Tuesday, February 5, 2013

[2013.02.06] COLD WAR, THE BULLETS VANISHES LEAD WITH 12 HONG KONG FILM AWARD NOMINATIONS

Elanne Kong
THE BULLET VANISHES Lau Ching Wan
Chapman To
New mother Miriam Yeung hopes to upgrade to Best Actress.
Nicholas Tse and Jay Chou in the Best Film nominee THE VIRAL FACTOR
Jerry Lamb, Gordon Lam, Ronald Cheng attend the Hong Kong Film Award press conference
Nick Cheung
DaDa Chan
Alex Tsui
Lam Siu Ha
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Best Actor nominees: Tony Leung Ka Fai, Lau Ching Wan, Nick Cheung, Chapman To, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Zhou Xun has one more nomination than her fellow Best Actress nomiees Miriam Yeung, Elanne Kong, and Sammi Cheng
DaDa Chan's performance opens the eyes of many in VULGARIA
The Chapman To starred, Pang Ho Cheung directed VULGARIA receives 12 nominations
Aaron Kwok wins word of mouth with COLD WAR but not a nomination
Ronald Cheng sees the strongest competition from Alex Man
Goron Lam is only half confident about his Best Supporting Actor chances
Alex Man (THE BOUNTY)
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The 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards yesterday announced its nominees in 19 category. THE BULLETS VANISHES (SIU SUT DIK JI DAN) and COLD WAR (HONG JIN) both received 12 nominations to lead the pack. Chapman To Man Jat with VULGARIA (DAI JOOK HEI KET) received his first Best Actor nomination to compete with Best Actress frequent flyers Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Nick Cheung Ka Fai and Lau Ching Wan; he also received a Best Supporting Actor nomination with DIVA.

Leung Ka Fai with the critical and commercial hit COLD WAR was nominated for Best Actor and was considered the favorite. LOVE LIFTING (GO GUI OI)'s Elanne Kong Yeuk Lam surprised with her first Best Actress nomination and faced THE GREAT MAGICIAN (DAI MOR SHOOK SI) and THE SILENT WAR (TING FUNG JEH)'s Zhou Xun, elders Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and Sammi Cheng Sau Man were only considered outside shots.

The 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards will take place on April 13th at the Cultural center. THE GRANDMASTERS (YUT DOI JUNG SI) was not released in time to compete, but Leung Chiu Wai still was nominated for his portrayal of a blind person in THE SILENT WAR and headed for his 6 Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor. Currently at the Berlin Film Festival he calmly thanked everyone.

To Man Jat will compete for both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. Facing four great Hong Kong Film Award Best Actors, he felt that his chance was very slim. "I would pretend that I would be attending a party, participation counts." He earlier with DIVA won the Hong Kong Film Critic Society Best Actor but he did not see himself as the Hong Kong Film Award favorite. Instead he picked Ronald Cheng Chung Kei to win Best Supporting Actor with VULGARIA. Lau Ching Wan was nominated for Best Actor again with THE BULLET VANISHES. He said, "BULLET received 12 nominations, I am also in the Best Actor competition. I am truly very happy but I will face it calmly." BULLET producer Derek Yee Tung Sing felt that the only flaw was Nicholas Tse Ting Fung was not nominated.

LOVE LIFTING got Kong Yeuk Lam her first Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress nomination, with competition from THE GREAT MAGICIAN (DAI MORE SHOOK SI) and THE SILENT WAR's Zhou Xun, LOVE IN THE BUFF (CHUN GIU YU JI MING)'s Miriam Yeung Chin Wa and ROMANCING IN THIN AIR (GO HOI BUT JI LUEN II)'s Sammi Cheng Sau Man. Not only everyone was amazed, even she did not dare to believe it. Kong Yeuk Lam jumped with joy after receiving the good news and broke down. She said, "It truly is incredible. The nomination is already a great encouragement, it's already enough. The competition is too strong." Cheng Sau Man thanked director Johnnie To Kei Fung for his years of trust and also Wai Ka Fai and Yau Nai Hoi for their familiarity with her, witnessing her life experience and changes and writing scripts that showed her abilities. "Co-stars who know me inside out give me power, thank you lead actor (Louis) Koo Tin Lok." Chin Wa felt that everyone who liked "Cherie" was the main reason of her nomination, she felt very happy.

DaDa Chan Jing with her revealing performance in VULGARIA was nominated for Best Supporting Actress against Susan Shaw Yam Yam, Jiang Yiyan, Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling) and Mavis Fan Hiu Huen. She said, "I am very happy to be nominated with Sister Yam Yam, this is a surprise gift. To Man Jat and the director are the two most important men in my career. I appreciate them. The nomination is already profit, I pick Sister Yam Yam."

Originally nominated for Best New Performer with LOVE IN THE BUFF, Lam Siu Ha was discovered to have competed in the category before and was ousted. She said that it was regrettable but the nomination already was a recognition. "I would work hard with Brenda (her character)'s spirit."

Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and Gordon Lam Ka Tung were nominated for Best Supporting Actor with VULGARIA and COLD WAR respectively. Cheng Chung Kei earlier won the Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor and thus was the favorite, but his confidence did not increase. He said, "I asked the Hong Kong Film Award chair (Gordon) Chan Ka Seung, after winning an award would the chance be better? He said not necessarily, anyone who won might not win. I pick THE BOUNTY (YUEN HUNG)'s (Alex) Man Chi Leung. He with his big eye contacts was very outstanding!" He said that his wife Sammie Yu Sze Man would accompany him. He hoped that she would be lucky for him just like at the Golden Horse Award. However they would not bring their daughter.

Both picked Leung Ka Fai to win Best Actor. Half confident to win Best Supporting Actor, Lam Ka Tung regretted that Aaron Kwok Fu Sing was unable to compete for Best Actor. He said, "Sing Sing in COLD WAR gave a very fiery performance. When we worked together I saw fire in his eyes. I originally thought he had a great chance to be nominated." He told Sing Sing not to be disappointed since he has won the Golden Horse Best Actor.

As for Best Actor, Cheung Chung Kei voted for LOVE IS PAJAMAS' Teresa Mo Shun Kwan but Sister Mo was not nominated. Lam Ka Tung picked Zhou Xun. THE 32ND HONG KONG FILM AWARD NOMINATIONS
http://www.hkfaa.com/winnerlist.html

BEST FILM
VULGARIA
MOTORWAY
THE BULLET VANISHES
THE VIRAL FACTOR
COLD WAR

BEST DIRECTOR
Soi Cheang Pou-Soi (MOTORWAY)
Pang Ho Cheung (LOVE IN THE BUFF)
Law Chi Leung (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Dante Lam Chiu Yin (THE VIRAL FACTOR)
Longman Leung Lok Man, Sunny Luk Kim Ching (COLD WAR)

BEST SCREENPLAY
Pang Ho Cheung, Lam Chiu Wing, Luk Yee Sum (VULGARIA)
Pang Ho Cheung, Luk Yee Sum (LOVE IN THE BUFF)
Law Chi Leung, Yeung Sin Ling (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Longman Leung Lok Man, Sunny Luk Kim Ching (COLD WAR)
Alan Mak Siu Fai, Felix Chong Man Keung (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST ACTOR
Nick Cheung Ka Fai (NIGHTFALL)
Chapman To Man Jat (VULGARIA)
Lau Ching Wan (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Tony Leung Ka Fai (COLD WAR)
Tony Leung Chiu Wai (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST ACTRESS
Zhou Xun (THE GREAT MAGICIAN)
Miriam Yeung Chin Wa (LOVE IN THE BUFF)
Sammi Cheng Sau Man (ROMANCING IN THIN AIR)
Elanne Kong Yeuk Lam (LOVE LIFTING)
Zhou Xun (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ronald Cheng Chung Kei (VULGARIA)
Liu Kai Chi (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Gordon Lam Ka Tung (COLD WAR)
Chapman To Man Jat (DIVA)
Alex Man Chi Leung (THE BOUNTY)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Susan Shaw Yam Yam (VULGARIA)
DaDa Chan Jing (VULGARIA)
Jiang Yiyan (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Elaine Jin (Kam Yin Ling) (THE VIRAL FACTOR)
Mavis Fan Hiu Huen (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST NEW PERFORMER
Zhang Lanxin (CZ12)
Joyce Feng Wenjuan (THE LAST TYCOON)
Jayden Yuan Xiaochao (TAI CHI)
Lam Siu Ha (LOVE IN THE BUFF)
Alex Tsui Ka Kit (COLD WAR)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Andrew Lau Wai Keung, Jason Kwai Chi Fai (THE LAST TYCOON)
Chan Chi Ying (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Kenny Tse Chung To (THE VIRAL FACTOR)
Jason Kwai Chi Fai, Kenny Tse Ching To (COLD WAR)
Anthony Pun Yiu Ming (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST FILM EDITING
Yau Chi Wai (CZ12)
David Richardson, Allen Leung Chin Lun (MOTORWAY)
Kwong Chi Ming, Ron Chan Chung Ming (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Chung Wai Chiu (THE VIRAL FACTOR)
Kwong Chi Leung, Wong Hoi (COLD WAR)

BEST ART DIRECTOR
Yee Chung Chung, Eric Lam Che Kiu (THE LAST TYCOON)
Tim Yip Kam Tim (TAI CHI)
Lau Sai Wan (THE GUILLOTINES)
Silver Cheung Sai Won, Lee Kin Wai (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Man Lim Chung (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST COSTUME & MAKE UP DESIGN
Yee Chung Man, Dai Mei Ling (THE GREAT MAGICIAN)
Tim Yip Kam Tim (TAI CHI)
Dora Ng Li Lo (THE GUILLOTINES)
Stanley Cheung Sai Kit (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Man Lim Chung (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY
Jackie Chan, He Jun (CZ12)
Sammo Hung Kam Bo (TAI CHI)
Chin Kar Lok, Wong Wai Fai, Ng Hoi Tong (MOTORWAY)
Dante Lam Chiu Yin, Chin Kar Lok, Wong Wai Fai, Ng Hoi Tong (THE VIRAL FACTOR)
Chin Kar Lok, Wong Wai Fai (COLD WAR)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE
Chan Kwong Wing, Yu Peng (Chan Chi Yat) (THE LAST TYCOON)
Teddy Robin Kwan, Tomy Wai Kai Leung (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Peter Kam Pui Tat (COLD WAR)
Eman Lam Yi Man, Veronica Lee Duen Han (DIVA)
Chan Kwong Wing (THE SILENT WAR)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG
CONSTANTL TURMOIL (THE LAST TYCOON)
Composer: Leon Ko Sai Cheung
Lyric: Chris Shum Wai Chung
Performer: Jacky Cheung Hok Yau

BLADE EDGE RUNS COLDER (THE GUILLOTINES)
Chris Lee Yuchun

DOREMI (ROMANCING IN THIN AIR)
Composer: Lo Tayu
Lyrics: Lin Xi (Lam Jik)
Performer: Sammi Cheng Sau Man

LOVE CAN'T LOVE ANYMORE (LAN KWAI FONG 2)
Composer: Charmaine Fong Ho Man
Lyrics: Lin Xi (Lam Jik)
Performer: Leo Ku Kui Ke

THIS KITE'S KITE (DIVA)
Composer: Davy Chan & C.Y. KONG
Lyrics: Lin Xi (Lam Jik)
Perfomrers: Joey Yung Cho Yi, Mag Lam Yun Tung

BEST SOUND DESIGN
Kinson Tsang King Cheung (THE GUILLOTINES)
Benny Chu Chi Ha, Steve Miller (MOTORWAY)
Phyllis Cheng Wing Yuen (THE BULLET VANISHES)
Kinson Tsang King Cheung (THE VIRAL FACTOR)
Kinson Tsang King Cheung (COLD WAR)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Han Young-Woo, Victor Wong Won Tat, Patrick Chui Pak Cheun, Seong Ho-Jang (CZ12)
Chas Chow Chi Sing, Kim Ho Pui Kin, Ng Yuen Fai, A (TAI CHI)
Victory Wong Won Tat (THE GUILLOTINES)
Law Wai Ho, Hellowing Cheung Jin Wing (MOTORWAY)
Cecil Cheng Man Ching (COLD WAR)

BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Roy Chow Hin Yeung (NIGHTFALL)
Brian Tse Lap Man (THE PORK OF MUSIC)
Fung Chih Chiang (Fung Chi Keung) (THE BOUNTY)

BEST FILM FROM MAINLAND AND TAIWAN
1942
GF*BF
LOVE IS NOT BLIND
PAINTED SKIN: THE RESURRECTION
LOVE

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