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Myanmar to hold film academy awards ceremony

24 Mar 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

YANGON, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will hold a film academy awards presentation ceremony in May in Nay Pyi Taw after a four-year hiatus amid the pandemic, according to the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization.

"This year, only the artists who are truly worthy of the awards will be presented. We are currently scrutinizing the movies," U Aye Kyu Lay, vice chairman of the Myanmar Motion Picture Organization, told Xinhua.

A total of 12 sorts of film academy awards including special awards for the years of 2019, 2020 and 2022 will be presented to the country's artists after the scrutiny out of more than 130 movies, he said.

The awards include Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Music, Best Sound and Best Editing awards.

Aiming at encouraging domestic film production, the film academy award presentations have been held since 1952.

The last film academy award presentation for the year 2018 was held in Yangon in March 2019, in which 12 awards were presented.

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