Yoo Ah In, Lee Byung Hun, And More Win At The 15th Asian Film Awards

On October 8, the 15th Asian Film Awards (AFA) were held in the Grand Ballroom of the Busan Paradise Hotel.

The annual Asian Film Awards are organized by the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA), founded through a collaboration between the Busan, Tokyo, and Hong Kong film festivals.

At the 15th AFA, the Japanese film “Wife of a Spy” won Best Film. The Korean film “Voice of Silence” won two awards, one to Hong Eui Jung for Best New Director and the other to Yoo Ah In for Best Actor. Lee Byung Hun, who won Best Actor last year, won the Asian Film Excellence Award.

Yoo Ah In said, “The movie gave me a chance to think as an actor about the meaning of saying lines, the meaning of sound. I especially want to thank director Hong Eui Jung. I’m also grateful to director Lee Chang Dong, whom I’m seeing here for the first time in a while. Thank you for allowing me to live as an actor and giving me life.”

Check out the full list of winners below!

Highest-Performing Asian Film of the Year: “Kimetsu no Yaiba: Kyōdai no Kizuna” (Japan)

Best New Director: Hong Eui Jung (“Voice of Silence” – Korea)

Best New Actor: Liu Haocun (“One Second” – China)

Best Sound: Nopawat Likitwong (“Limit” – Hong Kong)

Best Art Direction: Kenneth Mak (“Limit” – Hong Kong)

Best Editing: Li Yongyi (“Cliff Walkers” – China)

Best Music: Day Tai (“The Way We Keep Dancing” – Hong Kong)

Best Supporting Actress: Makita Aju (“True Mothers” – Japan)

Best Supporting Actor: Kim Hyun Bin (“The Silent Forest”) (actor – Korea, film – Taiwan)

Best Costume Design: Koketsu Haruki (“Wife of a Spy” – Japan)

Best Cinematography: Masud Amini Tirani (“The Wasteland” – Iran)

Best Visual Effects: Tim Crosbie, Joy Wu (“The Eight Hundred” – China)

Asian Film Excellence Award: Lee Byung Hun (Korea)

Best Screenplay: Chaitanya Tamhane (“The Disciple” – India)

Best Actress: Aoi Yū (“Wife of a Spy” – Japan)

Best Actor: Yoo Ah In (“Voice of Silence” – Korea)

Best Director: Zhang Yimou (“One Second” – China)

Best Film: “Wife of a Spy” (Japan)

Congratulations to all the winners!

Check out Yoo Ah In in the film “Burning” here…

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… and Lee Byung Hun in the film “Inside Men” here!

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