TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan actor Roy Chiu (邱澤), who starred in the comedy satire “The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead,” has won the Face of Asia Award at this year’s Asia Star Awards in Busan, South Korea.
Chiu was the third Taiwanese to have received this annual award, according to a statement issued by the film production studio.
He follows actress Ivy Chen (陳意涵) and actor Jasper Liu (劉以豪), who starred in the romantic movie “More than Blue” (比悲傷更悲傷的故事).
Other awardees at the annual event included South Korean actress Lim Yoon-a, who starred in the movie drama EXIT, and Jung Woo-sung, a renowned Korean actor, director and producer who has won multiple film awards in his home country.
Chiu rose to prominence in 2011 after appearing in the Taiwanese dramas My Daughter (夏家三千金) and Waking Love Up (愛情睡醒了).
In “The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead,” he plays a struggling movie producer who ends up working with his longtime friend for the local mob in order to repay their debts.
In the end, they finally score a breakthrough when their mob boss suddenly takes an interest in a movie script they worked on together on the side.
The comedy with a satirical twist, which premiered in Taiwanese theaters in 2018, is directed by director Kao Pin-chuan (高炳權).
The 7th Asia Star Awards was held in Busan on Friday.
The annual film festival and awards showcase the efforts of struggling filmmakers from all over Asia and their filmmaking abilities.
It is sponsored by luxury brand “Chanel,” organized by fashion magazine “Marie Claire,” and hosted by the Busan International Film Festival.
By Hung Chien-lun and Ko Lin