|Miriam Yeung has a good chance at Best Actress|
|Elanne Kong shops for a dress|
|Tony Leung Ka Fai has a chance to win his fourth Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor with COLD WAR|
|Feng Wenjuan comes to Hong Kong earlier to pick out her dress|
|Vicki Zhao joins the Hong Kong Film Award voters|
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The 32nd Hong Kong Film Award will take place tonight at the Tsim Sha Tsui Cultural Center. On the eve of the event, Best Actor and Best Actress nominees are of course nervous. This year's Best Actor competition reportedly was not considered too fierce. Although Nick Cheung Kai's NIGHTFALL (DAI JUI BO) performance was decent, the three time Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor Tony Leung Ka Fai had better chances. Thus he would have a chance to win his four Best Actor with COLD WAR (HONG JIN).
As for Best Actor, because the nominees aside from Elanne Kong Yeuk Lam were not nominated with their best work the competition has been intense. How Miriam Yeung Chin Wa had better odds. Zhou Xun announced her absence in advance and dropped a variety of hints that she would not win Best Actress this year.
With her outstanding performance in Universe's LOVE LIFTING (GO GUI OI) Kong Yeuk Lam was not too confident. On numerous occasions she stated that the nomination was already a victory. However earlier she still went clothes shopping with her assistant as she prepared to dress up for tonight's event.
Cheng Chung Kei last year with VULGARIA (DAI JOOK HEI KET) won the Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor but tonight he will run into strong competition. Reportedly during the first round of Hong Kong Film Award voting, Gordon Lam Ka Tung with COLD WAR received the most votes. Yet in the second round voting Cheng Chung Kei caught up so he should have a chance to win again. As for Best Supporting Actress, due to Susan Shaw Yam Yam's fortune with people, she received many friendly votes. Thus she had a chance to win again after THE PYE DOG (YEH LEUNG HUEN) and GALLANTS (DA LUI TOI).
Mainland actress Feng Wenjuan with the film THE LAST TYCOON (DAI SEUNG HOI) is nominated for Best New Performer. In the film she had a passionate kiss with Huang Xiaoming and became the envy of many female fans. Feng Wenjuan came to Hong Kong a few days early to find a dress. She appreciated "Big Brother Sponge" who called her to encourage her after the nomination but she was not under the spell of his electrifying eyes. "Big Brother Xiaoming's professionalism and character handling could very easily bring his co-stars into characters. He indeed had charm but I only fell in love with him in the film."
Feng Wenjuan gave Huang Xiaoming her first on screen kiss, which was directors Andrew Lau Wai Keung and Wong Jing's last minute addition and made her very nervous. Luckily Xiaoming cooked up rotten gags to help her relax. She said, "Big Brother Xiaoming was very patient and would tell many cold jokes to relax me, closing the distance between us. He even joked that I was very lucky because my first onscreen kiss partner was him."
This year the Hong Kong Film Award second round voting added five overseas voters including Mainland actor Vicki Zhao Wei and famous director Feng Xiaogang. The second round voters went from the past 50 to 55 people, its deadline was March 26th and the votes went to the auditing firm.
As for today's Hong Kong Film Award, second round voter Stephen Shiu Jr. said, "I voted for (Tony) Leung Ka Fai for Best Actor, he has not had a performance like COLD WAR. This type of performance was very acceptable to viewers. I voted for (Miriam) Yeung Chin Wa, she performed very well and it was time for her to win. I definitely would choose (Ronald) Cheng Chung Kei for Best Supporting Actor because his performance stole the show. I chose (Elaine Jin) Kam Yin Ling for Best Supporting Actress. Although she didn't have much screen time in THE VIRAL FACTOR (YIK JIN), her emotional scene performance was very thorough."
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress with VULGARIA, DaDa Chan Jing last month attended the Osaka Asian Film Festival to promote the film and the local media called her the "giant breast weapon". Known for her popping candy trick in the film, DaDa also received local media praised for her very innocent performance in the film.