And God Smiled at Me

And God Smiled at Me is a 1972 family drama film produced by Sampaguita Pictures and VP pictures. It is the official entry to the 3rd Quezon City Film Festival. The movie gave Aunor her first best actress award and marks her as a dramatic actress. The movie was also the top grosser of the film festival for that particular year.[1]

And God Smiled at Me
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Promotional movie poster
Directed byDanny Holmsen
Mar S. Torres
Produced byVera- Perez Family
StarringNora Aunor
Tirso Cruz III
Luis Gonzales
Lucita Soriano
Music byDanny Holmsen
CinematographyFelipe Santiago
Distributed bySampaguita Pictures
VP Pictures
Release date
October 14, 1972
CountryThe Philippines


  • Nora Aunor ... Celina
  • Tirso Cruz III ... Carding
  • Luis Gonzales... Damian
  • Lucita Soriano ... Olga
  • Naty Santiago ... Celina's Mother
  • Nenita Jana ... Carding's Mother / Laundry Woman


This was Aunor's first film that gave her, her first ever best actress trophy.

Awards and recognitionEdit

Year Group Category Nominee Result
1972 3rd Quezon City Film Festival Manuel L. Quezon Award for Best Picture Won
Best Actress Nora Aunor Won
Best Actor Tirso Cruz III Won
Best Supporting Actress Lucita Soriano Won
Best Cinematography Felipe Santiago Won
Best Sound Flaviano Villareal Won
Best Musical Score Danny Holmsen Won


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