Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards's movie, Hello, Love, Goodbye, is nominated in the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA).
The top-grossing movie produced by Star Cinema is nominated in the Best Asian Film category of the award-giving body.
The nominees were announced on Tuesday, October 15.
Hello, Love, Goodbye, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, tackled the story of Joy (Kathryn Bernardo), an OFW in Hong Kong who wishes to reunite her whole family and give them a better life. But then, she is also torn in reaching for her dreams to be a practicing nurse in Canada.
In the midst of her life trials, Joy meets Ethan (Alden Richards), a Pinoy bartender in Hong Kong who falls in love with her.
Hello, Love, Goodbye is the first project of Alden, a prime talent of GMA-7, with Star Cinema, a film subsidiary of ABS-CBN Films.
Hello, Love, Goodbye is currently the highest grossing Filipino film of all time, earning over P880 million.
The other nominated films came from Japan, China, India, and South Korea.
According to AACTA's website, the Best Asian Film award recognizes the "exceptional calibre of films from the Asian region, from box-office hits and international film festival favourites to a Palme d’Or winner and multiple Best International Feature Film Oscar entries."
Here is the full list of Best Asian Film nominees:
- ANDHADHUN (Dir. Sriram Raghavan, INDIA)
- GULLY BOY (Dir. Zoya Akhtar, INDIA)
- HELLO LOVE GOODBYE (Dir. Cathy Garcia-Molina, PHILLIPENES)
- NE ZHA (Dir. Jiao Zi, CHINA)
- PARASITE (Dir. Bong Joon-Ho, SOUTH KOREA)
- SHADOW (Dir. Zhang Yimou, CHINA)
- SUPER DELUXE (Dir. Thiagarajan Kumararaja, INDIA)
- THE WANDERING EARTH (Dir. Frant Gwo, CHINA)
- WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES (Dir. Makoto Nagahisa, JAPAN)