Sammy Shum Nominated for HKFA Best New Performer

By on February 9, 2013 in Movies

Above: Sammy Shum and Kelvin Kwan in “Lan Kwai Fong 2”.

Lan Kwai Fong 2 <喜愛夜蒲2> star, Sammy Shum (沈震軒), has recently been announced to be contending for the Best New Performer award at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards, which will be held in the Hong Kong Cultural Center on Saturday, April 13.

Sammy will replace the nomination of Love in the Buff <春嬌與志明> star, June Lam (林兆霞), for Best New Performer. As June has had prior acting experience in a movie before Love in the Buff, she became disqualified to run for the award.

The nominees for the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards were announced on Tuesday, February 5. The Best New Performer nominees were announced to be Zhang Lanxin (張藍心) from CZ12 <十二生肖>, Feng Wenjuan (馮文娟) from The Last Tycoon <大上海>, Jayden Yuan (袁曉超) from Tai Chi Zero <太極1從零開始>, Tsui Ka Kit (徐家傑) from Cold War <寒戰>, and June Lam from Love in the Buff.

Hours after the announcement, the HKFA organizers announced that June has been disqualified from her nomination. The Best New Performer award required all nominees to be nominated for their first film. June, however, has already had previous acting experience in a movie in 2011.

Days later, the HKFA organizers announced that Lan Kwai Fong 2 star and TVB actor, Sammy Shum, to replace June’s nomination. In a phone interview, the shocked Sammy exclaimed that he was unprepared to receive such a pleasant surprise. The actor excitedly said, “I never thought I would get nominated! [Lan Kwai Fong 2] is a movie for youths, and it is also a commercial film. I have earned much just from knowing that people have seen my hard work!”

Sammy also does not mind being a replacement. “I am just very happy and honored to get nominated, although my main reason for being an actor was not because of winning any awards.”

Asked if Sammy has hopes in winning, Sammy expressed that he will not keep his hopes too high. “It really depends on luck. I will still try my best.”

Although a managed TVB artist, Sammy stated that he will focus on films in the coming months.


This article is written by Addy for

10 comments to Sammy Shum Nominated for HKFA Best New Performer

  1. pepe69 says:

    this handsome rugged guy should be promoted to be the next Him Law… but I heard he has hurt JJ Jia in relationship.. anyway, hope Sammy will be promoted faster to 2nd lead by TVB and then 1st lead as well…

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    • jayne replied:

      Sammy Shum had a lucky streak in films last year. It was amusing that he received more publicity in the bed scenes he starred in than his female costars in both films.

      Sammy’s image may be more fit for films than lead in TVB dramas. He has an aura about him and while his acting can be improved, he’s promising.

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      • Cara replied:

        I agree that his style is more suited for themes. He plays the reckless ruthless roles very well, which needs a good script to show off his potential. TVB’s half-assed scripts probably won’t do. I think he could’ve done a good job with his role in Lives of Omission, but the script made him boring.

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  2. Purplepaw says:

    Some serious bromance going on in that photo haha. Liked him quite a lot in til love do us lie. I think that was his first role? His acting was pretty good

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  3. Uni says:

    Am i the only one who thinks Sammy Shum is a bad actor? I’m sorry but rolling around in bed with girls isn’t considered good acting. His roles and character is so repetitive. Even in Days of Days, when he’s acting as leader of a small triad, something about his attitude and the way he presented himself is no different from the character in LAN KWAI FONG. I don’t see any why he should be nominated.

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  4. carlz says:

    he hasn’t been in large enough roles to judge his acting… but i’ve always enjoyed seeing his handsome face on tv.. he only looks good with a moustache though ;b

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  5. Funn Lim says:

    He looks the part for every role. He has the chameleonlike look. Acting wise he is still not there which is why I feel his talent does not justify his ability to blend into each role looks wise. BUT he is getting there. I do enjoy watching him.

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  6. shu says:

    i think he looks like louis ko,especially his voice is pretty the same as louis.but louis is more handsome. i think sammy can become a better actor than louis,because he has the ability to play different kind roles.

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  7. mei says:

    wohoooo… congrats sammy!!! he is awesome!!

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  8. joey says:

    Does he have a hot body?
    Let him act in tiger cubs 2!

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