Monday, February 26, 2024


Every award is important to Zhao Liying

Will Or is one of the youth ambassadors this year
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The 17th Asian Film Awards would take place on March 10th at the West Kowloon Cultural District Xiqu Centre Theatre. TVB J2 would exclusively broadcast the event live. A group of Asian film industry elite would gather in Hong Kong and vie for various awards.

This year 35 films from 24 nations and regions were nominated in 16 categories. 4 nominated Hong Kong films included THE GOLDFINGER (GUM SAU JI), TIME STILL TURNS THE PAGES (NIN SIU YUT GEI), IN BROAD DAYLIGHT (BAK YUT JI HA), FLY ME TO THE MOON (DAN YUEN YUN CHEUNG GAU); Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Sean Wong Tsz Lok, Rachel Leung Yung Ting, Tse Wing Yan and director Cheuk Yik Him would compete respectively for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best New Actor, Best New Director and other awards. The jury president would be famous Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, the first time a Japanese director held the post in 17 years. This year's 4 youth ambassadors would be Will Or Wai Lam, Hio Miyazawa, Liu Kuan-Ting, and Mario Maurer.

Mainland star Zhao Liying would receive the 17th Asian Film Award AFA Next Generation Award. She would also attend the event in person to accept the award. Zhao Liying said, "Thank you Asian Film wards. Film has brought us a lot of time together. I look forward to be with everyone by the harbor of Hong Kong on March 10th. I am very grateful and value every award, the award would tell you your life hasn't been wasted in this period. People need encouragement, I am no exception."

Faced with fierce competition in the film industry, Zhao Liying felt that felt that in order to maintain the passion and the motivation for her show business career she must truly like what she was doing. She said, "At this level, I have already gotten a lot; but I still am able to persist because I truly like performing, cherish and relish it. It motivates me more than the external temptations. From the performance angle, every character is the most challenging. I very much enjoy challenging different types of character. An actor's performance somewhat resembles magic tricks, what the viewers watch is whether the end is exciting or not. We are responsible for how to perform the trick, and that process can preserve the mystery."

Speaking of her future plan or goal in her show business career, Zhao Liying said, "I have goals, but I wouldn't set an complete plan for myself because many good characters and good scripts come by chance and not by choice. When your experience, your performance has reached that level, many things would just happen. I too have always been changing and growing, at different levels what I care the most definitely aren't the same, I like this type of growth."

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