The 28th Hong Kong Film Awards

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Of the four promotional posters for this event (best director, actress, actor, newcomer), I decided to use the one for best newcomer, because Xu Jiao (CJ7) looks so adorable in the center

The eligible films are those where two of the following occur: the director is a Hong Kong resident, at least one film company is registered in Hong Kong, and at least six persons of the production crew are Hong Kong residents.

And the winners are…

I can’t believe Ip Man won. I had arranged the film posters in the position that I thought they would be most likely to win the best film award, so at 3rd most likely,  and not even close to number 2, I am very surprised. At least it didn’t go to Painted Skin. Are these the same people who chose that film as HK’s entry into the Oscars?

Best Film:
THE WAY WE ARE
RED CLIFF
CJ7
PAINTED SKIN
IP MAN


Best Director:
Ann Hui (THE WAY WE ARE)

Johnnie To (SPARROW)
Benny Chan (CONNECTED)

Wilson Yip (IP MAN)

Best Scriptwriter:

Susan Chan, Sylvia Chang, Mathias Woo (RUN PAPA RUN)
Lui Hee-ching (THE WAY WE ARE)

Gordon Chan, Lau Ho-leung, Abe Kwong (PAINTED SKIN)
Ng Wai-lun, Dante Lam (THE BEAST STALKER)
Ivy Ho (CLAUSTRAPHOBIA)


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Best Actor:
Louis Koo (RUN PAPA RUN)
Simon Yam (SPARROW)
Tony Leung (RED CLIFF)
Nick Cheung (THE BEAST STALKER)

Donnie Yen (IP MAN)

Best Actress:
Paw Hee-ching (THE WAY WE ARE)

Lau Mei-huan (TRUE WOMEN FOR SALE)
Barbie Hsu (CONNECTED)
Zhou Xun (PAINTED SKIN)
Lam Kar-yan (CLAUSTRAPHOBIA)

Best Supporting Actor:

Zhang Fengyi (RED CLIFF)
Stephen Chow (CJ7)
Liu Kai-chi (THE BEAST STALKER)

Lam Ka-tung (IP MAN)
Fan Siu-wong (IP MAN)

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Best Supporting Actress:

Nora Miao (RUN PAPA RUN)
Chan Lai-wun (THE WAY WE ARE)

Vicki Zhao (RED CLIFF)
Race Wong (TRUE WOMEN FOR SALE)
Sun Li (PAINTED SKIN)

Best New Actor:

Monica Mok (OCEAN FLAME)
Zhang Yuqi (ALL ABOUT WOMEN)
Leung Chun-lung (THE WAY WE ARE)
Lin Chi-ling (RED CLIFF)
Xu Jiao (CJ7)


Best Cinematography:

Cheung Tung-leung (THE THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON)
Cheng Siu-keung (SPARROW)
Lu Yue, Zhang Li (RED CLIFF)
Arthur Wong (PAINTED SKIN)

O Sing-pui (IP MAN)

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Best Editing:

David Richardson (SPARROW)
Angie Lam, Robert A. Ferretti, Yang Hongyu (RED CLIFF)
Yau Chi-wai (CONNECTED)

Chan Ki-hop (THE BEAST STALKER)
Cheung Ka-fai (IP MAN)

Best Art Direction:

Daniel Lee, Ma Gwong-wing (THE THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON)
Yee Chung-man, Lau Man-hung (AN EMPRESS AND THE WARRIORS)
Tim Yip (RED CLIFF)

Bill Liu (PAINTED SKIN)
Kenneth Mak (IP MAN)

Best Costume Design:

Thomas Chong, Wong Ming-ha (THE THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON)
William Chang (ALL ABOUT WOMEN)
Yee Chung-man, Dora Ng (AN EMPRESS AND THE WARRIORS)
Tim Yip (RED CLIFF)

Ng Po-ling (PAINTED SKIN)

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Best Action Director:
Sammo Hung (THE THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON)
Corey Yuen (RED CLIFF)
Li Chi-chung (CONNECTED)
Stephen Tung (PAINTED SKIN)
Sammo Hung,
Tony Leung Siu-Hung (IP MAN)

Best Sound Effects:
Wu Jiang, Roger Savage (RED CLIFF)

Kinson Tsang, Lai Chi-hong (PAINTED SKIN)
Cheng Wing-yuen, Nip Kei-wing, Wong Tai-wai (THE BEAST STALKER)
Kinson Tsang (IP MAN)

Best Visual Effects:

Heather Abels (RED CLIFF)
Eddy Wong, Victor Wong, Ken Law (CJ7)
Ho Siu-lun (MISSING)
Ng Yuen-fai, Chau Chi-shing, Tam Kai-kwan (PAINTED SKIN)
Henri Wong (IP MAN)

Best Original Film Score:

Henry Lai (THE THREE KINGDOMS: RESURRECTION OF THE DRAGON)
Fred Avril, Xavier Jamaux (SPARROW)
Taro Iwashiro (RED CLIFF)

Ikuro Fujiwara (PAINTED SKIN)
Kenji Kawai (IP MAN)

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Best Original Film Song:

“Flying with Dreams” (AN EMPRESS AND THE WARRIORS)

– sung by Leon Lai  and Kelly Chen
“Breaking up is Ruthless” (L FOR LOVE, L FOR LIES)

– sung by Alex Fong and Stephy Tang
“Heart War” (RED CLIFF)
– sung by Alan
“Ten Thousand Years Prelude” (MISSING)
– sung by
“Painted Heart” (PAINTED SKIN)

– sung by Jane Zhang Liangying

Best New Director:
Kwok Chi-kin (THE MOSS)

Heiward Mak (HIGH NOON)
Ivy Ho (CLAUSTRAPHOBIA)

Best Asian Film:

IF YOU ARE THE ONE (China / Hong Kong)
CAPE NO. 7 (Taiwan)
SUSPECT X (Japan)
FOREVER ENTHRALLED (China / Hong Kong)
THE ASSEMBLY (China / Hong Kong)

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Lifetime Acheivement Award

Josephine Siao Fong fong


Red Carpet Pictures

…sorry, no funny captions this time, because I have less time on my hands these days as opposed to when the Golden Horse awards took place.

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Barbie Hsu, best actress nominee for Connected, along with Louis Koo, who was not nominated for Connected, although he was really good in that as well, but rather Run Papa Run. Congrats to Barbie Hsu for breaking into movies so successfully.

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Nick Cheung, best actor nominee for Beast Stalker and wife Esther Kwan, former TVB actress

Kelly Lin, best original song nominee singer, for The Empress and the Warriors

Xiong Dailing, actress in IP Man and Kelly Chen look-alike

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Costars and Rivals: L-R Xu Jiao and Zhang Yuqi

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Alan, best original song nominee "Xin Zhan" singer for Red Cliff

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Zhou Xun, best actress nominee for Painted Skin

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Ling Chiling, best newcomer nomineee for Red Cliff

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Karena Lam, best actress nominee for Claustrophobia

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Tang Wei

Overall, there wasn’t anything that I was looking forward to performance wise like the Cape No 7 cast singing or the short film “Film Dreams of the Taiwanese” as with the Golden Horse Awards, but I was happy with most of the winners, especially Nick Cheung who was great in both films I saw him in this year, and  most seemed very nicely dressed.

…Except Vaness Wu, whose choice of attire flabbergasted me once again, as with the Golden Horse ceremony:

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17 thoughts on “The 28th Hong Kong Film Awards

  1. vaness reminds me of a ganster priest LOL he even wore a crosss LOL can’t stop laughing Hahahaha

  2. Zhu Yan Ping is not average at best IMO… he is consistently bad. Jay would do a much better job directing it himself. Zhu also did KF Dunk so maybe they just agreed to continue on after that>.

  3. cfensi: But it is Zhu Yanping’s film, right? It’s not like Jay came up with the story like he did with “Secret.” In the end, though, it will be a Jay movie by default. If the movie isn’t very good, people might still watch it just because Jay’s in it. I’m not sure why he’d try out for a role in a movie with such a mediocre director. It’s not like he’s that bad as an actor, at least when he has the right role. He might just be trying to get the money for a future project, but you’d think he’d have better offers.

  4. Big whoops on the Kelly Chen identification. Thanks for pointing it out to me you guys. I was editing this post really fast and I had Kelly Chen on the brain because I was just adding youtube links for the Best Original songs. She looks so much like her though, and I was even thinking, “Wow, Kelly Chen must be one of those lucky actresses whose pregnancies just doesn’t show”

    I was lucky enough to catch Red Cliff 2 on the big screen in China, and I really liked Li Chiling’s performance. Even though her role was essentially a Mary Sue role, a Helen of Troy, which doesn’t leave room for much acting, I thought she got the audience to connect with her and sympathize with her…she made it believable that these guys would be fighting over her. Although I bothered the whole time by the height difference btw her and Tony Leung. And her skin is a lot nicer. Yes, it’s shallow, but so sue me…I was still just irked by the fact that my favorite Three Kingdoms character was played by Tony Leung.

    She may not have done much in Red Cliff part 1, but the whole movie was kind of eh. In fact I didn’t finish it at all, and didn’t care that I didn’t finish it while watching part 2.

    I don’t understand why Jay, who showed such great directing potential in Secret, would pick such a average (at best) director for his movie. Perhaps better directors wouldn’t take on the job? Because it’ll be a Jay Chou movie, not theirs…

  5. ewww. Zhu Yan Ping is awful… I totally skipped Kung Fu Dunk. They could have atleast found a decent director…too bad

  6. cfensi: I’m not always so sure about that, LOL, but he *did* recently write a song for Song Zuying, so I’ll put some more faith in him for that. Of course, that doesn’t matter in this case. Jay isn’t the director, so I don’t think he had that much of a say in this.

    Billy: It’s an action movie involving time travel. They’ve been filming out in the desert for it, which is why there hasn’t been that much Jay news except about the movie. (There’s the occasional award ceremony that he has to fly out of the desert for, and Song Zuying’s concert press conference.) Since Chiling is afraid of horses, they’re going to be riding a motorcycle together, go figure, and Jay has lots of extra hair in this film. He’s super tan, though, which I like. There’s some info on the plot here:

    http://www.jaychoustudio.com/archives/ci-ling-has-begun-filming-lin-chi-ling-and-jay-chous-intimate-scenes-exposed/1017

    It also says that Zhu Yan Ping is directing. That in itself makes me ambiguous towards it, judging by “Kung Fu Dunk.”

  7. Sparrow should have won for soundtrack…maybe cinematography as well. Red Cliff soundtrack was pretty epic but come on…Sparrow shouldve won that. Xu Jiao’s crying speech was really fake. Not sure who told her to do that. I would have preferred her do a more natural speech, like a normal kid would do, like when Wu Jing Tao won a few years back for After This Our Exile. Sure, he stumbled on his speech but this was just screamed of “fakeness”. Ip Man for best film? I liked Ip Man but Best Film should’ve been Ann Hui’s. Id take To’s Sparrow over Ip Man for Best film as well. Well, atleast Painted Skin didnt win it. Best Director was a good choice. It was either her or Johnnie To – or maybe John. Nick deservedly won best actor – though if he wasnt it the comp I would have given it to Donnie. I thought Liu was good for supporting actor. The guy is in tons of movies but doesnt get much recognition or credit so good for him. Ip Man deservedly won Best Action and Assembly deservedly won Best Asian film.

  8. that’s not kelly chen; she’s model/actress Xiong Dailin from China and Aaron Kwok’s rumored girl friend.

  9. She was called a vase after her acting part 1. I thought she tried but it wasnt that great. I heard her acting in part II was better though. Havent got to see it yet so I;ll just have to see when I watch it. Whats Ci Ling about? Whos directing?

  10. I think Lin Chiling is quite willing to try new things. I love Lin Chiling’s personality, and Jay Chou has phenomenal taste in talent so she can’t be that bad of an actress. I liked her screen presence in Red Cliff.

  11. Xu Jiao is very cute. I hadn’t really seen her dressed as a girl that much before, though.

    Is the Ling Chiling in “Red Cliff” the same girl who’s going to be in “Ci Ling” with Jay Chou? Why’s she in multiple movies that involve horses if she’s so afraid of them?!

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