|Best Actor went to ONE SECOND CHAMPION's Endy Chow
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|The Peter Chan directed LEAP won Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Gong Li and Best New Actor for Bai Long
|Man Lim Chung
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Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild annual award ceremony was unable to take place. Yesterday the results were announced online. The Peter Chan Ho Sun directed LEAP was the big winner with 4 awards including Best Film. "Best Actor" went to Endy Chow Kwok Yin for the film ONE SECOND CHAMPION (YUT MIU KUEN WONG). "New Director" went to KEEP ROLLING's director Man Lim Chung. The late director Benny Chan Muk Sing received the "honorary award".
The Chan Ho Sun directed LEAP not only won "Best Film" and "Best Director", Gong Li also won "Best Actress", and Bai Long won "Best New Actor". In November last year, at the 33rd Chinese Film Golden Rooster Awards, LEAP also won Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay.
Winning "New Director" with KEEP ROLLING (HO HO PAK DIN YING), Man Lim Chung said, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild for this award. First I want to thank Director (Ann) Hui On Wa for agreeing right away back then, and for not minding the trouble me and the team have given her over years of production, to tell the story of Hong Kong filmmaker's growth and effort, to make my dream come true! I want to thank my production team's Poon So Sun and Chiang Man Kit, as well as producer Liu Yuen Hung and all the friends who supported this film at the movies."
The Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild presented the honorary award to Director Chan Muk Sing. Emperor Motion Pictures stated, "Thank you Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild for presenting the honorary award to Director Chan Muk Sing. For years Director Chan made many contributions to the film industry, pouring into it his heart, his energy and his love. He gave all that he had to RAGING FIRE (NO FOR). He deserved the title of Hong Kong action film giant of a generation!"
Chow Kwok Yin last night responded, ONE SECOND CHAMPION seemingly told him that he was able to tough out something that was hard. In even more difficult situation as long as he was willing to keep going, he would certainly find a way out! He for example went from a songwriter to a muscle man. As long as he was willing to believe and persist, miracle would happen.
2021 HONG KONG FILM DIRECTORS' GUILD AWARDS
BEST FILM: LEAP
BEST DIRECTOR: Peter Chan Ho Sun (LEAP)
BEST ACTOR: Endy Chow Kwok Yin (ONE SECOND CHAMPION)
BEST ACTRESS: Gong Li (LEAP)
BEST NEW ACTOR: Bai Long (LEAP)
NEW DIRECTOR: Man Lim Chung (KEEP ROLLING)
HONORARY AWARD: Benny Chan Muk Sing