Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann nominated for Best Actress at Asian Film Awards


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Malaysian actress Yeo Yann Yann may soon be adding another feather in her cap.

Yeo, 43, was nominated for Best Actress at this year's Asian Film Awards (AFA) for her role in Wet Season (2019) after winning in the same category at last year's Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards for the same role.

In the movie directed by Singaporean filmmaker Anthony Chen, Yeo plays a Chinese-language teacher who forms a life-changing friendship with a student while struggling with a failing marriage.

Wet Season also stars Koh Jia Ler, Christopher Lee and Yang Shi Bin.

Yeo will be up against Chinese actresses Zhou Dongyu (Better Days) and Yong Mei (So Long, My Son) as well as South Korean actress Jung Yu-mi (Kim Ji-young, Born 1982), Japanese actress Mariko Tsutsui (A Girl Missing) and Thai actress Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying (Happy Old Year).

Yeo previously won the Best Supporting Actress award at the AFA in 2014 for Ilo Ilo (2013), also directed by Chen.

This year's AFA will take place in Busan, South Korea, for the first time. The awards presentation will be broadcast on YouTube on Oct 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic. – The Straits Times/Asia News Network

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