Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town scooped five awards, including best film and best director, at Thailand's leading film honours, the Subhanahongsa Awards, on Sunday night (Feb 22).

The indie drama also won best screenplay - which also went to Assarat - best cinematography and best art direction.

A love story set in a small Thai town after the 2004 tsumani, the film has already won several festival awards, including a Tiger Award at Rotterdam, and was picked up for international sales by Momento Films.

Meanwhile, Nonzee Nimibutr's pirate action adventure Queens Of Langkasuka picked up three awards at the Thai ceremony, including best visual effects, best sound and best costume design.

The best actor prize went to Ananda Everingham for romantic comedy Happy Birthday, while Ratchawin Wongviriya won best actress for her role in love triangle drama The Last Moment.

Sorapong Chatreepicked up thebest supporting actor award forplaying the mentor of Tony Jaa's character in Ong Bak 2. Best supporting actress went to Focus Jeerakul for her role in teenage ensemble drama Hormones.

The awards, organised by the Federation of National Film Associations of Thailand, were held at the Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok.


Best picture: Wonderful Town (prods: Soros Sukhum, Jetnipith Teerakulchanyut)

Best director: Aditya Assarat - Wonderful Town

Best actor: Ananda Everingham - Happy Birthday

Best actress: Ratchawin Wongviriya - The Last Moment

Best supporting actor: Sorapong Chatree - Ong-Bak 2

Best supporting actress: Focus Jeerakul - Hormones

Best screenplay: Aditya Assarat - Wonderful Town

Best visual effects: Queens Of Langkasuka

Best editing: 4Bia

Best cinematography: Wonderful Town

Best song: Jab Mue Chan by Kongdej Jaturanrasamee (Handle Me With Care)

Best original score: The 8th Day

Best sound: Queens Of Langkasuka

Best art direction: Wonderful Town

Best costume design: Queens Of Langkasuka

Best make-up: The 8th Day

Lifetime Achievement Award: Dome Sukwong - Thailand National Film Archive