Louis Koo, Teresa Mo Win Best Actor and Best Actress at 37th Hong Kong Film Awards
The 37th Hong Kong Film Awards concluded last night, awarding Louis Koo (古天樂) as Best Actor and Teresa Mo (毛舜筠) as Best Actress. Ann Hui‘s (許鞍華) Our Time Will Come <明月幾時有> won five awards, including Best Film and Best Director.
Over the past month, 47-year-old Louis Koo won five Best Actor awards for his performance in the action film, Paradox <殺破狼．貪狼>. Louis’ role as a police negotiator searching for his daughter in the action film was widely praised. Reflecting on inspirational moments encountered in the industry over the last 25 years, Louis said, “When I was filming with Uncle Chor Yuen (楚原) years ago, his advice influenced me until today. He said that we should not give up on even one line of dialogue because we should not give up on a good movie.” Louis thanked director Wilson Yip (葉偉信), producer Pako Wong (黃柏高), action choreographer Sammo Hung (洪金寶), and also his own family, “I’m still living with my mother, who wakes me up every morning. It’s most important to have family support. The Hong Kong film industry is like a big family where everyone mutually supports each other.”
Picking up her first Hong Kong Film Award Best Actress, 57-year-old Teresa Mo was moved to tears. In Tomorrow is Another Day <黃金花>, Teresa portrayed a mother to an autistic child. Acting for 42 years, Teresa had won Best Supporting Actress in 2006 but the top acting award eluded her until last night. “It’s like a dream for me. Thank you God!” Teresa thanked her deceased father, husband, and two daughters for their support, as well as good friends Ada Choi (蔡少芬), Kiki Sheung (商天娥), Carol Cheng (鄭裕玲), and Margie Tsang (曾華倩) for always being there for her.
Other Winners for at the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards include:
Best Supporting Actor: Philip Keung (姜皓文) for Shockwave <拆彈專家>
Best Supporting Actress: Deanie Ip (葉德嫻 ) for Our Time Will Come
Best New Performer: Ling Man Lung (凌文龍) for Tomorrow is Another Day
Best Screenplay: Sylvia Chang (張艾嘉), You Xiaoying for Love Education <相愛相親>
Best Film of Mainland China and Taiwan: The Great Buddha+ <大佛普拉斯>
Best New Director: Kearen Pang (彭秀慧) for 29+1
Lifetime Achievement: Chor Yuen (楚原)
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Jayne for JayneStars.com.