Actor Lee Byung-hun wins best actor at Asian Film Awards

Actor Lee Byung-hun won the award for best actor for his performance in “Inside Men” at the 10th Asian Film Awards on Wednesday.

Lee, who starred as mobster Ahn Sang-goo in the box office hit political thriller, received the prize at the ceremony on March 17 at the Venetian Theater in Macau.

“Inside Men,” which opened to much acclaim in Korean theaters last November and sold over 9 million tickets, is slated for release in Hong Kong on April 21, according to reports.

Actor Lee Byung-hun poses with Taiwanese actress Shu Qi after the 10th Asian Film Awards Ceremony in Macau on Wednesday. (AP-Yonhap)

Actor Yoo Ah-in received the Next Generation Award for his role in “The Throne.” The award for best costume designer went to Sim Hyeon-seop and Lee Ji-yeon, who also worked on the Korean period flick.

Actress Clara Lee, who hosted the ceremony alongside Macanese singer Soler, received the award for Rising Star.

While actress Kim Hye-soo (“Coin Locker Girl”) was nominated for best actress, the award went to Taiwanese actress Shu Qi for her role in “The Assassin.”

Taiwanese martial arts film “The Assassin” won big at the awards, additionally nabbing the prizes for best film, best production designer and best cinematographer. The film‘s director Hou Hsiao-Hsien received the award for best director.

The Asian Film Awards, founded in 2007, are presented annually by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society to recognize leading film professionals in Asia.

Rumy Doo
The Korea Herald