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Nora Aunor Wins Best Actress, Brillante Mendoza Best Director at 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2012

Posted on November 23, 2012 | 10:58 PM

Philippine superstar Nora Aunor bagged the Best Actress trophy at the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2012. Nora Aunor was recognized for her performance in the film Thy Womb (Sinapupunan).

The said award is a follow up APSA win for Nora Aunor as her film Himala was awarded the CNN APSA Viewers Choice Award for Best Asia-Pacific Film of All Time in 2008.

Nora Aunor Wins Best Actress, Brillante Mendoza Best Director at the 6th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2012

Meanwhile, Thy Womb director Brillante Mendoza also took pride for winning the Achievement in Directing (Best Director) category in the said annual awards. Thy Womb, which is now an official entry to the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival has earned rave reviews from critics of the 2012 Venice International Film Festival.

Tepenin Ardi (Beyond the Hill, Turkey/Greece) was hailed as the Best Feature Film. while Choi Min-sik of South Korea won the Best Actor trophy for the film Bumchoiwaui Junjaeng (Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time). For the complete list of winners of APSA 2012, click here.

Aside from Aunor and Mendoza, Filipino screenwriter-director Chris Martinez (Here Comes The Bride) also got a nod from APSA and was nominated in the Best Screenplay category for Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank. Marlon Rivera, the director of the said film was awarded the APSA NETPAC award which comes with a film development cash prize of $5,000.

The sixth Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region’s highest accolade in film, was held on Friday night, November 23 at a glittering ceremony at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The APSA ceremony was attended by more than 700 Australian and international guests and filmmakers from across Asia Pacific who are true leaders in their fields.

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