(18 March 2014, Hong Kong) The multi-talented Filipino actress Eugene Domingo received a Best Actress nomination at the prestigious Asian Film Awards (AFA) for her role in the film Barber’s Tales. The role had previously earned Ms Domingo a Best Actress award at the26thTokyo International Film Festival in 2013.
Eugene Domingo will face stiff competition from 4 other nominees – Yoko Maki (Japan, The Ravine of Goodbye), Han Hyo-joo (Korea, Cold Eyes), Zhang Ziyi (Mainland China, The Grandmaster) and HeeChing Paw (Hong Kong SAR, Rigor Mortis). However, Ms Domingo is no stranger to the AFA, having been nominated in the Best Actress category in 2012 and winning the Most Popular Actress award via online voting. Her vast experience in the film industry will definitely help in her bid to win an award in the Best Actress category.
The AFA, dubbed the “Asian Oscars” for its prestigious status and scale, will be held on 27th March 2014 at Macau’s City of Dreams state-of-the-art Dancing Water Theatre. The award ceremony will honour the best of Asian films with 14 award categories. This year’s award ceremony at Macau sees a total of 73 nominations from 13 countries and regions.
About Asian Film Awards
The annual Asian Film Awards was established in 2007 as the first Asian film awards that recognizes all the cinematic talents in the Asian region. The AFA is the only ceremony in the World that brings together the Asian cinematic elite. The AFA will be the focal point of global attention as World-renowned filmmakers and celebrities gather on the red carpet. The judging panel consists of 12 respected film industry experts that will screen the nominated films through stringent judging processesand eventually vote to decide the winners of each of the 14 categories. The annual award ceremony has garnered attention from both industry professionals and movie fans alike. The AFA strives to promote cultural exchange between film industry professionals from all across Asia in the hope of propelling Asian films to greater heights.
Official website: http://www.asianfilmawards.asia/
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