T.O.P is Selected as Best Newcomer For 5th Annual Asian Film Award
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society has announced the nominees for the 5th annual Asian Film Awards which will take place in Hong Kong next month.
Amongst a total of 14 categories, Korean actress Jeon Do-youn has been nominated for best actress for her role in the movie “The Housemaid,” competing against Japanese actress Kikuchi Rinko and Chinese actress Michelle Yeoh, while actor Ha Jung-woo, who starred in movie “Yellow Sea,” is up for the prize of best actor alongside Chinese actor Chow Yun-Fat and Japanese actor Yakusho Koji.
Korean film “Poetry,” helmed by famed director Lee Chang-dong, was nominated in three categories including best picture, best director and best screenplay, and action flick “Yellow Sea” will compete for the prize for best production designer and best composer.
Ryoo Seung-bum from “The Unjust” and Yoon Yeo-jung from “The Housemaid” were nominated for best supporting actor and actress, respectively, while Choi Seung-hyun (also known as TOP from boy band Big Bang) has been selected for best newcomer.
The ceremony will also announce the winners for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema, Award for Promotion of Asian Cinema and Top-Grossing Film.
This year the ceremony will take place on March 21 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
First established in 2007, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) honors filmmakers with outstanding achievements in Asian cinema.