Multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor has been nominated in the “10 Best International Actresses of the Decade (Asia)” category in the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards.
The Green Globe Film Awards honors actors, environmentalists, and humanitarians who cross cultural, national and continental boundaries making it one of the most diverse of all Hollywood based Film Award bodies.
Voting for the awards is targeted at an international audience and is conducted online.
The award body’s main thrust is to seemingly unite the charm of user-generated People’s Choice Awards and the glitter of the Oscars, employing a multi-cultural spin.
The Awards will be presented during the March 23rd dinner gala at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel’s California Ballroom in Los Angeles.
Organizers pledged part of the -proceeds of the dinner/gala for a variety of eco-friendly initiatives.
“The organizing committee…will commit a portion of the proceeds from the dinner gala towards planting over 500,000 trees near the equator, purifying over 1,000,000 liters of water in places of need, establishing 10 schools in countries of crisis and providing 100 scholarships for sustainable management education. This will be accomplished through cooperation with UNICEF and a number of sustainability-related organizations.”
Aunor, who has starred in more than 170 films since starting her career in the late ’60s, is lauded by many as the country’s, “one and only superstar.”
Aunor’s career has been in a prolonged slump for some time after she was caught in a drug-related scandal abroad. She has recently declared a major comeback bid.
In 2008, Aunor’s film “Himala” was the lone Filipino film chosen by CNN as one of the 10 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).
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Nora Aunor tops online poll for Ten Best Asian Actresses of the Decade
According to organizers of the Green Planet Movie Awards, Nora Aunor “was selected by movie viewers and online voters from over 100 countries” as the Best Asian Actress of the Decade.
Author: William Reyes
Philippine Superstar Nora Aunor has been chosen to receive an award as one of the “Ten Best Asian Actresses of the Decade” in the 2010 Green Planet Movie Awards to be held in Hollywood on March 23, 2010. Aunor was initially included by the organizers in a shortlist of 30 of the finest actresses in the Asia-Pacific region vying for a slot in the category.
This piece of good news was relayed to Ms. Cece Valdez (who serves as Nora Aunor’s executive assistant in the U.S.) through an e-mailed letter from David R. Bracey, Organizing Committee Vice-Chair of the 2010 Green Planet Movie Awards.
The letter revealed that Nora Aunor garnered an overwhelming number of votes in the category. It pointed out, “She was selected by movie viewers and online voters from over 100 countries.”
According to Ms. Valdez, Nora Aunor, who currently resides in Beverly Hills, California, has confirmed her attendance to the awards ceremony.
The Green Planet Movie Awards will be held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles with an outdoor cocktail reception commencing at 6:30 pm, and the sit-down dinner gala and awards ceremony from 7:20 pm to 10:30 pm.
One of the highlights of the event, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, will be the main tribute to the Japanese director. Members of the press from all over the world will be in attendance.
The Green Planet Movie Awards is organized by the Anaheim University Akira Kurosawa School of Film and the Academia Foundation, with the The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites Los Angeles, Christie, Asiana Airlines, and ANA as sponsors. It is endorsed by Japan Society, the Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, Japan Foundation in Los Angeles, and the Korean Film Council.
Formerly “Green Globe Film Awards,” the Green Planet Movie Awards has been renamed since organizers believe that the new name “better reflects the purpose of the awards program, which is to use the power of movies to inspire environmental and humanitarian efforts.”
The event celebrates Hollywood’s and Asia’s finest films, actors and filmmakers while raising awareness about the environment.
It is a great pride and honor for Philippine movie industry to be represented by Ms. Nora Aunor being nominated as International actress of Asia thru Green Globe Awards 2010. Just being nominated is already a victory!!! All the Best….you deserve to win!!!