numerous national and international awards and nominations. She is the first Filipino actress to win an International acting award in a major Film Festival (Cairo 1995 for the movie The Flor Contemplacion Story). She has been directed by four Philippine National Artist Awardees, Gerardo de Leon, Lamberto Avellana, Lino Brocka, and Ishmael Bernal. Since the late 1960s, Nora Aunor has appeared in more than 170 films.[3]

Music

Aunor has released more than 260 singles and recorded more than 500 songs, over more than 40 albums. She has notched more than 30 gold singles; with estimated sales of one million units, her cover of "Pearly Shells" (1971) is one of the biggest-selling singles in the Philippines.

Television

Year Title Genre
2011 Sa Ngalan ng Ina / TV5 Drama
2011 Walang Tulugan / GMA Musical Variety Talk Show
2002 Bituin / ABS-CBN Soap Opera
2002 Nora Mismo / NBN 4 Public Service Program
1995 Superstar sa 4 / PTV 4 Musical Show
1995 Nora / ABC 5 Drama Anthology
1994 Modern Romances / GMA 7
1993 Spotlight on Nora / GMA 7 Drama Anthology
1992 Star Drama Presents — NORA / ABS-CBN Drama Anthology
1990 Superstar — The Legend / IBC 13 Musical
1984 La Aunor / RPN 9
1978 Makulay na Daigdig ni Nora / RPN 9 Drama
1975 Superstar / RPN 9 The Longest running musical-variety show
1974 The Nora Aunor Show / GTV 4 Variety show
1969 Nora-Eddie Show / Channel 9 Musical-Variety Show
1968 Oras ng Ligaya / Channel 3

Theater

Year Title Producer
1991, Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamo PETA (Philippine Education Theater Association)
1993, DH (Domestic Helper) PETA (Philippine Education Theater Association)
1994, Trojan Women Cecille Guidote-Alvarez’s Theater Company

Notable citations and awards

International awards and recognition

Year Name of the Movie Group Award
2004 Naglalayag Brussels Festival of Independent Films (Belgium) Best Actress
1997 Bakit May Kahapon Pa? East Asia Film and Television Award (Malaysia) Best Actress
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Cairo International Film Festival [1](Egypt) Best Actress
1983 Himala Berlin Film Festival (Germany) Nominee
1981 Bona Cannes film Festival (France) Certificate of honor

CINEMANILA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Year Citation '
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award (Philippines)


10 ASIAN BEST ACTRESSES OF THE DECADE

Year Group Award
2010 Green Planet Movie Awards [2](Hollywood) Recipient

Philippine awards

FAMAS (Filipino Academy of Movie, Arts and Sciences)

Year Title of the Movie Award
1976 Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos Best Actress
1979 Ina Ka ng Anak Mo Best Actress
1984 Bulaklak sa City Jail Best Actress
1989 Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit Best Actress
1990 Andrea, Paano Maging Isang Ina Best Actress
1991 Special Citation Best Actress Hall of Fame
1995 Special Citation Circle of Excellence

GAWAD URIAN (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino)

Year Title of the Movie Award
1976 Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos Best Actress
1980 Bona Best Actress
1989 Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit Best Actress
1990 Andrea, Paano Maging ISang Ina Best Actress
1991 Special Citation Best Actress of the Decade (1980s)
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Best Actress
1996 Bakit May Kahapon Pa? Best Actress
2001 Special Citation Best Actress of the Decade (1990s)
  • Nora Aunor received the first ever Best Actress Star award from GAWAD URIAN

Film Academy of the Philippines (Luna Awards)

Year Title of the Movie Award
1989 Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit Best Actress
1990 Andrea, Paano Maging Isang Ina Best Actress
1991 Ang Totoong buhay ni Pacita M. Best Actress
1993 Special Citation Lifetime Achievement Award
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Best Actress

STAR AWARDS (Philippine Movie Press Club)

Year Title of the Movie Award
1984 'Merika Best Actress
1990 Andrea, Paano Maging Isang Ina Best Actress
1991 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. Best Actress
1994 Special Citation Star of the Decade (1980s)
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Best Actress
1997 Special Citation The Vic Silayan Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting
1999 Bakit May Kahapon Pa? Special Recognition for Golden Pearl Award
2004 Special Citation Best Actress of the Decade (1990s)
2009 Special Citation Himala
  • Nora Aunor received the first Best Actress Star Award from the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC).

Metro Manila Film Festival

Year Title of the Movie Award
1978 Atsay Best Performer*
1979 Ina Ka ng Anak Mo Best Actress
1982 Himala Best Actress
1984 Bulaklak sa City Jail Best Actress
1990 Andrea, Paano Maging Isang Ina Best Actress
1991 Ang Totoong buhay ni Pacita M. Best Actress
1992 Special Citation Gawad ng Natatanging Pagkilala
1992 Muling Umawit ang Puso Best Actress
1996 The Flor Contemplacion Story Plaque of Recognition for Winning in the Cairo International Film Festival
  • Nora Aunor is the first and only Best Performer awardee of the Metro Manila Film Festival

Note: Is equivalent to Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Actress Award.

Manila Film Festival

Year Title of the Movie Award
2004 Naglalayag Best Actress

Catholic Mass Media Awards

Year Title of the Movie Award
1981 Bakit Bughaw ang Langit Best Actress*
1984 Bulaklak sa City Jail Best Actress

Young Critics Circle

Year Title of the Movie Award
1990 Andrea, Paano Ba Maging Isang Ina Best Performer
1991 Ang Totoong Buhay ni Pacita M. Best Performer
1993 Inay Best Performer
1995 The Flor Contemplacion Story Best Performer
  • Nora Aunor received the first ever Best Performer award from the Young Critic Circle

Note: Is equivalent to Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role

Quezon City Film Festival

Year Title of the Movie Award
1972 And God Smiled at Me Best Actress

Bacolod Film Festival

  • 1975 - Best Actress - Banaue (Grand Buglas Award)

Davao City Film Festival

  • 1976 - Best Actress - Ibilanggo Si Neneng Magtanggol

Movie Magazine Awards

  • 1991- Best Actress - Ang Totoong Buhay Ni Pacita M.

Ateneo Galian

  • 1991 - Best Actress - Ang Totoong Buhay Ni Pacita M.

KRITIKA

  • 1991 - Best Actress - Ang Totoong Buhay Ni Pacita M.

Joel David Awards for Excellence in Philippine Cinema

  • 1991 - Best Performer - Himala

People's Choice (PPC Publications)

  • 1995 - Best Actress - The Flor Contemplacion Story
  • 1997 - Best Actress - Babae

1st Cape Tip Festival

  • 2004 - Best Actress - 'Naglalayag

PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro)

  • 2004 - Pinakapasadong Aktres - Naglalayag
  • 2009 - PinakaPasadong Artista sa Lahat ng Panahon
  • 2010 - Pinakapasadong Dakilang Artista ng Bayan

Gawad Tanglaw

  • 2004 - Kapuripuring Aktres - Naglalayag

S Magazine People's Choice Award Actress of the Year

  • 2004 - Naglalayag

BALATCA (Batangas Laguna Teachers Association for the Culture and the Arts)

  • 2004 - Best Actress - Naglalayag
  • 2006 - Special Citation - Dakilang Kayumangging Lahi National Artist

Feminist Centennial Film Festival

  • 2006 - Special Citation - Outstanding Achievement in Film Acting
  • 2011 - Movie Icon Of Our Time - 8th Golden Screen Awards - ENPRESS
  • 2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award (For International Achievements) - 13th Cinemanila International Film Festival
  • 2011 - Originals in Philippine Cinema Award - 7th Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival

Notable dialogue terms in other works

"I did not... kill.. Anybody!" - Flor Contemplacion Story (1995)

"Walang Himala!"("There is no miracle!") - Himala (1981)

"My Brother is not a Pig"- from the film Minsa'y Isang Gamu-Gamu (1979)

"Nasaan, Nasaan Si Bernadette at Melody!" ("Where Where is Bernadette and Melody!") - From the TV Series Bituin (2003-2004)

"Hindi mo mabibilang ang luhang galing sa puso." ("You can't count the tears from the heart") - From the TV Series Sa Ngalan ng Ina (2011)

"Umalis ka sa harapan ko. Sasampalin kita!" ("Get out of my sight. I'll slap you!") - From the TV Series Sa Ngalan ng Ina (2011)

Notable citations as an actor

  • The only Filipino actor with the most number of best actress International awards & nominations (Cairo 1995, East Asia 1997, Brussels 2004), and nominations (Berlin 1983, Singapore 1997, Cairo 1999, Singapore 1999).
  • The first Filipino actor to win an International acting award in a Major Film Festival (Cairo 1995 for the movie "The Flor Contemplacion Story").
  • The first and only Filipino actor to receive an acting nomination from a Top-Tier International Film Festival (Berlin 1983 for the movie "Himala").
  • The first Filipino actress to sit as juror in an International Film Festival (Hawaii 1996).
  • 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 (1997).
  • Himala was the first and only Filipino film ever to qualify in the Competition Section of the Berlin International Film Festival (1983). For its international accolades, it bagged 1983's 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 (September 2008). CNN 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."
  • Himala was awarded the CNN APSA Viewers Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of all Time (November 14, 2008)
  • The Flor Contemplacion Story became the first Filipino movie to win the grand prize in a Major International Film Festival (Cairo '95).
  • The Flor Contemplacion Story grossed US$ 3.3 million in its domestic and international exhibitions, making it one of the highest-grossing films in Philippine history.
  • Bona was cited as one of "The Best 100 Films in the World" by the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, USA (1997).
  • The Filipino actor with the most "Best Performer" awards (5).
  • The first Filipino actor ever to win the "Best Performer" award (1978).
  • The only actress included in the prestigious "Centennial Honor for the Arts" given by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (1999).
  • The first actress to be honored with the "Ten Outstanding Women in the Nation's Service" (TOWNS) award (1983).
  • The youngest recipient of the "Lifetime Achievement Award" given by the Film Academy of the Philippines (1993).
  • The only Filipino actress to win three successive best actress awards in the Film Academy of the Philippines (1989,1990,1991).
  • Chosen by the Gawad Urian as "Actress of the Decade" (1980s and 1990s).
  • The only Filipino actor to bag seven Metro Manila Film Festival best actress awards.
  • The first actress to be crowned as "Box Office Queen of Philippine Cinema" (1971).
  • The only Filipino actor honored by the City of Kileen, Texas U.S.A. with a "Nora Aunor Day" (September 23, 2006)
  • The only Filipino actor honored by the City of San Francisco, California, U.S.A. with a "Nora Aunor Day"(May 21, 2004)
  • The actress was honored by the Office of the Governor of Las Vegas with a "Certificate of Recognition for Phenomenal Talent and Extraordinary Performance" (March 31, 2006)
  • Named by YES! Magazine as one of the "Philippines' 15 Best Actresses of All Time" in 2005
  • Named by S Magazine as the "Philippines' Best Actress of All Time" in 2006
  • The first and only Filipino actor included in the "10 Best International Actress of the Decade (Asia)" in the 2010 Green Planet Film Awards, Hollywood, California
  • Named by Cultural Center of the Philippines as the "Actress of the Century" in 1999

Notable citations as a recording artist

In 1968, Nora Aunor was contracted by Alpha Records upon the recommendation of singer Carmen Soriano. Although Aunor's first singles were not major hits, she subsequently went on to smash local record sales with songs like "It's Time to Say Goodbye", "Silently", "Forever Loving You", "It's Not Unusual", and countless others. In her seven years with Alpha Records, Aunor was able to set all-time high record sales which up to this day has not been surpassed. At the height of her popularity as a recording artist in the late 1960s and early 1970s, local records soared up to 75% of national sales according to Alpha Records Philippines. She is the artist with the most singles in Philippine recording history (with more than 260 singles). Over-all she has recorded more than 500 songs. She has notched more than 30 gold singles, a record in the local music industry. With estimated sales of one million units, Nora's cover of "Pearly Shells" (1971) is one of the biggest-selling singles in the Philippines ever. Nora has also recorded some 46 hit long-playing albums, and several extended plays.

  • 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 is the artist with the most singles in Philippine recording history (with more than 260 singles). Overall she has recorded more than 500 songs.
  • She has notched more than 30 gold singles.
  • With estimated sales of one million units, Nora's cover of "Pearly Shells" (1971) is one of the biggest-selling singles in the Philippines.
  • Nora has also recorded some 46 hit long-playing albums, and several extended plays.
  • 1964 - Certificate of Honor, First Prize Liberty Big Show, Camarines Sur
  • 1965 - Winner (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 - Favorite Singer of Northern Luzon Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, Dagupan City
  • 1969 - Best New Recording Artist of the Year - PREDA
  • 1970 - Best New Female Recording Artist - 1969 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 given by 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
  • 1974 - Queen of Northern Luzon for 100 Hit Records
  • 1984 - Gallery of Distinction - Aliw Awards
  • 1991 - Gold Record Award (Langit Pala ang Umibig the Album) - Aguilar Music Corp.
  • 1991 - Gold Record Award (Handog ni Guy LIVE, the Album) - Universal Records
  • 1995 - Best Country Folk Singer (Maliit Man sa Tingin) - 1st Katha Awards
  • 1995 - Best Interpreter of Movie Theme Song (Kahit Konting Awa) - 9th Awit Awards
  • 1995 - Gold Record Award (Kahit Konting Awa the Album) - Viva Records
  • 1997 - National Music Festival Award - Sandiwa Philippines
  • 1998 - Dangal ng Musikang Pilipino - 11th Awit Awards
  • 1999 - Gawad Siglo as One of the 50 Best Live Entertainers of the Century - Aliw Awards
  • 2011 - Dangal Ng OPM Award - Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mangaawit
  • 2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award - 3rd PMPC Star Award for Music
  • 2011 - One of 15 OPM Icons - 3rd PMPC Star Award for Music
  • 2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award - 24th Aliw Awards

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