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STARRY NIGHT

Actors, actresses, producers and directors from nine countries, turned out in force for the 9th Asian Film Awards

STARRY NIGHT

Many of the most illustrious figures in Asian cinema, including actors, actresses, producers and directors from nine countries, turned out in force for the 9th Asian Film Awards, held on March 25 at Macau’s Venetian Theatre. The festivities began with arrivals and photographs on the red carpet, and continued with the much-anticipated ceremony, when Hong Kong singer Ivana Wong gave a stirring performance and the 14 awards were presented by luminaries such as Aaron Kwok, Anthony Wong and Jermaine Jackson. Among the evening’s highlights were Liao Fan’s Best Actor and Bae Doo Na’s Best Actress awards; Korea’s Im Kwon Taek received a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Japan’s Nakatani Miki bagged an Excellence in Asian Cinema Award. Organised by the Asian Film Awards Academy, the event was sponsored by BMW, Sands Resorts Cotai Strip, and The Venetian Macao.