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Assassin wins the maximum awards in 10th Asian film awards

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The 10th Asian film awards were presented in Macau, China. ‘The Assassin’, a movie about a highly trained female assassin bagged prizes for, best actress and best director.

Asian Film Festival

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

Other 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

Points to note

  • 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