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Writer/director Bong Joon-ho’s MOTHER took home some major trophies at the fourth Asian Film Awards held in Hong Kong. The South Korean filmmaker, who last gave us the superlative THE HOST, led his countrymen in six wins, including best film. Read on for more details and the complete list of winners.
Bong’s thriller is about a mother who tries to clear her son of a murder accusation. According to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, the film’s Kim Hye-ja won for best actress and Bong and Park Eun-kyo nabbed the award for best screenwriter.
The Asian Film Award winners follow:
MOTHER (South Korea)
Lu Chuan, CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH (China)
Wang Xueqi, BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (Hong Kong/China)
Kim Hye-ja, MOTHER (South Korea)
Ng Meng Hui, AT THE END OF DAYBREAK (Malaysia/Hong Kong/South Korea)
Best Supporting Actor
Nicholas Tse, BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (Hong Kong/China)
Wai Ying-hung, AT THE END OF DAYBREAK (Malaysia/Hong Kong/South Korea)
Parl Eun-kyo, Bong Joon-ho, MOTHER (South Korea)
Cao Yu, CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH (China)
Best Production Designer
Alain-Pascal Housiaux, Patrick Dechesne/Lee Tian-Jue, FACE (Taiwan)
Lo Ta-Yu, VENGEANCE (Hong Kong)
Lee Chatametikool, KARAOKE (Malaysia)
Best Visual Effects
Yi Zeon-hyoung, THIRST (South Korea)
Best Costume Designer
Christian Lacroix, Anne Dunsford, Wang Chia-Hui, FACE (Taiwan)
Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema
The Asian Film Award for Lifetime Achievement
The Asian Film Award for 2009’s Top-Grossing Film Director
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