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The 2nd Asian Film Awards (AFA)

Date: March 17, 2008
Time: 8:15pm (UTC/GMT +8)
Venue: Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Complete List of Nominees

Best Film
"Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame" (Iran)
"I Just Didn't Do It" (Japan)
"Lust, Caution" (Taiwan/China/USA)
"Secret Sunshine" (South Korea)
"The Sun Also Rises" (China/Hong Kong)
"The Warlords" (China/Hong Kong)

Best Director
Peter CHAN, "The Warlords," (China/Hong Kong)
JIANG Wen, "The Sun Also Rises" (China/Hong Kong)
Ang LEE, "Lust, Caution" (Taiwan/China/U.S.)
LEE Chang-Dong, "Secret Sunshine" (South Korea)
SUO Masayuki, "I Just Didn't Do It" (Japan)
ZHANG Lu, "Desert Dream" (South Korea/France)

Best Actor
Jack KAO, "God Man Dog" (Taiwan)
KASE Ryo, "I Just Didn't Do It" (Japan)
Tony LEUNG Chiu-Wai, "Lust, Caution" (Taiwan/China/USA)
Jet LI, "Warlords" (China/Hong Kong)
Joe ODAGIRI, "Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad" (Japan)
SONG Kang-ho, "Secret Sunshine" (South Korea)

Best Actress
Joan CHEN, "The Home Song Diaries" (Singapore/Australia)
JEON Do-Yeon, "Secret Sunshine" (South Korea)
KIKI Kirin, "Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad" (Japan)
KIM Yunjin, "Seven Days" (South Korea)
Deepika PADUKONE, "Om Shanti Om" (India)
TANG Wei, "Lust, Caution" (Taiwan/China/USA)

Best Supporting Actor
CHUN Ho-Jin, "Skeletons in the Closet" (South Korea)
KOBAYASHI Kaoru, "Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad" (Japan)
Mario MAURER, "Love of Siam" (Thailand)
SUN Honglei, "Mongol" (Mongolia/Kazakhstan/Germany/Russia)
TSUTSUMI Shin'ichi, "Always: Sunset on Third Street 2" (Japan)

Best Supporting Actress
Joan CHEN, "The Sun Also Rises" (China/Hong Kong)
KONG Hyo-Jin, "Happiness" (South Korea)
KIM Hye-Soo, "Skeletons in the Closet" (South Korea)
Apinya SAKUJAROENSUK, "Ploy" (Thailand)
YAKUSHIMARU Hiroko, "Always: Sunset on Third Street 2" (Japan)

Best Screenwriter
AU Kin Yee / WAI Ka-Fai, "The Mad Detective" (Hong Kong)
IM Sang-Soo, "The Old Garden" (South Korea)
PENG Tao, "Little Moth" (China)
SUO Masayuki, "I Just Didn't Do It" (Japan)
WANG Hui-Ling / James SCHAMUS, "Lust, Caution" (Taiwan/China/USA)

Best Cinematographer
Hooman BEHMANESH, "Those Three" (Iran)
Chankit CHAMNIVIKAIPONG, "Ploy" (Thailand)
LIAO Pen-jung, "Help Me Eros" (Taiwan)
Shanker RAMAN, "Frozen" (India)
Arthur WONG, "The Warlords" (China/Hong Kong)

Best Production Designer
CAO Jiuping / ZHANG Jian Qun, "The Sun Also Rises" (China/Hong Kong)
KIM Yu-Jeong / LEE Min-Bok, "Epitaph" (South Korea)
IWAKI Namiko, "Sakuran" (Japan)
Pisut PARIWATTANAKIT, "Opapatika" (Thailand)
TSAI Ming-liang, "Help Me Eros" (Taiwan)

Best Composer
Vishal DADLANI / Shekhar RAVJIANI, "Om Shanti Om" (India)
Alexandre DESPLAT, "Lust, Caution" (Taiwan/China/Hong Kong)
Kitti KUREMANEE, "Love of Siam" (Thailand)
SHENA Ringo, "Sakuran" (Japan)
Xiao He, "Mid-Afternoon Barks" (China)

Best Editor
Charliebebs GOHETIA, "Slingshot" (The Philippines)
HIRASAWA Shogo, "Maiko Haaaan!!!" (Japan)
LEE Eun-soo, "The Old Garden" (South Korea)
Wenders LI, "The Warlords" (China/Hong Kong)
David RICHARDSON, "Eye in the Sky" (Hong Kong)

Best Visual Effects
Thomas DUVAL, "The Sun Also Rises" (China/Hong Kong)
NG Yuen Fai, "The Warlords" (China/Hong Kong)
SE#A Hiroyuki, "Dainipponjin" (Japan)
SHIM Hyung-rae, "D-War" (South Korea)
YAMAZAKI Takashi, "Always: Sunset on Third Street 2" (Japan)

Special Awards

The 2nd AFA Lifetime Achievement Award
Yoji Yamada (Japan)

The 2nd AFA Edward Yang New Talent Award
Yuya Ishii (Japan)

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'Lust, Caution,' 'The Warlords' lead Asian Film Awards nominations

The Associated Press
Published: January 17, 2008

Ang Lee directs Tang Wei on the set of "Lust, Caution." (Chan Kam Chuen/Focus Features)

HONG KONG: Ang Lee's spy thriller "Lust, Caution" and Peter Chan's historical epic "The Warlords" led with six nominations each in the shortlist for the second Asian Film Awards announced Thursday.

Other top contenders include Jiang Wen's "The Sun Also Rises," with five nominations. The Japanese movie "I Just Didn't Do it" and South Korea's "Secret Sunshine" each had four in the event organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

"Lust, Caution," about the affair between an undercover student activist and the Japanese-allied spy chief in World War II-era Shanghai, and "The Warlords" are both up for best film and best director.

The lead actors from "Lust, Caution," Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Tang Wei, also were nominated for top acting awards.

"The Warlords" star Jet Li is also competing for best actor, along with South Korean Song Kang-ho from "Secret Sunshine," who won in the same category last year for the monster thriller "The Host," and Ryo Kase from "I Just Didn't Do It," about a young man fighting sexual harassment charges.

Song's co-star from "Secret Sunshine," Jeon Do-yeon, is up for best actress, along with Korean-American actress Kim Yun-jin from the hit U.S. TV. show "Lost" and veteran Chinese actress Joan Chen.

Jeon already won Cannes best actress last year for "Secret Sunshine," in which she portrays a woman's mental breakdown after moving to her husband's hometown following his death in a traffic accident, only to face the kidnapping and murder of her son.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Hong Kong on March 17.

The Hong Kong film festival launched the Asian Film Awards last year in an attempt to add luster to the event, which is facing growing competition from other film festivals in the region, most notably the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea.

The awards ceremony was one of two pan-Asian film awards that debuted last year, along with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, organized by Australia's Queensland state government, the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, broadcaster CNN and UNESCO.

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Chairman Wilfred Wong said the budget for the Asian Film Awards was increased by about 1 million Hong Kong dollars (US$128,000; €88,000) from last year to about HK$10 million (US$1.3 million; €880,000) this year.

The Asian Film Awards also added best supporting actor categories this year.

Wong said the budget for the overall Hong Kong film festival increased by several million Hong Kong dollars to HK$40 million (US$5 million; €3.5 million).

By comparison, the Pusan International Film Festival was budgeted at 7.4 billion Korean won (US$7.8 million; €5.4 million) last year.

Asked about Pusan's bigger budget, Wong said he welcomed more Hong Kong government funding but that "even though we have less money, we work very efficiently."

The Hong Kong film festival will run from March 17 to April 6.

Source: International Herald Tribune

Song Hye-Kyo & Seung Seung-heon Invited to Attend Asian Film Awards

(Mingpao) Saturday  March 8  05:05AM

^ KBS drama "Autumn In My Heart" (2000)

[Asian Film Awards] will be held on March 17 in Hong Kong, many renowned/prominent directors and movie stars will be presenters and performers that night.  A group of Korean stars are among the list of invited guests including Song Hye-kyo and Song Seung-heon - there's hope that this classic on-screen couple of <Autumn In My Heart> will reunite in Hong Kong.  In addition, <Secret Sunshine>'s lead actor Song Kang-ho's also invited.  Guest performer is Stefanie Sun.  The award ceremony will be televised live by TVB Pearl Station.

Ang Lee is nominated for Best Director for <Lust, Caution>.  He mentions in interviews that he has confidence in <Lust, Caution>; he also hopes that lead actor Tony Leung and lead actress Tang Wei and others (nominated) will be able to win awards.  He's currently in New York with his family and thinking about new scripts.  He's making arrangements to be in Hong Kong for the award ceremony.

Source: Mingpao
Image: KBS

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Tang, Leung to attend AFA
By Saul Symonds

March 7, 2008

HONG KONG -- "Lust, Caution" stars Tang Wei and Tony Leung Chiu Wai will join Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, last year's AFA best actress winner Nakatani Miki and action star Jet Li among those attending this year's Asian Film Awards, organizers said Friday.

Now in its second year, the AFA touts itself as one of the most important and prestigious film awards events in Asia. It kicks off the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo and is organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.

The principal sponsor of the event is the Mission Hills Group, an organization that promotes international cultural exchange and hopes to inspire Asian filmmakers. The Hong Kong Film Development Fund and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council also sponsor.

The event will be broadcast locally in Hong Kong on terrestrial English-language channel TVB Pearl as well as elsewhere in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S.

Source: THE Hollywood REPORTER

Nakatani to present at Asian Film Awards

Fri, March 7, 2008 (9:10pm EST)

Actress Miki Nakatani has been chosen as one of the presenters at the 2nd Asian Film Awards, which marks the start of the Hong Kong International Film Festival on the 17th. Nakatani won Best Actress at last year's awards for "Memories of Matsuko."

Tadanobu Asano and director Hideo Nakata are also participating as presenters.

A list of the nominees can be seen at the awards' official website.

Originally in Japanese: Sports Hochi
English Translation Credit: Tokyograph

'Lust' star Tang banned for performance
By Karen Chu

March 8, 2008

Tang Wei (Getty Images)

HONG KONG -- "Lust, Caution" star Tang Wei has been banned in the Chinese media because of the sexual nature of her performance in the Ang Lee film, local press reports said Friday.

An internal memo from China's State Administration of Radio Film and Television was allegedly sent to all television stations and print media in China on Thursday night, stating that a new television commercial starring Tang for skin care brand Pond's was to cease broadcast immediately. All print ads and feature content using the actress also were to be pulled. The memo gave no reason for the ban.

Tang's deal with Pond's is worth a reported 6 million yuan ($843,000).

Neither Tang's manager nor SARFT could be reached for comment, but her "Lust, Caution" director weighed in on the decision Friday.

"I am very disappointed that Tang Wei is being hurt by this decision," Lee said in a statement. "She gave one of the greatest performances ever in a movie that was properly produced and distributed. We will do everything we can to support her in this difficult time."

In a statement titled "Reassertion of Censorship Guidelines" and dated March 7, SARFT said that, on Monday, it informed all major film and broadcast entities and governing bodies that it was renewing prohibitions on "lewd and pornographic content" and content that "show promiscuous acts, rape, prostitution, sexual intercourse, sexual perversity, masturbation and male/female sexual organs and other private parts." However, the public notice, posted on SARFT's Web site, did not specifically mention "Lust" or Tang.

In addition, all awards shows in China were advised to exclude Tang and the producers of "Lust, Caution" from their list of guests, while discussions about the film and Tang on online forums were deleted, Hong Kong newspaper Oriental Daily reported.

A spokesperson for the Asian Film Awards, where Tang was announced Friday as a presenter, said in an interview that the event had no knowledge of any ban and had not been contacted by Tang's management. The awards are set for March 17 in Hong Kong. It was not clear whether the ban would extend to awards shows in Hong Kong.

The announcement comes during the annual meeting of China's highest legislative body, the National People's Congress, in Beijing. The yearly event is an occasion for a shuffling of government positions and the introduction or renewal of regulations and policies. The NPC concludes March 18.

"Lust," Lee's artsy thriller, reportedly upset China's central government, where top officials were said to have criticized the film's content as "glorification of traitors and insulting to patriots." SARFT reportedly was singled out in the censure for permitting the film to be released in China last year, even after seven minutes of graphic sex scenes were cut from the film's theatrical release.

"Lust" is 28-year-old Tang's first major film, and both audiences and critics lauded her for holding her own, particularly given the intense nature of the sexual scenes with co-star Tony Leung Chiu-wai.

The ban of a film, along with its cast and crew, months after release is not uncommon in China. In early January, SARFT banned the producers of the film "Lost in Beijing" for two years and ordered the film's theatrical and home video release to be recalled. The "Lost" cinematic release had been delayed because of sexual content, which was ultimately cut from both the theatrical and home video editions.

"Lust" was controversiol in China for both its political and sexually provocative content. Some Chinese tourists traveled to Hong Kong during the Oct. 1 national holiday to watch the full version of the film, which boosted its Hong Kong boxoffice. The film earned HK$48.8 million ($6.2 million), making it the highest-grossing Chinese-language film in Hong Kong in 2007.

Source: THE Hollywood REPORTER

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