The Hong Kong Film Award will take place tomorrow. The association chair Gordon Chan Ka Seung and this year's host Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui attended the worship ceremony at the Cultural Center. The event announced that this year's attending guest presenters included Shu Qi, Josie Ho Chiu Yi, Kelly Lin (Lam Hei Lui), Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Gigi Leung Wing Kei, Lau Kar Leung, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Eric Tsang Chi Wai, Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho), Ethan Ruan (Yuen King Tin), Mark Chao (Chiu Yau Ting) and others. Kay Tse On Kay, Jam Hsiao (Siu King Tung), Chris Lee Yuchun, Andy Hui Chi On will be guest performers. The event has arranged for the Cultural Center's outdoor square at 4PM to open for admission to watch the live broadcast. The venue will host 800 free admission entries.
Chan Ka Seung expressed, some overseas guests still have not confirmed whether they will attend. When asked whether due to the ATV broadcast guests were harder to invite, Chan Ka Seung said, "We have no stipulation that states only those without TVB contract could attend. Everyone is following the rules of the game. We are confident in our guest performers." TVB did not send a coverage team for the worship ceremony. Chan Ka Seung said, "They are not wasting their time! They won't air it so they don't have to spend money to come, it's environmental protection! As for ceremony guests, they definitely will speak Cantonese. Yet if they want to speak Mandarin we can't control that."
The event arranged for Cheng Tan Shui to host. Chan Ka Seung expressed that Cheng Tan Shui was free to look at the entire award show from his personal angle. In addition, the past award shows were not piled up with attendee quantity. This time Chan Hing Ka was invited to assist with the host dialogues. Reportedly Vicki Zhao Wei just gave birth and thus will not attend. Chan Ka Seung expressed that it was only a rumor, so far he still has not received her direct notification. However he congratulated her. Award winner and guest presenter Lau Kar Leung stated that he will attend and his wife Yung Jing Jing will accompany him.
This year's host Cheng Tan Shui expressed that he has not host in a long time. He said, "Hosting alone can have an enormous sense of success. It is a show of absolute trust from the event, the success of failure of which will lie with the host's interpretation. This time Chan Hing Ka helped with the script writing, which was very rare. Chan Hing Ka, Chan Ka Seung and I were THE YUPPIE FANTASIA (SIU NAM YU JAU GEI) team. In the past it was the three of us, this time we get to work together again." Cheng Tan Shui revealed that he has been in the business for 30 years, a year earlier than the Hong Kong Film Award. He would perform through his success and failure in a stand up comedy format, which was a new challenge. As for whether TVB artists will use Cantonese during the show, Cheng Tan Shui said, "They will speak Cantonese, TVB isn't a bully like that. Actually they are very open, this year TVB also has movie releases. They definitely are very supportive on film production. Why would they speak Mandarin when winning an award is a joyous event." Cheng Tan Shui pointed out that before the show he did not receive any result. He stressed that he could not lie as his eyes would tell the truth.