38th Hong Kong Film Awards Nominations Announced

By on February 13, 2019 in Movies, NEWS

38th Hong Kong Film Awards Nominations Announced

The 38th Hong Kong Film Awards revealed its full list of nominees on Tuesday, February 12th. Project Gutenberg <無雙>, directed by Infernal Affairs <無間道> screenwriter Felix Chong (莊文強), is the second most-nominated film in the history of the Hong Kong Film Awards, with a total of 17 nominations. The critically-acclaimed film about a counterfeiting gang stars Chow Yun-fat (周潤發) and Aaron Kwok (郭富城), both nominated for Best Actor.

The most nominated film in history was Teddy Chan’s (陳德森) Bodyguards and Assassins <十月圍城>, which received 19 nods in 2009.

This year is Charlene Choi’s (蔡卓妍) third time receiving the Best Actress nomination. The Twins member, nominated for her performance in The Lady Improper <非分熟女>, said, “To be able to become the one of the Best 5 is already amazing! I’ll leave the rest down to fate. The most important thing to me is that the viewers enjoyed the film. Thank you to all the judges who voted for this character. A nomination is a huge encouragement. There’s only five of us after all!”

In “Tracey,” Philip Keung stars as Travis, a man struggling with his gender identity.

First-time Best Actor nominee Philip Keung (姜皓文) said, “I’m so nervous. I’m filming in the mainland right now, so not being [in Hong Kong] makes everything much more nerve-wracking. I feel very blessed and lucky. Just a nomination is enough!” Philip previously won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 2017’s Shock Wave <拆彈專家>.

Second-time Best Actor nominee Francis Ng (吳鎮宇), star of last year’s surprise hit Men On the Dragon <逆流大叔>, congratulated his close friend Anthony Wong (黃秋生) for also receiving a Best Actor nomination. “Congratulations! I will definitely support the Hong Kong Film Awards and local films. I’ll be attending.”

“Huh? What? I’m in?” said Anthony Wong, who is nominated for Still Human <淪落人>. “It’s just a nomination! Don’t congratulate me just yet. It’s not like I’ve won already!” Upon hearing that Francis is also nominated for Best Actor, he joked, “Just a nomination! It’s not like he won. Come talk to me when he wins!”

Both Jennifer Yu (余香凝) and Filipino actress Crisel Consunji have multiple nominations—Jennifer, who is also known for being the ex-girlfriend of Carlos Chan (陳家樂), is nominated Best Actress for Distinction <非同凡響> and Best Supporting Actress for Men On the Dragon, while Crisel is nominated for Best Actress and Best New Performer, both for Still Human.

“Still Human” stars Anthony Wong and Filipino actress Crisel Consunji.

Former TVB artistes Kenny Wong (黃德斌) and Catherine Chau (周家怡) both received supporting performance nominations, the former for Men On the Dragon and the latter for Project Gutenberg. TVB actress Nancy Wu (胡定欣) has also received her first Hong Kong Film Award nomination for Best New Performer.

Check out the nominees for the best film and the acting categories below:

BEST FILM

Three Husbands
Operation Red Sea
Still Human
Men On the Dragon
Project Gutenberg

BEST ACTOR

Francis Ng for Men On the Dragon
Anthony Wong for Still Human
Chow Yun-fat for Project Gutenberg
Aaron Kwok for Project Gutenberg
Philip Keung for Tracey

BEST ACTRESS

Chloe Maayan for Three Husbands
Charlene Choi for The Lady Improper
Jennifer Yu for Distinction
Crisel Consunji for Still Human
Zhang Jingchu for Project Gutenberg

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Kenny Wong for Men On the Dragon
Poon Chan-leung for Men On the Dragon
Sam Lee for Still Human
Liu Kai-chi for Project Gutenberg
Ben Yuen for Tracey

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Huang Lu for The Assassination of G
Jiang Luxia for Operation Red Sea
Jennifer Yu for Men On the Dragon
Catherine Chau for Project Gutenberg
Kara Hui for Tracey

BEST NEW PERFORMER

Lin Shan for The Assassination of G
Adam Pak for L Storm
Peter Chan for Three Husbands
Nancy Wu for Men On the Dragon
Crisel Consunji for Still Human

Source: On.cc

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

2 comments to 38th Hong Kong Film Awards Nominations Announced

  1. m0m0 says:

    fell asleep watching project gutenburg. the plot was very slow moving….

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  2. llwy12 says:

    Glad to see “HK flavor” films such as Men on the Dragon and Still Human get recognized this year! I definitely don’t want to be in the position to choose the winners this year, as there were so many great performances! I’m excited to see Catherine Chau nominated for Best Supporting Actress, though I wasn’t too surprised given her role in Project Gutenberg was a bit of a breakthrough for her (even though the rest of the movie was kind of blah in my opinion)…with that said though, pretty sure Kara Hui is going to win in that category (and deservedly so, as Kara is a fantastic actress no matter what type of role she plays). Best Actor is especially tough this year, as Philip Keung was really good in Tracey, but Francis Ng and Anthony Wong were also excellent in their respective films. For me, it’s a toss up between Francis and Anthony this year in that category. Supporting Actor is also a tough one to choose – I think Ben Yuen will probably come out on top, since he won the Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor award for the same role earlier in the year…but then again, his fellow stage actor “brother” Poon Chan Leung was also fantastic in Men on the Dragon…but even with all that, Uncle Chi (Liu Kai Chi) is nominated in this category again and despite 2 previous wins already, I will always root for him because he’s one of my all-time favorite actors!

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