MANILA, Philippines – Superstar Nora Aunor has been named one of the 10 best Asian actresses of the decade at the 2010 Green Planet Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California.
Aunor, who garnered an overwhelming number of votes, ranked No. 1 in the category. She was selected by movie viewers and online voters from more than 100 countries.
She accepted the prize in behalf of other Asian actresses who made it on the list during the awards ceremony at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
"In the past years, I was not as active in the movies as I had been in the previous decades. This recognition must also be your appreciation of my lifework in the field of cinema,” the multi-awarded actress said during her acceptance speech.
She also said she hoped the recognition would “bring further world attention to Philippine cinema.”
"Moreover, I am happy that this award could bring a lot of joy to the movie lovers all over the world who voted for me, especially to my fans who believe in my talent and love me unconditionally. I couldn't thank them enough for standing by me through all these years,” she said.
The other awardees in the category were Zhang Ziyi (China), Gong Li (China), Maggie Cheung (China), Nae Yuki (Japan), Angelica Lee (China), Hye-Soo Kim (Korea), Yaqing Jin (China), Yoon-jin Kim (Korea), and Rinko Kikuchi (Japan).
The event also gave tribute to the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa.
Green Planet Movie Awards (formerly Green Globe Film Awards) recognize Hollywood's and Asia's finest films, actors and filmmakers while raising awareness about the environment.