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On the eve of the Hong Kong Film Award, gossips are the norm. Yesterday some voter questioned Carina Lau Ka Ling's screen time in DETECTIVE DEE AND THE MYSTERY OF THE PHANTOM FLAME (DIK YUN KIT ji TUNG TIN DAI GOK), she would win only due to seniority. The Hong Kong Film Award chair Gordon Chan Ka Seung supported Ka Ling. "The Hong Kong Film Award has been around for so many years, all along it has had a complete standard. The nominees already defeated a lot of competition, what is this seniority talk? It is very unfair to past winners. The identity of the person who made the criticism wasn't mentioned. In my eyes all the talk is rubbish. Hurting others with words like that is wrong!" Chow Yun Fat's CONFUCIUS did not resemble a Hong Kong film, why would it be nominated? The Hong Kong Film Award pointed out that CONFUCIUS had Hong Kong investors, in addition its producer, cinematographer and many workers were from Hong Kong. It absolutely met the qualifications.
The Hong Kong Film Award will be unveiled today. As in previous years, the event did not schedule a celebration as each film company set up their own. However this year joining the crowd would be the trend, Emperor and Huayi would hold a joint celebration in Tsim Sha Tsui; Josie Ho Chiu Yi's DREAM HOME and Teddy Robin Kwan's GALLANTS (DAI LUI TOI) often promoted together during their release so their
celebration would be joint as well.