The 10th edition of Asian Film Awards (AFA), which was held Thursday, March 17, at the Venetian Theatre in Macau, China, honoured diverse talents across Asian cinema. The prestigious awards ceremony was graced by a spectacular gathering of celebrities and industry professionals from different cities of Asia.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's "Bajirao Mastani" won the Best Visual Effects award after beating "Baahubali - The Beginning," which was one of the nominees in the category. Vicky Kaushal, who was nominated in the Best Newcomer category for his performance in "Masaan," lost the award to "Port of Call" actress Jessie Li.
While "Bajirao Mastani" was nominated in five categories, Best Film, Best Original Music, Best Editing, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects categories, "Tavar," "Bombay Velvet," "Maasan" and "Baahubali –The Beginning" were nominated in one category each.
The award for the Best Film went to Chinese movie "The Assassin." The film swept a majority of the awards in different categories. Shu Qi was named Best Actress, while Zhou Yun took Best Supporting Actress award.
"It is with great pleasure that Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao and The Venetian Macao once again sponsor the Asian Film Awards. The awards represent the very best of the dynamic and always exciting Asian film industry, and it is an honour for us to host them and welcome so many famous faces to Macao," Dave Horton, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. & Sands China Ltd, said in a statement.
Check out the winners of "10th Asian Film Awards" below, and for the complete list click here.
Best Film – "The Assassin"
Best Director – Hou Hsiao-Hsien for "The Assassin"
Best Actor – Lee Byung-Hun for "Inside Men"
Best Actress - Shu Qi for "The Assassin"
Best Newcomer - Jessie Li for "Port of Call"
Best Supporting Actor - Asano Tadanobu for "Journey to the Shore"
Best Supporting Actress - Zhou Yun for "The Assassin"
Best Screenplay - Jia Zhangke for "Mountains May Depart"
Best Visual Effects - Prasad Sutar for "Bajirao Mastani"
Best Cinematography - Mark Lee Ping-bing for "The Assassin"
Best Original Music - Lim Giong for "The Assassin"