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South Korean thriller Mother wins Best Film at 4th Asian Film awards

By NewsDesk • Published on March 23, 2010

Mother, the South Korean thriller by Bong Joon-ho was awarded Best Film at the 4th Asian Film Awards (AFA), held on Monday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Mother also claimed awards for Best Actress and Best Screenwriter. South Korea took home the most awards, a total of six including Best Film, Best Actress, Best Newcomer, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenwriter, and Best Visual Effects. Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan received The Asian Film Award for Lifetime Achievement while The Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema was presented to Zhang Yimou. Sonam Kapoor was the only Indian to be nominated for the Asian Film award in the Best Newcomer category for Delhi 6.   

The list of winners of the 4th AFA are: 

BEST FILM

Mother (South Korea) 

BEST DIRECTOR

LU Chuan / City of Life and Death (China) 

BEST ACTOR

WANG Xueqi / Bodyguards and Assassins (Hong Kong / China) 

BEST ACTRESS

KIM Hye-ja / Mother (South Korea) 

BEST NEWCOMER

NG Meng Hui / At the End of Daybreak (Malaysia / Hong Kong / South Korea) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Nicholas TSE / Bodyguards and Assassins (Hong Kong / China) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

WAI Ying-hung / At the End of Daybreak (Malaysia / Hong Kong / South Korea) 

BEST SCREENWRITER

PARK Eun-kyo / BONG Joon-ho / Mother (South Korea) 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER

CAO Yu / City of Life and Death (China)

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