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Nominations for the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards

At an event Saturday at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Sandra Ng Kwun-Yu, Gordon Lam Ka-Tung, Jo Koo and Karena Lam Ka-Yan took turns announcing the nominees for the 27th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards. Derek Yee Tung-Sing’s film PROTEGE led the way with fifteen nominations. It was followed by thirteen nominations for Peter Chan Ho-Sun’s epic, THE WARLORDS. THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT, from director Ann Hui On-Wah, received nine nominations while two Milkyway films, EYE IN THE SKY and MAD DETECTIVE, each got eight nominations.

Lau Ching-Wan, the Best Actor winner last year for MY NAME IS FAME, will get a chance to defend his title as he was nominated for his work in MAD DETECTIVE. He will be going up against Jet Li (THE WARLORDS), Aaron Kwok Fu-Sing (THE DETECTIVE), Andy Lau Tak-Wah (THE WARLORDS) and Simon Yam Tat-Wah (EYE IN THE SKY). Asked to comment on his nomination, Lau said: “I hope I’m lucky again. What makes me happy, however, is that the master, Johnnie To Kei-Fung, and his student, Yau Nai-Hoi, were both nominated for awards.”

In the Best Actress category, Charlene Choi Cheuk-Yin of Twins will try to parlay her Golden Bauhinia win for SIMPLY ACTORS into a Hong Kong Film Award. Her competition will be Teresa Mo Shun-Kwun (MR. CINEMA), Siqin Gaowa (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT), Zhang Jingchu (PROTEGE) and Rene Liu (KIDNAP). Commenting on her nomination, Choi declared: “I’m very happy. Making the film was a very rewarding experience because I learned many things. My competition is very strong so getting nominated with them already makes me feel like I’ve won.”

LUST CAUTION, the much-discussed box office sensation by Ang Lee, did not qualify as a Hong Kong film. As a result, it was relegated to a single nomination in the Best Asian Film category.

The awards will be presented on April 13th at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

NOMINATIONS LIST FOR THE 27TH ANNUAL HONG KONG FILM AWARDS: (reactions from some nominees follow)

BEST FILM

  • THE WARLORDS
  • PROTEGE
  • THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT
  • MAD DETECTIVE
  • EYE IN THE SKY

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Peter Chan Ho-Sun (THE WARLORDS)
  • Derek Yee Tung-Sing (PROTEGE)
  • Ann Hui On-Wah (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)
  • Johnnie To Kei-Fung, Wai Ka-Fai (MAD DETECTIVE)
  • Yau Nai-Hoi (EYE IN THE SKY)

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Xu Lan, Chun Tin-Nam, Aubrey Lam Oi-Wah, Huang Jianxin, Ho Kei-Ping, Kwok Jun-Lap, Jojo Hui Yuet-Chun, James Yuen Sai-Sun (THE WARLORDS)
  • Derek Yee Tung-Sing, Chun Tin-Nam, Lung Man-Hung, Go Sun (PROTEGE)
  • Li Qiang (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)
  • Wai Ka-Fai, Au Kin-Yee (MAD DETECTIVE)
  • Yau Nai-Hoi, Au Kin-Yee (EYE IN THE SKY)

BEST ACTOR

  • Aaron Kwok Fu-Sing (THE DETECTIVE)
  • Jet Li (THE WARLORDS)
  • Andy Lau Tak-Wah (THE WARLORDS)
  • Lau Ching-Wan (MAD DETECTIVE)
  • Simon Yam Tat-Wah (EYE IN THE SKY)

BEST ACTRESS

  • Teresa Mo Shun-Kwun (MR. CINEMA)
  • Zhang Jingchu (PROTEGE)
  • Siqin Gaowa (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)
  • Rene Liu (KIDNAP)
  • Charlene Choi Cheuk-Yin (SIMPLY ACTORS)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Nick Cheung Ka-Fai (EXODUS)
  • Ronald Cheng Chung-Gei (MR. CINEMA)
  • Louis Koo Tin-Lok (PROTEGE)
  • Andy Lau Tak-Wah (PROTEGE)
  • Chow Yun-Fat (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Karen Mok Man-Wai (MR. CINEMA)
  • Anita Yuen Wing-Yi (PROTEGE)
  • Vicki Zhao Wei (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)
  • Susan Shaw aka Siu Yam-Yam (THE PYE-DOG)
  • Maggie Shiu Mei-Kei (EYE IN THE SKY)

BEST NEW PERFORMER

  • Linda Chung Ka-Yan (LOVE IS NOT ALL AROUND)
  • Tsei Tsz-Tung (PROTEGE)
  • Wen Jun-Hui (THE PYE-DOG)
  • Wong Hau-Yan (THE BESIEGED CITY)
  • Kate Tsui Tsz-Shan (EYE IN THE SKY)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Charlie Lam Chi-Kin (EXODUS)
  • Arthur Wong Ngok-Tai (THE WARLORDS)
  • Venus Keung Kwok-Man (PROTEGE)
  • Kwan Pun-Leung, Yu Lik-Wai (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)
  • Cheng Siu-Keung (MAD DETECTIVE)

BEST EDITING

  • Oxide Pang Shun, Curran Pang Jing-Hei (THE DETECTIVE)
  • Lee Tung-Chuen (THE WARLORDS)
  • Kwong Chi-Leung (PROTEGE)
  • Tina Baz (MAD DETECTIVE)
  • David Richardson (EYE IN THE SKY)

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Anuson Pinyopotjanee (THE DETECTIVE)
  • Alfred Yau Wai-Ming (BLOOD BROTHERS)
  • Yee Chung-Man, Yi Zhengzhou, Pater Wong Ping-Yiu (THE WARLORDS)
  • Yee Chung-Man, Kennerth Mak Kwok-Keung (PROTEGE)
  • Yank Wong Yan-Kwai (THE BESIEGED CITY)

BEST COSTUME & MAKEUP DESIGN

  • Surasak Warakitcharoen (THE DETECTIVE)
  • Tim Yip Kam-Tim (BLOOD BROTHERS)
  • Yee Chung-Man, Jessie Dai Mei-Ling, Lee Pik-Kwan (THE WARLORDS)
  • Ma Yu-Tao (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)
  • Stanley Cheung Sai-Kit (MAD DETECTIVE)

BEST ACTION CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Kong Tao-Hoi (TWINS MISSION)
  • Tony Ching Siu-Tung (THE WARLORDS)
  • Lee Chung-Chi (INVISIBLE TARGET)
  • Chin Ka-Lok (PROTEGE)
  • Donnie Yen Chi-Tan (FLASH POINT)

BEST SOUND DESIGN

  • Wachira Wongsaroj (THE DETECTIVE)
  • Sunit Asvinikul, Nakorn Kositpaisal (THE WARLORDS)
  • Kinson Tsang King-Cheung (PROTEGE)
  • Steve Burgess, Sam Wong Lui (FLASH POINT)
  • Tu Duu-Chih, Kuo Li-Chi (THE DRUMMER)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Suchada Somasavachai (THE DETECTIVE)
  • Ng Yuen-Fai (THE WARLORDS)
  • Ho Siu-Lun, Chow Kin-Hung, Ching Han-Wong (PROTEGE)
  • Raymond Man Siu-Lun (MAD DETECTIVE)
  • Leung Wai-Kit, Don Ma Wing-On, Leung Yiu-Fung, Frankie Chung Chi-Hang (THE MAGIC GOURD)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SCORE

  • Payont Permsith, Jadet Chawang (THE DETECTIVE)
  • Chan Kwong-Wing, Peter Kam Pui-Tat, Chatchai Pongprapaphan, Leon Ko Sai-Cheung (THE WARLORDS)
  • Peter Kam Pui-Tat (PROTEGE)
  • Joe Hisaishi (THE POSTMODERN LIFE OF MY AUNT)
  • Andre Matthias (THE DRUMMER)

BEST ORIGINAL FILM SONG

  • “Brothers” (from BROTHERS)
    • Composer: Eason Chan Yik-Shun
    • Lyrics by: Andy Lau Tak-Wah
    • Sung by: Andy Lau Tak-Wah and Eason Chan Yik-Shun
  • 逼得太緊 (”Forced Too Close” from LOVE IS NOT ALL AROUND)
    • Composer: Dennie Wong Tan-Yi
    • Lyrics by: Lin Xi
    • Sung by: Kary Ng Yu-Fei
  • 星光伴我心 (”Starlight Accompanies My Heart” from MR. CINEMA)
    • Composer: Peter Kam Pui-Tat
    • Lyrics by: Keith Chan Siu-Kei
    • Sung by: Ronald Cheng Chung-Gei
  • “Happy Wanderer” (from MING MING)
    • Composer: Anthony Wong Yiu-Ming, Jason Choi Tak-Choi
    • Lyrics by: Lin Xi
    • Sung by: Anthony Wong Yiu-Ming, Zhou Xun
  • 問天不應 (”No Reply From Heaven” from THE PYE-DOG)
    • Composer: George Lam Chi-Cheung
    • Lyrics by: Calvin Poon Yuen-Leung
    • Sung by: George Lam Chi-Cheung

BEST NEW DIRECTOR

  • Derek Kwok Chi-Kin (THE PYE-DOG)
  • Yau Nai-Hoi (EYE IN THE SKY)
  • Adam Wong Sau-Ping (MAGIC BOY)

BEST ASIAN FILM

  • SECRET
  • THE SUN ALSO RISES
  • LUST CAUTION
  • TOKYO TOWER: MOM & ME AND SOMETIMES DAD
  • GETTING HOME

REACTIONS:

- Anita Yuen Wing-Yi: “I never thought I’d be nominated but, if I win, it’ll be a nice addition to the Best Actress awards I’ve already won. Actually, I’m just happy for the opportunity to work with great directors like Peter Chan Ho-Sun and Derek Yee Tung-Sing. This just shows that it’s the quality of the work that’s important not the quantity.”

- Simon Yam Tat-Wah: “The competition is fierce every year but I have confidence.”

- Aaron Kwok: “I’m very happy. It’s a very nice Lunar New Year present. I consider getting nominated a victory.”

- Teresa Mo: “I’m happy every time I get nominated. I’m facing strong competition this year so I’ll go to the ceremony, try to be dispassionate, and hope that I’m the one getting the award from Lau Ching-Wan (last year’s Best Actor).”

- Nick Cheung: “I was nominated a few times for awards last year but kept losing to Gouw Ian Iskander (AFTER THIS OUR EXILE). He’s not nominated for anything this year so I think I’ve got a shot.”

- Andy Lau: “I’m grateful to be nominated but my thoughts are with the victims of the snow storms in China.”

- Peter Chan: “The most important thing is that I get to share the glory with all the nameless heroes in the cast and crew. I don’t think too much about winning. Getting nominated doesn’t mean you’ll win.”

- Johnnie To: “MAD DETECTIVE was my way of celebrating Milkyway’s tenth anniversary with Wai Ka-Fai so it’s very meaningful. It was also about taking our filmmaking into a new direction. As for Yau Nai-Hoi getting nominated, I’m also very happy. I told him to keep up the good work.”

8 Responses to “Nominations for the 27th Hong Kong Film Awards”

  1. Tracy Tran Says:

    ” … my thoughts are with the victims of the snow storms in China.”

    Can Andy Lau BE anymore self-righteous?

  2. MW Says:

    Oh, Andy.

    I wonder if they nominated him just so he could say that? Because his acting in The Warlords was nothing special.

    Protege was a great film, although flawed. I say One Night in Mongkok was the better Yee film. If Protege is a top 5 film most years but if the best film in 2007? It was not a good year then.

    Same applies to The Warlords.

  3. Darren Says:

    this is the awesomeness of andy lau
    after that beatdown he gave the guards at his concert
    and his thoughts with the victims
    i dont think he can be anymore awesome

  4. Will Says:

    Yeah, I think that’s just Andy Lau’s nature. If you watch his interview on “Be My Guest”, you can see he thinks and talks like that all the time.

  5. MW Says:

    I enjoyed Andy’s role in Protege more than Warlords. But gotta give props to Andy, if all celebrities were as hard-working and sensible and kind-hearted, the world would be a better place.

  6. boom Says:

    YAY CHARLENE CHOI!!! SHE IS AMAZING AND I LOVE HER! WOOO HOOO!!!! TWINS ARE THE BEST!!!

  7. William Says:

    oh crap, how did charlene choi get a nomination. She better not win,lol

    Anyway, Nick Cheungs response to getting nominated is priceless.

    “I was nominated a few times for awards last year but kept losing to Gouw Ian Iskander (AFTER THIS OUR EXILE). He’s not nominated for anything this year so I think I’ve got a shot.” lol - poor Nick Cheung got beat out by Ian Wu in just about every award he was nominated for last year.

  8. Yin Says:

    I don’t think Andy’s being a hypocrite; he’s already won it twice. It’s not surprising to hear him care more for the victims in China.

 
 
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