Hong Kong chooses ‘Election’

'Ke Ke Xi Li' set as best Asian movie

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HONG KONG — Johnnie To’s “Election” dominated the top awards at the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards on Saturday night.

The triad pic took home film, director and screenplay kudos, along with best actor for Tony Leung Ka-fai, who also was nominated for his role in “Everlasting Regret.”

“Perhaps Love,” a musical helmed by Peter Chan Ho-sun, had the biggest haul of the evening, winning in six of its 11 nominated categories.

China’s Zhou Xun drew the actress nod for her role as a performer forced to come to terms with her past life and love. Pic also picked up artistic kudos for Peter Pau’s cinematography, art direction and costume and make-up design, as well as original film score and original film song.

Manga-inspired “Initial D,” Hong Kong’s biggest B.O. draw in 2005, won two performance awards and two for technical categories, sound design and visual effects.

Anthony Wong took home the supporting actor prize for his perf as a drunken father in the car-racing pic, while Taiwanese pop star and actor Jay Chou drew the new performer nod.

Supporting actress kudos went to Teresa Mo Shun Kwan for her role in “2 Young.”

Action choreography winner was Donnie Yen for his work in “SPL.”

Asian film nod went to China’s “Ke Ke Xi Li,” helmed by Lu Chuan, about volunteers who work to protect the Tibetan antelope from poachers. New director was Kenneth Bi for “Rice Rhapsody.”

Tsui Hark’s epic “Seven Swords,” which was up for 11 noms, went home empty-handed.

And the winners are…

Film
“Election”
Co-presented by Milkyway Image (HK) Ltd. and One Hundred Years of Film Co. Ltd. Executive producers: Dennis Law Sau Yiu and Johnnie To

Director
Johnnie To, “Election”

Screenplay
Yau Nai Hoi and Yip Tin Shing, “Election”

Actor
Tony Leung Ka-fai, “Election”

Actress
Zhou Xun, “Perhaps Love”

Supporting Actor
Anthony Wong, “Initial D”

Supporting Actress
Teresa Mo Shun Kwan, “2 Young”

New Performer
Jay Chou, “Initial D”

Cinematography
Peter Pau, “Perhaps Love”

Film Editing
Yau Chi Wai, “Divergence”

Art Direction
Yee Chung Man and Pater Wong, “Perhaps Love”

Costume and Make-up Design
Yee Chung Man and Dora Ng Li Lo, “Perhaps Love”

Action Choreography
Donnie Yen, “SPL”

Original Film Score
Peter Kam and Leon Ko, “Perhaps Love”

Original Film Song
“Perhaps Love,” composer Peter Kam, Lyrics by Yiu Him and sung by Jacky Cheung

Sound Design
Kinson Tsang, “Initial D”

Visual Effects
Eddy Wong, Victor Wong and Bryan Cheung, “Initial D”

New Director
Kenneth Bi, “Rice Rhapsody”

Asian Film
“Ke Ke Xi Li” from China

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