Hong Kong Film Awards round up
The 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards took place on Saturday (13 April 2013), with thriller Cold War scooping nine awards in total, including the coveted best film.
Nominated for twelve gongs, the Edko Films drama stars Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung Ka Fei – the latter took home his fourth best actor award.
Cold War marks the feature directorial debuts of Lok Man Leung and Sunny Luk, and saw them setting a career precedent - taking the prize for best director. Other gongs for the film, which had been nominated for twelve in all, included best screenplay (by the directors), best new actor for Alex Tsui, best film editing, best sound effects, best visual effects and best score.
The team behind detective thriller The Bullet Vanishes had been neck and neck with Cold War in the nominations race, with twelve, but it wasn’t to be and their trophy cabinet remained empty this time around.
Veteran actor, director and all round martial arts supremo Jackie Chan won his eighth award in the best action sequence design category for Chinese Zodiac. Other winners included The Silent War for best cinematography and The Great Magician for best costume design.
The prestigious event took place at Hong Kong's waterfront Cultural Centre.