Friday, 28 March 2014


Who'd have thought it? Pretty much everyone, I'd say, as Wong Kar Wai's most financially successful film to date in his career won seven Asian Film Awards yesterday (the 27th of March). Major prizes handed out to the film included Best Picture, Best Director for Wong and Best Actress for Zhang Ziyi, while the two categories in which it was also nominated for Oscars (Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design) also reaped awards for the historical martial arts film. Irrfan Khan won Best Actor for The Lunchbox, the highly popular film which was rejected by India's selection committee to be represented at the Oscars last year.

Best Picture
The Grandmaster

Best Director
Wong Kar Wai (The Grandmaster)

Best Actor
Irrfan Khan (The Lunchbox)

Best Actress
Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster)

Best Supporting Actor
Huang Bo (No Man's Land)

Best Supporting Actress
Yeo Yann Yann (Ilo Ilo)

Best Screenplay
Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox)

Best Cinematography
Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster)

Best Editor
Shin Min Kyung (Cold Eyes)

Best Production Designer
William Chang and Yau Wai Ming (The Grandmaster)

Best Costume Designer
William Chang (The Grandmaster)

Best Visual Effects
Jung Sung Jin (Mr. Go)

Best Composer
Nathaniel Mechaly and Shigeru Umebayashi (The Grandmaster)

Best Newcomer
Jiang Shu Ying (So Young)