Friday, February 17, 2006

Tin Mine, Midnight My Love take honors from Critics Assembly

The Bangkok Critics Assembly, handed out its awards on Wednesday, giving the Best Film nod to The Tin Mine.

The Nation covered it, and has a complete list of winners and nominees. A word of warning about The Nation's website - it's undergoing a revamp and the archive function may or may not be working.

According to The Nation, The Tin Mine took a movie "triple crown", since it also won awards at the Thailand National Film Awards and another ceremony, the Kom Chad Luek Awards. Anyway, here's the breakdown:

Best Film - The Tin Mine, GTH
  • Midnight My Love, Sahamongkol Film
  • Dear Dakanda, GTH
  • Crying Tigers, Sahamongkol Film
  • Ahimsa: Stop to Run, RS Film
Best Director - Kongdej Jaturanrassamee, Midnight My Love
  • Kittikorn Leosakun, Ahimsa: Stop to Run
  • Komgrit Treewimol, Dear Dakanda
  • Jira Maligul, The Tin Mine
  • Sananjit Bangsapan, Hitman File
Best Actor - Chatichai Plengphanich, Hitman File
  • Boriwat Yootoh, Ahimsa: Stop to Run
  • Pongsak Pongsuwan, The Holy Man
  • Petchtai Wongkamlao, Midnight My Love
  • Amrin Nitipon, Andaman Girl
Best Actress - Woranut Wongsawan, Midnight My Love
  • Janet Kiew, Hello Yasothorn
  • Napakapa Nakprasit, Art of Devil 2
  • Piyada Akkaraseranee, Remaker
  • Siraphan Wattanajinda, Dear Dakanda
Best Supporting Actor - Jaran "See Thao" Petjaroen, The Tin Mine
  • Theeradanai Suwanhom, Ahimsa: Stop to Run
  • Nirut Sirijanya, Hitman File
  • Petchtai Wongkamloa, Tom Yum Goong
  • Weeraphat Kaensuwan, Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect
Best Supporting Actress - Lalana Sulawan, Oops, There's Dad
  • Panissara Phimpru, Dear Dakanda
  • Maneerat Kham-uan, Dear Dakanda
  • Sathida Kiewcha-um, Beautiful, Wonderful, Perfect
  • Apasiri Nitipon, The Bullet Wives
Best Script - (tie) Midnight My Love and Dear Dakanda
  • The Tin Mine
  • Art of Devil 2
  • Ahimsa, Stop to Run
Best Cinematography - Midnight My Love

Best Editing - Dear Dakanda

Best Score - Midnight My Love

Best Arts Direction - The Tin Mine

HBO Award for Most Popular Movie - Tom Yum Goong

After picking up her award for best actress, Woranut Wongsawan was quoted as saying it was "a gift to my little twins".

"I didn't expect this because all the nominees were so good," she said.

Of his award (repeating a National Film Award win), 44-year-old Chatichai Plengpanich said: "I'm even more excited than when I won the Subhanahongsa because the nominees [at the Bangkok Critics Assembly] are very talented. I'm a Thai-movie lover and I’ve watched most of the [nominated] movies. The nominees were quite tough competitors."

Best Supporting Actor went to 74-year-old Jaran "Seethao Saothong" Petchjaroen for his role in The Tin Mine. Former superstar Lalana Sulawan took the Best Supporting Actress prize for her come back role in Wai Onlawon: Tum+Oh Return, now entitled Oops ... There's Dad – the sequel to the film that made her a star 30 years ago, Wai Onlawon.

(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)

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