Wednesday, January 21, 2009

3rd Asian Film Nominations

Today they announced the nominations and even if they haven’t posted the list in their official site, from different sources I was able to identify the following nominees.

Best Film
"Forever Enthralled," China
"The Good, the Bad, the Weird," South Korea
"Ponyo on the Cliff," Japan
"The Rainbow Troops," Indonesia
"Red Cliff," China
"Tokyo Sonata," Japan/The Netherlands/ Hong Kong

Best Director
FENG Xiao-gang, "If You Are the One," China
KIM Jee-woon, "The Good, the Bad, the Weird," South Korea
KOREEDA Hirokazu, "Still Walking," Japan
Brillante MENDOZA, "Service” The Philippines
MIYAZAKI Hayao/Frank MARSHALL, "Ponyo on the Cliff," Japan
John WOO, "Red Cliff," China

Best Actor
GE You, "If You Are the One," China
HA Jung-woo, "The Chaser," South Korea
Akshay KUMAR, "Singh is Kinng, India
MATSUYAMA Kenich, "Detroit Metal City," Japan
MOTOKI Masahiro, "Departures," Japan
SONG Kang-ho, "The Good, the Bad, the Weird," South Korea

Best Actress
FUKATSU Eri, "The Magic Hour," Japan
JIANG Wenli, "And the Spring Comes," China
Deepika PADUKONE, "Chandni Chowk To China," India
YOSHINAGA Sayuri, "Kabei - Our Mother," Japan
ZHOU Wei, "Painted Skin," China/Hong Kong
Zhou Xun, "The Equation of Love and Death," China

Best Newcomer
MATSUDA Shota, "Boys Over Flowers: the Movie," Japan
Sandrine PINNA, "Miao Miao," Taiwan/Hong Kong
SO Ji-sub, "Rough Cut," South Korea
XU Jiao, "CJ7," Hong Kong
JeeJa YANIN, "Chocolate," Thailand
YU Shaoqun, "Forever Enthralled," China

When they post in the official site I’ll verify the nominees and modify them if applicable. To check the nominees in all the categories go here and/or here. The awards ceremony will be in Hong Kong on March 23.

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