The 4th Annual Asian Film Award took place last night. Attendees included Zhou Xun, Li Bingbing, Zhang Yimou, Wu Chun, Eddie Pang Yuyan, Kwai Mei-Lun, Fiona Sit Hoi Kei, Samantha Ko Hoi Ning, Koni Lui Wai Yi, Vincy Chan (Wing Yi), Sherman Chung Shu Man, Terence Yin (Wan Chi Wai) and Anke Bui On Kei.
The event held its red carpet ceremony around 6:30PM and this year moved the event by the sea, from the Golden Bauhinia Square to the Convention Center new wing. Yet due to the wide open space and the lack of onlookers, the event was more obviously isolated. Luckily the guest drop off was at the tourist bus stop, several hundred tourists looked on. Due to the harbor wind, the guests' hair was blown into a mess. At first the red carpet lacked star power, fortunately right before the opening Zhou Xun and Li Bingbing arrived. Peter Chan Ho Sun led BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING)'s actors Chris Li Yuchun, Wang Xueqi, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and others. Finally Zhang Yimou arrived as well.
The often criticized event this year again made improvements. The crew held up name plates as guests entered, but some guests like Wylie Chiu Shek Chi and Candy Lo Hau Yam did not have name plates and thus led to uninvited guest speculation. The event also set up a fan area but few were present. Wu Chun and Li Yuchun had the most fans. The Entertainment Expo ambassador Tony Leung Chiu Wai was called the most popular one. He said, "No way! I just got back to Hong Kong. Earlier I was working on THE GRAND MASTER (YUT DOI JUNG SI) in Shenyang. (Is Song Hye-kyo playing your wife?) I heard something like that. (Earlier when she came to Hong Kong she said she wanted to see you, but in the end she did not.) Because I was in Shenyang." Although he was injured he would not have any shot accommodation because "the more he is accommodated the worse the shot is". Wu Chun with his many fans was called the most scene stealing. He expressed that because fans knew he was a guest presenter they worried that he would be nervous. So they came to support him. Actually he was really very nervous.
Last night many female stars took the chance to show off. The sexiest was host Lisa S. Last year she was a host as well and she was so nervous that she was trying to catch her breath backstage. Lo Hau Yam said that her clothes was so tight that she could not add pad. Oceana Zhu Xuan wore boy shorts. In response to the "why not thong" question she expressed that she was not trying to be sexy. She was young and with the precaution she was not worried about wardrobe malfunction. Kwai Mei-Lun's boyfriend Leon Dai was also nominated, would she cheer him on? She expressed that her boyfriend's work has always had substance so she would not need to. Why did she not walk the red carpet with him? She joked that she left the glory for him. Wing Yi and Chung Shu Man were very clumsy with minor wardrobe malfunctions. They expressed that on the way they already put tape all over each other. This award was ATV broadcast. Was Lui Wai Yi worried that ATV would cut TVB artist footage? She expressed that she was not.
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