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‘Grandmaster’ Adds Hong Kong Film Awards Haul

Director optimistic about local industry prospects

HONG KONGWong Kar-wai’s martial arts fantasy “The Grandmaster” dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday.

As it did last month at the Asian Film Awards in Macau, “The Grandmaster” collected 12 prizes including best film, best director for Wong and best actress for China’s Zhang Ziyi.

Best actor prize went to Nick Cheung for his role in sports drama “Unbeatable.”

There were consolation prizes for street dance hit “The Way We Dance” and for “Rigor Mortis,” the debut film of musician Juno Mak.

Wong said that he remained positive about the future of Hong Kong film. “Film-making is like kung fu. We should have faith in it.”

Best Film: “The Grandmaster”

Best Director: Wong Kar-wai (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Actor: Nick Cheung (Unbeatable)

Best Actress: Zhang Ziyi (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Supporting Actor: Max Zhang (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Supporting Actress: Kara Hui (“Rigor Mortis”)

Best Screenplay: Wong Kar-wai, Xu Haofeng, Zhao Jingzhi (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Editing: William Chang, Benjamin Courtine, Poon Hung-yiu (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Cinematography: Philippe LeSourd (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Production Design: William Chang Suk-ping (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Costumes & Make-Up: (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Visual Effects: Enoch Chan (“Rigor Mortis”)

Best Action Choreography: Yuen Woo Ping (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Cross-Straits Chinese Language Film: “So Young” (director: Zhao Wei)

Best Score: Umebayashi Shigeru, Nathaniel Mechaly (“The Grandmaster”)

Best Song: (“The Way We Dance”)

Best Sound: (“The Grandmaster”)

Best New Actor: Babyjohn (“The Way We Dance”)

Best New Director: Adam Wong (“The Way We Dance”)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Chang Hsin-yen

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