Comedienne Eugene Domingo, actress Shamaine Buencamino, and writer director Chris Martinez are nominated in the 2012 Asian Film Awards.
Eugene is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in the movie, “Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank.” Other nominees in the said category are Michelle Chen of You are the Apple of My Eye (Taiwan); Vidya Balan of The Dirty Picture (India); Leila Hatami of Nader and Simin, A Separation (Iran); and Deanie IP of A Simple Life (Hong Kong).
Shamaine is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the indie movie “Niño.” She will be up against the likes of Gwei 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).
Chris Martinez on the other hand, is nominated for Best Screenwriter (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank). Other nominees are Asghar Farhadi of Nader and Simin, A Separation (Iran); Shindo Kaneto of Postcard (Japan); Liu Heng and Yan Geling of The Flowers of War (Mainland China); and Alan MAK and Felix Chong of Overheard 2 (Hong Kong).
In 2009, Filipina actress Gina Pareno bagged the Best Supporting Actress in the 3rd Asian Film Awards. The Asian Film Awards are presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and winners will be announced on March 19, 2012.