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APFF AWARDS AT THE VENETIAN: Director Hirokazu Koreeda wins top Asia-Pacific ‘Oscars’

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image Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Director, screenwriter and producer from Japan

The Best Picture and the Best Director awards went to Japanese film “Like Father, Like Son” and its director Hirokazu Koreeda.
Zhang Ziyi and Lee Kang-sheng won the Best Actress and the Best Actor awards at the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival, just weeks after winning a Golden Horse for their leading roles in “The Grandmaster” and “Stray Dogs.”
Lee, a 45-year-old native of Taipei, was recognized at the awards ceremony held in Macau for his portrayal of a down-and-out father who wanders in city streets trying to scrape a living.
“Stray Dogs,” directed by Tsai Ming-liang, also won in the Best Sound category.
Zhang, a leading actress with international fame, was given the Best Actress award both Sunday night and at the Golden Horse awards ceremony held in Taipei on Nov. 23 for her role in “The Grandmaster.” The film also won the award for Best Cinematography last night.
Like Lee and Zhang, Yann Yann Yeo from Malaysia was also recognized by both the Asia-Pacific Film Festival and Golden Horse jurors for her supporting role in “Ilo, Ilo,” a Singaporean production that won two other Golden Horse awards - for Best Picture and Best New Director.
The award for Best Supporting Actor went to Nawazuddin Siddiqui of “The Lunchbox” from India directed by Ritesh Batra.
The awards presentation ceremony was still taking place at the Venetian at closing time.  MDT/Agencies


Yeo Yann Yann wins best supporting actress

Yeo Yann Yann has won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival for her role in Singapore film “Ilo Ilo”.
It was the only win for “Ilo Ilo” at the festival. The film was nominated in four categories - Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.
Last month, it became the first Singaporean film to win Best Feature Film at the 50th Golden Horse Award in Taiwan.

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