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Asian Film Awards 2008

2007 Asian Film Awards

2007 Asian Film Award nominations: January 17, 2008.

2007 Asian Film Award winners: Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, March 17, 2008

(“*” denotes the winner in each category)


Tony Leung, Tang Wei in Lust, Caution


Best Film
Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (Iran)
I Just Didn't Do It (Japan)
Lust, Caution (Taiwan / China / USA)
* Secret Sunshine (South Korea)
The Sun Also Rises (China / Hong Kong)
The Warlords (China / Hong Kong)

Best Director
Peter CHAN The Warlords (China / Hong Kong)
JIANG Wen The Sun Also Rises (China / Hong Kong)
Ang LEE Lust, Caution (Taiwan / China / USA)
* LEE Chang-Dong Secret Sunshine (South Korea)
SUO Masayuki I Just Didn't Do It (Japan)
ZHANG Lu Desert Dream (South Korea / France)

Best Actor
Jack KAO God Man Dog (Taiwan)
KASE Ryo I Just Didn't Do It (Japan)
* Tony LEUNG Lust, Caution (Taiwan / China / USA)
Jet LI The Warlords (China / Hong Kong)
Joe ODAGIRI Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (Japan)
SONG Kang-ho Secret Sunshine (South Korea)

Best Actress
Joan CHEN The Home Song Stories (Singapore / Australia)
* JEON Do-Yeon Secret Sunshine (South Korea)
KIKI Kirin Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (Japan)
KIM Yunjin Seven Days (South Korea)
Deepika PADUKONE Om Shanti Om (India)
TANG Wei Lust, Caution (Taiwan / China / USA)

Best Supporting Actor
CHUN Ho-jin Skeletons in the Closet (South Korea)
KOBAYASHI Kaoru Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (Japan)
Mario MAURER Love of Siam (Thailand)
* SUN Honglei Mongol (Mongolia / Kazakhstan / Germany / Russia)
TSUTSUMI Shin'ichi Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (Japan)

Best Supporting Actress
* Joan CHEN The Sun Also Rises (China / Hong Kong)
KONG Hyo-jin Happiness (South Korea)
KIM Hye-soo Skeletons in the Closet (South Korea)
Apinya SAKUJAROENSUK Ploy (Thailand)
YAKUSHIMARU Hiroko Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (Japan)

Best Screenwriter
* AU Kin Yee / WAI Ka-Fai The Mad Detective (Hong Kong)
IM Sang-soo The Old Garden (South Korea)
PENG Tao Little Moth (China)
James SCHAMUS / WANG Hui-Ling Lust, Caution (Taiwan / China / USA)
SUO Masayuki I Just Didn't Do It (Japan)

Best Cinematographer
Hooman BEHMANESH Those Three (Iran)
Chankit CHAMNIVIKAIPONG Ploy (Thailand)
* LIAO Pen-jung Help Me Eros (Taiwan)
Shanker RAMAN Frozen (India)
Arthur WONG The Warlords (China / Hong Kong)

Best Editor
Charliebebs GOHETIA Slingshot (The Philippines)
HIRASAWA Shogo Maiko haaaan!!! (Japan)
LEE Eun-soo The Old Garden (South Korea)
Wenders LI The Warlords (China)
* David RICHARDSON Eye In the Sky (Hong Kong)

Best Composer
the August band / Flure / Witwisit HIRUNWONGKUL / Chukiate SAKVEERAKUL / Passakorn WIROONSUP Love of Siam (Thailand)
* Vishal DADLANI / Shekhar RAVJIANI / Pyarelal Ramprasad SHARMA Om Shanti Om (India)
Alexandre DESPLAT Lust, Caution (Taiwan / China / USA)
Xiao He Mid-Afternoon Barks (China)
SHIINA Ringo Sakuran (Japan)

Best Production Designer
* CAO Jiuping / ZHANG Jian Qun The Sun Also Rises (China / Hong Kong)
KIM Yu-Jeong / LEE Min-Bok Epitaph (Gidam) (South Korea)
IWAKI Namiko Sakuran (Japan)
Pisut PARIWATTANAKIT / Thanakorn PONGSUWAN Opaptika (Thailand)
TSAI Ming-liang Help Me Eros (Taiwan)

Best Visual Effects
HYUNG Rae Shim D-War (South Korea)
Thomas DUVAL The Sun Also Rises (China / Hong Kong)
* NG Yuen Fai The Warlords (China / Hong Kong)
SESHITA Hiroyuki Dainipponjin (Japan)
YAMAZAKI Takashi Always: Sunset on Third Street 2 (Japan)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Yoji Yamada

The Edward Yang New Talent Award: Yuya Ishii


Jurors: Peggy Chiao, China, Golden Horse Film Festival / ARC Light Films; Peter Loehr, China / US, Creative Artists Agency China; Noah Cowan, Canada, Toronto International Film Festival Group; Marco Müeller, Italy, La Biennale di Venezia; Xie Fei, China, China Film Association; Ng See Yuen, Hong Kong, Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers; Roger Garcia, US, Red Fox Film Productions; Park Ki-yong, South Korea, KOFIC Korean Academy of Film Arts; Huang Jianxin, China, China Film Directors' Guild; Tony Rayns, International, Film Critic / Programmer; Shozo Ichiyama, Japan, TOKYO FILMeX; Kong Rithdee,
Thailand, Bangkok Post; Kenji Ishizaka, Japan, Tokyo International Film Festival; Meenakshi Shedde, India, Critic and curator; Christian Jeune, France, Festival De Cannes; Christoph Terhechte, Germany, Forum, Berlinale; Kim Ji Seok, Korea, Pusan International Fim Festival; Jacob Wong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Film Festival


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  1. Kim

    I'm glad that Secret Sunshine won. It's an excellent film that should be better known around the world. It didn't even get an Oscar nomination! But that shouldn't surprise me, considering the Academy's usually mundane choices.

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