Tuesday, March 18, 2008


In a star-studded celebration ceremony, the 2nd Asian Film Awards (AFA) presented their awards on the 17th March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the AFA’s red-carpet gala and award ceremony paid tribute to 33 nominated Asian films in 12 categories and bestowed two world renowned filmmakers with special accolades. The awards were presented by top regional celebrities and filmmakers. Here's the complete winner listing:


Best Director: Lee Chang-dong (SECRET SUNSHINE)

Best Actress: Jeon Do-yeon (SECRET SUNSHINE)

Best Actor: Tony Leung Chiu-wai (LUST, CAUTION)

Best Supporting Actor: Sun Honglei (MONGOL)

Best Supporting Actress: Joan Chen (THE SUN ALSO RISES)

Best Screenwriter: Au Kin-yee and Wai Ka-fai (MAD DETECTIVE)

Best Cinematographer: Liao Pen-jung (HELP ME EROS)

Best Visual Effects: Ng Yuen-fai (THE WARLORDS)

Best Production Designer: Cao Jiu-ping and Zhang Jian-qun (THE SUN ALSO RISES)

Best Editor: David Richardson (EYE IN THE SKY)

Best Composer: Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani (OM SHANTI OM)

Special tributes were an integral part of the ceremony with visionary Japanese filmmaker Yuya Ishii receiving The Edward Yang New Talent Award from director Ann Hui and actor Chang Han, while renowned director Hou Hsiao-hsien honored Yamada Yuji with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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