Gina Pareño Wins Best Supporting Actress in Hong Kong Filmfest

Our very own Gina Pareño has just won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Serbis" (Service) in the recently concluded 3rd Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF).

The festival was dominated by China, Japan and Korea. Gina Pareño was the only winner from Southeast Asia.

Jacklyn Jose was also nominated for her performance in Serbis as well as Brillante Mendoza for Best Director.

Serbis competed in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival last year with Brillante Mendoza being nominated for the Golden Palm award. It was the most controversial movie at Cannes in 2008 and the only entry from Asia selected for competition (if we regard Israel as part of Southern Europe and not Asia for that matter).

Later of 2008, it won the Golden Kinnaree Award at the Bangkok International Film Festival. It also received 3 nominations at the 2008 Asian Film Awards.

Here’s the list of winners for the 3rd Hong Kong Asian Film Festival:

Best Film:
Tokyo Sonata (Japan, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands)

Best Director:
Kore-Eda Hirokazu (Still Walking, Japan)

Best Actor:
Motoki Masahiro (Departures, Japan)

Best Actress:
Zhou Xun (The Equation of Love and Death, The Chinese Mainland)

Best Newcomer:
Yu Shau-qun (Forever Enthralled, The Chinese Mainland)

Best Supporting Actor:
Jung Woo-sun (The Good, The Bad, The Weird, South Korea)

Best Supporting Actress:
Gina Pareño (Service, Philippines)

Best Screenwriter:
Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Max Mannix, & Tanaka Sachiko
(Tokyo Sonata, Japan / Hong Kong / The Netherlands)

Best Cinematographer:
Jola Dylewska (Tulpan, Germany/ Kazakhstan/ Poland/ Russia/ Switzerland )

Best Production Designer:
Daniel Lee Yan-Kong (Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragons, The Chinese Mainland / Hong Kong / South Korea)

Best Composer:
Hisaishi Joe (Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea, Japan)

Best Editor:
Kim Sun-Min (The Chaser, South Korea)

Best Visual Effects:
Craig Hayes (Red Cliff, The Chinese Mainland)

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