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Asian Film Awards announce noms

Jan 17,2019
Actors Yoo Ah-in and Han Ji-min have been nominated in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories at the upcoming Asian Film Awards. The news comes a few days after the film “Burning” picked up eight nominations for the ceremony, including Best Film.

Yoo, who starred in “Burning,” has been nominated as the Best Actor alongside Chinese actor Xu Zheng from the film “Dying to Survive” (2018), Hong Kong actor Aaron Kwok from the film “Project Gutenberg” (2018) and others.

Han, recognized for her role in the film “Miss Baek” (2018), has been nominated as the Best Actress alongside Japanese actor Ando Sakura from the film “Shoplifters” (2018) and others.

The film “Burning” directed by Lee Chang-dong was nominated in eight categories, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Production Designer and Best Screenwriter.

Other Korean actors shortlisted for the awards include rookie actor Jeong Jong-seo from “Burning” for Best Newcomer, Jin Seo-yeon from “Believer” for Best Supporting Actress and Kwon Hae-hyo from “Hotel by the River” for Best Supporting Actor.

The 13th edition of the 2019 Asian Film Awards is set to take place on March 19 in Hong Kong.

By Yeo Ye-rim