Lien Binh Phat is an emerging star and TV host in Viet Nam.
Vietnamese actor Lien Binh Phat is a rising film star in Viet Nam. Photo: variety.com
Vietnamese actor Lien Binh Phat will be honored at the 2019 Asian Stars: Up Next Awards presented by the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) and American entertainment media company Variety.
The awards, which recognise and promote Asian on-screen talent with great potential, will be given at the 4th International Film Festival & Awards Macao in Macao from 5 to 10 December.
Besides Phat, seven other artists from six Asian countries will also receive the award, include Asmara Abigail (Indonesia), Bea Alonzo (Philippines), Bumi Pednekar (India), Jennis Opraset and Praewa Suthampon (Thailand), Lim Yoona (South Korea) and Ryota Katayose (Japan).
Phat previously won the Gemstone Award in the best newcomer category at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
According to film critic Marcus Manh Cuong Vu, it is a great honor for a young Vietnamese actor to be appreciated internationally.
A native of the southern province of Kien Giang, the 29-year-old actor is an emerging star and TV host in Viet Nam.
He is considered as a new factor of the country’s film industry after playing Dung Thien Loi in Song Lang (The Tap Box), a drama that pays tribute to cai luong, a traditional Vietnamese musical theatre art. The film recently won the Golden Lotus, the State’s most coveted prize for a cinematic work.