2nd Asian Film Awards

The 2nd Asian Film Awards were given in a ceremony on 17 March 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre as part of the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The top winner was Secret Sunshine from South Korea, which won Best Film, Best Director for Lee Chang-dong and Best Actress for Jeon Do-yeon. Secret Sunshine had been nominated for four awards.[1][2]

2nd Asian Film Awards
Awarded forExcellence in Asian cinema
Awarded by
Presented onMarch 17, 2008 (2008-03-17)
SiteHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Official websiteAsian Film Awards
Best PictureSecret Sunshine
Best DirectionLee Chang-dong
Secret Sunshine
Best ActorTony Leung Chiu-wai
Lust, Caution
Best ActressJeon Do-yeon
Secret Sunshine
Most awards3 - Secret Sunshine
Most nominations6 - Lust, Caution and The Warlords

The top nominees were Lust, Caution by Ang Lee and The Warlords by Peter Chan, both with six nominations each. Tony Leung Chiu Wai, star of Lust, Caution won Best Actor, while The Warlords won the award for best visual effects.[1] The Sun Also Rises by Jiang Wen had five nominations, and it won the prize for Best Supporting Actress, Joan Chen, who was also nominated for best actress for The Home Song Stories.[1] Japan's I Just Didn't Do It had four nominations.[3][4]

For this year, the awards categories were expanded from 10 to 12 to include nominations for best supporting actor and best supporting actress.[3] The awards were sponsored by Mission Hills Golf Club.


A reported Chinese media ban kept Lust, Caution lead actress Tang Wei from attending the ceremony.[5]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Best FilmEdit

Best DirectorEdit

Best ActorEdit

Best ActressEdit

Best Supporting ActorEdit

Best Supporting ActressEdit

Best ScreenwriterEdit

Best CinematographerEdit

Best Production DesignerEdit

Best ComposerEdit

Best EditorEdit

Best Visual EffectsEdit


  1. ^ a b c Shackleton, Liz. 17 March 2008 Secret Sunshine lights up Asian Film Awards, Screen Daily' retrieved 2008-03-18
  2. ^ Frater, Patrick. 17 March 2008. "Secret Sunshine" is AFA triple winner Archived 2008-03-19 at the Wayback Machine, Variety; retrieved 2008-03-18
  3. ^ a b Lee, Min. 18 January 2008. ['Lust, Caution,' 'The Warlords' lead Asian Film Awards nominations], Associated Press via The Canadian Press; retrieved 2008-01-19
  4. ^ Frater, Patrick. 17 January 2008. Lust, Caution', 'Warlords' top AFAs, Variety; retrieved 2008-01-19
  5. ^ Frater, Patrick. 16 March 2008. No time for Tang Archived 2008-03-19 at the Wayback Machine, Variety Asia; retrieved 2008-03-18

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