Nora Aunor, Eddie Garcia get Asia-Pac fest nods

NORA Aunor and Eddie Garcia. Photo by Arnold Almacen

Two Filipinos have earned nominations for the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival: Nora Aunor, best actress for Brillante Ma. Mendoza’s “Thy Womb;” and Eddie Garcia, best actor for Jun Robles Lana’s “Bwakaw.”

The fest is set December 13 to 16 at the Venetian Resort Hotel in Macau. Boy Palma, Aunor’s manager, told the Inquirer that she’s hoping for another victory, quick on the heels of her best actress win at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane.

Palma said it would make Aunor’s fans “happy.” Lana, who received the letter from the fest, said Garcia deserves to win. Bayani San Diego Jr.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ED2VKJ73X7565JLUSMZKHGCOWY nag

    Two great Bicolano actors. Congratulations!

  • JX Peron

    The greatest Pinoy film actress and actor of this generation — nay, of all generations! Mabuhay sila!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1484305572 Jonathan M. Mongcal

    Wow! Congratulations to both of you!

  • hustlergalore

    buhay pa pala ang asia pacific film festival. 5 decades old na ito. lamberto avellana’s anak dalita ang isa sa mga nanalo na dito.

  • hustlergalore

    nora should be the frontrunner. but i am not hoping. macau, china. but then again, this year it was moved from shanghai to macau because the organizers had disagreements with the mainland. anyways all the best of luck.

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