MANILA - Eugene Domingo is in the running for a top acting prize at the 8th Asian Film Awards, marking the second time she has been nominated for the award.
The lone Filipino nominee in this year's awards, Domingo is cited for her role as a newly widowed woman in Jun Lana's "Barber's Tale."
Set in the early 1970s at the onset of Martial law, the film centers on Marilou (Domingo) as she struggles to keep her late husband's barber shop running. But after gaining the trust of other women in her community, Marilou's life takes an unexpected turn.
Domingo won Best Actress at the 2013 Tokyo International Film Festival in October for the same role.
Domingo was first nominated in the Asian Film Awards in 2012 for Marlon Rivera's "Ang Babae sa Septic Tank." She lost the top acting prize to Hong Kong's Deanie Ip, but was given the Peole's Choice Award for Best Actress.
Last year, Filipino screen veterans Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia took home the top acting honors from the same award-giving body, for "Thy Womb" and "Bwakaw," respectively.
The 8th Asian Film Awards will be held in Macau.