A SEPARATION Takes Top Honours at 6th Asian Film Awards

, Asian Editor
Monday night saw the winners announced for the 6th Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, with Asghar Farhadi's Oscar winning A SEPARATION taking home four prizes including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. As expected, veteran Hong Kong actress Deanie Ip was named Best Actress for her heart-warming turn in Ann Hui's A SIMPLE LIFE, while Indonesian actor Donny Damara picked up the Best Actor trophy for his performance in LOVELY MAN. Peter Chan's WU XIA won three technical awards: Best Cinematographer, Best Composer and Best Production Designer, while Mainland actress Ni Ni was named Best Newcomer for her star-making turn in Zhang Yimou's THE FLOWERS OF WAR.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Best Film:

Best Director:
Asghar Farhadi - A SEPARATION (Iran)

Best Actor:
Donny Damara - LOVELY MAN (Indonesia)

Best Actress:
Deanie Ip - A SIMPLE LIFE (Hong Kong)

Best Supporting Actor:
Lawrence Ko - JUMP! ASHIN (Taiwan)

Best Supporting Actress:
Shamiane Buencamino - NINO (The Philippines)

Best Newcomer:

Best Screenwriter:
Asghar Farhadi - A SEPARATION (Iran)

Best Cinematographer:
Jake Pollock/Lai You Fai - WU XIA (China/Hong Kong)

Best Production Designer:
Yee Chung Man/Sun Li - WU XIA (China/Hong Kong)

Best Composer:
Chan Kwong Wing/Peter Kam/Chatchai Pongprapaphan - WU XIA (China/Hong Kong)

Best Editor:
Hayedeh Safiyari - A SEPARATION (Iran)

Best Visual Effects:
Wook Kim/Josh Cole/Frankie Chung - THE FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (Hong Kong/China)

Best Costume Designer:
Yee Chung Man/Lai Hsuan Wu - THE FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (Hong Kong/China)

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ann Hui (Hong Kong)

The Edward Yang New Talent Award:
Edwin (Indonesia)

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