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  • Irrfan Khan nominated at Asian Film Awards

    Critically acclaimed The Lunchbox has been nominated for several awards at the prestigious Asian Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor for Irrfan Khan. The ceremony celebrates the best films from the Asia region.

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    The Lunchbox has received unprecedented recognition for its simple yet compelling storyline.

    Irrfan Khan has been recognised for his role in The Lunchbox at the 8th Asian Film Awards (AFA). The Asian film awards celebrates the creative talents across Asia, and is regularly dubbed as the ‘Asian Oscars’.

    The AFA’s began in 2007, and is the only awards that celebrates the cinematic talents of the whole Asia region. For 2014, the ceremony will be held at the Dancing Water Theatre at City of Dreams in Macau. In collaboration with the AFA’s this year is Melco Crown Entertainment.

    Sunny Yu, Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Projects of Melco Crown Entertainment said:

    “We are confident that our collaboration with the AFA Academy will impress the whole region when we bring Asian Film Awards to the most spectacular and sophisticated theater in Asia.”

    Up against some of the biggest films from Japan and China, The Lunchbox is one of the few films to be nominated from India.

    Asian Film AwardsSince its release, The Lunchbox has received unprecedented recognition for its simple yet compelling storyline.

    It is a humanistic story of two people who become friends by accident. The story exposes daily insecurities and concerns and perfectly explores the human behaviour of ordinary people.

    The critically acclaimed film is up for 3 awards in total, including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenwriter.

    The film has already won a number of Filmfare Awards, including the Critics award for Best Film, and the Best Debut Director for Ritesh Batra. Khan also received the Best Actor award at the 2013 Saint Jean De Luz Film Festival in Paris.

    Asian Film AwardsKhan will be facing a tough nominee category for the Best Actor gong as he is up against the likes of Masaharu Fukuyama (Japan, Like Father, Like Son), Song Kang-ho (Korea, The Attorney), Lee Kangsheng (Taiwan, Stray Dogs) and Tony Leung Chiu Wai (Hong Kong SAR, The Grandmaster).

    Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has also been nominated in the Best Composer category for Shankar, Ehsan and Loy.

    There are 14 categories in total for the AFA’s and the 8th ceremony has seen an incredible 73 nominations from 13 countries and regions. The judging panel itself consists of 12 film industry experts who have narrowed down those films worthy of recognition.

    Here is the full list of nominees for the 8th Asian Film Awards 2014:

    Best Film

    No Man’s Land, Mainland China
    The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China
    The Great Passage, Japan
    The Lunchbox, India
    Snowpiercer, South Korea/United States/France
    Stray Dogs, France/Taiwan

    Best Director

    BONG Joon-ho – Snowpiercer, South Korea/United States/France
    Anthony CHEN – Ilo Ilo, Singapore
    KOREEDA Hirokazu – Like Father, Like Son, Japan
    TSAI Ming-liang – Stray Dogs, France/Taiwan
    WONG Kar-wai – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China

    Best Actor

    FUKUYAMA Masaharu – Like Father, Like Son, Japan
    Irrfan KHAN – The Lunchbox, India
    LEE Kang Sheng – Stray Dogs, France/Taiwan
    Tony LEUNG Chiu Wai – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China
    SONG Kang-ho – The Attorney, South Korea

    Best Actress

    Eugene DOMINGO – Barber’s Tales, The Philippines HAN Hyo-joo – Cold Eyes, South Korea
    PAW Hee Ching – Rigor Mortis, Hong Kong
    MAKI Yoko – The Ravine Of Goodbye, Japan
    ZHANG Zi Yi – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China

    Best Newcomer

    CHOI Hon-Yick – The Way We Dance, Hong Kong
    LIM Si-wan – The Attorney, South Korea
    JIANG Shuying – So Young, Mainland China
    KINOSHITA Misaki – The Backwater, Japan
    NINOMIYA Keita – Like Father, Like Son, Japan

    Best Supporting Actor

    Mark CHAO – So Young, Mainland China
    HUANG Bo – No Man’s Land, Mainland China
    JUNG Woo-sung – Cold Eyes, South Korea
    ODAGIRI Joe – The Great Passage, Japan
    TSUMABUKI Satoshi – Tokyo Family, Japan

    Best Supporting Actress

    AOI Yu – Tokyo Family, Japan
    Mavis FAN – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?, Taiwan
    KIM Young-ae – The Attorney, South Korea
    NIKAIDO Fumi – Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, Japan
    YEO Yann Yann – Ilo Ilo, Singapore

    Best Screenwriter

    Ritesh BATRA – The Lunchbox, India
    BONG Joon-ho, Kelly MASTERSON – Snowpiercer, South Korea/United States/France
    LI Qiang – So Young, Mainland China
    WATANABE Kensaku – The Great Passage, Japan
    WONG Kar-wai, XU Haofeng, ZOU Jingzhi – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong, Mainland China

    Best Cinematographer

    KIM Byung-seo, YEO Kyung-bo – Cold Eyes, South Korea
    LIAO Pen Jung, LU Qing Xin, SHONG Woon Chong – Stray Dogs, France, Taiwan
    Philippe LE SOURD – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China
    Man-Ching NG – Rigor Mortis, Hong Kong
    Aziz ZHAMBAKIYEV – Harmony Lessons, France, Germany, Kazakhstan

    Best Production Designer

    William CHANG Suk Ping, Alfred YAU Wai Ming – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China
    HAO Yi – No Man’s Land, Mainland China
    INAGAKI Hisao – Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, Japan
    Ken MAK – Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon, Hong Kong, Mainland China
    Ond?ej NEKVASIL – Snowpiercer, South Korea/United States/France

    Best Composer

    Yudhi ARFANI, Zeke KHASELI – What They Don’t Talk About When They Talk About Love, Indonesia
    Shankar MAHADEVAN, Loy MENDONSA, Ehsaan NOORANI – Run Milkha Run, India
    Nathaniel MECHALY, UMEBAYASHI Shigeru – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China

    Best Editor

    William CHANG Suk Ping, Benjamin COURTINES, POON Hung Yiu – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China
    DU Yuan – No Man’s Land, Mainland China
    ITO Junichi – Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, Japan
    David M. RICHARDSON – Rigor Mortis, Hong Kong
    SHIN Min-kyung – Cold Eyes, South Korea

    Best Visual Effects

    ASANO Shuji – Real, Japan
    Pierre BUFFIN (BUF) – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China
    Enoch CHAN – Rigor Mortis, Hong Kong
    Jung Sung-jin – Mr. Go, Mainland China/South Korea
    KIM Wook, PARK Soo-young – Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, Hong Kong, Mainland China

    Best Costume Designer

    William CHANG Suk Ping – The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China
    Catherine GEORGE – Snowpiercer, South Korea/United States/France
    Pik Kwan LEE, Bruce YU – Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon, Hong Kong, Mainland China
    SHIM Hyun-seob – The Face Reader, South Korea

    The 8th Asian Film Awards will take place in Macau on March 27, 2014. Will Irrfan Khan be able to take the Actor award? We will have to wait and see. Good luck to all the nominees.

    Aisha an English literature graduate, is a keen editorial writer. She adores reading, theatre, and anything arts related. She is a creative soul and is always reinventing herself. Her motto is: “Life is too short, so eat dessert first!”

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