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Singapore film Ilo Ilo has received six major nominations in the upcoming Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan.
SINGAPORE: Singapore film "Ilo Ilo" has received six major nominations in the upcoming Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan.
The movie itself has been nominated in the Best Feature Film category and also for Best Original Screenplay.
29-year-old director Anthony Chen wins a nomination for Best New Director.
Actor Chen Tianwen and his co-star Yeo Yann Yann were both nominated in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories respectively.
Child actor Koh Jia Ler makes the final shortlist for the Best Newcomer category.
Speaking to the TODAY newspaper, Mr Chen said this is a massive achievement for Singapore.
Set against the backdrop of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, "Ilo Ilo" explores the relationship between a family of three and its Filipino maid.
It won the coveted Camera d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
The winners for the Golden Horse awards will be announced on November 23 in Taipei.