The 2015 Asian Film Awards nominations were announced recently, along with director Ann Hui’s The Golden Era leading with the pack of five, including the nomination for best director, best actress for Tang Wei, best supporting actor for Wang Zhiwen, best screenwriter & also best editor all just for this movie only.
The biopic is followed by Chinese titles Black Coal, Thin Ice, which won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 2014, Gone With The Bullets & Blind Massage, each with four nominations.
Chinese productions & Hong Kong-Chinese co-productions dominate the 2015 awards with 26 nominations, followed by Japan with 17 nominations and South Korea with 16.
The 14-member jury will be presided by Hong Kong director-producer Mabel Cheung (An Autumn’s Tale, Echoes Of The Rainbow), and includes Aaron Kwok (After This Our Exile).
Organized by the Asian Film Awards Academy, founded in late 2013 by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, the Busan International Film Festival & the Tokyo International Film Festival, the Asian Film Awards will be held on March 25 at The Venetian Theater in Macau.
>Asian Film Awards: ‘The Golden Era’ Leads with Five Nominations
>’Black Coal, Thin Ice’ got four nominations.
Here are the nominations in major categories:
Black Coal, Thin Ice (China)
Blind Massage (China)
Hill Of Freedom (South Korea)
Ode To My Father (South Korea)
The Light Shines Only There (Japan)
Lou Ye, Blind Massage (China)
Tsukamoto Shinya, Fires On The Plain (Japan)
Lav Diaz, From What Is Before (The Philippines)
Vishal Bhardwaj, Haider (India)
Hong Sang-soo, Hill Of Freedom (South Korea)
Ann Hui, The Golden Era (Hong Kong, China)
Liao Fan, Black Coal, Thin Ice (China)
Kase Ryo, Hill Of Freedom (South Korea)
Sean Lau Ching-wan, Overheard 3 (Hong Kong, China)
Ethan Ruan, Paradise In Service (Taiwan)
Choi Min-sik, Roaring Currents (South Korea)
Satoh Takeru, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Japan)
Bae Doo-na, A Girl At My Door (South Korea)
Gong Li, Coming Home (China)
Zhao Wei, Dearest (Hong Kong, China)
Kaiki Koechlin, Margarita, With A Straw (India)
>Miyazawa Rie, Pale Moon (Japan)
>Tang Wei, The Golden Era (Hong Kong, China)