Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Awards News: 29th Hong Kong Film Awards ‎

On Sunday April 18, the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards, announced Sunday at the Hong Kong Cultural Center: The historical/martial arts thriller Bodyguards and Assassins was the big winner on the night, taking eight awards, including best film and best director for Teddy Chen. Nicholas Tse again won Best Supporting Actor, a prize he took last month at the Asian Film Awards.

Next with four awards wasthe nostalgic 1960s Echoes of the Rainbow. Its prizes included Best Screenplay and Best Actor Simon Yam. In February, it won the Crystal Bear for best film in the Generation Kplus category at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Director and martial arts choreographer Lau Kar-leung, (The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Drunken Master II) was given a lifetime achievement award. Unfortunately due to his age, his speech was very slow and long. It would have been much longer had his wife not urged him to finish as he hit the five-minute mark. Generally, the ceremony as a whole was a long and drawn out affair.

Complete list of 29th Hong Kong Film Award winners

Best film
Bodyguards and Assassins

Best director
Teddy Chen, Bodyguards and Assassins

Best screenplay
Alex Law, Echoes of the Rainbow

Best actor
Simon Yam, Echoes of the Rainbow

Best actress
Wai Ying-hung, At the End of Daybreak

Best supporting actor
Nicholas Tse, Bodyguards and Assassins

Best supporting actress
Michelle Ye, Accident

Best new performer
Aarif Lee, Echoes of the Rainbow

Best cinematographer
Arthur Wong, Bodyguards and Assassins

Best film editing
Kong Chi-leung, Chan Chi-wai, Overheard

Best art direction
Ken Mak, Bodyguards and Assassins

Best costume and makeup design
Dora Ng, Bodyguards and Assassins

Best action choreography
Stephen Tung, Lee Tat-chiu, Bodyguards and Assassins

Best original film score
Chan Kwong-wing, Peter Kam, Bodyguards and Assassins

Best original film song
"Echoes of the Rainbow" from Echoes of the Rainbow, composer Lowell Lo, lyrics by Alex Law, performed by Aarif Lee

Best sound design
Steve Burgess, Wu Jiang, Red Cliff II

Best visual effects
Ng Yuen-fai, Chas Chau, Tam Kai-kwan, The Storm Warriors

Best new director
Cheung King-wai, KJ: Music and Life

Best Asian film
Departures (Japan)

Lifetime achievement award
Lau Kar-leung

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