Monday, March 18, 2013

2013 Asian Film Awards – winners

The 7th Annual Asian Film Awards took place tonight at the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, to open the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

The acclaimed and somewhat controversial Chinese film 浮城谜事 (Mystery) by 娄烨 (Lou Ye) led the night with three wins including Best Film. Actress 齊溪 (Qi Xi) won for Best Newcomer, and the team of 梅峰 (Mei Feng), 于帆 (Yu Fan) and 婁燁 (Lou Ye) won Best Screenwriter.

Also winning three awards was the Iranian and Turkish co-production Rhino Season by Bahman Ghobadi. It won for Best Cinematographer, Production Design and Visual Effects.

Japan's 北野武 (Kitano Takeshi) won Best Director for アウトレイジ ビヨンド (Outrage Beyond). Filipino actors won both lead acting awards. Eddie Garcia took Best Actor for Bwakaw while Nora Aunor won Best Actress for Thy Womb.

Actress Michelle Yeoh was honoured with a special Excellence In Asian Cinema Award.

The jury headed by Hong Kong's Andy Lau consisted of Ronald Arguelles (Philippines), John Badalu (Indonesia), Patricia Cheng (Hong Kong), Kenji Ishizaka (Japan), Christian Jeune (France), Dai Jinhua (China), Eric Khoo (Singapore), Kong Rithdee (Thailand), Wen Tien-hsiang (Taiwan) and Jacob Wong (Hong Kong).

Nominations for the 7th Annual Asian Film Awards

Complete list of winners for the 7th Annual Asian Film Awards

Best Film
浮城谜事 (Mystery), China

Best Director
北野武 (Kitano Takeshi) - アウトレイジ ビヨンド (Outrage Beyond), Japan

Best Actor
Eddie Garcia - Bwakaw, The Philippines

Best Actress
Nora Aunor - Thy Womb, The Philippines

Best Newcomer
齊溪 (Qi Xi) - 浮城谜事 (Mystery), China

Best Supporting Actor
Nawazuddin Siddiqui - The Answer Lies Within, India

Best Supporting Actress
渡辺真起子 (Watanabe Makiko) - チチを撮りに (Capturing Dad), Japan

Best Screenwriter
梅峰 (Mei Feng), 于帆 (Yu Fan), 婁燁 (Lou Ye) - 浮城谜事 (Mystery), China

Best Cinematographer
Touraj Aslani - Rhino Season, Iran-Turkey

Best Production Designer
Bahman Ghobadi, Ali Daryai - Rhino Season, Iran-Turkey

Best Composer
Pritam Chakraborty - र्फी (Barfi!), India

Best Editor
日下部元孝 (Kusakabe Mototaka) - 桐島 (The Kirishima Thing), Japan

Best Visual Effects
Farbod Khoshtinat - Rhino Season, Iran-Turkey

Best Costume Designer
文念中 (Man Lim-chung) - The Silent War, China-Hong Kong

Top-Grossing Asian Film Award
人再囧途之泰囧 (Lost in Thailand), 徐峥 (Zheng Xu)

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