Surprises at 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards nominations

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The nominations for this year’s 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards have raised a few eyebrows!

Elanne Kong becomes a talking point when she makes it into the nomination for the Best Actress Category. The TVB actress could not believe her ears when she first heard of her nomination. “I was still working in Shenzhen when I received the nomination news. I was still sleeping and was half awake. I thought that I was still dreaming until I received Chapman and Director Herman Yau’s messages, then I realised it was true!”

Elanne excitedly said, “The Hong Kong Film Awards was such a far target for me. I will take it as I already win even if it’s only a nomination”.

Another big surprise is mainland actress, Zhou Xun’s dual nominations in the Best Actress category. Zhou Xun was nominated for her films The Great Magician <大魔術師> and The Silent War <聽風者>.

Elanne and Zhou Xun will also be vying for the Best Actress award with Sammi Cheng and Miriam Yeung.

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For the best actor category, Aaron Kwok was surprisingly omitted from the nomination. Aaron’s performance in Cold War <寒戰> has received rave reviews and the film has also broken the box office records in Hong Kong and Taiwan. His exclusion from the nominations is totally unexpected to many.

However, Aaron’s co-star in Cold War, Tony Leung Ka-Fai has made it into the Best Actor category. He will be competing with Sean Lau, Nick Cheung, Tony Leung and Chapman To.

The Emperor Motion Pictures receive the highest nominations with its films nominated in 29 categories!

32nd Hong Kong Film Awards will be held on 13 April 2013 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

32nd Hong Kong Film Awards Nomination List (Major award categories):

Best Director
Law Chi-Leung (The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹)
Sunny Luk and Longman Leung (Cold War 寒战)
Dante Lam (The Viral Factor 逆战)
Pou-Soi Cheang (Motorway 车手)
Pang Ho-Cheung (Love in the Buff 春娇与志明)

Best Film
Vulgaria <低俗喜剧>
Motorway <车手>
The Bullet Vanishes <消失的子弹>
The Viral Factor <逆战>
Cold War <寒战>

Best Actor
Nick Cheung (Nightfall 大追捕)
Chapman To (Vulgaria 低俗喜剧)
Sean Lau (The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹)
Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Cold War 寒战)
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (The Silent War 听风者)

Best Actress
Sammi Cheng (Romancing In Thin Air 高海拔之恋)
Elanne Kwong (Love Lifting 高举爱)
Miriam Yeung (Love In The Buff 春娇与志明)
Zhou Xun (The Great Magician 大魔术师)
Zhou Xun (The Silent War 听风者)

Best Supporting Actor
Ronald Cheng (Vulgaria 低俗喜剧)
Gordon Lam (Cold War 寒战)
Liu Kai Chi (The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹)
Alex Man (The Bounty 悬红)
Chapman To (Diva diva华丽之后)

Best Supporting Actress
Susan Shaw (Vulgaria 低俗喜剧)
Dada Chan (Vulgaria 低俗喜剧)
Jiang Yiyan (The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹)
Elaine Jin (The Viral Factor 逆战)
Mavis Fan (The Silent War 听风者)

Best Screenplay
Pang Ho-Cheung, Lam Chiu-wing, Luk Yee-sum (Vulgaria 低俗喜剧)
Pang Ho-Cheung, Luk Yee-sum (Love in the Buff 春娇与志明)
Law Chi-Leung, Yeung Sin-ling (The Bullet Vanishes 消失的子弹)
Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War 寒战)
Alan Mak, Felix Chong (The Silent War 听风者)

Source: Oriental Daily

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