July 04, 2017

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Academy Awards recognise 18 films from 2014-15

Eighteen awards were given out to winners at the Academy Award presentation ceremony for 2016. Myanma Motion Picture Association has a plan to hold the annual ceremony in late February or early March in coming years. Photo: Zaw Min Latt (News on page 1)
Eighteen awards were given out to winners at the Academy Award presentation ceremony for 2016. Myanma Motion Picture Association has a plan to hold the annual ceremony in late February or early March in coming years. Photo: Zaw Min Latt (News on page 1)

MYANMAR’S Academy Awards ceremony was held yesterday in Yangon, with 18 awards going to films released in 2014 and 2015. A total of 30 Myanmar films came out in that period.
In a message she sent to the occasion, National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Auu Kyi expressed high hopes for improvement in the areas of art and technology as the film industry has undergone challenges and accumulated more experience.
She also called upon individual citizens to play their part in national development, the same way various people cooperate to produce a successful film.
Myanmar’s film industry will turn 100 years old in 2020.
Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko made the opening speech at the ceremony, urging all actors, actresses, directors, producers and technicians in the film industry and other artistic fields to cooperate with the government in order to achieve the government’s goal of establishing a genuine federal Union that can guarantee democracy, fundamental human rights, national reconciliation and eternal peace.
Famous comedians Bay Lu Wa and Gwan Pone won the awards for best supporting actor and actress, respectively, for the first time, much to the delight of the audience.
“Kaung-kyo-ko-hnai-ti-say min” released in 2014 bagged five awards for music, editing, manuscript, film and supporting actress.
“I am a rose, my dear” released in 2015 won the best actor award and the best support actress. —GNLM

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