Published by Idan Ma'at @ 19/06/2019

The 3rd Malaysia Golden Globe Awards 2019 revealed the Top 10 Nominated Films and announced the nominees for each category of the awards ceremony at the Press Conference which was held this afternoon at the Dorsett Kuala Lumpur. The nominated films include films from Belgium, Iran, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.


The Selection Committee of the 3rd Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) has recently finalised the nominations for the top 10 best films this year, with movies from a wide selection of countries and genres. New directors have managed to be included in this year’s nominations as well. The award categories for this year are as usual as the previous editions, which are Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematographer, Best Screenplay, New Hope Award, Audience Choice Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The list of the ten nominated films are Ode To Nothing by Dwein Baltazar (Philippines), House of Hummingbird by Kim Bora (Korea), 27 Steps of May by Ravi L. Barwani (Indonesia), A Land Imagined by Yeo Siew Hua (Singapore), Axing by Behrouz Shoaybi (Iran), Our Struggles by Guillaume Senez (Belgium), Liway by Kip Oebanda (Philippines), Still Human by Oliver Chan (Hong Kong), My Dear Friend by Yang Pingdao (China) and Hat-Trick by Ramtin Lavafi (Iran).  And the nominees for each award category will be selected from among these nominated films.


Nina Wu, directed by Midi Z, starring Wu Ke-Xi, Vivian Sung and Hsia Yu-Chiao has been selected as the opening film to commence the 3rd edition of Malaysia International Film Festival and this screening will be the World Premiere of its Asian cut version. On the other hand, House of Hummingbird, directed by Kim Bora, starring Park Ji-Hu, Jung In-Gi, Son Sang-Yeon and Kim Sae-Byuk will be selected as the Special Screening Film to be screened at the end of the film festival.


We are very excited and enthusiastic, and eagerly anticipate a superb collection of films made from unique minds and creative souls. It is worthy to note that films that are to be screened this year during the 3rd Malaysian International Film Festival will be films that have never before been seen in Malaysian cinemas. The festival screening film will only be available from 14 July to 19 July, at the selected cinema locations: TGV Sunway Velocity, TGV KLCC and TGV 1 Utama.

This year’s Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest) and Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) have plenty to offer, with the unveiling of Sammo Hung as the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the top of the list. Sammo Hung, the man who revolutionised and reinvented the martial art film genre, is one of the most globally recognised talents. From his persistence in bettering his craft to his precision in presenting his skills, he thoroughly deserves the Lifetime Achievement Award in acknowledgement and in honour of his contributions to the film world.


If all of these has captured your interest, and if you are looking forward to enjoying all these films, MIFFest Film tickets will be officially launched in early July, 2019. Public will be able to purchase the tickets through our cinema partner, TGV Cinemas. Until then, you can receive updates on MIFFest and MGGA from their social media platforms as stated below:


Best Film

  1. 27 Steps of May (Indonesia)
  2. A Land Imagined (Singapore)
  3. Axing (Iran)
  4. Hat-trick (Iran)
  5. House of Hummingbird (South Korea)
  6. Liway (Philippines)
  7. My Dear Friend (China)
  8. ODA SA WALA (Ode to Nothing) (Philippines)
  9. Our Struggles (Belgium)
  10. Still Human (Hong Kong)


Best Director

  1. Ode to Nothing (Dwein Baltazar)
  2. House of Hummingbird (Kim Bora)
  3. A Land Imagined (Yeo Siew Hua)
  4. Axing (Behrooz Shoaibi)
  5. Hat-Trick (Ramtin Lavafi)


Best Actor

  1. 27 Steps of May (Lukman sardi)
  2. Axing (Amin Hayaei)
  3. Our Struggles (Romain Duris)
  4. Still Human (Anthony Wong)
  5. Hat-Trick (Amir Jadidi)


Best Actress

  1. Ode to Nothing (Marietta Subong)
  2. House of Hummingbird (Park Ji-Hu)
  3. 27 Steps od May (Raihaanun Soeriaatmadja)
  4. Axing (Sara Bahrami)
  5. Liway (Glaiza de Castro)


Best Supporting Actor

  1. Ode to Nothing (Joonee Gamboa)
  2. Axing (Hadi Hejazifar)
  3. Liway (Dominic Roco)
  4. Still Human (Sam Lee)
  5. Hat –Trick (Saber Abar)


Best Supporting Actress

  1. House of Hummingbird (Kim Sae-byuk)
  2. A Land Imagined (Luna Kwok)
  3. Axing (Mahnaz Afshar)
  4. Our Struggles (Lucie Debay)
  5. Hat-Trick (Mahoor Alvand)


Best Cinematography

  1. Ode to Nothing (Neil Daza)
  2. House of Hummingbird (Kang Gook-hyun)
  3. 27 Steps of May (Ipung Rachmat Syaiful)
  4. A Land Imagined (Hideho Urata)
  5. My Dear Friend (Long Miaoyuan)


Best Screenplay

  1. Ode to Nothing (Dwein Baltazar)
  2. House of Hummingbird (Kim Bora)
  3. A Land Imagined (Yeo Siew Hua)
  4. Our Struggles (Guillaume Senez, Raphaelle Desplechin)
  5. Hat-Trick (Ramtin Lavafi)