The Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards are film awards given annually in Naypyidaw, Burma presented to the biggest achievers in the Cinema of Burma. The Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards ceremony has been held annually since 1952. Each winner is presented with a golden statue and in recent years also a cash prize. To date, actor Nyunt Win has won a record seven awards, followed by director Thukha, actor Yan Aung and cinematographer Than Nyunt with six each, and Myint Myint Khin,Mg Tin Oo,Kyaw Hein, Mo Mo Myint Aung,Kyi Soe Tun and May Than Nu with five each.
Who are the Myanmar Academy Award winners of Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards 2012?Thet Mon Myint to win Myanmar academy award this year? Myanmar actress Thet Mon Myint is tipped to win academy award for the best actress role this year. The Academy awards ceremony will be held on 7 Feb 2012, and we will publish the winners list Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards 2012 Below.
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Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards Giving Ceremony for Year 2010 was held on Feb 7, 2012 in Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar. Here are the Winners of Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards for Year 2010;
Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards 2012 Winners
1. The Best Lead Actor Award = Pyay Ti Oo (Adam, Eve and Datsa)
2. The Best Lead Actress Award = Thet Mon Myint (Adam, Eve and Datsa)
3. The Best Supporting Actor Award = Wai Lu Kyaw (Red Sun Above Sea)
4. The Best Supporting Actress Award = Hwar Hwar Aung (A May Kyae Zuu Sat Phu Chin Tae)
5. The Best Director Award = Khin Maung Oo and Soe Thein Htut (Red Sun Above Sea)
6. The Best Cinematography Award = Pan Chi Soe Moe (Red Sun Above Sea)
7. The Best Editing Award = Myint Khine (Red Sun Above Sea)
8. The Best Music Award = Myanmar Pyi Kyaut Sein
9. The Best Screenplay Award = Khin Maung Oo and Soe Thein Htut (Red Sun Above Sea)
10. The Best Picture/ Film Award = Adam, Eve and Datsa
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A brief history of the Myanmar Academy Awards:THE Myanmar Academy Awards has a reputation for unpredictable results, most notably last year when only six prizes were awarded instead of the expected 11, and rather controversially, none of the prizes were given to women.
The awards ceremony has been held annually since 1952 and was designed to help raise the standard of films produced in Myanmar. To begin with there were only three categories: best film, best actor and best actress, with second and third place prizes also given.Over time the awards ceremony has expanded significantly. In 1954, a best director award was introduced with the second and third award prizes being removed in 1955. In 1956 a best cinematography award was created and in 1962, best supporting actor and actress awards were also introduced. In 1990, the number of awards reached 10 with the addition of best screenplay, best music and best sound awards. The awards have now topped out at 11 with the addition of a best editing award.
Adding to the unpredictability of the awards ceremony are prizes given to child performers some years and the duplication of awards when the judging panel cannot decide who should win. And of course, sometimes awards are simply not awarded if it is decided that no person is worthy. In total, 310 awards have been given as of last year.
The first film to win the best picture award was Chit Thet Wai (Dear Thet Wai) in 1952. The best director award was first given to U Thu Kha for his Aww Main Ma (Oh, women!), a comic drama. Actor Kyaw Win won the first best actor award in Marlaryi with Kyi Kyi Htay winning best actress for her perfomance in Chit Thet Wai (Dear Thet Wai).
Actor Nyunt Win is top of the awards table having won seven in total for best actor and best supporting actor roles. Director U Thu Kha and actor Yan Aung follow with six awards apiece and actress Myint Myint Khin, director Mg Tin Oo, actor Kyaw Hein, director Kyi Soe Tun, actress May Than Nu and editor Than Nyunt (Pan Thar) each have five.
The awards ceremony used to be held in Yangon (apart from 1963, 1986 and 1988), however, it was moved to Nay Pyi Taw in 2007, which marked the awards ceremony for the year of 2005. This year’s competition features 12 films vying for awards, following recent trends in cinema in Myanmar, most of them are comedies.
This year’s judging committee is comprised of experts and officials from the Myanmar Motion Picture Association, Myanmar Music Association, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Religious Affairs, News and Periodical Enterprise, Ministry of Education and the Attorney General.
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