Sean Lau’s “Overheard 3” Grabs 11 Hong Kong Film Award Nominations

By on February 6, 2015 in Movies

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The official nominations list for the 34th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards was released today, with crime thriller Overheard 3 <竊聽風雲3> leading the pack with 11 nominations total, including one of two Best Actor nods for Sean Lau (劉青雲). The final winners will be announced at the awards ceremony, which will be held at the Hong Kong Cultural Center Theater on April 19.

As expected, Sean Lau picked up two Best Actor nominations, one for Overheard 3 and the other for Insanity <暴風雨>, marking the 15th time he has been nominated for the award. He is also the only one among the Best Actor candidates, namely Daniel Wu (吳彥祖), Eddie Peng (彭于晏), and Huang Bo (黃渤), to have previously won the Best Actor award.

Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) received a Best Actress nomination for her role in SARA <雛妓> — the first time she has been nominated for the award since Simply Actors <戲王之王> in 2008. This time, her competition includes Sandra Ng (吳君如), Vicki Zhao (趙薇), Tang Wei (湯唯), and Zhou Xun (周迅).

Singer-turned-actress Ivana Wong (王菀之) set a record for the most Hong Kong Film Awards nominations for a single person, having received three separate nominations for Best New Performer, one nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and one nomination for Best Original Film Song. However, her multiple Best New Performer nods may work against her, as the votes in that category will likely be scattered among her three roles.

The biggest winner of the night is expected to be Overheard 3, which picked up 11 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and two Best Supporting Actors. Tang Wei’s The Golden Era <黃金時代> and Eddie Peng’s Rise of the Legend <黃飛鴻之英雄有夢> each received 10 nominations.

A complete list of the nominees is as follows:

Best Film
The Midnight After <那夜凌晨,我坐上了旺角開往大埔的紅VAN>
Aberdeen <香港仔>
The Golden Era 
Dearest <親愛的>
Overheard 3 

Best Director
Fruit Chan (陳果), for The Midnight After
Ann Hui (許鞍華), for The Golden Era
Peter Chan (陳可辛), for Dearest
Dante Lam (林超賢), for That Demon Within <魔警>
Alan Mak (麥兆輝), Felix Chong (庄文强), for Overheard 3

Best Actor

Eddie Peng, for Rise of the Legend
Sean Lau, for Insanity
Huang Bo, for Dearest
Daniel Wu, for That Demon Within
Sean Lau, for Overheard 3

Best Actress
Sandra Ng, for Golden Chicken 3 <金雞SSS>
Tang Wei, for The Golden Era
Zhou Xun, for Women Who Flirt <撒嬌女人最好命s>
Vicki Zhao, for Dearest
Charlene Choi, for SARA

Best Supporting Actor
Wang Baoqiang (王寳强), for Kung Fu Jungle <一個人的武林>
Lam Suet (林雪), for The Midnight After
Ng Man Tat (吳孟達), for Aberdeen
Alex Fong (方中信), for Overheard 3
Kenneth Tsang (曾江), for Overheard 3

Best Supporting Actress
Kara Hui (惠英紅), for The Midnight After
Ivana Wong, for Golden Chicken 3
Hao Lei (郝蕾), for The Golden Era
Fiona Sit (薛凱琪), for Friends <閨密>
Nina Paw (鮑起靜), for Insanity

Best Screenplay
Fai Hung Chan (陳輝虹), Kong Hiu Yan (江皓昕), Fruit Chan, for The Midnight After
Edmond Pang (彭浩翔), for Aberdeen
Li Qiang (李檣), for The Golden Era
Zhang Ji (張冀), for Dearest
Alan Mak, Felix Chong, for Overheard 3

Best New Performer
Ivana Wong, for <Delete愛人>
Ivana Wong, for <分手 100次>
Ivana Wong, for Golden Chicken 3
Jacky Cai (蔡潔), for Aberdeen
Candy Cheung (張雪芹), for Dot 2 Dot <點對點>

Best Cinematography
Zhao Fei (趙非), for The Crossing, Part 1 <太平輪:亂世浮生>
Wah Chuen Lam (林華全), for The Midnight After
Wang Yu (王昱), for The Golden Era
Wu Qiming (伍啟銘), for Rise of the Legend
Anthony Pun (潘耀明), for Overheard 3

Best Film Editing
David Wu (胡大為), for The Crossing, Part 1
Manda Wai (韋淑芬), for The Golden Era
Cheung Ka Fai (張嘉輝), Man To Tang (鄧文滔), for Rise of the Legend
Patrick Tam (譚家明), Curran Pang (彭正熙), for That Demon Within
Curran Pang, for Overheard 3

Best Art Direction
Horace Ma (馬光榮), for The Crossing, Part 1
Lim Chung Man (文念中), for Aberdeen
Zhao Hai (趙海), for The Golden Era
Barry Wong (黃炳耀), for Rise of the Legend
Lim Chung Man, for Overheard 3

Best Costume Make-up Design
Chen Tongxun (陳同勛), for The Crossing, Part 1
William Chang (張叔平), Kenneth Yee (奚仲文), Guo Pei (郭培), Pik Kwan Lee (利碧君), for The Monkey King <西遊記之大鬧天宮>
Lim Chung Man, for The Golden Era
Wang Baoyi (王寳儀), for Rise of the Legend
Lim Chung Man, for Overheard 3

Best Action Choreography
Donnie Yen (甄子丹), Stephen Wai (董瑋), Yuan Bin (元彬), Yan Hua (嚴華), for Kung Fu Jungle
Gu Xuanzhao (谷軒昭), for The Four 3 <四大名捕大結局>
Stephen Wai, for The White-Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom <白髮魔女傳之明月天國>
Yuen Woo Ping (袁和平), for <惡戰 >
Corey Yuen (元奎), for Rise of the Legend

Best Original Film Score
Ellen Joyce Loo (盧凱彤), Veronica Lee (李端嫺), for The Midnight After
Taro Iwashiro (岩代太郎), for The Crossing, Part 1
Peter Kam (金培達), for Aberdeen
Eli Marshall, for The Golden Era
Shigeru Umebayashi (梅林茂), for Rise of the Legend

Best Original Film Song
“Don’t Say Break Up Again” <不再說分手>, from Break Up 100 <分手 100次 >, performed by Ivana Wong
“Beautiful New Hong Kong” <美麗新香港>, from Golden Chicken 3, performed by Nicole (my little aiport)
“Destination” <目的地>, from Aberdeen, performed by (黃耀明)
“Your Legend” <將軍令>, from Rise of the Legend, performed by Mayday (五月天)
“Tempest” <暴風雨>, from Insanity, performed by Eason Chan (陳奕迅)

Best Sound Design
Kinson Tsang (曾景祥), George Lee (李耀强), for Kung Fu Jungle
Tu Du Chih (杜篤之), for The Crossing, Part 1
Kinson Tsang, George Lee, Chun Hin Yiu (姚俊軒), Phat Chan (陳偉雄), for Rise of the Legend
Zheng Yingyuan (鄭穎園), Ip Siu Kei (葉兆基), for That Demon Within
Kinson Tsang, for Overheard 3

Best Visual Effects
Eno (伊諾), for Kung Fu Jungle
David Ebner, Kevin Rafferty, Ding Libo (丁黎博), for The Monkey King
Tang Jiawei (唐家偉), Ken Law (羅偉豪), Leung Chin Fong (梁展鋒), for The Midnight After
Wong Wang Tat (黃宏達), Cheung Chung Wah (張仲華), for Rise of the Legend
Alex Lim (林洪峯), Lim Junyu (林駿宇), Kwok Leung Yee (余國亮), for That Demon Within

Best New Director
Ruby Yang (楊紫燁), for My Voice, My Life <爭氣>
David Lee (李光耀), for Insanity
Raymond Wong (黃浩然), for Dot 2 Dot

Best Cross-Strait Chinese Film
Black Coal, Thin Ice <白日焰火>
Paradise in Service <軍中樂園>
No Man’s Land <無人區>
Café. Waiting. Love <等一個人咖啡>
Coming Home <歸來>

Source: ihktv.com

This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.

18 comments to Sean Lau’s “Overheard 3” Grabs 11 Hong Kong Film Award Nominations

  1. msxie says:

    Sean Lau AGAIN? HK’s serious shortage of actors hasn’t changed.

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  2. jake says:

    if sean wins its because hk just giving him another award daniel should get it

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  3. raymond says:

    lol overhead 3 is just so so. No quality already. 10 years later hopefully new blood will create something good.

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  4. Vodka says:

    How ironic when usually movie stars blast TV serie using the same people over and over again nothing is special…

    oh hey look HK film is heading the same direction keeps on recycling…

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    • kolo replied:

      hi, hk is just a small place you know,its already a miracle they have brought so many stars in the past.

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  5. Funn Lim says:

    I wonder how many awards for all three films? I don’t suppose tits movie will get any nomination next year eh?

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  6. Funn Lim says:

    The fact that ivana Wong gets nominated three times in the same category is a complete joke

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    • Hannah replied:

      THAT I don’t understand. More chances, but the votes will be split or what?

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    • kolo replied:

      agree,i dont like ivana wong either,she is a overated atress and singer,not even pretty too.

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  7. Jessica says:

    How come Loius Koo is not nominated?!?! He deserves to win best actor. Even Daniel Wu has a nomination and won.

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  8. dan says:

    Daniel had never won before. Even Lau Ching Wan had only won once despite being nominated for 13 times before this. Honestly, if Louis kept acting in the same movies with Lau Ching Wan, he will get overshined by him every time. His chance will come one day, but not this year. He didn’t produce a great performance in 2014 (he was good in Aberdeen, but not great)

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  9. Jake says:

    Wow sean has 2 nominations for the best actor it’s not only Hong Kong that give the awards to the same people over and over even the U.S does the same with oscars

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  10. Sam says:

    Sean should start learning English now Hollywood is calling.

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    • Lol replied:

      He doesn’t even need to learn English jet li and Jackie chan English is poor

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      • sam replied:

        Yes, but Jet ji/ Jacky chan selling points are their comidic action skills. Sean is drama actor just like Chow yun fat.

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      • DooK replied:

        Jet Li’s selling point is his COMEDIC action skills? Sure about that?

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  11. sean says:

    Sean not that good

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  12. ML Choo says:

    Best New Director:
    Raymond Wong (黃浩然), for Dot 2 Dot

    His enligsh name is: Amos Why http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6509220/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

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