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A Separation wins four Asian Film Awards including Best Film

By NewsDesk • Published on March 20, 2012

Still from A Separation

Asghar Farhadi’s Nader and Simin, A Separation added to its long list of accolades after it scooped up four awards at the 6th Asian Film Awards (AFA) in Hong Kong. It won the Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter and Best Editor.

Donny Damara won the Best Actor for Lovely Man (Indonesia) while Deanie IP won the Best Actress for A Simple Life (Hong Kong).

The 6th AFA that took place on March 19 is one of the opening events of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong and takes place with two other flagship events of the HKIFFS: the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), and the 10th Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

The winners of the 6th AFA are:

Best Film

•             NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION (Iran)

Best Director

•             Asghar FARHADI ? NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION (Iran)

Best Actor

•             Donny DAMARA ? LOVELY MAN (Indonesia)

Best Actress

•             Deanie IP ? A SIMPLE LIFE (Hong Kong)

Best Newcomer

•             NI Ni ? THE FLOWERS OF WAR (Mainland China)

Best Supporting Actor

•             Lawrence KO ? JUMP! ASHIN (Taiwan)

Best Supporting Actress

•             Shamaine BUENCAMINO ? NIÑO (The Philippines)

Best Screenwriter

•             Asghar FARHADI ? NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION (Iran)

Best Cinematographer

•             Jake POLLOCK, LAI Yiu-fai (HKSC) ? WU XIA (Mainland China / Hong Kong)

Best Production Designer

•             YEE Chung-man, SUN Li ? WU XIA (Mainland China / Hong Kong)

Best Composer

•             CHAN Kwong-wing, Peter KAM, Chatchai PONGPRAPAPHAN ? WU XIA

(Mainland China / Hong Kong)

Best Editor

•             Hayedeh SAFIYARI ? NADER AND SIMIN, A SEPARATION (Iran)

Best Visual Effects

•             Wook KIM, Josh COLE, Frankie CHUNG ? THE FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (Hong Kong / Mainland China)

Best Costume Designer

•             YEE Chung-man, LAI Hsuan-wu ? THE FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (Hong Kong / Mainland China)

The winners of the special awards of the 6th AFA are:

The Lifetime Achievement Award

•             Ann HUI

2011’s Top Grossing Asian Film Award

•             LET THE BULLETS FLY

The Edward Yang New Talent Award

•             Edwin

People’s Choice Awards: My Favourite Actor

•             Andy LAU ? A SIMPLE LIFE (Hong Kong)

People’s Choice Awards: My Favourite Actress

•             Eugene DOMINGO ? THE WOMAN IN THE SEPTIC TANK (The Philippines)

 

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