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Fresh out of the oven Best Actor Nick Cheung Ka Fai two nights ago with the film UNBEATABLE (GIK JIN) won Best Actor again. Excited, he immediately attended the celebration. Although he went through the award show "UNBEATABLE" and did not eat all night, he still did not turn any interview away despite stomach pain. He revealed that as soon as he won he gave his wife Esther Kwan Wing Ho the good news, unfortunately their daughter due to school was already asleep. With a current salary of HK$12 million, will he get a raise? Ka Fai humbly said that he has not thought about it, but lately he already had many scripts and advertisers knocking on his door. He swore to bring the 3 year bad luck Best Actor curse and even wanted to become the "gold absorbing Best Actor King".
Two nights ago as soon as Cheung Ka Fai arrived at the celebration, the media immediately surrounded him. He did not mind tolerating his stomach pain, immediately opened a bottle of champagne and hug reporters to share the joy. Cheung Ka Fai during his interview said that his "not nervous kung fu" was maintained pretty decently, in particular at the moment of the announcement when his emotions did not fluctuate much. He pointed out that the other four nominees Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Sean Lau Ching Wan, Anthony Wong Chau Sun were all good friends, he believed that they would be happy for him.
Cheung Ka Fai revealed that as soon as he won he called home to tell his wife Kwan Wing Ho the good news. He said, "My wife congratulated me, I said during the interview I thanked her. She instead asked if reporters forced me to say it, I said I was sincere. My daughter originally wanted to watch the award ceremony, but because the next day she has school, so my wife could only record it for our daughter to watch Papa win." He said that he did not have any special celebration planned, but he has planned to take his family on vacation on Easter.
Growing stronger and stronger in recent years, Cheung Ka Fai's salary has already jumped to 12 million. After he won would he immediately get a raise? He said, "I haven't thought much about that because some jobs have already been negotiated before." He stated that he would not be pleased with himself or proud because he won, from now on he would put even more effort into making movies. He only insisted again any muscular character ever again because the training was too tough. He would rather refund his salary then doing it again. Director Dante Lam Chiu Yin has made him Best Actor twice, would he give preferential treatment to his film offers? Ka Fai immediately suggested for him to make a romance so he and Sammi Cheng Sau Man could continue their previous relationship, because they just finished working together and he still has not have enough.
In the past there has been a so-called "3 years of bad luck Best Actor curse", however when it fell on Cheung Ka Fai he could probably transform into "Gold absorbing Best Actor King" because lately he already had many scripts and advertisers knocking on his door. Reportedly his management company was already about to give him a raise, but the previously negotiated deals would remain unchanged. Currently he already had 5 scripts, advertisers and other offers. In the future Ka Fai will even have 4 films waiting for release in a row. The most likely to be confirmed would be TO BE NUMBER ONE (BAI HO). The fresh out of the oven Best Actor had strong momentum as he swore to break the 3 years of bad luck Best Actor curse.
Although Koo Tin Lok did not win Best Actor, two nights ago he still attended to congratulate. Other guests included Jackie Chan and THE WHITE STORM (SO DUK) transgender actress Poyd, director Andrew Lau Wai Keung and others. Koo Tin Lok said that he treated the race normally and thus would not be disappointed.
Speaking of Jackie Chan's encouragement that after 53 films he has never won a Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor either, Goo Jai said, "I will keep working hard." Will he deliberately choose challenging characters to win an award? He said, "When I choose scripts I mainly am choosing characters, I wouldn't only choose the ones that can win an award easier. I feel the most important is for the film industry to make good movies. Because film itself has its own fate, its own arrangements, I rarely mind these things."
Leung Chiu Wai said through his film company, "When THE GRANDMASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI) won, I am a part of it." Director Wong Kar Wai admitted that he was a little disappointed that Leung Chiu Wai did not win Best Actor, perhaps the Hong Kong Film Award did not want Wai Jai to be so proud and hoped that Wai Jai would keep performing! Perhaps everyone's expectation of him was too great, but believed that Wai Jai today did not need an award to prove himself. He could do whatever he wanted to.