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Archive for the ‘Best Hong Kong Film Performances’ Category

The Best Hong Kong Film Performances - Part 5 - The Best Performance Ever + the Full List

Hey, we’re at the final entry in our BEST HONG KONG FILM PERFORMANCES reader vote, where we give out the award for the Best Performance Ever in a Hong Kong Film. Already the hopefuls are putting their best faces forward to ask that they get the top spot:


This is why Francis Ng and Chow Yun-Fat
should never work together

Quick recap: this BEST HONG KONG FILM PERFORMANCES list was determined by 83 readers, who voted for performances in Hong Kong movies that they felt should be recognized as the best. Voters provided lists of 5-10 performances, then we tallied them up and came up with a list of 311 actors and their roles. We pulled off the top 33 and labeled those “the best”, and then we compiled the rest into a full list. You can find the complete list at the very bottom of this blog entry. Go ahead, look.

Also, if you’re just joining us, you may consider heading back to the beginning and reading about the Honorable Mentions, Bronze Awards, Silver Awards, Gold Awards and the Best Actor and Best Actress before getting to today’s Best Performance Ever. Yeah, it’s kind of weird to announce a Best Actor and Best Actress, and then slide another actor or actress in above them and label them the “Best Ever”, but that’s what we’ve decided to do. Please do not question our august judgement.

Previous updates:
- Honorable Mentions
- Bronze and Silver Performances
Gold Performances
Best Actors and Best Actresses

We’re not getting any younger, so let’s hit the jump and end this thing.

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The Best Hong Kong Film Performances - Part 4 - Best Actors and Best Actresses

So, we’ve reached Day 4 of THE BEST HONG KONG FILM PERFORMANCES. This post will reveal the two actors and the two actresses who received the most votes — with the exception of one individual who received more votes than all of them and will be revealed afterwards. The simple version: there are five names left, and none of them are Donnie Yen.

Not like Donnie cares, he’s got other things on his mind:


Donnie Yen teaches us about one of his non-martial arts “stances.”

Quick background one more: 83 people sent in their random picks for Best Hong Kong Film Performances, and we tallied them up to come to these totals. So, for every actor that appears in this next batch of reveals, nearly a quarter of voters blindly wrote their names down. That’s actually a decent feat.

As usual, you may want to check the previous updates in case you wonder if a certain actor or performance has shown up.

Previous updates:
- Honorable Mentions
- Bronze and Silver Performances
Gold Performances

Hit the jump to see who the Best Actors and Actresses are!

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The Best Hong Kong Film Performances - Part 3 - Gold Performances

Our third installment of the BEST HONG KONG FILM PERFORMANCES reveals the Gold Performances, meaning we’ll finish this up in 2 more posts: one for the Best Actor/Actress and runner-ups, plus a final post for Best Hong Kong Film Performance Ever. Yeah, we’re stretching this out.

Before we get to the Gold Performances, it’s been noted that the these awards have been male dominated. That’s not much of a surprise. English language coverage of Hong Kong film is largely genre-oriented, and vocal or active genre film fans are largely male — just check out your favorite genre film website and note how many writers, editors and commenters are men. It’s like a sausage party out there on the Interwebs.

That said, if this lady doesn’t get some recognition soon there will be hell to pay:


“Fix this. NOW.”

We’re working on it. But really, you should try appearing more movies. It could up your chances.

As usual, you may want to check out previous results before you get to this one. Sadly, you won’t find any Stephy Tang or Shawn Yue performances there. Spoiler: neither will be mentioned on this or later posts. Our apologies to the FEEL 100% 2003 alumni.

Previous updates:
- Honorable Mentions
- Bronze and Silver Performances

Hit the jump and go for gold.

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The Best Hong Kong Films Ever - Numbers 110-81

Greetings and welcome to the fourth installment of THE BEST HONG KONG FILMS EVER. We’re getting through this thing, though it’s become a bit tiresome, like eating your vegetables or watching a Hou Hsiao-Hsien film.


“I know, I can’t stand Hou Hsiao-Hsien films.
Really, everything about Taiwan sucks.”

Standard boilerplate that we must say every time: if you’re just joining us, make sure to go back to beginning to get the full story of this reader vote there. Joining anything halfway, like a movie or a surgical procedure, reduces the benefits of said thing greatly. Better to get in on the ground floor and not worry if you missed anything at the start.

Previous updates:
Numbers 200-171
Numbers 170-141
Numbers 140-111

Almost to the halfway point! Hit the jump and lets get there.

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The Best Hong Kong Film Performances - Part 2 - Bronze and Silver Performances

Hello, and welcome to the second installment of THE BEST HONG KONG FILM PERFORMANCES, as decided upon by LoveHKFilm.com readers. This is the type of reader vote that gives multiple awards to Chow Yun-Fat and Leslie Cheung but ignores thespians like Jay Chou. It is a mind-boggling crime.

At least Jay Chou has abs and a grandmother to caress them:


There is nothing awkward about this photo at all.

Last time we gave away Honorable Mentions to performances receiving 5-7 votes by over 80 of our readers. This time, it’s the Bronze Performances, given to anyone who got 8-9 votes, and Silver Performances, given to anyone who got 10-13. Why only a 2-point range for Bronze but a 4-point range for Silver. Hmmm, no reason at all, except it means 5 performances per tier. The math is messy but the symmetry is oh-so-nice.

If you’re just arriving at our BEST HONG KONG FILM PERFORMANCES series, be sure to check out the first post before you read the rest. Chronological progression, like symmetry, is pretty nifty.

Previous updates:
- Honorable Mentions

Hit the jump to see who gets the Bronze!

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The Best Hong Kong Film Performances - Part 1 - Honorable Mentions

As promised, here’s our nifty sidebar to the BEST HONG KONG FILMS EVER countdown, presenting the BEST HONG KONG FILM PERFORMANCES as voted upon by LoveHKFilm.com Readers.

You know who’s excited:

 
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai as Puss in Boots from SHREK 2.

Who’s not so excited:


“First you take my helicopter, and now this!”

Some quick facts about this vote: about 83 readers participated, with each able to vote for 10 performances. Each vote was given a single point, and considering that a total of 311 performances were voted on, it was an achievement for any single performance to get even 5 votes.

We’ve decided to announce the results of this vote in tiers:

- Honorable Mentions to performances receiving between 5-7 votes
- Bronze Performances to performances receiving between 8-9 votes
- Silver Performances to performances receiving between 10-13 votes
- Gold Performances to performances receiving between 14-16 votes
- Best Performance by an Actor + 1 runner-up to the top 2 male perfs
- Best Performance by an Actress + 1 runner-up to the top 2 female perfs
- and finally a Best Performance Ever designation to the absolute top vote-getter

As usual, this process has zero actual meaning in the world of cinema. This is a vote run by fans for fans, so expect a lot of popular choices and beautiful people. Actually, if you think about it, the Golden Globes are run this way too.

We’ll handle this between all the BEST HONG KONG FILMS EVER posts going on.

Let’s get to it! Hit the jump:

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Coming soon: Our countdown of the Best 150 Hong Kong Films Ever

Voting is officially done on our Best 100 Hong Kong Films Ever reader vote. We took in over 160 submissions with nearly 400 movies suggested, and the point distribution looks like it’ll support a list with at least 150 films. So that’s what we’ll do: publish a countdown of the Best 150 Hong Kong Films Ever as selected by LoveHKFilm Readers.

Donnie Yen’s chances of getting Mismatched Couples on the list have suddenly increased.


“You trying to fight me Keanu? Because I’m over here.”

We are (or I am, to be more specific) now counting the votes and we should be hopefully be done this week. After that, we have to format the list, write the blurbs, dig up the photos and then publish the whole thing for your reading pleasure/derision. It’s a lot of work, but it’ll hopefully pay off with smiles and rainbows. Really, those things happen a lot less than you’d think.

A word of warning: a lot of the titles previously featured on our Aughts, Nineties and Eighties lists show up again. This Best Hong Kong Films Ever vote was severely loaded with those previously selected films, so expect a list with the same old movies directed by the same old directors and starring the same old actors. This is to be expected as LoveHKFilm is largely a site devoted to Hong Kong Cinema from the eighties-and-up, so the films readers favor would naturally skew that direction. Not exactly a victory for diversity, I know.

The good news? MY WIFE IS EIGHTEEN, which ranked #35 on our Top 50 Hong Kong Movies of the Aughts reader vote, doesn’t look like it’s going to make the cut. Or gain a vote, actually.

 
“Don’t worry Charlene, MY SASSY HUBBY
will totally be the best film of the year.”

Not as many people participated in our Best Hong Kong Film Performances reader vote, but we’ve received enough to do something fun on the side. I figure we’ll name a Best Actor and Best Actress, plus name actors and roles that got a lot of votes (i.e., more than just three or four). Naming a Most Popular Actor and Most Popular Actress is a good idea too, though before even counting the votes I’m going to guess Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Maggie Cheung will win those.

We’ll also name a Best Hong Kong Film Performance Ever to the actor and role that got the most votes. I guarantee the winner will not be Aaron Kwok in CITY UNDER SIEGE.


This picture is complete crap.
You know Aaron Kwok doesn’t actually shave.

Actual posts kicking this thing off will likely start in another ten days and then run through the rest of the month. Hopefully it’ll work out and it won’t be 2013 before we finish this thing. See you in a few.

Voting now open for The Best Hong Kong Movies Ever + Best Hong Kong Film Performances Ever. This is the big one.

Hey everyone, it’s time for the next and final reader vote here at LoveHKFilm.com. Who’s ready?


“This time FUTURE COPS wins for sure.”

As it’s the 10th year of this site’s existence, I figured it would be nice to run one last winner-takes-all reader vote for The Best 100 Hong Kong Films Ever. It’ll work the same as it always has: readers vote, I tally up the picks and them announce them countdown-style. Each time I’ve done this, it’s provided entertaining results that help to alleviate the boredom of at least a handful of people. So why not again?

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