Hong Kong Film Awards: Anthony Wong beats Chow Yun Fat in Best Actor race – AsiaOne

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HONG KONG – Anthony Wong once again held off veteran Chow Yun Fat to bag Best Actor at the Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA) on Sunday (April 14).

The two had duelled earlier in January at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society awards, with Wong (Still Human) getting the nod over Chow (Project Gutenberg) then.

On Sunday, Wong also got the nod over three other rivals – Aaron Kwok (Project Gutenberg), Francis Ng (Men On The Dragon) and Philip Keung (Tracey). It was his third time winning that HKFA accolade.

Hong Kong Film Awards: Stars share backstage and red carpet moments

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    • Stephen Fung, Nicholas Tse, Daniel Wu and Sam Lee backstage at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday, April 14 , 2019.

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    • The ‘Gen-X Cops’ reunited to present 2 awards at the ceremony, 20 years later.

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    • Actor Daniel Wu, who has made a successful foray into Hollywood in the years since then, wrote on Weibo: Us ‘Gen-X Cops’ had the opportunity to reunite because we presented two awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the movie! Who wants to see a new version of Gen-X Cops?

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    • “I also got to meet my old friend Miriam Yeung, who looked fab! This trip, though rushed, made me miss this place, the things I’d accomplished and the friends I’d made! Hope I can return to this place soon. “

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    • Miriam Yeung returned the affection on Weibo, calling Daniel an “old lover” whom she’s missed.

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    • Malaysian singer-rapper Namewee wrote on Weibo that he’s grateful for the opportunity to share the stage with these ‘brothers’ — the cast from Young Dangerous.

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    • Actors Jerry Lamb, Jordan Chan, Michael Tse, Nicholas Tse and Chin Ka Lok on the red carpet.

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    • The actors from Young Dangerous also performed at the ceremony.

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    • Actress Miriam Yeung on the red carpet.

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    • Actor Shawn Yue also expressed his gratitude on Weibo.

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    • Anthony Wong once again held off veteran Chow Yun Fat to bag Best Actor at the Awards.

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    • Project Gutenberg’s Felix Chong won Best Director, ahead of Fruit Chan (Three Husbands), Dante Lam (Operation Red Sea), Sunny Chan (Men On The Dragon) and Oliver Chan (Still Human).

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    • Chloe Maayan (Three Husbands) took Best Actress, edging out Jennifer Yu (Distinction), Consunji (Still Human), Charlene Choi (The Lady Improper) and Zhang Jingchu (Project Gutenberg).

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    • The best supporting actor and best supporting actress honours went to Ben Yuen and Kara Wai (pictured), both from the movie Tracey.

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    • Patrick Tse was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    • Best Newcomer went to Crisel Consunji

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    • The night’s presenters included Andy Lau and Song Hye-kyo

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    • The night’s presenters included Andy Lau and Song Hye-kyo

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The plot in Still Human centres on the relationship between a disabled person (Wong) and his maid, played by Crisel Consunji.

But Project Gutenberg, which came to Sunday’s ceremony at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre with 17 nominations, bagged two top prizes.

Best Director Felix ChongPhoto: Facebook/Hong Kong Film Awards

Felix Chong won Best Director, ahead of Fruit Chan (Three Husbands), Dante Lam (Operation Red Sea), Sunny Chan (Men On The Dragon) and Oliver Chan (Still Human).

Project Gutenberg also claimed Best Movie in a showdown with Three Husbands (which took that award in January), Operation Red Sea, Still Human and Men On The Dragon.

Chloe Maayan (Three Husbands) took Best Actress, edging out Jennifer Yu (Distinction), Consunji (Still Human), Charlene Choi (The Lady Improper) and Zhang Jingchu (Project Gutenberg).

The Best Actress award went to Chloe MaayanPhoto: Facebook/Hong Kong Film Awards

The best supporting actor and best supporting actress honours went to Ben Yuen and Kara Wai, both from the movie Tracey.

Best Supporting Actress Kara WaiPhoto: Facebook/Hong Kong Film Awards
Patrick Tse was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award.Photo: Facebook/Hong Kong Film Awards
Best Newcomer went to Crisel ConsunjiPhoto: Facebook/Hong Kong Film Awards

This article was first published in The Straits Times. Permission required for reproduction.

 

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