Nora Aunor is YCC's Best Performer for 'Thy Womb'
|A scene from the movie "Thy Womb"|
MANILA – Veteran actress Nora Aunor was named Best Performer by the Young Critics Circle (YCC) for her performance in the independent film “Thy Womb.”
During the awards ceremony held at the Vargas Museum in the University of the Philippines Diliman, Aunor said she still gets overwhelmed that a lot of award-giving bodies recognize her passion for acting.
“Hindi ko na alam pakiramdam ko sa sobrang kasiyahan, wala na ko masabi sa kasiyahan na naramdaman ko. Talagang 'yung ginawa naming pelikula na 'yun napakasimple, at nakakatuwa dahil ito, maraming napapanalunang awards hindi lang dito sa Pilipinas,” she said.
Prior to the YCC award, Aunor's performance in the Brillante Mendoza film was recognized at the 3rd Sakhalin International Film Festival.
She previously won as best actress for "Thy Womb" in the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, and the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia.
For the same role, Aunor was given a special award, the Bisato d'Oro for Best Actress, by an independent group of film critics participating in the Venice International Film Festival.
Her most recent Best Actress award for the same portrayal was at the 11th Gawad Tanglaw held late last month.
Asked if her consecutive awards pressure her to do better, she said: “Medyo. Ipokrita ako kung sasabihin kong hindi [ako pressured] pagkatapos ng ‘Thy Womb.’ Siyempre ang ine-expect nila, mas bongga kaysa sa ‘Thy Womb.’”