Malaysia’s “Shuttle Life” Bags Audience Choice Award at the 2nd MGGA

Published by Samentha James @ 06/03/2018

Jack Tan receiving the Audience Choice Award on behalf of Shuttle Life

Malaysia’s very own local film Shuttle Life successfully nabbed the Audience Choice Award at the 2nd Malaysia Golden Global Awards (MGGA) – proving that it has left a mark in the hearts of the audiences. The star-studded event took place on March 3 at Plenary Hall, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The film’s star Jack Tan was also a candidate for the Best Actor category; however, the award went to Hamed Behdad of Blockage. Nevertheless, Jack expressed that he was excited that his film won and the fact that it was his birthday that day made it all the better.

Shuttle Life was also nominated in five other categories: Best New Director (Tan Seng Kiat), Best Cinematography (Chen Ko Chin), Best Supporting Actress (Angel Chan), Best Supporting Actor (Jack Yap), and Best Actress (Sylvia Chung).

Shuttle Life depicts the resilient tale of young Ah Qiang who lives with his mentally challenged mother and 5-year-old sister Hui. When an accident robs Hui’s life away, Ah Qiang is stuck between a rock and a hard place as he is unable to bring her body home. This is because he is unable to prove his relation with Hui since she was never registered at birth.

Joanne Goh, MGGA Chairperson and Managing Director of Jazzy Group, expressed, “It’s great to see such immense support for the film industry globally as we return for our second year running. We’re pleased with this year’s edition of MGGA and look forward to many more years of hosting a global film awards right here in Malaysia.”

The 2nd MGGA, hosted by Daphe Iking and Owen Yap, also saw 71-year-old Hong Kong renowned director Ann Hui receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for her immense contributions to the film industry. She is also the record holder for the most wins in the category of Best Director Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards on top of bagging the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award from the Busan International Film Festival. 

Complete List of 2nd MGGA Winners:-

  • Best New Director: Tesnota – Kantemir Balaqov (Russia)
  • Best Screenplay: Angels Wear White – Vivian Qu (China & France)
  • Best Cinematography: The Seen and Unseen – Anggi Frisca (Indonesia, Netherlands, Australia & Qatar)
  • Audience Choice Award: Shuttle Life (Malaysia)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Tesnota – Artem Cipin (Russia)
  • Best Actress: Tesnota – Darya Zhouvner (Russia)
  • Best Actor: Blockage – Hamed Behdad (Iran)
  • Best Director: Angels Wear White – Vivian Qu (China & France)
  • New Hope Award: A Letter To The President (Afghanistan)
  • Best Film: Tesnota (Russia)