KUALA LUMPUR: Afdlin Shauki, the bully victim in the film that was voted this year's best at the annual Anugerah Skrin awards last night, took home two trophies.
He was voted Best Film Director and also carried the award for Best Screenplay, both for the film Buli Balik.
Two of his films earned him nominations for the Best Film Director award, but Baik Punya Cilok did not give him the prize.
HONOURED: Afdlin posing for the camera after receiving his BestFilm Director trophy at the Anugerah Skrin awards.
Buli Balik, which was produced by Grand Brilliance Sdn Bhd, was named Best Film, beating the other Afdlin film as well as contenders Pontianak Harum Sundal Malam 2, Sepet and Qaisy & Laila.
Buli Balik – a sequel to last year's runaway hit, Buli – is about Nordin, who was given an opportunity to stake his revenge on his childhood enemy, Roy.
“I didn't expect to win at all,” said the affable Afdlin, when he took the stage to receive the Best Screenplay award.
He had won the award last year, together with the trophies for Best Film Director and Best Actor.
With Buli Balik, Afdlin beat other renowned directors, including Yasmin Ahmad (Sepet), Raja Ahmad Alauddin (Qaisy & Laila) and Bada Haji Azmi (Castello).
Altogether, 21 awards were given away in the star-studded affair at the Putra World Trade Centre here last night to honour the who's who in the film and television industry.