Monday, April 19, 2010


Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Simon Yam Tat Wa

Simon Yam kisses Sandra Ng Kwan Yu three times for the press

Qi Qi and husband Simon Yam
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Qi Qi was only willing to kiss her husband on the cheek
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The film BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS (SUP YUET WAI SING) two nights ago at the Hong Kong Film Awards won eight awards and was the big winner. After the ceremony BODYGUARDS AND ASSASSINS along with the four award winning ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW (SHUI YUET SUN TAU) held a joint celebration at a Tsim Sha Tsui restaurant. Both films' teams gathered for a group photo and celebrated with champagne as they shared each other's joy. Winning his first Hong Kong Film Award Best Actor with ECHOES, Simon Yam Tat Wa two nights ago appeared to be in great spirit. All night he was all over the venue with his award. When he posed for photo with Sandra Ng Kwan Yu, they even kissed three times per reporters' requests. Kwan Yu was blushing a little and said, "You should be kissing your wife." Qi Qi instead was very shy and was only willing to kiss on his cheek.

Two nights ago many guests attended, including Yam Tat Wa, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung, Ng Kwan Yu, Peter Chan Ho Sun, Teddy Chan Tak Sum, Andrew Lau Wai Keung and others. However Ting Fung only stayed for fifteen minutes and left. Yam Tat Wa expressed that he felt very sentimental at this celebration spot because it used to be the Marine Police Headquarter. He often waited for his father here. His father now has already passed and he was particularly emotional. Did he inform his daughter about the award? He expressed that she was already asleep but he will put it by her bed so she will be able to see it the next morning. Was he afraid that his daughter will break it? He said, "If it breaks it can be glued back together, but I want her to know that after so many years in movies, working hard is the most important." After waiting for so many years, Yam Tat Wa this year won Best Actor. However he did not appear to be overly emotional. He explained that he made movies because he wanted to make good movies. In the past he mostly made small productions, which made him think a lot. He said that earlier when he was working in the Mainland, everyone called his "cop and robber" because he played either cop or robber. Lately more people called him "Mr. Law" (ECHOES OF THE RAINBOW character).

Kwan Yu honestly said that she was not stressed or disappointed at all about the defeat. She stressed that she was not putting up a front. Kwan Yu pointed out that Yam Tat Wa and Wai Ying Hung waited so many years to win, as their friend she sincerely congratulated them and said that their awards felt very perfect. She was utterly convinced in defeat. She also pointed out that her friends like Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Ronald Cheng Chung Kei and Andy Lau Tak Wa kept sending text messages and calling to console her. She joked, "I thank these four handsome guys. They truly are very sweet, but I am fine."

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