2013 Hong Kong Film Awards: “Cold War” and “The Bullet Vanishes” Lead Nominations

By on February 6, 2013 in Movies


The nominees for the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards were announced on February 5. Action films dominate this year’s Best Picture nominations. Crime thrillers, The Bullet Vanishes <消失的子彈> and Cold War <寒戰>, also formally lead the race with 12 nominations each. Both films will be vying for other top honors, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor.

Espionage thriller, The Silent War <聽風者>, directed by Infernal Affairs <無間道> creators Alan Mak (麥兆輝) and Felix Chong (莊文強), comes second with eight nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress. Despite the film’s commercial success in mainland China, The Silent War underperformed at the Hong Kong box office, also failing to grab a Best Picture nod.

Love in the Buff <春嬌與志明>, the successful sequel to 2010’s HKFA Best Picture Love in a Puff <志明與春嬌>, also failed to enter the Best Picture nomination this year.

Besides The Bullet Vanishes and Cold War, Category III comedy Vulgaria <低俗喜劇>, action film Motorway <車手>, and the big-budget The Viral Factor <逆戰> will be competing for Best Picture. Running for Best Director includes Cheang Pou Soi (鄭保瑞) for MotorwayPang Ho Cheung (彭浩翔) for Love in the BuffLaw Chi Leung (羅志良) for The Bullet VanishesDante Lam (林超賢) for The Viral Factor, and directors Longman Leung (梁樂民) and Sunny Luk (陸劍青), for Cold War.

As the screenwriter for both Vulgaria and Love in the Buff, Pang Ho Cheung received two nominations for Best Screenplay. Zhou Xun (周迅) also received two nominations for Best Actress – one for The Silent War, and another for The Great Magician <大魔術師>, both co-starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai (梁朝偉).

Below are the nominations for the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards:

Best Picture
Vulgaria <低俗喜劇>
Motorway <車手>
The Bullet Vanishes <消失的子彈>
The Viral Factor <逆戰>
Cold War <寒戰>

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

Best Screenplay
Pang Ho Cheung, Luk Yee Sum, and Lam Chiu Wing (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 and Felix Chong (The Silent War)

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

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

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

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

Best New Performer
Zhang Lanxin (CZ12)
Joyce Feng (The Last Tycoon)
Jayden Yuan (Tai Chi 0)
Alex Tsui (Cold War)
June Lam (Love in the Buff)

Best Cinematography
Andrew Lau and Jason Kwan (The Last Tycoon)
Chan Chi Ying (The Bullet Vanishes)
Kenny Tse (The Viral Factor)
Jason Kwan and Kenny Tse (Cold War)
Anthony Pun (The Silent War)

Best Editing
Yau Chi Wai (CZ12)
David Richardson and Allen Leung (Motorway)
Chung Wai Chiu (The Viral Factor)
Kwong Chi Leung and Ron Chan (The Bullet Vanishes)
Kwong Chi Leung and Wong Hoi (Cold War)

Best Art Direction
Yee Chung Man and Eric Lam (The Last Tycoon)
Yip Kam Tim (Tai Chi 0)
Lau Sai Wan (The Guillotines)
Silver Cheung and Lee Kin Wai (The Bullet Vanishes)
Man Lim Chung (The Silent War)

Best Costume Design and Make-Up
Yee Chung Man and Jessie Dai (The Great Magician)
Yip Kam Tim (Tai Chi 0)
Dora Ng (The Guillotines)
Stanley Cheung (The Bullet Vanishes)
Man Lim Chung (The Silent War)

Best Action Choreography
Jackie Chan and He Jun (Chinese Zodiac)
Sammo Hung (Tai Chi 0)
Chin Ka Lok and Wong Wai Fai, Ng Hoi Tong (Motorway)
Dante Lam, Chin Ka Lok, Wong Wai Fai, Ng Hoi Tong (The Viral Factor)
Chin Ka Lok and Wong Wai Fai (Cold War)

Best Original Film Score
Chan Kwong Wing and Yu Peng (The Last Tycoon)
Teddy Robin and Tommy Wai (The Bullet Vanishes)
Peter Kam (Cold War)
Eman Lam and Veronica Lee (Diva)
Chan Kwong Wing (The Silent War)

Best Original Song
定風波 (from The Last Tycoon)
刀鋒偏冷 (from The Guillotines)
DoReMi (from Romancing in Thin Air)
戀無可戀 (from Lan Kwai Fong 2)
追風箏的風箏 (from Diva)

Best Sound Design
Kinson Tsang (The Guillotines)
Benny Chu and Steve Miller (Motorway)
Phyllis Cheng (The Bullet Vanishes)
Kinson Tsang (The Viral Factor)
Kinson Tsang (Cold War)

Best Visual Effects
Han Young Woo, Victor Wong, Patrick Chui, and Seong Ho Jang (CZ12)
Chas Chau, Kim Ho, Ng Yuen Fai, and A Law (Tai Chi 0)
Victor Wong (The Guillotines)
Law Wai Ho and Hellowing Cheung (Motorway)
Cecil Cheng (Cold War)

Best New Director
Chow Hin Yeung (Nightfall)
Brian Tse (McDull: The Pork of Music)
Fung Chih Chiang (The Bounty)

Best Film of Mainland and Taiwan
Back to 1942  <一九四二>
Gf*Bf <女朋友。男朋友>
Love is Not Blind  <失戀33天>
Painted Skin: The Resurrection <畫皮II>
Love <愛Love>

Source: On.cchkaa.com

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2 comments to 2013 Hong Kong Film Awards: “Cold War” and “The Bullet Vanishes” Lead Nominations

  1. Abigail says:

    Tony Leung Ka Fai for the win!

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  2. dd says:

    Vulgaria’s gonna get snubbed. Which is a shame because it’s a damn good movie

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