Actress Eugene Domingo is nominated in the Best Actress category of the 8th Asian Film Awards 2014 for her performance in the movie Barber's Tales, which also gave her the Best Actress trophy at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival.
Eugene Domingo, the lone Filipino nominee in this year's awards, will be up against Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes, South Korea), Paw Hee Ching (Rigor Mortis, Hong Kong), Yoko Maki (The Ravine of Goodbye, Hong Kong), at Zhang Zi Yi (The Grandmaster, Hong Kong/Mainland China) for the award.
This is the second time that the Pinay comedienne was nominated in the Asian Film Awards which is dubbed as the Asian Oscars. In 2012, Eugene was nominated for Best Actress at the 6th Asian Film Awards for her role in Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank. She bagged then the People's Choice Award for Best Actress while compatriot Shamaine Beuncamino won Best Supporting Actress for Niño.
Last year, Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia took home the top acting honors from the same award-giving body, for Thy Womb and Bwakaw, respectively, marking the first time that the Philippines bagged both the Best Actor and Best Actress awards in Asian Film Awards.
Gina Pareño is the first Filipino to win an award in the said Hong Kong based award-giving body, bagging the Best Supporting Actress trophy in 2009 for her performance in Brillante Mendoza‘s Serbis.
The 8th Asian Film Awards 2014 awarding ceremony will be held on March 27, 2014 at the City of Dreams Casino Resort in Macau.