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11th Asian Film Awards – Nominees 2017

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We present the list of nominees for the 11th Asian Film Awards that will take place on March 21st, 2017 in Hong Kong.

Today (January 11th) the Asian Film Awards Academy announced the nominations for the 11th Asian Film Awards (AFA). This year the Academy receive almost 1.600 submissions from 28 countries and regions. Seventy-three nominations were made for awards from 34 films (12 countries). The AFA was created in 2013 by the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), together with the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) to promote and develop Asian cinema and its talents. The 2017 event is financially supported by the Create Hong Kong and Film Development Fund. The awards will take place on March 21st (2017) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

During the ceremony Dr. Wilfred Wong Ying-wai, GBS, JP, Chairmanof the AFA Academy and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society said: “The Asian Film Awards helped to bring the region’s major and iconic talents to Hong Kong and has given their work an international spotlight. This year, the Academy has developed various professional educational programs such as masterclasses, film festival visits for students, young professionals training programs and film roadshows around the globe. By doing so we help maintain Hong Kong’s role as one of the world centers for the creative industries. We are also delighted to bring the AFA back to Hong Kong in 2017 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong SAR.”

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The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook (South Korea)

The Handmaiden by Park Chan-wook (South Korea) leads the nominations with 6 for Best Supporting Actress (Moon So-ri), Best Newcomer (Kim Tae-ri), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. In second place comes I Am Not Madame Bovary by Feng Xiaogang (Mainland China | 2016) and Train To Busan by Yeon Sang-ho (South Korea | 2016) with 5 nominations each. Finally in 3rd place comes The Wailing by Na Hong-jin (South Korea | 2016), Rage by Lee Sang-il (Japan | 2016), and See You Tomorrow by Zhang Jiajia (Japan | 2016) with 3 nominations each.

Full list of Nominations
*Note* We will add more information about the films tomorrow for those who are not familiar with them. Please stay tuned for updates.

Best Film
The Wailing by Na Hong-jin – South Korea
The Age of Shadows by Kim Jee-woon – South Korea
Harmonium by Kôji Fukada – Japan
Godspeed by Chung Mong-hong – Taiwan
I Am Not Madame Bovary by Feng Xiaogang – Mainland China

Best Director
Na Hong-jin for The Wailing – South Korea
Fukada Koji for Harmonium – Japan
Derek Tsang for Soul Mate – Hong Kong, Mainland China
Feng Xiaogang for I Am Not Madame Bovary – Mainland China
Lav Diaz for The Woman Who Left – Philippines

Best Actor
Michael Hui for his role in Godspeed – Taiwan
Gong Yoo for his role in Train to Busan – South Korea
Asano Tadanobu for his role in Harmonium – Japan
Fan Wei for his role in Mr. No Problem – Mainland China
Richie Jen for his role in Trivisa – Hong Kong

Best Actress
Song Yee-jin for her role in The Last Princess – South Korea
Fan Bingbing for her role in I Am Not Madame Bovary – Mainland China
Kuroki Haru for her role in A Bride for Rip Van Winkle – Japan
Kara Wai for her role in Happiness – Hong Kong
Charo Santos-Concio for her role in The Woman Who Left – Philippines

Best Supporting Actor
Kunimura Jun for his role in The Wailing – South Korea
Ma Dong-seok for his role in Train to Busan – South Korea
Ayano Go for his role in Rage – Japan
Dong Chengpeng / Da Peng for they role in I Am Not Madame Bovary – Mainland China
Lam Suet for his role in Trivisa – Hong Kong

Best Supporting Actress
Elaine Jin for her role in Mad World – Hong Kong
Moon So-ri for her role in The Handmaiden – South Korea
Maeda Atsuko for her role in The Mohican Comes Home Band – Japan
Shabana Azmi for her role in Neerja – India
Lynn Xiong for her role in See You Tomorrow – Hong Kong, Mainland China

Best Newcomer
Kim Tae-ri for The Handmaide – South Korea
Sakumoto Takara for Rage – Japan
Firdaus Rahman for Apprentice – Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar
Wu Tsz-tung for Weeds on Fire – Hong Kong
Lin Yun for The Mermaid – Mainland China

Best Screenplay
Asghar Farhadi for The Salesman – Iran, France
Lav Diaz for The Woman Who Left – Philippines
Shinkai Makoto for Your Name – Japan
Park Chan-wook and Jeong Seo-Gyeong for The Handmaiden – South Korea
Mak Tin-shu, Lung Man-hon, Thomas Ng for Trivisa – Hong Kong

Best Editing
Kim Sang-bum and Kim Jae-bum for The Handmaiden – South Korea
Imai Tsuyoshi for Rage – Japan
Yang Jin-mo for Train to Busan – South Korea
Lee Chatametikool and Natalie Soh for Apprentice – Singapore, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Qatar
David Richardson for Operation Mekong – Hong Kong, Mainland China

Best Cinematography
Yamazaki Yutaka for After the Storm – Japan
Kim Ji-yong for The Age of Shadows – South Korea
Luo Pan for I Am Not Madame Bovary – Mainland China
Zhu Jinjing for Mr. No Problem – Mainland China
Du Jie for The Wasted Times – Mainland China

Best Original Music
Hatano Yusuke, Peter Kam for Soul Mate – Mainland China
Mowg for The Age of Shadows – South Korea
Xavier Jamaux for Three – Hong Kong
Tseng Si-ming for Godspeed – Taiwan
Sakamoto Ryuichi for Rage – Japan

Best Costume Design
Kenneth Yee Chung-man for The Wasted Times – Mainland China
Jo Sang-gyeong for The Handmaiden – South Korea
Kurosawa Kazuko for The Sanada Ten Braves – Japan
Kwon Yoo-jin, Rim Seung-hee for Train to Busan – South Korea
William Chang, Cheung Siu-hong for See You Tomorrow – Hong Kong, Mainland China

Best Production Design
Ryu Seong-hee for The Haindmaiden – South Korea
Kang Seung-yong for Pandora – South Korea
Heya Kyoko for A Bride for Rip Van Winkle – Japan
Alfred Yau for See You Tomorrow – Hong Kong, Mainland China
Feng Ligang for Railroad Tigers – Mainland China

Best Visual Effects
Jung Hwang-su for Train to Busan – South Korea
Ohya Tetsuo for Shin Godzilla – Japan
Sun Li, Sheng Yong, Sam Wang, Sun Jing for Railroad Tigers – Mainland China
Perry Kain, Johnny Lin, Thomas Reppen for See You Tomorrow – Hong Kong, Mainland China

Best Sound
Kimg Dong-han for The Wailing – South Korea
Fang Tao, Hao Zhiyu for Crosscurrent – Mainland China
Nakamura Jun for Shin Godzilla – Japan
Kinson Tsang, George Lee for Cold War 2 – Hong Kong, Mainland China

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