15th Asian Film Awards – Nominations 2021

We present the list of nominees for the 15th Asian Film Awards that will take place on October 8th, 2021. This year the awards will be held again in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival. The ceremony will commence in a hybrid form, which combines on-site attendance in Busan and online participation.

Best Film
One Second (China)
The Book of Fish (South Korea)
The Disciple (India)
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Japan)
Wife of a Spy (Japan)

Best Director
ZHANG Yimou | One Second (China)
LEE Joon-ik | The Book of Fish (South Korea)
HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke | Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (Japan)
KUROSAWA Kiyoshi | Wife of a Spy (Japan)
Adilkhan YERZHANOV | Yellow Cat (Kazakhstan, France)

Best Actor
MO Tzu-Yi | Dear Tenant (Taiwan)
LAM Ka Tung | Limbo (Hong Kong)
ZHANG Yi | One Second (China)
YAKUSHO Koji | Under The Open Sky (Japan)
YOO Ah-in | Voice of Silence (South Korea)

Best Actress
CHEN Shu-Fang | Little Big Women (Taiwan)
ZHANG Zifeng | Sister (China)
JUN Jong-seo | The Call (South Korea)
Assel SADVAKASSOVA | Ulbolsyn (Kazakhstan, France)
AOI Yu | Wife of a Spy (Japan)

Best Supporting Actor
YU Ailei | Cliff Walkers (China)
PARK Jeong-min | Deliver Us From Evil (South Korea)
TSE Kwan Ho | Drifting (Hong Kong)
KIM Hyun-bin | The Silent Forest (Taiwan)
UNO Shohei | The Voice of Sin (Japan)

Best Supporting Actress
QIN Hailu | Cliff Walkers (China)
Loletta LEE | Drifting (Hong Kong)
HSIEH Ying-Xuan | Little Big Women (Taiwan)
JANG Yoon-ju | Three Sisters (South Korea)
MAKITA Aju | True Mothers (Japan)

Best New Director
HARUMOTO Yujiro | A Balance (Japan)
P.S. Vinothraj | Pebbles (India)
YIN Ruoxin | Sister (China)
HAN Shuai | Summer Blur (China)
Ahmad BAHRAMI | The Wasteland (Iran)
HONG Eui-jeong | Voice of Silence (South Korea)

Best Newcomer
GONG Seung-yeon | Aloners (South Korea)
HATTORI Misaki | Midnight Swan (Japan)
LIU Haocun | One Second (China)
Rouhollah ZAMANI | Sun Children (Iran)
CHEN Yan-Fei | The Silent Forest (Taiwan)

Best Screenplay
CHEN Yu-Hsun | My Missing Valentine (Taiwan)
YOU Xiaoying | Sister (China)
Chaitanya TAMHANE | The Disciple (India)
HONG Eui-jeong | Voice of Silence (South Korea)

Best Editing
LI Yongyi | Cliff Walkers (China)
KIM Hyung-joo | Deliver Us From Evil (South Korea)
LAI Hsiu-Hsiung | My Missing Valentine (Taiwan)
Hassan HASSANDOUST | Sun Children (Iran)
Tina BAZ, SHIBUYA Yoichi | True Mothers (Japan)

Best Cinemtography
TSUKINAGA Yuta | Any Crybabies Around? (Japan)
ZHAO Xiaoding | Cliff Walkers (China)
HONG Kyeong-pyo | Deliver Us From Evil (South Korea)
CHENG Siu Keung | Limbo (Hong Kong)
Masoud Amini Tirani | The Wasteland (Iran)
Yerkinbek PTYRALIYEV | Yellow Cat (Kazakhstan, France)

Best Original Music
CHO Young Wuk | Cliff Walkers (China)
Mowg | Deliver Us From Evil (South Korea)
Lao Zai | One Second (China)
Day TAI | The Way We Keep Dancing (Hong Kong)

Best Costume Design
CHEN Minzheng | Cliff Walkers (China)]
CHO Sang-kyung, KWAK Jung-ae | Space Sweepers (South Korea)
SHIM Hyun-seob | The Book of Fish (South Korea)
KOKETSU Haruki | Wife of a Spy (Japan)
Yermek UTEGENOV | Yellow Cat (Kazakhstan, France)

Best Production Design
LI Miao | A Writer’s Odyssey (China)]
Gokuldas | Labyrinth (India)
Kenneth MAK | Limbo (Hong Kong)
LEE Jae-sung | The Book of Fish (South Korea)
ATAKA Norifumi | Wife of a Spy (Japan)

Best Visual Effects
Eric XU, Allen WEI | A Writer’s Odyssey (China)
Tomi KUO | My Missing Valentine (Taiwan)
ODA Issei | Ora, Ora Be Goin’ Alone (Japan)
JUNG Sung-jin, JUNG Chul-min | Space Sweepers (South Korea)
Tim CROSBIE, Joy WU | The Eight Hundred (China)

Best Sound
HIRONAKA Chiyori | Any Crybabies Around? (Japan)
Renganaath RAVEE | Labyrinth (India)
Nopawat LIKITWONG | Limbo (Hong Kong)
CHOI Tae-young | Space Sweepers (South Korea)
FU Kang | The Eight Hundred (China)

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