Hong Kong Film Awards: 'The Golden Era' Leads With Five Wins

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'The Golden Era'

'Overheard 3's' Sean Lau and 'Dearest's' Zhao Wei were named best actor and best actress, respectively.

The Golden Era dominated the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards with five wins, including best film, best director, best cinematography and best art direction.

It was the fifth time The Golden Era's helmer, Ann Hui, won the best director award, after A Simple Life (2012), The Way We Are (2008), Summer Snow (1995) and Boat People (1982).

Sean Lau took the award for best actor for his performance in Overheard 3. Lau was also nominated in the same category for his work in Insanity. It was his second best-actor crown after 16 nominations; the first time was for his work in My Name is Fame (2006).

Zhao Wei of Dearest was named best actress. Zhao played a rural mother in China, whose foster daughter was taken away to a state-owned orphanage.

Golden Chicken SSSIvana Wong won both for best supporting actress and best new performer. The singer-songwriter's foray into the film industry has garnered her three nominations in the best new performer category, plus a nomination in the best original film song category, marking a record for the most-nominated performer at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Veteran actor Kenneth Tsang was named best supporting actor for his performance in Overheard 3. Tsang's career has spanned five decades, with roles in James Bond film Die Another Day, The Replacement Killers and Rush Hour 2.

List of awards:


Best Film

The Golden Era


Best Director

Ann Hui, The Golden Era


Best Actor

Sean Lau, Overheard 3


Best Actress

Zhao Wei, Dearest


Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Tsang, Overheard 3


Best Supporting Actress

Ivan Wong, Golden Chicken SSS


Best New Performer

Ivana Wong, Golden Chicken SSS


Best Screenplay

Overheard 3


Best Cinematography

The Golden Era


Best Film Editing

The Crossing I


Best Visual Effects

Rise of the Legend


Best Sound Design

The Crossing I


Best Action Choreography

Kung Fu Jungle


Best Art Direction

The Golden Era


Best Costume and Makeup Design

The Golden Era


Best Original Film Score

The Midnight After


Best Original Film Song



Best New Director

David Lee, Insanity


Best Film from Mainland and Taiwan

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