Korean Media Among The Winners At The 16th Asian Film Awards

The 16th Asian Film Awards took place on March 12 at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Auditorium at the Hong Kong Palace Museum. Korean productions earned several awards.

While the Japanese film Drive My Car won Best Film, the Best Director Award went to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda for his film Broker, which stars Korean actors Song Kang-ho, IU, Gang Dong-won, Bae Doona and Lee Joo Young. The film, about two baby brokers—and the mother whose baby they are ready to broker—was set in Korea. The film previously won an Ecumenical Jury Award and the Best Actor award for Song Kang-ho at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival

Tony Leung Chiu Wai won Best Actor for his role in the Hong Kong film Where The Wind Blows. Best Actress went to Chinese actress Tang Wei for her leading role in Park Chan-wook’s film Decision To Leave.

The Best Supporting Actor award was presented to Japanese actor Hio Miyazawa for his role in The Egoist. The Best Supporting Actress award was given to Kim So-jin for her role as a flight attendant in the Korean air disaster film Emergency Declaration.

Chung Seo-kyung and Park Chan-wook won The Best Screenplay Award for the film Decision To Leave, while the Best Editing Award went to Azusa Yamazaki for Drive My Car. Decision To Leave also won a Best Production Design Award for Ryu Seong-hie.

Chas Chau, Tony Leung and Tai Kwok won Best Visual Effects for Warriors of the Future. Best Sound went to Duu-Chih Tu for Anita. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sammo Hung of Hong Kong and Tony Leung Chiu Wai won an Asian Film Contribution Award. Hiroshi Abe received an Excellence in Asian Cinema Award.

Korean actor Ji Chang-wook received a Next Generation Award for his work in films such as Fabricated City. This year the actor can be seen in the Disney Korean TV drama The Worst of Evil.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/joanmacdonald/2023/03/13/korean-media-among-the-winners-at-16th-asian-film-awards/