Film falls short at top Asian awards

(AP)

Action thriller Bodyguards and Assassins scooped several top honours at the Asian Film Awards this week, but was eclipsed for best picture by the South Korean movie Mother.

Wang Xueqi scooped the best actor award for his role in the box office hit which had garnered a total of six nominations going into the Asian Film Awards, whose glitzy awards ceremony are modelled on the Oscars to recognise Asia's diverse and at times under-appreciated cinematic gems.

Hong Kong heartthrob Nicholas Tse took away won best supporting actor for his performance as a rickshaw man in Bodyguards and Assassins, based around the life of Chinese revolutionary and founder of modern China, Dr Sun Yat Sen.

 

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