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The Grandmaster sweeps Asian Film Awards, crew mourn stuntman onboard MH370

Published on Mar 28, 2014 4:18 AM
 

MACAU (AFP) - Martial arts fantasy "The Grandmaster" dominated the Asian Film Awards on Thursday with seven wins including best movie, as its emotional director mourned the film's stuntman who was on the missing Malaysian jetliner.

India's "The Lunchbox" was the only other film to win multiple prizes at the star-studded event at Macau's City of Dreams casino resort, winning awards for best actor and screenwriter.

Local film Ilo Ilo also produced a winner, with actress Yeo Yann Yann coming out tops in the Best Supporting Actress category.

"The Grandmaster", inspired by the life of Yip Man - the mentor of legendary kung fu star Bruce Lee - scooped awards in most other major categories, including best director for Wong Kar-wai and best actress for Zhang Ziyi.

 
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