The 6th Asian Film Awards will be held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 19 March, the nominee list for the 14 awards were announced yesterday.
Deanie Ip who won 4 Best Actress awards with A Simple Life is again nominated for the Best Actress award, she is the hot favorite as she is expected to come out top against Leila Hatami of Golden Globe Best Foreign Film Nader and Simin: A Separation and You Are the Apple of My Eye’s Michelle Chen. Vying for the Best Actress for the fifth time, Deanie said: “To me, it’s not a simple thing to be able to be in this film, it’s a bonus when the film got nominations.”
Meanwhile, Andy Lau is also nominated for Best Actor award for A Simple Life as he would compete with The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate’s Chen Kun, Chronicle of My Mother’s Japanese actor Koji Yakusho.
When told of the nomination, Andy expressed that he’s very honored, he said: “I know that all nominees are great actors, I’m more familiar with Chen Kun, he has a strong reputation, I’m already delighted to be nominated.”