The 30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre on Sunday, April 17th. Films, Gallants <打擂台> and Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame <狄仁傑之通天帝國>dominated the awards night. Gallants won four awards and received the coveted Best Film award. Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame won six awards, including Tsui Hark winning for Best Director and Carina Lau for Best Actress. Thirteen years after receiving the Best New Actor award, Nicholas Tse received the Best Actor Award for his performance in The Stool Pigeon <綫人>.
Andy Lau financed Gallants while Gordon Lam produced the film. Producing a film for the first time, Gordon was emotional upon receiving the Best Film Award, “The box office results are not important. The most important is the spirit and meaning behind the film!” Gallants’ Director, Derek Kwok said, “If you do not fight, you will not lose. If you must fight, you will win. This is the spirit of Hong Kong films!”
Although Andy Lau did not attend the 30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards, he quietly supported the film’s cast and crew and was mindful of the awards results. Facing stiff competition from other films, Gordon indicated that he was extremely nervous and was surprised when the film won four awards.
Below are the complete results of the 30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards:
Best Film: Gallants <打擂台>
Best Director: Tsui Hark, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame <狄仁傑之通天帝國>
Best Screenplay: Pang Ho Cheung and Heiward Mak, Love In A Puff <志明與春嬌>
Best Actor: Nicholas Tse, The Stool Pigeon <綫人>
Best Actress: Carina Lau, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame <狄仁傑之通天帝國>
Best Supporting Actor: Teddy Robin, Gallants <打擂台>
Best Supporting Actress: Susan Shaw, Gallants <打擂台>
Best New Performer: Hanjin Tan, Bruce Lee, My Brother <李小龍>
Best Cinematography: Peter Pau, Confucius <孔子 決戰春秋>
Best Film Editing: Cheung Ka Fai, Ip Man 2 <葉問2>
Best Art Direction: James Choo, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame <狄仁傑之通天帝國>
Best Costume and Make-Up Design: Bruce Yu Ka-on, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame <狄仁傑之通天帝國>
Best Action Choreography: Sammo Hung, Ip Man 2 <葉問2>
Best Original Score : Teddy Robin and Tommy Wai, Gallants <打擂台>
Best Original Song: Jun Kung, Here to Stay <東風破> from Merry-Go-Round
Best Sound Design: Wang Dan Rong and Zhao Nan, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame <狄仁傑之通天帝國>
Best Visual Effects: Lee Yong Gi and Nam Sang Woo, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame<狄仁傑之通天帝國>
Best New Director: Felix Chong, Once a Gangster <飛砂風中轉>
Best Asian Film: Confessions (Japan)
Professional Achievement: Willie Chan
Lifetime Achievement: Terry Lai
Compiled from the Sun, Sina.com, and Mingpao
Jayne: Congratulations to Gordon Lam! Although he never graduated to lead roles in films, glad to see his success as a producer!
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