The Grandmaster sweeps Asian Film Awards
Published in: The Straits Times on on March 28, 2014
MACAU (AFP) – Martial arts fantasy “The Grandmaster” dominated the Asian Film Awards on Thursday with seven wins including best movie, as its emotional director mourned the film’s stuntman who was on the missing Malaysian jetliner.
India’s “The Lunchbox” was the only other film to win multiple prizes at the star-studded event at Macau’s City of Dreams casino resort, winning awards for best actor and screenwriter.
Local film Ilo Ilo also produced a winner, with actress Yeo Yann Yann coming out tops in the Best Supporting Actress category.
“The Grandmaster”, inspired by the life of Yip Man – the mentor of legendary kung fu star Bruce Lee – scooped awards in most other major categories, including best director for Wong Kar-wai and best actress for Zhang Ziyi.
Here’s a list of the top winners from the Asian Film Awards (2014):
Best Film: The Grandmaster
Best Director: Wong Kar-Wai (The Grandmaster – Hong Kong)
Best Actor: Irrfan Khan (The Lunchbox – India)
Best Actress: Zhang ZiYi (The Grandmaster – Hong Kong)
Best Newcomer: Jiang Shuying (So Young – China)
Best Supporting Actor: Huang Bo (No Man’s Land – China)
Best Supporting Actress: Yeo Yann Yann (Ilo Ilo – Singapore)
Best Screenwriter: Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox – India)
Best Cinematographer: Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster – Hong Kong)
Best Production Designer: William Chang Suk-ping, Alfred Yau Wai-ming (The Grandmaster)
Best Composer: Umebayashi Shigeru, Nathaniel Mechaly (The Grandmaster)
Best Editor: Shin Min-kyung (Cold Eyes – South Korea)
Best Visual Effects: Jung Sung-Jin (Mr Go – Japan)
Best Costume Designer: William Chang Suk-ping (The Grandmaster)