Despite past nominations for the Best Actress in the Hong Kong Film Awards, Carina Lau Ka Ling has never won the award. Nominated for the sixth time in the Best Actress category at the 30th Annual Hong Kong Film Awards, Carina will be competing for the award with actresses from a younger generation: Josie Ho Chiu Yee, Tang Wei, Miriam Yeung Chin Wah, and Fiona Sit Hiu Kei!
Regarded as the favorite to win the Best Actress award at this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards, Carina was even supported by rival, Maggie Cheung Man Yuk. Having won the HKFA Best Actress title five times in the past, Maggie appeared at a press conference in Beijing yesterday. At first Maggie did not want to predict the awards outcome since she did not watch the majority of the nominated films. However, when it was mentioned that Carina was nominated for Best Actress, Maggie wished that Carina would win. “There is no reason; I just believe in her. I hope she wins the award!”
Dispelling rumors that Maggie had separated from her architect boyfriend, Ole, the pair was spotted holding hands. Maggie also denied rumors that she was retiring from acting; she was only selecting roles carefully.
Jayne: I also think that Carina has a good chance in winning the HKFA Best Actress Award this year. I haven’t watched the films nominated in this year, but Carina has good acting credentials. I think this year is finally her year to win the award.