Which Korean superstar will win at the “Asian Oscars” 8회 아시아 필름 어워드

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The 8th Asian Film Awards(AFA), dubbed the “Asian Oscars”, honours the best of Asian films. The prestigious ceremony will be held at the City of Dreams in Macau in the state of the art Dancing Water Theatre. This year, the jury panel chose to recognize 5 Korean films for their excellent work, rewarding them with nominations for various prestigious awards.

‘The Attorney’ garnered 3 nominations at the AFA as the Best Actor, Best Newcomer(Im Si Wan, a member of Korean boy group, ZE:A) and Best Supporting Actress. The popular action film ‘Cold Eyes’ bagged 4 nominations at the 8th AFA. Han Hyo Joo, known for her role in the popular award-winning drama Dongyi, received a Best Actress nomination. She has already won Best Actress Awards in the several Korea film award. Her AFA nomination marks her first international nomination for her role in Cold Eyes and she is definitely looking to continue her winning streak.

Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer

The Attorney

The Attorney

‘Snowpiercer’, it leads all the Korean films with a total of 5 nominations. It was awarded nominations in the coveted Best Film and Best Director categories. This movie is a collaboration between film industry veterans from South Korea, France and the United States. Respected South Korean actress, Jeon Do Yeon, was named the AFA ambassador. Jeon has won numerous awards over the span of her 20 year career. She solidified her status as an outstanding actress after earning the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, becoming one of only two Asian women that have received the illustrious accolade.

Director of the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, Mr. Lee Yong kwan was selected to be part of both the jury panel and organising committee. As a result of his involvement, the 8th AFA will be jointly organised by the AFA Academy and its constituent partners with Busan International Film Festival, Hong Kong Film Festival Society and Tokyo International Film Festival.

Physiognomy

Physiognomy

Cold Eyes

Cold Eyes

Mr. Go

Mr. Go

About Asian Film Awards
The annual Asian Film Awards was established in 2007 as the first Asian film awards that recognizes all the cinematic talents in the Asian region. The AFA is the only ceremony in the World that brings together the Asian cinematic elite. The AFA will be the focal point of global attention as World-renowned filmmakers and celebrities gather on the red carpet. The judging panel consists of 12 respected film industry experts that will screen the nominated films through stringent judging processes and eventually vote to decide the winners of each of the 14 categories. The annual award ceremony has garnered attention from both industry professionals and movie fans alike. The AFA strives to promote cultural exchange between film industry professionals from all across Asia in the hope of propelling Asian films to greater heights. More detail, www.asianfilmawards.asia

8th AFA will be held in Macau's City of Dream on 27th Marchgadgagxdg

아시아 영화인들의 축제, 제 8회 아시아 필름 어워드가 다가오는 3월 27일 홍콩에서 개최된다. 홍콩 국제영화제협회가 주관하여 2007년부터 매년 3월 홍콩에서 열리는 영화제로 최고 작품상과 감독상을 포함해 총 14개 부문에서 수상작을 선정한다. 역대 최고 작품상 수상작은 ‘괴물’(한국, 2007), ‘밀양’(한국, 2008), ‘도쿄 소나타’(일본, 홍콩, 네덜란드, 2009), ‘마더’(한국, 2010), ‘엉클 분미’(태국, 2011) ‘씨민과 나데르의 별거’(이란, 2012), ‘미스테리’(중국, 2013)이다.

지금까지의 아시아 필름 어워드에서 국내 영화의 수상 결과는 다음과 같다. 1회에는 봉준호 감독의 ‘괴물’이 작품상을 포함한 4관왕에 올랐으며, 2회에는 ‘밀양’이 작품상과 여우주연상를 포함해 3관왕을, 3회에는 ‘좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈’의 정우성이 남우주연상을, ‘추격자’가 편집상을 수상했다. 제4회에는 ‘마더’가 여우주연상을 포함한 3관왕, ‘박쥐’는 시각효과상을 받았다. 5회에는 ‘황해’가 남우주연상, ‘시’가 감독상과 각본상을, ‘하녀’가 여우조연상을, ‘악마를 보았다’가 편집상을 수상했다. 6회에는 ‘최종병기 활’과 ‘고지전’등이 남우주연상에 후보에 올랐지만 수상하지 못했다.

작년에 개최된 7회에는 ‘피에타’, ‘범죄와의 전쟁’, ‘도둑들’, ‘늑대소년’, ‘알투비 : 리턴투베이스’, ‘인류멸망보고서’ 등의 국내영화가 다양한 부문에서 후보로 선정되었지만 아쉽게도 수상작은 없었다. 올해에는  ‘설국열차’, ‘변호인’, ‘감시자들’, ‘관상’, ‘미스터 고’ 등의 한국영화가 각기 다른 부문에서 후보 수상작으로 선정되었다. ‘설국열차’는 작품상, 감독상을 포함한 5개 부문, ‘변호인’은 남우주연상을 포함한 3개 부문, ‘감시자들’은 4개 부문에, 그리고 ‘미스터 고’가 시각상, ‘관상’이 의상상 부문에 후보로 선정되어 그 결과를 기다리고 있다.

HAN Hyo Joo

HAN Hyo Joo

Jeon Do Yeon

Jeon Do Yeon

IM Si Wan

IM Si Wan

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