A SEPARATION Takes Top Honours at 6th Asian Film Awards

James Marsh, 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:
A SEPARATION (Iran)

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:
Ni Ni - THE FLOWERS OF WAR (China)

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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