As reported on Oriental Daily News, the actor, who attended the event, stated that he was delighted with the honour as he did not expect to win after the film’s success at last year’s Berlinale.
Chinese actor Liao Fan has recently been honoured with Asian Film Awards’ Best Actor for his performance in “Black Coal, Thin Ice”.
“I didn’t think I would win. I want to thank the jury for their support,” said Liao, who previously won Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.
Liao also revealed that he hopes to work with Hong Kong actor Sean Lau and director Ann Hui one day.
Meanwhile, Ann Hui received the Best Director award for her biopic, “The Golden Era”.
WINNERS OF THE 9TH ASIAN FILM AWARDS
BEST FILM: “BLIND MASSAGE”
BEST DIRECTOR: Ann Hui On Wa (“THE GOLDEN ERA”)
BEST ACTOR: Liao Fan (“BLACK COAL, THIN ICE”)
BEST ACTRESS: Bae Doo-Na (“A GIRL AT MY DOOR”)
BEST NEWCOMER: Zhang Huiwen (“COMING HOME”)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Wang Zhiwen (“THE GOLDEN ERA”)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Chizuru Ikewaki (“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, Christoph Zollinger (“GONE WITH THE BULLETS”)
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER: William Chang Suk Ping (“GONE WITH THE BULLETS”)
EXCELLENCE IN ASIAN CINEMA AWARD: Miki Nakatani
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Im Kwon-Taek
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