Eugene Domingo, “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” get nominations in Asian Film Awards

Multi-awarded actress Eugene Domingo and screenwriter Chris Martinez through their acclaimed film “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” were nominated for major awards in the 6th Asian Film Awards.

Domingo vies for the Best Actress category and will be pitted against Vidya Balan of India, Michelle Chen of Taiwan, Leila Hatami of Iran, and Deanie Ip of Hong Kong.

The comedienne was the Best Actress in last year’s Cinemalaya’s New Breed (Full Length) category for said movie. She was also the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Supporting Actress for her performance in “My Househusband.”  She had also won numerous supporting actress awards for the films “100,” “Here Comes the Bride,” and the “Ang Tanging Ina” series from the Cinemalaya, the FAMAS, and the MMFF, respectively.

Meanwhile,  Martinez will be up against Iran’s Asghar Farhadi for “Nader and Simin, A Separation,” Japan’s Kaneto Shindô for “Postcard,” Mainland China’s Heng Liu and Geling Yan for “The Flowers of War,” and Hong Kong’s Alan Mak and Felix Chong for “Overheard 2” under the Best Screenwriter category.

Established in 2007, the Asian Film Festival “is an international pioneering program honoring filmmakers with outstanding achievements in the field of Asian cinema.”