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HK film noms do the ‘Hustle’

Action comedy receives 16 noms

HONG KONG — “Kung Fu Hustle” continues to dominate, this time with its 16 noms for the 24th Hong Kong Film Awards, set for March 27.

The Stephen Chow action comedy received noms for every category except supporting actress, original song and Asian film.

For film and director, “Kung Fu Hustle” will compete against Wong Kar Wai’s “2046,” Johnnie To’s “Breaking News,” Derek Yee’s “One Night in Mongkok” and “New Police Story,” starring Jackie Chan and helmed by Benny Chan.

“2046” received 12 noms while “One Night in Mongkok, received 11.

Competing for actor honors: Tony Leung Chiu Wai (“2046”), Stephen Chow, Jackie Chan, Alex Fong and Daniel Wu, latter two in action pic “One Night in Mongkok.”

For actress, the competition is between China’s Zhang Ziyi for “2046,” Sylvia Chang (“20 30 40”), Yuen Qiu (“Kung Fu Hustle”), Karena Lam (“Koma”) and Cecilia Cheung (“One Night in Mongkok”).

Competing for Asian film are “House of Flying Daggers” and “A World Without Thieves,” both from China, “Zatoichi” and “Quill,” from Japan, and “Old Boy” from Korea.

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