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'The Assassin' tops Asian Film Award nominations

'The Assassin' tops Asian Film Award nominations

Taipei, Feb. 3 (CNA) The martial arts movie "The Assassin" received nine nominations, including best film, best director, best actress and best supporting actress, for the 2016 Asian Film Awards on Wednesday.

The film was also nominated for best cinematography, best original music, best production design, best costume design and best editing awards.

Taiwanese actor Cheng Jen-shuo was nominated for best supporting actor for his performance in "Thanatos, Drunk", while Lee Hong-chi, who appeared in the same movie, was nominated for the best newcomer award.

Hong Kong-based Taiwanese Canadian actress Karena Lam was nominated for best actress for her performance in "Zinnia Flower", along with Shu Qi for her role in "The Assassin."

The award ceremony will be held March 17 in Macau. (By Sabine Cheng and Kuo Chung-han)

Updated : 2021-04-20 13:03 GMT+08:00