2017.03.22 [Updates]
ASANO Wins Best Actor and Shin Godzilla Receives Best Visual Effects at Asian Film Awards

11th Asian Film Awards  11th Asian Film Awards

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The 11th annual Asian Film Awards (AFA) took place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Kowloon, Hong Kong on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. The awards ceremony is hosted every year by the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA), which consists of three major international film festivals in Asia, the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), the Busan International Film Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Many nominees from Japan were on hand for the event, including director Koji FUKADA and actor Tadanobu ASANO from Harmonium, actress Atsuko MAEDA (The Mohican Comes Home) and actor Takara SAKUMOTO (Rage).
Tetsuo OHYA received the Best Visual Effects Award for his work in Shin Godzilla and Tadanobu ASANO won the Best Actor Award Award for his role in Harmonium, and expressed his happiness and thanks in English from the stage.
The Best Film Award was given to I Am Not Madame Bovary, directed by FENG Xiaogang.
Internationally acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker TSUI Hark received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
For the full winners list, please refer to below.
The 11th AFA attracted participants from all over Asia, and was a great success.

Tadanobu ASANO’s Speech:
Thank you so much. It’s a great honor to come back here. Last year I got the Best Supporting Actor award and this year, it’s very special. I am very happy. I really want to say thank you to my director, Koji FUKADA.
He helped me with a lot of things and he taught me many things and we had many discussions and made many rehearsals and we could build my role. That’s why I got this! Thank you, AFA.

Tetsuo OHYA’s Speech:
I am happy to get this award. VFX is work which requires many people’s ideas and wisdom. Tonight, I was awarded as a VFX producer, but at the same time I am here to represent many crew on the film. I really want to say thank you all on behalf of them.

The Awards results:
Best Film: I Am Not Madame Bovary
Best Director: NA Hong-jin (The Wailing)
Best Actor: ASANO Tadanobu (Harmonium)
Best Actress: FAN Bingbing (I Am Not Madame Bovary)
Best Supporting Actor: LAM Suet (Trivisa)
Best Supporting Actress: MOON So-ri (The Handmaiden)
Best Newcomer: KIM Tae-ri (The Handmaiden)
Best Screenplay: Asghar FARHADI (The Salesman)
Best Editing: Lee CHATAMETIKOOL, Natalie SOH (Apprentice)
Best Cinematography: LUO Pan (I Am Not Madame Bovary)
Best Original Music: MOWG (The Age of Shadows)
Best Costume Design: JO Sang-gyeong (The Handmaiden)
Best Production Design: RYU Seong-hee (The Handmaiden)
Best Visual Effects: OHYA Tetsuo (Shin Godzilla)
Best Sound: FANG Tao, HAO Zhiyu (Crosscurrent)
Lifetime Achievement Award: TSUI Hark
Excellence in Asian Cinema Award: Sammi CHENG Sau-man
Rising Star in Asia Award: Jelly Lin Yun
Nominees from Japan:
Best Film: Harmonium
Best Director: Koji FUKADA (Harmonium)
Best Actor: Tadanobu ASANO (Harmonium)
Best Actress: Haru KUROKI (A Bride for Rip Van Winkle)
Best Supporting Actor: Go AYANO (Rage), Jun KUNIMURA(The Wailing *Korean Film)
Best Supporting Actress: Atsuko MAEDA (The Mohican Comes Home)
Best Newcomer: Takara SAKUMOTO (Rage)
Best Screenplay: Makoto SHINKAI (your name.)
Best Editing: Tsuyoshi IMAI (Rage)
Best Cinematographer: Yutaka YAMAZAKI (After the Storm)
Best Original Music: Ryuichi SAKAMOTO (Rage), Yusuke HATANO (Soul Mate *Chinese Film)
Best Costume Design: Kazuko KUROSAWA (The Sanada Ten Braves)
Best Production Design: Kyoko HEYA (A Bride for Rip Van Winkle)
Best Visual Effects: Tetsuo OHYA (Shin Godzilla)
Best Sound: Jun NAKAMURA (Shin Godzilla)
11th Asian Film Awards

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