When it comes to superstar Nora Aunor, an acting award or nomination is no longer surprising after a film with her in the lead has been show. And it’s shaping up to be an Aunor sweep in 2015.
After Gawad Tanglaw, Star Awards and PASADO gave her the acclaim an actor of her stature deserves. Aunor won in record fashion at the 17th Gawad PASADO for her roles in two films, Joel Lamangan’s and Perci Intalan’s , both released in 2014. In 1984, Aunor also bagged a rare double and triple nomination at the Urian and 1st Star Awards, respectively, for her roles in three different films – Gil Portes’ and Mario O’Hara’s and . No, she din’t win any of the nomination because the votes for her were divided.
PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro), an organization of private and public school and college teachers, chose Aunor over six other nominees in the best actress category, including Aiko Melendez for , who just won at the 7th International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema and Angelica Panganiban in , who was Aunor’s co-winner at the recent Gawad Tanglaw 2015.
Only a few actors have earned this distinction in film awards around the world. In the history of the Oscar (Academy Awards), only two occurrences were recorded. At the first ever Oscar Awards given in 1929, Emil Jannings won best actor for the films and , while Janet Gaynor won best actress for the films, , , and . But there is a difference, Janning’s and Gaynor’s films were released in 1927 and 1928, not in a single year.
“. ” (before we judge others, let us look first in the mirror. Let’s just leave everything to God),” Aunor said after accepting her Star Awards best actress trophy for in obvious reference to what’s happening in the country today.
Nora and other winners in different categories will be formally awarded during the 17th Gawad PASADO Awards’ ceremonies tomorrow.