‘Warlords’ dominates HK film awards

Peter Chan feature wins eight prizes

“The Warlords,” a Hong Kong-financed pic that scored well at the mainland Chinese box office, dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards Sunday night. Pic won eight prizes, including best film, director for Peter Chan and actor for Jet Li.

Ang Lee’s “Lust, Caution,” which also scored highly with the Chinese public but has since been condemned by mainland authorities, was named best Asian Film.

Other prizes went to Siqin Gaowa for actress in “The Postmodern Life of My Aunt,” Andy Lau for supporting actor in “Protege,” and Johnnie To for the “Mad Detective” screenplay. The To-produced “Eye in the Sky” won the new director prize for Yau Nai-hoi and best newcomer for actress Kate Tsui.

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