Nora Cabaltera Villamayor: National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts
Congratulations National Artist for Film and Broadcast Arts Nora Aunor! (Born May 21, 1953)
Nora Aunor is conferred the Order of National Artist for her award-winning portrayal of everyday realities and aspirations of the common man in some of the most important Filipino films.
Nora Cabaltera Villamayor, also known as Nora Aunor, has been in different fields for more than four decades—film, television, music, and stage. Her journey to fame started when she joined and won a local amateur singing contest in a radio program called “Darigold Jamboree”. She came to be known as the girl with the “golden voice” with the unique tone of her voice. It was Tower Productions that gave her the biggest break: the title role in D’ Musical Teenage Idols, opposite Tirso Cruz III. Sampaguita Pictures’ 34th-anniversary presentation was also a Nora-Tirso starrer, Fiesta Extravaganza, and that is when people began referring to her as “Superstar”. Succeeding years would see her taking on a wide variety of movie projects, showing her versatility by making comedies, melodramas, and musicals. Her extensive filmography with 170 films is not only matched but exceeded by the number of awards and citations she has received from local and international organizations.
The conferment ceremony for the eight new National Artists will be held today, June 16, 2022, at 4:00 PM, at the Rizal Hall of Malacanang Palace.
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