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|Sean Lau wins his 4th Film Critic Society Best Actor with OVERHEARD 3|
|Vicki Zhao wins her first Film Critic Society Best Actress with DEAREST|
|Wong Yau Nam, Janice Man, Simon Yam and Wai Ying Hung in the Best Picture THE MIDNIGHT AFTER|
|THE MIDNIGHT AFTER's special subject earns Fruit Chan Best Director|
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|Sean Lau receives good reviews for his work in OVERHEARD 3|
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The Hong Kong Film Critic Society yesterday announced its 2014 award winners. The Fruit Chan Gor directed THE MIDNIGHT AFTER (NA YEH LING SUN, NGOR JOR SEUNG LIU WONG GOK HOI WONG DAI PO DIK HUNG VAN) won Best Picture and Best Director; DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2 (DAN SUN NAM NUI 2)'s Wai Ka Fai and DEAREST (CHUN OI DIK)'s Zhang Ji won Best Screenplay. As for Best Actor and Best Actress, OVERHEARD 3 (SIT TING FUNG WON 3)'s Sean Lau Ching Wan and DEAREST's Vicki Zhao Wei won the honors.
Lau Ching Wan in 1997 with HIGH ALERT (GO DOH GAI BEI), in 2001 with LA BRASSIERE (JUET SAI HO BRA) and 2011 with LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPAL (DUET MING GUM) won the Film Critic Society Best Actor honor. This is his four victory. The voters praised Ching Wan made the conniving yet loyal land tyrant big brother not scene stealing but rather eye catching, his performance was fully solid and full of layers. Ching Wan only simply relied, "Stepping into 2015, getting this good news is a very good start. I truly am very happy and surprised."
The Peter Chan Ho Sun directed DEAREST won the Film Critic Society Best Actress and Best Screenplay, lead actress Zhao Wei won her first Film Critic Society Best Actress award. The voters said that Zhao Wei in the film let go of her pretty girl image, brought the simplest farmer onto the big screen without any make up, with her simplest acting to display in detail her character's conflict and pain she opened the audience's eyes. Zhao Wei said after learning that she won, "Thank you very much to the Hong Kong Film Critic Society for giving me this recognition, I am very grateful and thankful that I can win this honor! Thank you director Chan Ho Sun for giving me this chance for me to play such an unforgettable and real character. During every production day, he was able to excite my endless energy and passion. I was able to deeply sense the gigantic energy and charm of the performance! Thank you to all the co-workers of the team! Thank you DEAREST!"
Chan Gor with THE MIDNIGHT AFTER won Best Picture and Best Director. Currently in the Mainland Chan Gor was very happy to learn that he won the awards. He said, "Thank you very much Film Critic Society for giving Best Picture to MIDNIGHT! Undoubtedly MIDNIGHT was the Hong Kong film with a more special subject of the past few years. In addition I haven't directed in so many years yet I received the support of so many people, our team felt very happy. I want to thank the creators and the producers for supporting our company all along, as well as all the film viewers and readers for their support that made this film popular. Winning these two awards absolutely was a bonus, thank you thank you!"
2014 HONG KONG FILM CRITIC SOCIETY AWARDS
BEST FILM: THE MIDNIGHT AFTER
BEST DIRECTOR: Fruit Chan (THE MIDNIGHT AFTER)
BEST SCREENPLAY: Wai Ka Fai, Ryker Chan Wai Bun, Yu Xi (DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2); Zhang Ji (DEAREST)
BEST ACTOR: Sean Lau Ching Wan (OVERHEARD 3)
BEST ACTRESS: Vicki Zhao Wei (DEAREST)
THE GOLDEN ERA
KUNG FU JUNGLE
THE CROSSING I
THAT DEMON WITHIN
DOT 2 DOT
DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART 2