Filipina actress Nora Aunor is nominated in the category 10 Best Asian Actresses of the Decade in the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards. She is one of 30 actresses who will compete in the online poll that is expected to run until March 5, 2010.
Other Asian stars nominated in the said category are Maggie Cheung (China), Gong Li (China), Michelle Yeoh (Malaysia) and Ziyi Zhang (China).
Some of Nora’s films are Bona (1980), ’Merika (1984), Condemned (1984) and Bulaklak sa City Jail (1984). Her 1982 film Himala was even hailed as the Best Asian Film of All Time as a result of an online poll conducted by CNN. This development comes at the heels of Nora’s announcement that she plans to return to Philippine showbiz soon.
Maggie Cheung has frequently appeared in Wong Kar Wai’s movies such as In the Mood for Love and 2046. Gong Li was also part of 2046 and had a memorable role in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005). Meanwhile, Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang were both part of the action film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).
Online visitors of the website can vote for Viewers’ Choice categories including Best Picture of 2009, Best Environmental Film of the Decade, Best International Environmental Film of the Decade, Best Humanitarian Film of the Decade, Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Year and Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Decade. The said online poll also intends to choose the Best Foreign Culture Film of the Decade (which should be created or produced in the United States or primarily for the U.S. market portraying the culture of a foreign country).
According to its official website, the Green Globe Film Awards aims to recognize the power of film to inspire environmental awareness. In fact, the organizers have pledged to commit a portion of the proceeds from the dinner gala to plant over 500,000 trees.
This year, the organizers plan to give a tribute to Akira Kurosawa to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The Japanese filmmaker is behind the classic films Rashomon (1950) and The Magnificent Seven (1960).
The awards night will take place on March 23 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
To cast your vote for the 2010 Green Globe Film Awards, visit http://movie-voters.questionpro.com