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The Ann Hui On Wa directed THE GOLDEN ERA two nights ago won five awards to become the big winner at the Hong Kong Film Awards. Aside from Best Picture, Hui On Wa also won her fifth Best Director. Two nights ago Hui On Wa, Tang Wei and the winners attended the celebration. Also attended was RISE OF THE LEGEND (WONG FEI HUNG ji YING HUNG YAU MUNG) director Roy Chow Hin Yeung, Eddie Peng Yu-Yan and CAFE. WAITING. LOVE.'s Giddens Ko and cast.
Hui On Wa after winning an award said that in the future she would no longer make award winning films as she wanted to save some opportunities for new directors. Was she truly considering give up her spot? She said, "No, I want to be more low profile since I am old." Would she transition to make commercial films? She said that she would not mind. Every time she has made a film she never thought about making an art film. She only found a suitable format to make it. She did not want to deliberately make some films that were not popular. Now she is already planning a new script. She said that now finding funding is not hard, but next time she might not make a film that would be too revolutionary. She would make a realistic film about Hong Kong. She also said that she wanted to work with Tang Wei again, but she had to have a right film and character. Who else would she like to work with? She said that she has not worked with Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Sean Lau Ching Wan, but she did not have to work with them. Some she has worked with like Jacky Cheung Hok Yau and Anthony Wong Chau Sun she would like to work with again, unfortunately she has not have suitable characters.
Was Tang Wei disappointed that she did not win Best Actress? She said, "Since the film won Best Picture what else would you want? It's the biggest prize, an award for everyone and every actor. Actually I am very happy." She said that when she made the film she was on the set for several months and saw how tough everyone had it. They were both cold and tired, which was very hard to imagine. She said that she would like to work with Director Hui again because they already had chemistry. Was Zhao Wei her pick? Tang Wei said that they were friends. Two nights ago Zhao Wei sent a text message and asked if she has arrived yet.
Did her husband comfort her? She said, "My husband said congratulations because the Best Picture award was for everyone." Later she will be busy with a film promotion. Speaking of her frequent pregnancy rumors, did she have a parenthood plan? She looked at her own belly and said, "We will see. We have a plan. We both like babies, but first I have to finish the jobs on hand." Speaking of Tony Leung Chiu Wai, did they greet each other? She said that she wanted to greet Wai Jai but she was not able to run into him.