The 11th Asian Film Awards took place on Tuesday, March 21 at the Hong Kong Cultural Center. This year, 73 nominees representing 34 films from 12 countries competed for the final awards in 15 categories.
Feng Xiaogang’s I Am Not Madame Bovary won three out of five nominations, including awards for Best Film, Best Actress and Best Cinematography. The South Korean film The Handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-wook, won four awards from six nominations, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Newcomer, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.
Behind the glitz and glamor of the red carpet and the flash bulbs, there’s always hard work going on behind the scenes, however. Asia Times photographer Ya Leung documented 12 hours at the awards coalface.