Since the planning committee of the 30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards did not organize an official after-party following the awards ceremony, several film companies held their own celebratory gatherings. Best Actor, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Best Actress, Carina Lau Ka Ling appeared at the after-party organized by EEG and Huayi Brothers.
EEG boss, Albert Yeung, was extremely pleased with Nic Tse winning the Best Actor award. Mr. Yeung laughed and said that Nic had grown-up and did not need any rewards. Currently, Nic had several films on hand and was expected to fly to Malaysia to film Dante Lam’s The Viral Factor <逆戰>. The film’s production fee was expected to be increased from $150 million (HKD) to $180 million (HKD). Mr. Yeung admitted that Nic’s filming fee will be increased upon his contract renewal, while saying, “There’s no need to [talk about money] with Nic!”
Nic indicated that he appreciated and was overwhelmed by Chow Yun Fat’s praise. After receiving the Best Actor award, Nic spoke with his father, Patrick Tse, on the phone. In his acceptance speech, Nic apologized to his father about his former arrogance and disrespect. Patrick said, “I got your message!”
Earlier, Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi threatened that if Nicholas Tse won the Best Actor Award, the couple would go home quickly to “make another baby.” Since he did not like to socialize, Nic stayed for less than half an hour at the EEG after-party. Due to the crowd atmosphere, Cecilia waited outside for Nic in the car while busily checking her phone. Reporters teased Nic that he was in a rush to go home in order to make another baby!
Carina Lau was in extremely high spirits at the after-party and stayed until 4 AM. Carina was slightly tipsy and hugged everyone when she left. After hugging Tsui Hark and Shi Nan Sun goodbye, Carina boarded her car and left for home. Perhaps Carina was growing older, she indicated that she had to go home first before the sense of happiness would truly settle in. She laughed and said that she will not be able to sleep that morning. Carina shared the text message that husband, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, had sent to support her in the Hong Kong Film Awards competition, “No matter what the award results are tonight, you will always be the Best Actress in my heart!”
Many other celebrities attended the EEG after-party, including Nick Cheung, Angelababy, Zhou Xun, Michelle Ye, Albert Yeung, Mani, Vincy Chan, Sherman Chung, etc. At 2 AM, Best Supporting Actor Teddy Robin and film crew members arrived on the scene excitedly and waved to reporters. At 4 AM, Nick Cheung, Tsui Hark, and Dante Lam stepped outside together. Nick took some photos with fans and returned to the party to continue drinking.
Compiled from Orientaldaily
Jayne: Sounds like the after-party was a big blast! With Nic and Cecilia’s filming schedules so hectic, it might take some time before they successfully “make another baby!”