Vietnamese-America director and film producer Charlie Nguyen’s comedy won the Golden Kite awards for Best Feature Film.

Charlie, who was also successful in comedies De Mai Tinh Tính (Fool for Love) and Cuoi Ngay Keo Lo (Love Puzzle) and Fan Cuong (Fanatic), received the award for Best Director.

Chang Vo Cua Em is adapted from the English novel Busy Woman Seeks Wife by Annie Sanders, featuring the love story of a homely man and a successful woman.

The film earned VND87 billion (USD3.75 million) in ticket sales.

Hoang Yen Chibi, who plays the leading role in director Nguyen Quang Dung’s Thang Nam Ruc Ro (Splendid Years) on friendship and reunification of a group of urban women who used to be friends in their youth, won the award for Best Actress.

Chang Vo Cua Em (My Mr Wife) is named Best Film at the annual 2018 Golden Kite awards given by the Việt Nam Cinema Association in HCM City last night (Photo courtesy of the producer)

The Golden Kite award for Best Actor went to Lien Binh Phat, who plays the role of cai luong (reformed opera) performer in Song Lang (The Tap Box) about the 100-year history and development of cai luong, a traditional theatre genre in the South.

In the TV series category, the Golden Kite awards were presented to director Do Phu Hai and Pham Ngoc Chau’s 40-episode Ben Kia Song (The Other Side of a River), and director Mai Hong Phong’s 28-part Quynh Bup Be (“Doll” Quynh), both reflecting today social issues.

Nguyen Khai Anh received Best Director award for his 24-episode series Ngay Ay Minh Da Yeu (The Day We Fell in Love) produced by the Vietnam Television (VTV) Film Studio.

The Vietnam Animation Studio's 30-minute Bi Mat Hang Duon (Secret in Duon Cave) about children group’s adventure to Duon Cave, won Best Animation Film, while its director received Best Animation Director award.

Me A by young director of Khanh Chi of the Quang Binh province Television and Radio Station was named Best Short Film.

Director Doan Hong Le of VTV received the Golden Kite Awards for Best Documentary with Hay Nho Ban Dang Song (You’re Still Alive).

Late People’s Artist Pham Khac and late People’s Artist Nguyen The Doan were honoured for their contribution to the industry.

The organisers also handed out prizes to screenwriters, for sound and visual effects, cinematography research works and scientific films.

The 2018 Golden Kite awards drew 142 entries, including 14 feature films, 13 TV series, 26 short films, 14 animated films, 61 documentaries, 14 science films, and two cinematography researches./.

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