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movie & TV April 20, 2017 11:47

By The Nation

Thailand’s film awards continue next week with the Thai Film Director Association announcing its nominations this week.



 Tanwarin Sukkhaphisit’s “Pum Naman” (A Gas Station) looks like being a winner with nods for best film, best director, best actor for Parma Imanothai and two nominations for best actress for Apa Bhavilai and Penpak Sirikul.

Banjong Pisunthanakun’s romantic drama “Fanday Fan Kun Khae Wan Diaw” (“One Day”) also has four nominations while Anocha Suvichakornpong’s “Dao Khanong” (“By The Time It Gets Dark”), 20 Mai U-turn Wai Huajai Return” (“Suddenly Twenty”), Boonsong Nakphu’s “Thudongkhawat” (“Wandering”) and Pimpaka Towira’s “Mahasamut Lae Susan” (“The Island Funeral”) have three nods apiece.

Nominations for best film and best director are identical with the nods going to “A Gas Station,” “One Day,” “By The Time It Gets Dark,” “Wandering” and “The Island Funeral.”

“Khun Pan”, “Tueng Kon Mai Kid Tueng” (“From Bangkok to Mandalay”), “Serd” and “Awasarn Lok Suay” have been nominated in two categories and “Pohnjakfah” (“A Gift”) and “Rongram Tang Dao” (“Motel Mist”) in one.

Each filmmaker has one vote and the best director award also rewards the assistant director team.

The award ceremony is being held at S31 Hotel on April 28.