Cold War wins big at HKFA

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(hkfilmart, Apr 15, 2013) Cold War lived up to its favourite status and won nine awards, including best film and best director, at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA). It also won a fourth HKFA best actor award for Tony Leung Ka-Fai.

Produced by Edko Films, Irresistible Films and Sil-Metropole Organisation, the crime thriller was directed and written by first-timers Longman Leung and Sunny Luk. It was the top grossing local film last year, raking in over HK$40 million at the box office.

Although Pang Ho Cheung went home empty-handed after losing out in the best director and best screenplay categories, his two box office hits garnered kudos for his actors. Miriam Yeung won her first HKFA best actress award for her performance as a chain-smoking beauty consultant in Love in the Buff while Ronald Cheng and Dada Chen walked away with the best supporting actor and best supporting actress award respectively for Vulgaria.

The only other film that picked up more than one award was The Last Tycoon: it took home best art direction and best original film song.

The full winners list:

Best Picture

Cold War

Best Director

Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War)

Best Actor

Tony Leung Ka-Fai (Cold War)

Best Actress

Miriam Yeung (Love In The Buff)

Best Supporting Actor

Ronald Cheng (Vulgaria)

Best Supporting Actress

Dada Chen (Vulgaria)

Best Screenplay

Longman Leung, Sunny Luk (Cold War)

Best New Artist

Alex Tsui (Cold War)

Best Cinematography

Anthony Pun (The Silent War)

Best Editing

Kwong Chi-Leung, Wong Hoi (Cold War)

Best Art Direction

Yee Chung-Man, Eric Lam (The Last Tycoon)

Best Costume Design and Make-Up

Yee Chung-Man, Jessie Dai (The Great Magician)

Best Action Design

Jackie Chan, He Jun (Chinese Zodiac)

Best Original Film Score

Peter Kam (Cold War)

Best Original Song

The Last Tycoon (Performer: Jacky Cheung)

Best Sound Design

Kinson Tsang (Cold War)

Best Visual Effects

Cheng Man-Ching (Cold War)

Best Film of Mainland and Taiwan

Back To 1942 (China)

Best New Director

Roy Chow (Nightfall)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ng See-Yuen

Professional Achievement Award

Ko Tin-Yue and Lui Lai-Wah (Film processing)

The Pioneer Award

Lois Lebegue, managing director, Asia Pacific, Eastman Kodak

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