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15th Asian Film Awards Winners Announced


15th Asian Film Awards Winners Announced
Wife of a Spy Wins Big, Receiving Best Film and Best Costume Design;
AOI Yu Wins Best Actress;
MAKITA Aju Wins Best Supporting Actress

The 15th Asian Film Awards (AFA15) announced the winners in 18 categories tonight at a much-anticipated ceremony hosted by the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) in conjunction with the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), at the Paradise Hotel Busan. The awards are organized by the Tokyo, Busan and Hong Kong International Film Festivals.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held in a hybrid format, with some 80 nominees gracing the event with their presence both online and onsite. Korean stars, including Excellence in Asian Cinema Award recipient LEE Byung-hun, dazzled the audience on the red carpet, joined by world-renowned Korean director LEE Chang-dong, Jury President of AFA15, and Japanese filmmaker HAMAGUCHI Ryusuke.

The biggest winner of the night was KUROSAWA Kiyoshi’s wartime period drama Wife of a Spy, which received the Best Film Award, the Best Actress Award (AOI Yu) and the Best Costume Design Award (KOKETSU Haruki). From Japan, MAKITA Aju also won the Best Supporting Actress Award with her compelling performance in True Mothers, and Demon Slayer –Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train was honored as the Highest-Grossing Asian Film of 2020. ZHANG Yimou won the Best Director Award with One Second (China).


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