Asian Film Awards: ‘The Assassin’ Dominates with Eight Awards

The 10th edition of Asian Film Awards (AFA), which was held at the Venetian Theatre in Macau, China, honoured diverse talents across Asian cinema. The prestigious awards ceremony was graced by a spectacular gathering of celebrities and industry professionals from different cities of Asia.

Awards won by Assassin

Assassin wins more than half of the 15 awards presented in the Asian film awards
Best Film: The Assassin
Best Director: Hou Hsiao-Hsien for The Assassin
Best Actress: Shu Qi for The Assassin
Best Supporting Actress: Zhou Yun for The Assassin
Best Cinematography: Mark Lee Ping-bing for The Assassin
Best Production Design: Hwarng Wern-ying for The Assassin
Best Original Music: Lim Giong for The Assassin
Best Sound: Chu Shih-yi, Tu Duu-chih and Wu Shu-yao for The Assassin.

Others Awards presented

Best Actor: Lee Byung-hun for The Inside Men
Best Newcomer: Jessie Li for Port of Call
Best Supporting Actor: Tadanobu Asano for Journey to the Shore
Best Screenplay: Jia Zhangke for Mountains May Depart
Best Editing: William Chang Suk-ping, Chu Ka-yat, Liao Ching-sung, Wong Hoi, Philip Yung for Port of Call
Best Visual Effects: Prasad Sutar for Bajirao Mastani
Best Costume Design: Lee Ji-yeon and Shim Hyun-seob for The Throne

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone’s “Bajirao Mastani” won the Best Visual Effects award after beating “Baahubali – The Beginning,” which was one of the nominees in the category. Vicky Kaushal, who was nominated in the Best Newcomer category for his performance in “Masaan,” lost the award to “Port of Call” actress Jessie Li.

Extra info:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Yuen Wo-ping and Kirin Kiki
  • Inaugurated in 2007, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) celebrates excellence in Asian cinema
  • The award celebrations were held at Hong Kong for the past seven years.
So lets do:
  • Who is the director of Bajirao Mastani?
  • Which movie won the Best film award in Asian Film Awards?

Source – The Hindu


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