Will Sean Lau bag the Best Leading Actor award again?

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Sweeping the Best Leading Actor award at the 49th Golden Horse Award last week, Sean Lau (劉青雲) is nominated again in the 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival.

Yesterday, Executive Chairman of the committee Eric Tsang (曾志偉) and Judging Committee member Carina Lau (劉嘉玲) attended the media conference and announced the nominees. Three Hong Kong films, The Silent War , Cold War and Life Without Principle <奪命金> are nominated for eight award categories.

It appears that Sean will not be easy to bag the Best Leading Actor this time. His biggest contenders are Tony Leung Ka-Fai (梁家輝) and Korean star Lee Byung Hun (李炳憲). Tony delivered a brilliant performance in Cold War and Byung Hun played dual roles in Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King <光海,成為王的男人>.

Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King also swept 15 awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor at the 49th Grand Bell Awards.

Eric thought that the Best Leading Actor race would be between Sean and Tony, but Carina thought otherwise. She felt that Lee Byung Hun was a strong contender too.

Aaron Kwok (郭富城) who displayed a convincing performance in Cold War is surprisingly left out from the nominations. Eric said that he was not sure of the reason and had to consult the judging committee.

On the other hand, Gwei Lun-Mei (桂綸鎂) who won the Best Leading Actress at the 49th Golden Horse Award is also nominated. She will faced strong competition from Mainland actress Song Jia (宋佳) and Korean actress Lim Soo Jung (林秀晶).

The 55th Asia Pacific Film Festival will be held from 13-16 December 2012 at the Venetian Macao-Resort Hotel, Macau.

Source: mingpao, the-sun.on.cc

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