First Vietnamese actor to get ‘Asian Stars: Up Next’ award

Lien Binh Phat has become the first Vietnamese actor selected to receive the 'Asian Stars: Up Next' award, highlighting growing recognition of national talent.

The 29-year-old Vietnamese actor will be presented with the award at the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) on December 10. With no prior acting experience, Phat played the role of a debt collector in "Song Lang," a drama that pays tribute to "cai luong" (reformed opera).

Organized by the IFFAM and Variety, the awards recognize and promote Asian's next-generation stars who are believed "to have the skills to become something much bigger in the entertainment industry."

Source: VOV5