Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster and Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer lead the nominees for this year's Asian Film Awards. The former received 11 nominations, while the latter earned five nods.
The awards are the first to be presented under the aegis of the newly-minted Asian Film Awards Academy, formed by the heads of the Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Busan film festivals. The awards show will move from Hong Kong to Macau and will be held on March 27. Donnie Yen will serve as one of the jurors.
The Grandmaster was recognized for best film, best director, best actor (Tony Leung Chiu-wai), best actress (Zhang Ziyi), best screenwriter, and best cinemtographer. The nominations for Snowpiercer included best film, best director, best screenwriter, best production designer, and best costume designer.
The other best film nominees are Ning Hao's No Man's Land (China), The Great Passage (Japan), The Lunchbox (India), and Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs.
No Man's Land, Cold Eyes, and Rigor Mortis each received four nominations. Films with three nominations included So Young, Like Father, Like Son, The Attorney, Why Don't You Play In Hell?, and Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon.