|Himala, the first film produced by the
government film body Experimental
Cinema of the Philippines (ECP) won
nine of 11 awards given at the 1982
Metro Manila Filmfest. It breaks trends
in local filmmaking by featuring only one
known actress in the cast with support
from unknown television and legit stage
It won for Nora Aunor Best Actress at
the Metro Manila film fest and missed
the Best Actress award at the Berlin
Film Fest by only one vote.
At the local awards derby, Nora's
outstanding performance was largely
ignored, giving her arch-rival Vilma
Santos the grand slam win that year for
her movie Relasyon.
Joel David, a local film critic, recognizes
Nora's performance as the performance
of the period.