OVERHEARD 3 Tops Hong Kong Film Award Nominations

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OVERHEARD 3 Tops Hong Kong Film Award Nominations
The third installment of Alan Mak and Felix Chong's surveillance thriller series, Overheard 3, scored nominations in 11 categories, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay, when the nominations for the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards were announced this past Thursday. Ann Hui's The Golden Era was named in 10 categories, Fruit Chan's The Midnight After garnered 8 nominations, Pang Ho Cheung's Aberdeen scored 6 nominations, despite Pang losing out to Dante Lam in the Best Director category, while Peter Chan's Dearest scored 5 nods rounding out the Best Film category.

Despite missing out in many of the major categories, Roy Chow's Wong Fei Hong reboot Rise Of The Legend picked up 9 nominations, including a Best Actor nod for Eddie Peng and Best Action Choreography for Corey Yuen. Peng will go up against Daniel Wu for That Demon Within, Huang Bo for Dearest and a double dose of Lau Ching Wan, who picked up nominations for both Overheard 3 and the as-yet unreleased Insanity.

In the Best Actress category, Tang Wei for The Golden Era is nominated alongside Sandra Ng for Golden Chicken$$$, Zhou Xun for Women Who Flirt, Zhao Wei for Dearest and Charlene Choi for Sara. David Lee picked up a Best New Director nomination for Insanity, as did Ruby Yang for My Voice, My Life and Amos Why for Dot 2 Dot.

In the Best Film From Mainland And Taiwan category, Berlin Golden Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice will compete against Paradise In Service, No Man's Land, Cafe Waiting Love and Coming Home.

The Hong Kong Film Awards will be announced on 19 April.

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