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Dustin Nguyen was named as the favorite international actor at the biannual Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China on Friday.

Winning the poll of juries and audience at seven theaters in Nanchang capital of Jiangxi province, the Vietnamese American actor was praised for his role as a young man who wants to bring his mother’s ashes back to America to bury her next to his late father’s tomb in Huyen thoai bat tu/The Legend is alive directed by Luu Huynh.

However, no representative from Vietnam’s only entry at the 18th edition of the festival attended the award ceremony.

Singaporean actor Jack Neo shared the award with Nguyen for his role in Money Not Enough 2 that he directed himself.

The festival also sorted through 25 films from 15 foreign countries, including the US and Japan, for choosing other awards: two favorite actresses, two best directors and two best films.

One of China’s most influential film festivals that opened in 1992 closed Saturday with awards granted to local films.

Source: Tuoi Tre