The 8th Asian Film Awards (AFA) was held last month in Macau, and Mr Wong Kar Wai’s martial arts film, THE GRANDMASTER, which topped the AFA nominees’ list with 11 nominations out of 14 categories, scooped up the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Production Designer, Best Composer and Best Costume Designer, while Zhang Zi yi was also crowned the Best Actress for her performance in the movie.
Indian actor Irrfan Khan with THE LUNCHBOX won Best Actor, and the film also claimed the Best Screenwriter. The incredible acting skills of HUANG Bo and YEO Yann Yann earned them Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress awards for their roles in NO MAN’S LAND and ILO ILO, while JIANG Shuying from SO YOUNG won for Best Newcomer. The 8th Asian Film Awards Academy conferred the Life-Time Achievement Award on Taiwanese celebrated director Hou Hsiao-hsien for his contribution to the film industry.
The full list of nominees and winners of 8th Asian Film Awards (AFA):