Monday, June 15, 2009


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The 2nd Iron Elephant Award took place two nights ago. The nation's top media professional front line film reporters participated and voted for this award. IP MAN won Film of the Year and Action Film of the Year awards. Although Donnie Yen Chi Tan did not win the Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor, two nights ago he won the prize. Best Actress went to AND THE SPRING COMES' Jiang Wenli.

Many film professionals like Zhang Ziyi, Xu Jiao, Peter Chan Ho Sun, Wilson Yip Wai Shun, Gordon Chan Ka Seung, Manfred Wong (Man Jun), Wang Jianxin, and Ning Hao attended in support two nights ago. IP MAN was the evening's big winner. Zhang Ziyi and Wang Xueqi won Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor with FOREVER ENTHRALLED (MUI LAN FONG).Ziyi who braved the rain to accept the award said, "This award is reporter selected, one of the most valuable awards that I have won."

The event also selected Couple Film of the Year (IF YOU ARE THE ONE), Audio/Visual Film of the Year (RED CLIFF), Funniest Film of the Year (SILVER MEDALIST). The Director of the Year award went to Ning Hao.

Chi Tan felt very touched and honored to win this award. The jury felt that Chi Tan in the film embodied the air and quality of the master of a generation, so he more than deserved to be Best Actor. Yen Chi Tan currently is working on 14 BLADES (GUM YI WAI) and BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING). Later he will work on IP MAN 2 and CHEN ZHEN. Yip Wai Shun was very excited about IP MAN's victory. He felt that after over 20 years in the business he finally had a representative work.

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