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Asian Film Awards: Louis Koo named best actor and Sylvia Chang named best actress

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Source: Variety.com/Ming Pao

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The 12th edition of the 

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 saw Chen Kaige’s “The 

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” emerge as the numerical winner.  Warmest applause of the evening went to Hong Kong star Louis Koo, who was named best actor in “Paradox.” Koo is enormously popular and hard working, and is the talent ambassador for the 

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, but is not normally considered as an contender. “I’ve appeared in over 200 movies and this is the first time I’ve ever won an award,” said Koo from the podium, before thanking investors and others who have had faith in him over the years. Most tearful moment came from Hong Kong-based Taiwanese polymath Sylvia Chang. “Film making is not about winning awards,” she said as she picked up her second prize of the night. “It is about conveying real feelings.”

2018 Asian Film Awards winners

  • Best Film: “Youth”
  • Best Director: Ishii Yuya (Japan) for “The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue”
  • Best Screenplay: Mayanayk Tewari, Amit Masurkar (India) for “Newton”
  • Best Actor: Louis Koo (Hong Kong) “Paradox”
  • Best Actress: Sylvia Chang (Taiwan) in “Love Education”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Yang Ik-June (Japan) in “Wilderness”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Zhang Yuqi (China) in “The 

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  • Best Action Film: “Paradox” (Hong Kong)
  • Best Newcomer: Chutimon Cheungcharoensukying (Thailand) in “Bad Genius”
  • Best New Director: Dong Yue (China) “The Looming Storm”
  • Best Cinematography: Kim Jiyoung (Korea) for “The Fortress”
  • Next Generation Award: Lim Yoon-a (Korea)
  • Best Original Music: Joe Hisaishi (Japan) for “Our Time Will Come”
  • Best Sound: Tuu Di-chih and Wu Shu-yao (Taiwan) for “The Great Buddha+”
  • Best Editing: Shin Min-kyung (Korea) for “The King”
  • Best Visual Effects: Ishi Norio (Japan) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
  • Best Costume Design: Chen Tongxun (China) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
  • Best Production Design: Tu Nan and Lu Wei (China) for “The Legend of the Demon Cat”
  • Excellence In Asian Cinema Award: Kara Wai (Hong Kong)
  • 2017 Highest Grossing Asian Film: “Wolf Warrior 2”
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Sylvia Chang
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Congratulations to Louis Koo and Sylvia Chang for the achievement Awards.

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