'Tokyo Sonata' tops at Asian Film Awards


The third Asian Film Awards spread the love around, but Japan felt it a little bit more than its neighbors, earning wins in five of the event's 13 categories, including best film, director and actor.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Tokyo Sonata" was the only film to nab more than one award Sunday, scoring trophies for best film and screenplay.

Japan's Kore-eda Hirokazu was named best director for "Still Walking," and Motoki Masahiro, star of foreign-language Oscar winner "Departures," was tapped as best actor.

China made a strong showing in the actress categories, with Zhou Xun earning the best actress nod for "The Equation of Love and Death" and "Forever Enthralled's" Yu Shao-qun taking best newcomer. (partialdiff)