"Lelaki Harapan Duina" director Liew Seng with his cast.
6 Sep – The annual Malaysian Film Festival celebrated its 27th edition yesterday, 5 September 2015 at Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), with "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" named as the Best Film of the night!
Apart from being named as Best Film, the film also took home four other awards including Best Director and Best Original Story via Liew Seng Tat, Best Child Actor for Rykarl Iskandar, and Best Art Design for Tunku Mohd Taufek and Tunku Tommy Mansur during the officiating night.
Liew Seng Tat also won Best Director at FFM 27.
"I'm very thankful and proud of my team. I feel very inspired," said Liew Seng Tat, the director of "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" who has grabbed two awards at the festival. "I didn't expect this at all, I didn't even prepare my speech."
Rykarl Iskandar brought in another award for "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" for Best Child Actor.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Chinese film "The Journey" followed closely behind as the second biggest winner of the night with a total of four awards; Best Non-Malay Film, Best Actor for Lee Sai Peng, Best Cinematography for Eric Yeong, and Box Office Film award.
Best Actor, Lee Sai Peng ("The Journey") and Best Actress, Fazura ("Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia").
"Terbaik Dari Langit" won three awards at the ceremony; Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Amirul Afendi and Nadiya Nisaa respectively, and a Special Jury award, while "Amir & Loqman Pergi ke Laut", "Ophilia", "Manisnya Cinta di Cappadocia" and "Hungry Ghost Ritual" – all took home two awards each.
Nadiya Nisaa, the winner of Best Supporting Actress for "Terbaik Dari Langit".
The prestigious award ceremony was hosted by Nabil Raja Lawak and Sherry Alhadad with performances from Joe Flizzow featuring SonaOne, Misha Omar, Najwa Mahiaddin and others.
Joe Flizzow and SonaOne provided entertainment for the night.
Najwa Mahaiddin was also there to serenade audiences.
Amy Search performed a medley of songs.
The following is the complete winner list from the main FFM27 awards ceremony:
Best Editing – "Dollah Superstar" (Adilan Azemi)
Best Screen Play – "Amir & Loqman Pergi ke Laut" (Mamat Khalid)
Best Cinematography – "The Journey" (Eric Yeong)
Best Original Story – "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" (Liew Seng Tat)
Best Child Artiste – "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" (Rykarl Iskandar)
Malaysian Box Office Film Award – "The Journey"
Best Supporting Actress – "Terbaik Dari Langit" (Nadiya Nisaa)
Best Supporting Actor – "Terbaik Dari Langit" (Amirul Afendi)
Artiste of the Century Award – Othman Hafsham
Most Promising Actress – "Cuak" (Dawn Cheong)
Most Promising Actor – "Ophilia" (Kodi Rasheed)
Most Promising Director – "Ophilia" (Raja Mukhriz)
Special Jury Award – "The Great Lion"
Special Jury Award – "Amir & Loqman Pergi ke Laut"
Special Jury Award – "Terbaik Dari Langit"
Best Actress – "Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia" (Fazura)
Best Actor – "The Journey" (Lee Sai Peng)
Best Non-Malay Film – "The Journey"
Best Director – "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" (Liew Seng Tat)
Best Film – "Lelaki Harapan Dunia"
Here is the winner list from the FFM 27 officiating ceremony:
Best Special Effect – "Seventh" (Mirage Works)
Best Costume Design – "Hungry Ghost Ritual" (Elaine Ng & Wing Shum)
Best Original Theme Song – "Lagenda Budak Setan 3: Kasyah" ('Lautan" by Yuna)
Best Sound Mixing – "Hungry Ghost Ritual" (Winson Poon)
Best Art Design – "Lelaki Harapan Dunia" (Tunku Mohd Taufek / Tunku Tommy Mansur)
Best Short Film – "Salvaj" (Cho We Jun)
Best Animated Film – "Ribbit" (KRU International Sdn Bhd)
Best Animated Series – "Rimba Racer" (Glue Studios Sdn Bhd)
Best Original Score – "Manisnya Cinta Di Cappadocia" (Ooi Su Lyn & Teoh Eng Hooi)
Behind-the-Scenes Advocate Award – Puan Mariam Ibrahim
Cinema Online, 06 September 2015