Thet Mon Myint Movies Nominated for Academy Awards
28 December 2012: Six films starring Burma’s famous actress Thet Mon Myint aka Mai Zung Cer Mawi are among 15 nominated for the Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards 2011.
The Academy Award winning Chin actress is rumoured for the best leading actress award again in this year’s ceremony scheduled to take place at the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Rangoon on 30 December 2012.
One of Burma’s famous directors was quoted as saying by the Chin World Media that Thet Mon Myint’s name has been much of a talk so far for the best actress award.
Mai Zung Cer Mawi, who was crowned the 2010 best actress for her leading role in a film Adam, Eve and Datsa, said she really worked hard and tried her best to act in each movie and she would be over the moon if she won another award.
The ceremony, organized this year by the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization, will be held in the former capital after six years in Nay Pyi Taw, featuring 11 different categories with a total of 15 Burmese romantic and comedy films.
It is expected that the event draws a bigger participation from movie stars and people from the industry as well as other celebrities based in Rangoon, according to a spokesperson of the organization.
The 11 awards that the committee of Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards has since 1994 presented to movie talents in the country include:
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Music
- Best Cinematography
- Best Film Editing
- Best Sound
Reporting by Thawng Zel Thang