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"The Assassin" is the biggest winner at Asian Film Awards

Writer: Florey DM


A scene from "The Assassin".

18 Mar – Hou Hsiao-hsien's martial arts drama "The Assassin" became the biggest winner yet again, this time at the 10th Asian Film Awards.

The movie bagged the most awards, winning eight out of 15 trophies, including Best Director for the Taiwanese director and Best Actress for its lead star Shu Qi.

It also broke the previous record held by Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster", which previously won seven awards at the event.

Meanwhile, Korean heartthrob Lee Byung-hun won Best Actor for his role in "Inside Men", while Chinese director Jia Zhangke won Best Script for his movie, "Mountains May Depart".

The 10th Asian Film Awards was held at the Venetian Theatre in The Venetian Casino and Hotel in Macau on 17 March 2016.

The full winners list of the 10th Asian Film Awards is as follows:

Best Film: "The Assassin"
Best Director: Hou Hsiao-hsien ("The Assassin")

Best Actor: Lee Byung-hun ("Inside Men")
Best Actress: Shu Qi ("The Assassin")

Best Newcomer: Jessie Li ("Port of Call")
Best Supporting Actor: Asano Tadanobu ("Journey to the Shore")
Best Supporting Actress: Zhou Yun ("The Assassin")

Best Screenplay: Jia Zhangke ("Mountains May Depart")
Best Cinematography: Mark Lee Ping-bing ("The Assassin")

Best Production Design: Hwarng Wern-ying ("The Assassin")
Best Original Music: Lim Giong ("The Assassin")

Best Editing: William Chang Suk-ping, Chu Ka-yat, Liao Ching-sung, Wong Hoi, Philip Yung ("Port of Call")
Best Visual Effects: Prasad Sutar ("Bajirao Mastani")

Best Costume Design: Lee Ji-yeon, Shim Hyun-seob ("The Throne")
Best Sound: Chu Shih-yi, Tu Duu-chih, Wu Shu-yao ("The Assassin")

SPECIAL AWARDS
Highest-grossing Asian Film of 2015: "Monster Hunt"
Lifetime Achievement Award: Yuen Wo-ping
Lifetime Achievement Award: Kiki Kirin

Cinema Online, 18 March 2016

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