Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Five Star bows out of film awards
Some hard feelings about the upcoming Suphannahong Awards, the Thailand National Film Awards. Napakapa "Mamee" Nakprasit has disputed that she's only been nominated for best supporting actress, when in fact she was the star of Art of the Devil 2.
ThaiCinema.org (via Sebu, thanks!) has translated a letter from Five Star Production, saying that Five Star has asked for an explanation from the nominating committee, controlled by the Federation of the National Film Association (and its chairman, competing Sahamongkol Film studio head Somsak Techratanaprasert), with the result that "all of the Five Star's quota to travel to Khao Lak, Phang-Nga Province for the participation of Suphannahong Award Announcement and Ceremoney has been cut".
So, I guess without travel support from the awarding body, Five Star, Mamee and the rest of the crew Art of the Devil 2, won't be present for the ceremonies. It's a boycott.
By the way, I've asked around for a complete, translated list of all the nominees. I'm just curious. But people are so angry, nobody wants to even touch that.
Update: I have one name, for best actress: Narawat "Grace" Techratanaprasert, for her role in Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)