Macau hosts glittering Asian Film Awards

Macau hosts glittering Asian Film Awards - Yahoo NewsMacao (AFP) - Chinese cinema's leading lights dominated the actual winners' podium at the star-studded Asian Film Awards on Wednesday, along with local stars scooping three of the four leading prizes inside the glitzy gambling hub of Macau."The Golden Era", the biopic regarding an acclaimed Chinese author directed simply by Hong Kong's Ann Hui, earned the woman's the particular Very Best Director award, even although the best Movie gong visited "Blind Massage" via controversial director Lou Ye, the story based around the little-known sector in China that featured blind amateur actors.Continuing China's operate associated with luck, the particular reward regarding Very Best Actor went to rising local star Liao Fan, whom bagged the particular award regarding his role in cop thriller "Black Coal, Thin Ice".Liao, whom produced his fame by simply winning the extremely best acting award at the Berlin International Festival last year, stated he has been delighted to possess won."I employed my instincts for you to act. I could keep attempting new roles," he advised reporters in the backstage after receiving the actual award. Hui, whose movie additionally had the most nominations using five, said she ended up being "very happy" with almost all the director's award. She jokingly said the lady desired to "donate" half of the actual prize towards the movie's crew with regard to their key role throughout which helps make it a success.The awards, organised from the Hong Kong International Film Festival as well as now in their ninth year, were held in Macau's luxurious Venetian resort, and therefore are targeted at celebrating the actual region's finest cinematic talents.In a surprise win, South Korea's Bae Doona took the particular best Actress award on her behalf portrayal of your officer struggling in her male-dominated workplace right after moving into a remote seaside town within "A Girl In My Door".She beat out Chinese favourites Gong Li, Zhao Wei and Tang Wei for that award, telling journalists: "I didn't anticipate this... I'm very happy," along with adding the lady hoped to do something in movies "beyond boundaries". Satirical movie "Gone with the Bullets" emerge 1920s Shanghai won probably the most gongs, which includes Greatest Visual Effects, Very Best Production Designer, and also Greatest Costume Design.Im Kwon-taek, the particular 78-year-old veteran director associated with "Painted Fire", was handed any Lifetime Achievement Award pertaining to his transformational role inside Korean cinema, while the best Newcomer award visited Zhang Huiwen, that played your daughter of the man sent into a labour camp through the Cultural Revolution in "Coming Home". This year's awards had been handed to some diverse list of countries, including Indonesia's "The Raid 2: Berandal", which usually noticed Gareth Evans winning the actual best Editor award, along with India, exactly where Mikey McCleary won best Composer regarding "Margarita, with A Straw".Earlier, fans packed a new hall of a resort usually full of gamblers, screaming as his or even her screen idols strutted your red carpet. The Particular crowd went wild regarding several Korean celebrities including actor/singer Accomplish Kyung-soo, who'd later on lose out about the Greatest Newcomer award, and also boyband Infinite, whom performed in the show. Korea's brand of "K-pop" along with its distinctive television dramas tend to be increasingly popular inside the region, your latter driven by romantic plotlines along with characters whose actors possess become celebrities within their personal right.LIST OF WINNERS: Best Movie: Blind Massage/Best Director: Ann Hui (The Golden Era)/Hong KongBest Actor: Liao Fan (Black Coal, Thin Ice)/ChinaBest Actress: Bae Doona (A Girl at My Door)/South KoreaBest Newcomer: Zhang Huiwen (Coming Home)/ChinaBest Supporting Actor:(Black Coal, Thin Ice)/ChinaBest Cinematographer: Zeng Jian (Blind Massage)/ChinaBest Editor: Gareth Evans (The Raid 2: Berandal)/IndonesiaBest Composer:Mikey McCleary (Margarita, Having A Straw)/IndiaBest Visual Effects: Rick Sander, Christoph Zollinger (Gone With Most The Bullets)/ChinaBest Production Designer: Liu Qing (Gone Using The Bullets)/ChinaBest Costume Designer: William Chang Suk-ping (Gone With Almost All The Bullets)/ChinaSingapore International NewsBlind Massage