A total of 14 awards were presented at the glamorous event with South Korea leading in wins
Photos of The 4th Asian Film Awards (AFA)
(Hong Kong, 22nd March 2010) Mother, the South Korean thriller by BONG Joon-ho was awarded Best Film at the 4th Asian Film Awards (AFA), held on 22nd March 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is the second win for Director BONG Jooh-ho for Mother at the Asian Film Awards.
Mother also claimed awards for Best Actress and Best Screenwriter. South Korea took home the most awards, a total of six including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Newcomer, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenwriter, and Best Visual Effects.
A total of 14 awards and three special awards were presented at the glamorous ceremony attended by a dazzling ensemble of celebrities, international guests, and prominent figures in film industry including the inaugural Best Costume Designer award presenter Donatella VERSACE, the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Amitabh BACHCHAN, the internationally acclaimed director ZHANG Yimou, who received an award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema, also including ANDO Sakura, Andrew LAU, Angela CHOW, Anne DUNSFORD, Brillante MENDOZA, CHANG Chen, CHEUNG Chi Lam, Daniel WU, Didier COSTET, TON Kong, Peter LAM, Dora NG, Eddie PENG, FENG Xiao Gang, GAO Yuan Yuan, GUEY Lun-Mei, HUANG Jianxin, Jack SO, Jean-Pierre JEUNET, John CHOHG, KIM Kkob-bi, Leon DAI, Leslie HAN, LI Bingbing, Lisa LU, Lisa S., LI Yuchun, LU Chuan, MOON Yang-kwon, NG Meng Hui, Nicholas TSE, Peter CHAN, Richard TAYLOR, Sandrine PINNA, Sean LAU Ching Wan, SHIM Hyun-seob, SONO Sion, Teddy ROBIN, Terence CHANG, Tina KALIVAS, Tony LEUNG Chiu-wai, TOU Chung-Hua, TSUI Hark, Stanley KWAN, Vaughan ALEXANDER, Vivian HSU, WAI Ying-hung, WANG Chia-Hu, WANG Xueqi, Wilfred WONG, WU Chun, YAN Ni, Yonfan, YUKISADA Isao, ZHOU Xun, ZHU Xuan and AFA Jury President Tony LEUNG Ka-fai.
The winners of the 4th AFA are:
- LU Chuan / City of Life and Death (China)
- WANG Xueqi / Bodyguards and Assassins(Hong Kong / China)
- KIM Hye-ja / Mother (South Korea)
- NG Meng Hui / At the End of Daybreak(Malaysia / Hong Kong / South Korea)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
- Nicholas TSE / Bodyguards and Assassins (Hong Kong / China)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- WAI Ying-hung / At the End of Daybreak (Malaysia / Hong Kong / South Korea)
- PARK Eun-kyo / BONG Joon-ho / Mother (South Korea)
- CAO Yu / City of Life and Death (China)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGNER
- Alain-Pascal HOUSIAUX / Patrick DECHESNE/ LEE Tian-Jue / Face(Taiwan)
- LO Ta-Yu / Vengeance (Hong Kong)
- Lee CHATAMETIKOOL /Karaoke (Malaysia)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
- YI Zeon-hyoung / Thirst (South Korea)
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER
- Christian LACROIX / Anne DUNSFORD/ WANG Chia-Hui / Face (Taiwan)
The recipients of the special awards of the 4th AFA are:
The Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema
The Asian Film Award for Lifetime Achievement Award
The Asian Film Award for 2009’s Top-Grossing Film Director
The 4th AFA presentation ceremony will be broadcasted on aTV World on 23rd March 2010 at 9:00pm and aTV HD on 10th April 2010 at 8:30pm, on FOX from 2nd April 2010 onwards, and on Phoenix on 3rd April 2010 onwards.
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Asian Film Awards (AFA)
Inaugurated in 2007, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) is an international pioneering programme, honouring filmmakers with outstanding achievements in the field of Asian cinema. Eminent filmmakers and superstars from around the world are invited to bestow awards upon winners of each category, making the ceremony an elaborate extravaganza. A jury panel, comprising of international professionals and prominent members in the community of world cinema, will select the award winners among eligible films produced in the region in that year. Over the years, prominent guests, stars and filmmakers who attended the AFA include: Oliver STONE, William HURT, Arthur COHN, Barrie OSBORNE, Harvey WEINSTEIN, Luc BESSON, Jet LI, John WOO, Rain, Andy LAU, Joan CHEN, Tony LEUNG, Michelle YEOH, SHU Qi, Josephine SIAO, HOU Hsiao-Hsien, Brilliante MENDOZA, SONG Kang-ho, JEON Do-yeon, NAKATANI Miki, KWAI Lun-Mei, Priyanka CHOPRA and many more. The crowning awards presentation ceremony promises an evening of glitz and glamour that befits the honouring of the highest achievements in Asian cinema.
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Past participants include Mainland China's JIA Jiangke, JIANG Wen and LOU Ye, Hong Kong's Stanley KWAN, Ann HUI, Gordon CHAN, PANG Ho-cheung, Taiwan's TSAI Ming-Liang, Japan's SABU, NAKATA Hideo, OTANI Kentaro, KORE-EDA Hirokazu, MIIKE Takashi and YUKISADA Isao, Korea's KIM Jee-woon, PARK Chan-wook, E J-yong and IM Sang-soo as well as Thailand's EKACHAI Uekrongtham, Nonzee NIMIBUTR and Pen-ek RATANARUANG. The 8th HAF will be held from 22nd to 24th March, 2010.
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