Wednesday, 06 February 2013 16:17

32nd Hong Kong Film Awards nominations announced

Hot favourite Aaron Kwok misses out on a nomination at the Awards

Elanne Kwong

The awards season hits up with the fresh release of the nomination list for the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards. With the award ceremony set to be held on April 13, Emperor Motion Pictures won 29 nominations with six of its films in the running for the top honours, earning the title of the “Champion of Movie Companies”.

Hot favourite Aaron Kwok failed to make the list despite winning accolades for his performance in Cold War, while his co-star Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Cold War) will be competing against Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (The Silent War), Lau Ching-Wan (The Bullet Vanishes), Chapman To (Vulgaria) and Nick Cheung (Nightfall) for the Best Actor award.

Though Director Law Chi-leung is delighted about his self-directed film The Bullet Vanishes earning 12 nominations, he expressed that Nicholas Tse’s exclusion from the list is a “pity”. 

With two of her works, The Great Magician and The Silent War, nominated for the Best Actress award, Chinese actress Zhou Xun commented that she will be “fighting against herself” and thanked the judging panel for the recognition.

TVB actress Elanne Kwong’s nomination for the Best Actress award became a talking point as the actress will be vying for the prestigious prize for the very first time. The Love Lifting star, who is up against veterans Zhou Xun, Miriam Yeung and Sammi Cheng, could not hide her excitement after learning about the good news.

Tony Leung Ka-Fai

Zhou Xun

32nd Hong Kong Film Awards Nomination List (Major awards):

Best Film
The Bullet Vanishes
The Viral Factor
Cold War

Best Director
Law Chi-Leung (The Bullet Vanishes)
Sunny Luk and Longman Leung (Cold War)
Dante Lam (The Viral Factor)
Pou-Soi Cheang (Motorway)
Pang Ho-Cheung (Love in the Buff)

Best Screenplay
Pang Ho-Cheung, Lam Chiu-wing, Luk Yee-sum (Vulgaria)
Pang Ho-Cheung, Luk Yee-sum (Love in the Buff)
Law Chi-Leung, Yeung Sin-ling (The Bullet Vanishes)
Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War)
Alan Mak, Felix Chong (The Silent War)

Best Actor
Nick Cheung (Nightfall)
Chapman To (Vulgaria)
Lau Ching-Wan (The Bullet Vanishes)
Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Cold War)
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (The Silent War)

Best Actress
Sammi Cheng (Romancing In Thin Air)
Elanne Kwong (Love Lifting)
Miriam Yeung (Love In The Buff)
Zhou Xun (The Great Magician)
Zhou Xun (The Silent War)

Best Supporting Actor
Ronald Cheng (Vulgaria)
Gordon Lam (Cold War)
Liu Kai Chi (The Bullet Vanishes)
Alex Man (The Bounty)
Chapman To (Diva)

Best Supporting Actress
Susan Shaw (Vulgaria)
Dada Chan (Vulgaria)
Jiang Yiyan (The Bullet Vanishes)
Elaine Jin (The Viral Factor)
Mavis Fan (The Silent War)

Best New Director
Chow Hin-Yeung (Nightfall)
Fung Chih-Chiang (The Bounty)
Brian Tse (The Pork Of Music)


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