Korea Talents Shine at 9th Asian Film Awards

The 9th Asian Film Awards recently took place on March 25th at the Venetian Theatre of The Venetian Macao with many well-known entertainers and directors were awarded trophies for their recognition in the field.

EXO‘s D.O and male idol group INFINITE, who took the stage to perform, had fans screaming their names, showing their high popularity in the country, while actress Bae Doona took home an award for “Best Actress” for her role in A Girl At My Door.

In addition renowned film director Im Kwon Taek, who is revered as the godfather of Korean cinema, was specially recognized for his work, having produced hundreds of films across different genre throughout his still-ongoing career with the “Lifetime Achievement” award, or “Excellence in Asian Cinema Award.”

This year, there was a total of 74 nominees for 42 films from eight different countries who then competed for 14 different categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Newcomer, Best Screenwriter, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Composer, Best Production Designer, Best Visual Effects and Best Costume Designer.

Other top worldwide celebrities who walked the red carpet, included (Hong Kong) Aaron K, Anthony Perry (WONG), Ivana Wong, Eddie Cheung, Timmi hong, Stephanie Che, Mimi Kung, Ng See-yuen, Ann Hui, Mabel Cheung, Alex Law; (Mainland China) Li Shaohong, Liao Fan, Chen Jianbin, Wan Qian, Zhang Huiwen; (Taiwan) Le Lieh, Zhan Huaiyun, Wallace Huo, Cheryl Yang, Umin Boya, Rhydian Vaughan; (Japan) Nakatani Miki, Miyazawa Rie, Satoh Takeru, Ikewaki Chizuru; (South Korea) Im Kwon Taek, Bae Doona, Han Yeri, Cho Jin Woong, Doh Kyung Soo (EXO’s D.O), INFINITE, Sue Son; (India) Kalki Koechlin and (US) Jermaine Jackson.

Lifetime Achievement: Im Kwon Taek
Best Film: Blind Massage
Best Director: Ann Hui, The Golden Era
Best Actor: Liao Fan, Black Coal, Thin Ice
Best Actress: Bae Doona, A Girl At My Door
Best Newcomer: Zhang Huiwen, Coming Home
Best Supporting Actor: Wang Zhiwen, The Golden Era
Best Supporting Actress: Ikewaki Chizuru, The Light Shines Only There
Best Screenwriter: Diao Yinan, Black Coal, Thin Ice
Best Cinematographer: Zeng Jian, Blind Massage
Best Production Designer: Liu Qing, Gone with the Bullets
Best Composer: Mikey McCleary, Margarita, with a Straw
Best Editor: Gareth Evans, The Raid 2: Berandal
Best Visual Effects: Rick Sander and Christoph Zollinger, Gone with the Bullets
Best Costume designer: William Chang Suk Ping, Gone with the Bullets

South Korean boy band Infinite strike a pose on the 9th Asian Film Awards red carpet
South Korean boy band Infinite strike a pose on the 9th Asian Film Awards red carpet

South Korean superstar Doh Kyung-soo at the 9th Asian Film Awards
South Korean superstar Doh Kyung-soo at the 9th Asian Film Awards

-Godfather of Korean Cinema Im Kwon-Taek” receives the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his numerous contributions to Korean cinema at the 9th Asian Film Awards.
Godfather of Korean Cinema Im Kwon-Taek receives the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his numerous contributions to Korean cinema at the 9th Asian Film Awards.

Renowned director and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Im Kwon-taek hands over the Best Director award to Ann Hui for ‘The Golden Era’ at the 9th Asian Film Awards
Renowned director and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Im Kwon-taek hands over the Best Director award to Ann Hui for ‘The Golden Era’ at the 9th Asian Film Awards