2019 HKFA Winners: The Full List

The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards took place at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Hosted by 32 newcoming actors, the ceremony celebrated new artists and remembered the old.

Anthony Wong (黃秋生) of Still Human <淪落人> beat out Chow Yun-fat (周潤發) for Best Actor, making it his third HKFA Best Actor win and fifth overall. Chloe Maayan (曾美慧孜) of Three Husbands <三夫> won Best Actress, her first HKFA nod and win. Ben Yuen (袁富華) and Kara Wai (惠英紅) respectively won Best Supporting Actor and Actress for their film Tracey <翠絲>. Chow Yun-fat may have lost the Film King throne, but his film Project Gutenberg <無雙>, which also stars Best Actor nominee Aaron Kwok (郭富城), won Best Picture. Its director Felix Chong (莊文強) won both Best Director and Best Screenplay. Project Gutenberg was the biggest film of the night, winning seven out of 17 nominations. Anthony’s costar in Still Human and Best Actress nominee Crisel Consunji won Best New Performer.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Best Picture – “Project Gutenberg”

Director – Felix Chong for “Project Gutenberg”

Screenplay – Felix Chong for “Project Gutenberg”

Actor – Anthony Wong for “Still Human”

Actress – Chloe Maayan for “Three Husbands”

Supporting Actor – Ben Yuen for “Tracey”

Supporting Actress – Kara Wai for “Tracey”

New Performer – Crisel Consunji for “Still Human”

Cinematography – Jason Kwan for “Project Gutenberg”

Editing – Curran Pang for “Project Gutenberg”

Art Direction – Eric Lam for “Project Gutenberg”

Costume and Make-up Design – Man Lim-chung for “Project Gutenberg”

Action Cinematography – Dante Lam for “Operation Red Sea”

Sound Design – Nopawat Likitwong Sarunyu Nurnsai for “Operation Red Sea”

Visual Effects – Lee In-ho and Kang Tae-gyun for “Operation Red Sea”

Original Film Score – RubberBand for “Men On the Dragon”

Original Film Song – “Song of the Current” <逆流之歌> by RubberBand for “Men On the Dragon”

New Director – Oliver Chan for “Still Human”

Film from Mainland and Taiwan – “Dying to Survive”

Professional Achievement – Lau Wan

Lifetime Achievement – Patrick Tse

Source: Yahoo

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. The results were predictable this year, both in the major categories and minor ones….it was pretty much the same artists and films who’ve been winning at all the other major award ceremonies. Not a bad thing of course, since all those who won were more than deserving in my book. Congrats to all the winners!

  2. I suspect next year’s nominees would be:

    Louis Koo
    Anthony Wong
    Francis Ng
    Aaron Kwok
    Chow Yun Fat
    Nick Cheung
    Tony Leung Ka Fai
    Tony Leung Chiu Wai
    Donnie Yen
    Andy Lau
    Simon Yam
    Sean Lau
    Gordon Lam

    + insert darkhorses.

    The usual crop of actors as always.

    1. @coralie
      Well those on your list are performing really well. Can’t just being in randomers getting nominated who can’t act. This year we had first timer Philip Keung so there has been a breakthrough…

      1. @jimmyszeto I know, but they’re like on rotation these days. There’s nothing new about them anymore. If I can close my eyes and predict next year’s nominees, it feels like it’s rigged. I know it’s not, but it feels like it!

    2. @coralie Not entirely a bad thing. The current HK film industry is not the same as its glorious years. At least HK does have this handful of capable actors.
      Plus, there will always be a couple of Mainland China or other regions’ actors included in the nomination as well.

      1. @1piscesish I think the fact that the industry stagnated so much that I can name next year’s nominees easily with my eyes closed, says something about its future. No new emerging talents and a rotation of old stars (from HK at least.) Even an old rotten ship has a couple of nails and can be useful, but don’t expect any surprises is all I’m saying.

      2. @coralie
        I think it’s fine. There are 10-20 veterans who are still performing well movie after movie. If they were becoming terrible then the box office figures will show and the directors won’t hire them since it’s all about profit after all. At one point the HK industry did promote a lot of upcoming young leads such as Nicholas Tse, Shawn Yue, Edison Chen, Daniel Wu, Stephen Fung and Jaycee Chan but for one reason or another they haven’t been able to push on while the veterans have been improving. Even Raymond Lam, Bosco Wong and Wong Cho Lam have been given plenty of opportunities. Can’t blame the industry. It’s all based on merit and the demand of the audience.There are some who aren’t acting as much as you think. Gordon Lam has only entered the best actor picture in the last few years before winning it. Philip Keung is nominated for first time. Anthony Wong isn’t filming movies every year but he is boycotted in China and demands high movie fees. He just comes back for a small production and produces an gem of a performance to win beating actors from huge productions…

      3. @jimmyszeto That’s part of the problem, too. The old ones keep driving movies, but the new ones aren’t given opportunities to. Sure you can say it’s because they’re not good enough, but how can they be good enough without experience and leading opportunities at the same time? How about casting fresh blood, those that just came out from film school or have studied film in college? They allow popular actors to have a chance in film as minor roles, but that doesn’t mean they’re talented. Hollywood does open casting once in a while; whoever has merit wins the role. But I don’t see HK doing that much.

      4. @coralie
        The HK movie industry is a lot narrower now and most movies are made with mainland cast. Can’t afford to keep handing opportunities to failures. The ones I named were given countless opportunities expending over a decade. Do the typical average movie goer want to see them? Maybe Shawn and Nic but that is all…

      5. @jimmyszeto They’re still just a handful of actors. No new fresh blood and to be honest, none of them were great actors. If HK film industry is really based off merit, do open castings. Give roles to newbies who have no experience, but can act. Give them leading projects. Even in Taiwan, somebody gave a chance to Mark Chao who was a newbie to the industry and though he wasn’t in film (his debut work was TV series Black & White), he won over established veterans like Vic Chou & earned an award. My point being, find new fresh talented blood or else stagnate and die.

      6. @coralie
        No need. Although HK do not have many new faces promoted to lead actors, the veterans they have are elite level. The only one who should be stepping down is Andy Lau because he is becoming worse and health is a concern plus he has the power to give youngsters opportunities in the movies he makes…

  3. All those veterans are too old for simple and romantic dramas/movies. They are only good for movies related to police, undercover, triad, revenge, etc.

    I do think Hong Kong needs to cultivate some new artistes, both male and female, if they want their movie industry to grow and be competitive.

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