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.

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  1. Congrats to all the winners! Happy for Louis of course (though his win was pretty much a shoo-in) and super happy for Teresa, whose win is long overdue. Also ecstatic for Philip Keung, whose Best Supporting Actor win was the most heartwarming, in my opinion. I was kind of hoping that Tomorrow is Another Day would win in the Best Script (that movie has some of the best dialogue!) and Best New Director categories but I’m fine with the ones who did win. Ling Man Lung did win Best New Artist award though, which I was happy about because his performance in Tomorrow is Another Day was truly amazing (obviously that’s a movie I highly recommend but definitely have a box of Kleenex ready).

    One of my favorite moments from the ceremony was the Lifetime Achievement Award segment (Chor Yuen gave a great speech and his little grand-daughter was super cute!). In terms of acceptance speeches, I think Louis’ was one of the best, though Teresa’s was good as well. In terms of presentation speeches, Ronald Cheng and Tony Wu’s Best Supporting Actor speech was the funniest and of course, Anthony Wong’s speech was the most controversial as usual.

    Good to see that this year’s awards were pretty spread out in that most of the big movies got something and one movie didn’t sweep most of the awards.

    1. @llwy12 I am pleased with the results and very happy for Louis Koo and Teresa Mo. Teresa was long overdue, just like someone else that I perrsonally think is. No matter what happens in the future, this phenomenal artist will always display a rare and incredible talent in his artistry, whether it be singing or acting. Of course Anthony could only be Anthony, controvesy and all.

      1. @jimmyszeto not that Jackie haha, but this Jacky. Whether he gets it or not, his immense talent is still centered on the highest quality like @IIwy12 said, to which I agree.

  2. I didn’t get to watch the ceremony but did chasing the dragon get any award? It was a good movie

    1. @kaykay408 Chasing the Dragon only won 2 awards, in the Best Editing category and some other minor category that I can’t recall at the moment. I didn’t watch that movie but I’m not surprised that it didn’t get many awards (definitely no major awards), since it’s a Wong Jing movie and HKFA generally doesn’t reward his type of movies anymore (his movies getting nominations is already pushing the envelope). Besides, the competition was tough this year, as there were loads of great movies made that that were high in quality and original.

  3. Here’s a nicely written brief article from SCMP about Chor Yuen and the Lifetime Achievement Award. He gave one of the most profound, stirring speeches of the night. I’m happy that HKFA finally gave much belated recognition to this legendary director!

    P.S.: Louis Koo actually referenced Chor Yuen’s speech during his own acceptance speech later in the night — proves he was paying attention during the LONG ceremony…and yes, his own speech was just as good! My respect for Louis definitely went up a few notches after this.

    Director’s moving speech lights up Hong Kong Film Awards

  4. Omg, Joe Hisaishi won Best Original Score? This is his second time winning?!?! I never knew. Love, love, love his music. Many HK isn’t all thay taste-less after all. Lol. Watching his symphony is on top of my priority list! It’s too bad I’ve no ‘connection’ with Japan xD

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