2015 Golden Kite Awards: Jackpot wins best film

Thursday, 2016-04-21 11:13:46
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Jackpot wins best feature film. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - The 2015 Golden Kite Awards, the annual Vietnamese film awards organised by the Vietnam Cinematography Association took place on the evening of April 20.

The movie Trung So (Jackpot), based on the true story of Lanh, a lottery ticket seller in the southern province of Dong Thap, directed by Vietnamese-American Dustin Nguyen, took the Golden kite prize for Best Feature Film.

Silver Kite awards were given to Cuoc Doi Cua Yen (Life of Yen) by director Dinh Tuan Vu, Nguoi Tro Ve (The Returner) by Dang Thai Huyen, and Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh (I See Yellow Flowers on Green Grass).

Actress Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc, who plays the role of Ut Thom in Jackpot, won Best Actress, while Best Actor went to Nguyen Thanh Tu for his role in Cau Vong Khong Sac (Rainbow Without Colour).

The series Tuoi Thanh Xuan (Forever Young) secured the Golden Kite award in the TV Series category. The series also bagged a Golden Kite award for Best Actress.

In the Short Movie category, the movie Cach Khac (Another Way) by La Tung Lam and Danh Tang Ong Dieu (Dedicated to Mr. Dieu) shared the Golden Kite award.

In addition, Khi Dan Chim Tro Ve (When the Birds Come Back) won Best Director of a TV Series, while Biet Thu Pansée (The Pansée Mansion) grabbed the Best Script award.

Also at the ceremony, playwright Hoang Tich Chi and People’s Teacher Le Dang Thuc were honoured for their positive contributions to the development of cinematography in Vietnam.