Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eugene Domingo and Shamaine Buencamino win at 6th Asian Film Awards

Two Filipina actresses won two major trophies in the recently-concluded 6th Asian Film Awards held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center on March 19. Eugene Domingo and Shamaine Buencamino won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

Domingo bagged the People's Choice most popular actress award for her performance in "Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank." She bested Vidya Balan of "The Dirty Picture" (India), Michelle Chen of "You Are the Apple of My Eye" (Taiwan), Leila Hatami of "Nadir and Samin: A Separation," and Deanie Ip of "A Simple Life" (Hong Kong) for the citation.

On the other hand, Buencamino won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in "NiƱo." Buencamino succeeded over Gwen Lun-mei of "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" (Hong Kong/ Mainland China), Cris Horwang of "Headshot" (Thailand), Mitsushima Hikari of "Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai" (Japan), and Yan Ni of "11 Flowers" (Mainland China/France).

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